1. Israel spied on John Kerry during failed peace talks report
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-03 at 22:56:50

    Der Spiegel says Israelis eavesdropped on phone callsState Department offers no commentUN chief: Gaza school strike a criminal act Continue reading…

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    3398 shares and 5604 likes on Facebook
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    40 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Israel calls partial truce amid outrage at third strike on UN school
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-04 at 00:26:33

    Troop withdrawal under way in Gaza with ceasefire called for Monday UN chief Ban Ki-moon tells Israel to ‘end this madness’ after bombardment kills at least 10 people and injures dozens Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 7726 retweets and 138 favorites
    2096 shares and 2345 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 37 plus ones and 4 reshares
    32 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Palestinians accuse Israel of breaking seven-hour Gaza truce
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-04 at 16:39:16

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Palestinians accused Israel of breaking its own ceasefire on Monday by launching a bomb attack on a refugee camp in Gaza City that killed an eight-year-old girl and wounded 29 other people.

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    103 twitter shares, 8378 retweets and 43 favorites
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    9 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Airstrike Near U.N. School Kills 10 as Israel Shifts Troops in Gaza
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-04 at 00:42:21

    As Israel began to redeploy significant numbers of troops away from populated areas of Gaza on Sunday, an Israeli Air Force missile struck near the school entrance.

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    3399 shares and 4327 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 4 reshares
    35 shares on LinkedIn
    100 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Obama: ‘Russia doesn’t make anything’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-04 at 04:55:56

    US president downplays Russia’s role in the world, saying Vladimir Putin’s actions will hurt country in the long-term.

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    102 twitter shares, 3297 retweets and 37 favorites
    542 shares and 1298 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  6. US tortoise held after brief chase
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-04 at 06:39:03

    Police in Alhambra in greater Los Angeles recaptured a giant tortoise after a brief chase along city streets.

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    103 twitter shares, 4017 retweets and 192 favorites
    494 shares and 341 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares and 15 plus ones
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Islamic State takes over Iraq towns
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-03 at 20:58:16

    The UN has warned that up to 200,000 people have been forced to flee after Islamic State militants take over more towns in northern Iraq.

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    101 twitter shares, 403 retweets and 5 favorites
    591 shares and 2065 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  8. The death of privacy
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-03 at 12:30:00

    Google knows what you’re looking for. Facebook knows what you like. Sharing is the norm, and secrecy is out. But what is the psychological and cultural fallout from the end of privacy? Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 587 retweets and 185 favorites
    795 shares and 992 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 22 plus ones and 11 reshares
    94 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Gaza shelled during Israel’s limited truce
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-04 at 16:30:39

    Seven-hour pause announced by Israel after attack near school is broken almost immediately, Gaza health official says.

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    103 twitter shares, 2297 retweets and 41 favorites
    135 shares and 37 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Frances Abbott scholarship: police investigate how records were obtained
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-04 at 09:12:42

    Whitehouse Institute made official complaint after revelation of $60,000 scholarship awarded to prime ministers daughter Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 806 retweets and 39 favorites
    357 shares and 908 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 25 plus ones and 1 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  11. British navy evacuates nationals from Libya
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-04 at 16:47:29

    HMS Enterprise picks up 110 people, most UK nationals, from Tripoli amid worsening security in capital and other cities.

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    101 twitter shares, 2014 retweets and 11 favorites
    42 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Farming practices and climate change at root of Toledo water pollution
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-03 at 23:56:00

    Toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie caused by phosphorus runoff 400,000 affected by unsafe water supply in Ohio city Bottled water sells out amid state of emergency Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 858 retweets and 44 favorites
    461 shares and 339 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 3 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Ten dead in strike on school in new Gaza fighting
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-04 at 03:44:45

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli air strike killed 10 people and wounded about 30 on Sunday in a U.N.-run school in the southern Gaza Strip, a Palestinian official said, as dozens died in Israeli shelling of the enclave and Hamas fired rockets at Isr…

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    102 twitter shares, 1054 retweets and 18 favorites
    346 shares and 118 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    19 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Sunni insurgents ‘seize Iraq’s biggest dam’ in defeat for Kurdish forces
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-04 at 05:37:44

    State television says vital facility and nearby towns have fallen to Isis in a major blow for Kurds and Baghdads Maliki government Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 1158 retweets and 13 favorites
    131 shares and 52 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Being an atheist in the US
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-04 at 05:09:47

    Helping atheists to ‘come out of the closet’ in the US

    1461 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 400 retweets and 25 favorites
    532 shares and 323 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 46 plus ones and 6 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  16. Withdrawal of international medics exacerbating Ebola crisis
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-03 at 22:53:55

    Liberia’s efforts to control deadly epidemic being hampered by local mistrust as two infected US health workers return home Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 1173 retweets and 25 favorites
    47 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  17. S Korea invitations withdrawn on Ebola fears
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-04 at 10:48:17

    University rescinds conference invitation for Nigerians amid concerns about spread of deadly virus from West Africa.

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    101 twitter shares, 1158 retweets and 6 favorites
    36 shares and 6 likes on Facebook

  18. Islamic State grabs Iraqi dam and oilfield in victory over Kurds
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-04 at 04:36:17

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq’s biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday after inflicting their first major defeat on Kurdish forces since sweeping across much of northern Iraq in June.

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    102 twitter shares, 557 retweets and 18 favorites
    336 shares and 176 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    34 shares on LinkedIn
    16 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Strained Infrastructure in Philippines Erodes the Nation’s Growth Prospects
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-04 at 06:00:14

    Inadequate transportation, electrical service and telecommunications add up to a multibillion-dollar drain on the economy.

    1194 Shares
    506 shares and 512 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    173 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Sunni Extremists in Iraq Seize 3 Towns From Kurds and Threaten Major Dam
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-03 at 22:16:51

    Militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, who swept into the towns and forced thousands of locals to flee the fighting, were within striking distance of the nation’s largest dam.

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    679 shares and 458 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 2 reshares
    31 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

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