1. UN shelter in Gaza ‘struck by Israeli shells’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-25 at 13:47:17

    Gaza health ministry says bombardment killed at least 16 people and injured 150 in UN-run school in Beit Hanoun.

    25390 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1496 retweets and 77 favorites
    3635 positive votes on Reddit
    8620 shares and 11362 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 33 plus ones and 17 reshares
    16 shares on LinkedIn
    11 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Isis orders all girls and women in Mosul to undergo FGM, UN report says
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-24 at 17:49:59

    Report says ‘fatwa’ issued by militant group in and around Iraqi city could affect 4 million, but doubts expressed on social mediaUpdate: Isis denies ordering girls in Mosul to undergo FGM Continue reading…

    24017 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1966 retweets and 28 favorites
    442 positive votes on Reddit
    10882 shares and 10421 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 59 plus ones and 27 reshares
    68 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  3. No survivors from Air Algerie plane crash: French president
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-25 at 16:25:17

    France announced on Friday there were no survivors among the 116 people on board the Air Algerie flight that crashed over Mali, saying bad weather was the likely cause of the disaster. "Sadly, there are no survivors," President Francois Hollande…

    23811 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 23502 retweets and 125 favorites
    59 shares and 22 likes on Facebook

  4. Israeli strike on Gaza school kills 15 and leaves 200 wounded
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-25 at 01:13:00

    UN condemns shelling of UNRWA school, saying it asked IDF for time to evacuate civilians, which was not given Gaza crisis: Israeli strike kills at least 15 live updates Continue reading…

    12399 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1618 retweets and 57 favorites
    27 positive votes on Reddit
    4517 shares and 5114 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 739 plus ones and 185 reshares
    18 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  5. West Bank protests over Gaza turn deadly
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-25 at 15:50:13

    Israeli police kill two Palestinians during rallies in solidarity with battered Gaza Strip, where death toll topped 800.

    11183 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 5291 retweets and 58 favorites
    17 positive votes on Reddit
    2009 shares and 3692 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Blasts Kill 16 Seeking Haven at Gaza School
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-25 at 06:38:41

    A series of explosions at a school that was sheltering hundreds of Palestinians who had fled their homes also wounded many others. The cause was not immediately clear.

    10635 Shares
    4863 shares and 5740 likes on Facebook
    26 shares on LinkedIn
    6 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Exclusive: U.N. aviation body to hold safety meeting with IATA, others – sources
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-25 at 05:18:31

    MONTREAL (Reuters) – The U.N. civil aviation agency will hold a broad international meeting to discuss airline safety in the industry’s most coordinated response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday…

    9265 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 9042 retweets and 54 favorites
    62 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Sudanese woman spared death for apostasy meets Pope Francis
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-24 at 18:33:00

    Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced to death for apostasy in May, sparking an international campaign to save her life Continue reading…

    8297 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 5600 retweets and 66 favorites
    618 shares and 1895 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Air Algérie flight AH5017 wreckage ‘found in Mali’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-24 at 20:37:05

    Plane flying from Burkina Faso to Algeria is reportedly discovered after losing contact with air traffic controllers Continue reading…

    7217 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 320 retweets and 21 favorites
    38 positive votes on Reddit
    2026 shares and 4693 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Indian boy has 232 teeth removed
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-24 at 11:57:16

    Surgeons operating on lump in Ashik Gavai’s jaw found many ‘pearl-like teeth’ and a solid ‘marble-like’ growth Continue reading…

    5751 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 627 retweets and 31 favorites
    2 positive votes on Reddit
    2117 shares and 2831 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    12 shares on LinkedIn
    14 views on StumbleUpon

  11. Scott Morrison press conference over asylum seekers held at sea
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-25 at 12:19:11

    Immigration minister faces questions following Guardian Australia’s exclusive report that 157 Tamils will be sent to mainland detention. Continue reading…

    5177 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2194 retweets and 38 favorites
    387 shares and 2424 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 22 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Isis militants blow up Jonah’s tomb
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-24 at 23:15:18

    Militants say revered Muslim shrine in Iraq, believed to be burial place of prophet swallowed by a whale, has become place for apostasy Continue reading…

    4966 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2685 retweets and 61 favorites
    169 positive votes on Reddit
    985 shares and 958 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  13. In Gaza, Hamas fighters are among civilians. There is nowhere else for them to go
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-25 at 01:25:21

    Lines are blurred when a guerrilla war is fought in as dense a place as Gaza but the IDF’s HQ is also surrounded by civilians Continue reading…

    4685 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 3549 retweets and 24 favorites
    356 shares and 296 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 280 plus ones and 77 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Official Vents Outrage at Shelling of U.N. Schools in Gaza
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-25 at 06:26:58

    The United Nations had given the Israeli military precise GPS locations of all 83 schools that were being used as shelters for 141,000 people who had fled their homes.

    4292 Shares
    1748 shares and 2535 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Rockets from Gaza fired at Tel Aviv airport
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-25 at 15:57:38

    Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, has fired three M75 rockets at Israel’s main international airport.

    4258 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 2114 retweets and 1 favorites
    13 positive votes on Reddit
    500 shares and 1525 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Obama urges action over tax scheme
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-25 at 05:33:13

    US President Barack Obama urges lawmakers to end a tax loophole that allows US companies to avoid paying US corporate taxes.

    4092 Shares
    52 twitter shares, 146 retweets and 17 favorites
    3699 positive votes on Reddit
    131 shares and 41 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-25 at 16:20:35

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

    4073 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 3715 retweets and 20 favorites
    2 positive votes on Reddit
    173 shares and 49 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Air Algérie AH5017 crash brings week’s airliner death toll to 450
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-25 at 12:07:00

    Airliner comes down in north Africa with 116 on board, including 51 French, after departing Burkina Faso for Algiers Continue reading…

    3978 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 3281 retweets and 23 favorites
    6 positive votes on Reddit
    348 shares and 211 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Venezuelan ex-intelligence head faces drug chrges in U.S
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-25 at 05:24:28

    CARACAS/MIAMI (Reuters) – Venezuela’s former military intelligence chief, accused of involvement in drug trafficking by the United States, was arrested on a Caribbean island while on diplomatic business, the South American country said in a sternly worded…

    3247 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3055 retweets and 24 favorites
    51 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  20. West Bank rage at Gaza bloodshed as protests erupt over UN school attack
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-25 at 14:24:10

    Palestinian Authority calls for ‘day of rage’ after women and children are killed by Israeli shelling while seeking shelter Continue reading…

    2994 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1227 retweets and 23 favorites
    23 positive votes on Reddit
    884 shares and 662 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 40 plus ones and 8 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

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