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Baby girl for adoption on Facebook Why it's just plain wrong

Aug 22, 2014

Baby girl for adoption on Facebook Why it's just plain wrong

Sometimes, Facebook activism tends to go too far. Like on the Gurgaon Foodie Facebook group, where someone posted about how a baby girl was up for adoption. #social media #facebook #ThatsJustWrong #SocialMedia
Who cares about ALS? In India, the Ice Bucket challenge is all about fun

Aug 22, 2014

Who cares about ALS? In India, the Ice Bucket challenge is all about fun

The ALS challenge, where we have seen a host of celebrities dump buckets of ice water on their heads, may have ratcheted up the YouTube hits, but have they really done much for the disease? #facebook #BuzzPatrol #Oprah Winfrey #Charlie Sheen #Lady Gaga #Mark Zuckerberg #Bill Gates #George Bush #ALS #Ice bucket challenge #Foo Fighters #Scelorsis
Obama declines to take Ice Bucket Challenge, donates to ALS instead

Aug 22, 2014

Obama declines to take Ice Bucket Challenge, donates to ALS instead

President Barack Obama won't be taking part in the ice bucket challenge that is sweeping America to raise money and awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. #facebook #BuzzPatrol #Barack Obama #Oprah Winfrey #Charlie Sheen #Lady Gaga #Mark Zuckerberg #Bill Gates #George Bush #ALS #Ice bucket challenge #Foo Fighters #Scelorsis
Friend of Boston bomb suspect may get 7-year term in plea deal

Aug 22, 2014

Friend of Boston bomb suspect may get 7-year term in plea deal

BOSTON (Reuters) - A friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of hindering the investigation into the blasts in a deal with prosecutors that calls for a prison sentence of up to seven years. Dias Kadyrbayev, a 20-year-old Kazakh national, had been scheduled to go on trial next month and was facing up to 25 years in prison on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice for removing a backpack and other evidence from Tsarnaevs dormitory room in the days after the bombing. #facebook #France #Arabic #Middle East #markets #Argentina #Latin America #Conspiracy #Massachusetts #opinion
U.S. opens criminal probe of journalist Foley's death - Holder

Aug 22, 2014

U.S. opens criminal probe of journalist Foley's death - Holder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation of the death of American journalist James Foley, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday #facebook #Business #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Italy #Latin America #opinion
National Guard to withdraw from riot-torn Ferguson, Missouri

Aug 22, 2014

National Guard to withdraw from riot-torn Ferguson, Missouri

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The governor of Missouri ordered the withdrawal on Thursday of National Guard troops from riot-torn Ferguson, where tensions have eased after sometimes violent protests were staged nightly since police killed an unarmed black teenager. Peaceful demonstrations overnight were the calmest street gatherings in the small St. #facebook #United States #Business #Japan #France #Arabic #Russia #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Senior Hamas official says group abducted Israeli teens

Aug 22, 2014

Senior Hamas official says group abducted Israeli teens

RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - A top Hamas official said members of his militant group kidnapped three Israeli teenagers whose deaths in June provoked a spiral of violence that led to the war in Gaza, the first acknowledgement of the movement's involvement. Hamas, which controls Gaza, has up to now refused to confirm or deny Israeli accusations that it masterminded the abduction and killing of the three young men, one of them a joint U.S.-Israeli citizen, in Hebron #facebook #United States #Business #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Global warming #article
Hong Kong democracy stalemate sets stage for possible financial district shutdown

Aug 22, 2014

Hong Kong democracy stalemate sets stage for possible financial district shutdown

SHENZHEN China (Reuters) - Chinese officials and Hong Kong democrats failed on Thursday to resolve a standoff over political reforms in the freewheeling former British colony, a deadlock that could end up shutting down the city's financial district next month. Hong Kong, which returned to Chinese rule in 1997, has been roiled over the past year over how its next leader is chosen in 2017 - by universal suffrage, as the democrats would like, or from a list of pro-Beijing candidates. A so-called Occupy Central campaign of civil disobedience has threatened to blockade Hong Kong's Central business district if Beijing doesn't allow open nominations, rather than pre-screening candidates and restricting the poll to pro-Beijing "patriots" and those who "love China" #facebook #India #Business #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #chinese #article #city
Insight - Syria sees Islamist threat bringing detente with West, but not soon

Aug 22, 2014

Insight - Syria sees Islamist threat bringing detente with West, but not soon

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria is wagering that Islamic State's push to reshape the Middle East will eventually force a hostile West to deal with President Bashar al-Assad as the only way to tackle the threat. While Assad's forces escalate their fight with Islamic State militants in the Syrian civil war, the United States is staging air strikes on the same group across the frontier in Iraq. This, along with United Nations sanctions targetting the Sunni Muslim militants in both Syria and Iraq, has strengthened Assad's belief that the United States and Europe are coming around to his way of viewing the conflict, according to sources familiar with Syrian government thinking #facebook #United States #Business #Syria #Technology #Middle East #Russia #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #opinion #article
Turkish foreign minister set to be Erdogan's new PM

Aug 22, 2014

Turkish foreign minister set to be Erdogan's new PM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish president-elect Tayyip Erdogan named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his future prime minister on Thursday and said a power struggle with a U.S.-based cleric, a Kurdish peace process and a new constitution would be his top priorities. Erdogan said the ruling AK Party's executive board had agreed to nominate Davutoglu as its next leader and, by default, his future premier. #facebook #United States #India #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Latin America #european #opinion