1. Gaza pounded by Israel after Netanyahu promises prolonged battle
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-29 at 15:05:10

    Home of Hamas Gaza leader is among targets110 killed in Gaza in 24 hours, officials sayGaza conflict: live coverage Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 42267 retweets and 350 favorites
    418 shares and 227 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 1078 plus ones and 407 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  2. West agrees wider Russia sanctions as Kiev says forces near crash site
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-29 at 04:27:22

    KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – U.S. and European leaders agreed on Monday to impose wider sanctions on Russia’s financial, defense and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced toward the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17.

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    102 twitter shares, 13092 retweets and 120 favorites
    173 shares and 66 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Eid al-Fitr celebrations around the world – in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-28 at 17:39:35

    The three-day festival of Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims start the day with prayer and then spend time with family, pay respects to the dead, offer gifts and often give to charity Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 7478 retweets and 23 favorites
    721 shares and 2801 likes on Facebook

  4. Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-29 at 05:29:45

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A grim-faced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday of a protracted war in Gaza, dashing any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.

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    103 twitter shares, 8352 retweets and 167 favorites
    472 shares and 248 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 421 plus ones and 104 reshares
    16 shares on LinkedIn
    20 views on StumbleUpon

  5. U.S. ‘disappointed’ Netherlands released Venezuelan wanted over drugs
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-29 at 03:42:10

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is "deeply disappointed" the Netherlands released a former Venezuelan military intelligence chief detained over U.S. drug trafficking allegations, and is "disturbed" at reports indicating Caracas used threats to ob…

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    101 twitter shares, 7054 retweets and 23 favorites
    40 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    7 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Qatar World Cup: migrants wait a year to be paid for building offices
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-28 at 18:52:18

    Workers who fitted out lavish offices used by tournament organisers say they are trapped after collapse of contractor Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 3613 retweets and 118 favorites
    1880 shares and 1333 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 19 plus ones and 6 reshares
    39 shares on LinkedIn

  7. U.S. and Europe Set to Toughen Russia Sanctions
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-29 at 06:31:38

    A package targeting Russia’s financial, energy and defense sectors was driven by the conclusion that Moscow has taken a more direct role in Ukraine.

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    1472 shares and 2648 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 28 plus ones and 7 reshares
    110 shares on LinkedIn
    49 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Scott Morrisons $330,000 media briefing room has never been used
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-29 at 09:11:12

    Room for Operation Sovereign Borders briefings cost $235,000, including $800 doorknob, and annual cost is close to $100,000 Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1500 retweets and 60 favorites
    655 shares and 1401 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 1 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  9. U.S. Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile, Violating Treaty
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-29 at 04:30:11

    The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior American officials.

    3502 Shares
    1678 shares and 1644 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 22 plus ones and 2 reshares
    74 shares on LinkedIn
    62 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Life under fire in Gaza: the diary of a Palestinian
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-28 at 23:45:40

    What’s it like for families struggling to survive in Gaza? A Palestinian author describes the overcrowding and shortages, the horror of seeing familiar places reduced to rubble and the constant fear of death Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1258 retweets and 181 favorites
    949 shares and 938 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  11. I applied for 40 jobs in nine minutes
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-29 at 09:02:48

    Employers may be the ones doing the extra work under the government’s new 40-jobs-a-month unemployment rule Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 227 retweets and 18 favorites
    715 shares and 1910 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 1 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Israel says Gaza campaign will continue ‘until mission is accomplished’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-29 at 00:18:00

    House of Ismail Haniyeh, a senior Hamas leader, hit by missile after suggestions of a major escalation of military action in Gaza Live coverage of the Gaza conflict Continue reading…

    2743 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 581 retweets and 21 favorites
    767 shares and 690 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 451 plus ones and 103 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  13. In Ferry Deaths, a South Korean Tycoon’s Downfall
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-29 at 05:48:13

    The sinking of the ferry Sewol killed 304 passengers and exposed a web of questionable business practices by Yoo Byung-eun, who was found dead in June.

    2520 Shares
    1098 shares and 1266 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    51 shares on LinkedIn
    87 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Dozens dead in Israel’s Gaza bombardment
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-29 at 16:54:02

    Residents endure night of intense air raids and shelling as Israeli forces strike targets across Palestinian territory.

    2465 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1956 retweets and 22 favorites
    259 shares and 116 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  15. Civilians killed in eastern Ukraine amid fierce fighting
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-29 at 15:46:39

    KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine killed at least 19 civilians, local officials said on Tuesday, as Kiev pressed an offensive to close in on the separatists.

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    90 twitter shares, 2225 retweets and 11 favorites
    38 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-29 at 16:15:45

    Gaza sees one of its heaviest nights of bombardment, by air, sea and land, after Israel’s prime minister warns of a long conflict ahead.

    2049 Shares
    59 twitter shares, 20 retweets and 6 favorites
    361 shares and 1586 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones

  17. Gaza Power Plant Attacked By Israeli Tank Fire, Knocking Out Electricity To Gaza City
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-07-29 at 14:15:00

    GAZA, July 29 (Reuters) – Israeli tank fire hit the fuel depot of the Gaza Strip’s only power plant on Tuesday, witnesses said, cutting electricity to Gaza City and many other parts of the Palestinian enclave of 1.8 million people. A thi…

    1816 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1432 retweets and 16 favorites
    117 shares and 148 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  18. Nude body painting in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-28 at 13:00:12

    Body-painting artists hold a gathering in New York including a post-painting march down Broadway and a return to Times Square for a photoshoot Continue reading…

    1627 Shares
    53 twitter shares, 2 retweets and 1 favorites
    448 shares and 1115 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. New Zealands ‘dramatic’ ice loss could lead to severe decline of glaciers
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-29 at 12:21:43

    Study says Southern Alps mountain range has lost 34% of permanent snow and ice since 1977 Continue reading…

    1562 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1187 retweets and 19 favorites
    105 shares and 133 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Gaza: Israeli prime minister vows no let-up in attacks  live
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-29 at 16:53:25

    Binyamin Netanyahu: ‘This will be a long operation’Gaza hit by one of heaviest bombardments of offensiveNine Palestinian children among dead as refugee camp is hitGaza’s power plant, house of Hamas leader and port also hitFive Israeli soldiers killed in b…

    1558 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1079 retweets and 43 favorites
    180 shares and 147 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

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