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Most popular news in August 2017: Finland's terror attack, why girls fancy girls and more..

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 01 Sep 2017 7:01

Most popular news in August: Finland's terror attack, why girls fancy girls and more.. AfterDawn has operated a news aggregator service called HIGH.FI since 2014. Service has grown steadily, month after month, during these past 3 years and in August than 1.6 million headlines were read through it.
As we gather news from thousands and thousands of news services, the statistics the service generates are sometimes extremely interesting. We thought you might ant to take a look at what people clicked on during August and compiled a top 20 list of headlines.

These headlines get read through our website, our Android news app and our Windows Phone app as well as through several 3rd party projects that use our news aggregator API.

Anyway, here are the charts...

Top 20 news during March, 2017



  1. Is this the reason some women fancy other women? (Mail Online)
  2. Finland stabbings: Two dead and suspect shot in Turku (BBC News)
  3. Vladimir Putin's Bare-Chested Vacation Snap Becomes Summer's Best Meme (Huffington Post)
  4. 16 Homemade Chicken Nuggets That Are Way Better Than Fast Food (POPSUGAR)
  5. Weekly poll results: welcome back, Nokia! (GSMArena)
  6. Someone Flipped Trump's Hair With Kim Jong Un's, And It's Absolutely Unnerving (Huffington Post)
  7. Cristiano Ronaldo hit with five-match suspension for referee push (USA Today)
  8. Barcelona van attacker may still be alive, on the run: police (Reuters)
  9. Oxygen OS 4.1.7 rolling out to the OnePlus 3 and 3T (Android Central)
  10. Bat that looks just like YODA is officially a new species  (Mail Online)
  11. HoloLens founder and Windows Insider chief say smartglasses will replace smartphones (PhoneArena)
  12. Woman finally gets the boob job she wanted (Mail Online)
  13. Android 8.0 Oreo: Is It Really An Incremental Update? Check Out Our Features Overview (WCCFtech)
  14. The OnePlus 5's new 4K EIS is incredible (Android Police)
  15. Apple's first AI research paper wins prestigious machine learning award (Apple Insider)
  16. Nokia 8 price in Europe is lower than it was previously announced (PhoneArena)
  17. The world's 'most friendless people' are under assault yet again (The Washington Post)
  18. Martavis Bryant Says Matthias Farley Intentionally Tried to Injure Him (Bleacher Report)
  19. Trump mixes up two blond reporters during press conference (NY Daily News)
  20. New form of gravitational wave may have been found (Mail Online)

Get more news from HIGH.FI's website or through our Android app.

Other countries


HIGH.FI also supports several other languages and has big following in several countries. Here are the charts for March in some of ur other countries:

Top 5 news in Sweden in March, 2017


  1. Förlängd åtalstid i utredningen om dådet på Drottninggatan (SVT.se)
  2. Transportstyrelsen vill dra in äldres körkort (SVT)
  3. Drönare stoppade flygtrafiken på Arlanda (SVT.se)
  4. Hemligheten som de vägrar avslöja (Expressen)
  5. Johaug: "Upprörd - förstår inte det" (Expressen)

Get more news from HIGH.FI's Swedish version or through our Android app.

Top 5 news in Italy in March, 2017


  1. FlixBus, la low cost del trasporto extraurbano è salva (Tom's Hardware)
  2. Windows 10 Mobile, ormai è finita: Microsoft punta su Andromeda OS! (Geekissimo)
  3. Amazon rimuove dallo store i device Blu (Telefonino.net)
  4. L'amore vero in uno scatto: 3 km al sole per la moglie disabile (Yahoo Notizie)
  5. Stefano Bettarini e la nuova fidanzata Nicoletta Larini: "Voglio un figlio da lei..." (Oggi.it)

Get more news from HIGH.FI's Italian version or through our Android app.

Top 5 news in Netherlands in March, 2017


  1. Ajax keihard uitgelachen na definitief transfernieuws (Soccernews.nl)
  2. Ajax moet vrezen: 'Ik hoorde al verhalen over het Leicester van Nederland' (Voetbalzone)
  3. GP België: Red Bull betrapt op 'sandbaggen'? (GPPits.net)
  4. In de wandelgangen: Ajax ontvangt eerste bod van minstens 28 miljoen (Voetbalzone)
  5. In de wandelgangen: Hakim Ziyech verlaat Ajax mogelijk in extremis (Voetbalzone)

Get more news from Nieuws2.nl website or through our Android app.

Top 5 news in Denmark in March, 2017


  1. Barnebruden lader brystvorten titte frem (Ekstra Bladet)
  2. Hun forsvarer Raket-Madsen: Jeg blev overrumplet (Avisen.dk)
  3. "Raket-Madsen": Jeg har begravet hende til søs (Avisen.dk)
  4. Prins Henrik efter massiv kritik: 'Hvis der er én, som har svigtet mig...' (BT)
  5. Peter Madsens bror: »Jeg kommer ikke til at tilgive ham - sådan har jeg det lige nu« (Jyllands-Posten)

Get more news from Nyheder2.dk website or through our Android app.

Top 5 news in Finland in March, 2017


  1. Suomalaisnainen otti pepustaan kuvan -- ei huomannut paljastavansa samalla jotain muuta (Viikonloppu.com)
  2. Täydelliset tissit ja perskannikat – juuri nyt tämän pornotähden kanssa pääsee juttelemaan kahden kesken! Ehdoton K18! (Como)
  3. Pahempaa kuin ydinsota? Pohjois-Korea saattaa suunnitella maailman tuhoisinta iskua (Tivi)
  4. Kuva: Tässä viedään Turun epäiltyä puukottajaa – tämä kaikki tapahtumista tiedetään nyt (Ilta-Sanomat)
  5. Abiristeilyä varten tehty salainen "panosopimus" riemastuttaa netissä! (Como)

Get more news from HIGH.FI's Finnish version or through our Android app.

Top 5 news in Estonia in March, 2017


  1. OTSE | Saksamaa ralli: kaks kiiruskatset järjest võitnud Tänak tõusis liidriks (Õhtuleht)
  2. Soomes määriti Eesti numbritega autod kokku väljaheitega, lõhuti aknad ja kriimustati (Delfi)
  3. Eesti ühe säravama noore pianisti elutee katkes Külitse järves (Postimees)
  4. Umbkeelne Maxima kassiir solvas klienti ja teatas: „Mina räägin sinuga ainult Euroopa Liidu ehk vene keeles!" (Õhtuleht)
  5. OTSEBLOGI ja FOTOD | Järjest kaks kiiruskatset võitnud Tänak tõusis Saksamaa rallil liidriks (Delfi)

Get more news from HIGH.FI's Estonian version or through our Android app.

Want to get your language supported?


We're always interested to expand our HIGH.FI news aggregator to new language areas. If you're willing to help us to get our service translated and to find news sources for a new language, get in touch!

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