1. Turkish women defy deputy PM with laughter
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-31 at 00:45:04

    Bülent Arinç said women should not laugh in public, prompting backlash and highlighting state of women’s rights in Turkey Continue reading…

    1611214 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1580874 retweets and 21739 favorites
    2433 shares and 5924 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 64 plus ones and 7 reshares
    49 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. ‘The world stands disgraced’ – Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-31 at 11:55:00

    UN condemns IDF attack on sleeping children as violation of international law Strike on crowded market in Shujai’iya during ceasefire kills 17 Death toll now more than 1,300 after three weeks of fighting Continue reading…

    165933 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 5597 retweets and 324 favorites
    58170 shares and 100882 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 352 plus ones and 92 reshares
    392 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Greek court acquits farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-31 at 06:05:21

    ‘Scandalous’ verdict condemned by politicians and anti-racist groups after case that revealed migrant workers’ plight Continue reading…

    30844 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 517 retweets and 38 favorites
    12607 shares and 17440 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 28 plus ones and 7 reshares
    76 shares on LinkedIn
    8 views on StumbleUpon

  4. UN spokesman cries on camera over Gaza school attack
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-31 at 20:34:06

    Chris Gunness says he has no regrets over airing of moment of private grief if it focuses attention on plight of Gazan children Continue reading…

    24010 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1600 retweets and 178 favorites
    6617 shares and 15401 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 31 plus ones and 8 reshares
    52 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Gaza: nothing more shameful than attacking sleeping children, says Ban Ki-moon – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-31 at 01:52:50

    UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon issues a statement on Gaza, during his visit to Costa Rica, after a school in the Palestinian territory, being used to shelter families, was shelled by Israeli forces on Wednesday. At least 15 people, mostly children and w…

    18313 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2036 retweets and 75 favorites
    4864 shares and 10317 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 698 plus ones and 176 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Israel, Palestinian militant groups agree to three-day Gaza truce
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-01 at 05:05:19

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a three-day humanitarian truce to begin Friday morning, and negotiators from both sides will travel to Cairo to discuss a longer-term.

    17919 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 16963 retweets and 142 favorites
    239 shares and 356 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 10 plus ones and 2 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn
    82 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-01 at 12:59:05

    A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 25 people and injures about 267 others.

    17798 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 80 retweets and 10 favorites
    3987 shares and 13547 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 23 plus ones
    24 shares on LinkedIn
    5 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Gaza conflict: Israel and Hamas begin 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-01 at 13:50:01

    Shelling continued in the Gaza Strip minutes before the ceasefire began at 8am local time and four Palestinians reported killed by Israeli tank fire Continue reading…

    14591 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 892 retweets and 74 favorites
    2765 shares and 10607 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 90 plus ones and 13 reshares
    26 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  9. Inquiry by C.I.A. Affirms It Spied on Senate Panel
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-01 at 06:31:48

    A report by the agency’s inspector general also found that C.I.A. officers read the emails of the Senate investigators and sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department based on false information.

    7809 Shares
    3386 shares and 4005 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 164 plus ones and 44 reshares
    114 shares on LinkedIn
    76 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Inquiry by C.I.A. Affirms Spying on Senate Panel
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-01 at 06:31:48

    The inspector general’s account of how the C.I.A. secretly monitored a congressional committee charged with supervising its activities touched off angry criticism from members of the Senate.

    7807 Shares
    3386 shares and 4003 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 164 plus ones and 44 reshares
    114 shares on LinkedIn
    76 views on StumbleUpon

  11. MH17 crash investigators get to work
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-01 at 16:53:56

    A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts finally get to work at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine as fighting continues.

    5478 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 5271 retweets and 29 favorites
    60 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  12. Poland takes the bite out of Russian apple ban
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-31 at 22:50:44

    Prominent Poles post tongue-in-cheek photos on social media to endorse campaign against Russian ban on fruit imports Continue reading…

    5114 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 630 retweets and 20 favorites
    1141 shares and 3116 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 51 plus ones and 37 reshares
    16 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  13. Israeli military announces end to Gaza truce
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-01 at 16:44:11

    Dozens of Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling as spokesman says humanitarian ceasefire is over.

    5050 Shares
    1973 shares and 3063 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    4 views on StumbleUpon

  14. At least 40 dead in Israeli shelling in Gaza Strip: hospital
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-01 at 15:14:02

    GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli shelling near the southern Gaza town of Rafah killed at least 40 people on Friday, the local hospital said, as a ceasefire that went into effect only hours earlier crumbled.

    5015 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 4660 retweets and 8 favorites
    145 shares and 97 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Rebellion Inside G.O.P. Scuttles Vote on Border Bill
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-01 at 06:28:26

    A $659 million emergency spending measure to address the surge of young migrants was withdrawn, but leaders are expected to hold another meeting Friday morning to decide how to proceed.

    4077 Shares
    1312 shares and 2664 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 35 plus ones and 2 reshares
    45 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Cease-Fire in Gaza Conflict Takes Effect as Talks Are Set
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-01 at 11:18:09

    The United States and the United Nations announced the 72-hour pause early Friday, a diplomatic bolt-from-the-blue that will set the stage for arduous negotiations between Israel and Hamas.

    3989 Shares
    1376 shares and 2506 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    37 shares on LinkedIn
    45 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Gaza truce shatters as deadly clashes erupt
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-01 at 16:19:40

    A three-day Gaza truce collapsed only hours after it began Friday as Israel pounded Palestinian militants in apparent response to renewed rocket fire, jeopardising international efforts for a durable ceasefire. The skies over Gaza initially fell silent af…

    3872 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3659 retweets and 60 favorites
    33 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares

  18. UN spokesman Chris Gunness breaks down during interview on Gaza – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-31 at 21:43:00

    Chris Gunness, a spokesman for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees, succumbs to his emotions during a live interview with Al Jazeera. Gunness was being interviewed about an attack on a UN school shelter in which at least 15 people, mos…

    3764 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 82 retweets and 9 favorites
    1633 shares and 1933 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Emergency Efforts in Africa to Contain Ebola as Toll Rises
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-01 at 06:20:11

    New measures to combat the disease included house-to-house searches, advisories against travel and the deployment of the army and the police.

    3733 Shares
    1964 shares and 1703 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    38 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  20. Camera captures moment of deadly Gaza air strike video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-31 at 10:58:00

    WARNING: This video contains distressing images and audio. Israeli strikes killed 17 people, Palestinian authorities said, in a Gaza market as a TV crew was filming a crowd gathered near an ambulance. The area of Shujai’iya has seen some of the heaviest b…

    3478 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1321 retweets and 31 favorites
    1040 shares and 977 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

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