1. Passengers tilt train carriage to free man trapped in the gap
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 12:12:32

    Staff seek help from commuters to rescue man stuck between train and platform after he stepped awkwardly and slipped Continue reading…

    18504 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 20 retweets and 6 favorites
    3129 shares and 15193 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares and 12 plus ones
    30 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Against the war: the movement that dare not speak its name in Israel
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-07 at 12:00:00

    Vocal opposition to the war in Gaza can be hard to express in Israel, where campaigner Gideon Levy says people ‘leave their liberalism’ at the 1967 border Continue reading…

    10868 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2120 retweets and 139 favorites
    3046 shares and 4803 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 492 plus ones and 137 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Crocodile v shark: tourist captures epic Northern Territory battle – in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 08:54:32

    A family taking a trip around Australia were treated to more than they bargained for on a crocodile-sighting trip in the Top End, when crocodilian crowd favourite Brutus took on a bull shark in the muddy mangroves. The result? Dinner for Brutus, curtains …

    8514 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 381 retweets and 44 favorites
    2404 shares and 5554 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Rosetta goes into orbit around comet
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-06 at 14:30:12

    In a historic first, a European spacecraft arrives at a speeding comet after a 10-year chase.

    7484 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 736 retweets and 97 favorites
    2342 shares and 3962 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 52 plus ones and 4 reshares
    80 shares on LinkedIn
    88 views on StumbleUpon

  5. 40,000 Iraqis stranded on mountain as Isis jihadists threaten death
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-07 at 05:24:05

    Members of minority Yazidi sect face slaughter if they go down and dehydration if they stay, while 130,000 fled to Kurdish north Continue reading…

    7418 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 4166 retweets and 57 favorites
    1766 shares and 1281 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    29 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Ebola-infected Americans show signs of recovery after experimental ‘cocktail’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 21:48:04

    Nancy Writebol and Kent Brantly show signs of recovery after receiving drug treatment previously only tested on monkeys Continue reading…

    7316 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 7088 retweets
    84 shares and 32 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Israel offers Gaza truce extension
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-07 at 12:12:15

    Israel offers to extend a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, say Israeli officials, but Hamas, which controls Gaza, has yet to agree to the plan.

    7069 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 6481 retweets and 83 favorites
    285 shares and 83 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 2 reshares
    14 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Hawaii braces for hurricane combo-punch; Julio strengthens
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-07 at 16:14:17

    By Malia Mattoch McManus HONOLULU (Reuters) – Hurricane Iselle was forecast to hit Hawaii on Thursday as residents scurried to gather supplies and officials warned of flooding and outages, while a hurricane tracking right behind it was upgraded to Categor…

    6624 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 5774 retweets and 58 favorites
    263 shares and 429 likes on Facebook

  9. Chinese city bans beards and veils on buses
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-07 at 02:29:16

    Wearing of headscarves and niqabs also banned from public buses for security reasons in city in Muslim-majority region.

    3865 Shares
    1654 shares and 2202 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 1 reshares

  10. Perth commuters tilt train to free man – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 15:14:22

    A man at Sterling station in Perth, Australia falls between a stationary train and the platform, trapping his leg. Staff ask passengers on board to move to the other side of the train to tilt it, but this doesn’t work, so staff line up other passengers wh…

    3435 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 93 retweets and 28 favorites
    984 shares and 2168 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    40 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  11. Well: Women Pace Marathons Better Than Men Do
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-07 at 02:38:46

    A study of thousands of racers provides unexpected insights into how both genders might improve their race times by noting how the other one runs.

    3196 Shares
    1251 shares and 1846 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    90 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Gazans take stock of damage during ceasefire with Israel in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 17:26:52

    A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is holding for a second day, after a month of fighting Continue reading…

    2891 Shares
    44 twitter shares, 14 retweets
    1140 shares and 1693 likes on Facebook

  13. Hamas says no Gaza truce extension agreed
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-07 at 16:21:21

    Israel reportedly offers unconditional ceasefire renewal but Hamas says no deal can be reached unless demands met.

    2863 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2624 retweets and 14 favorites
    101 shares and 20 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Cocaine haul in Spanish navy ship
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-06 at 21:52:47

    Spanish police say they have seized 127kg of cocaine located in a storeroom of a navy training ship searched in Cadiz.

    2342 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 2118 retweets and 3 favorites
    47 shares and 51 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Beyond the border: the US’s deadly immigration crisis
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-06 at 17:30:02

    Texas has become the deadliest state in the US for undocumented immigrants. This four-part series from The Guardian and the Texas Observer looks at the lives affected by the humanitarian crisisView in your mobile browser Continue reading…

    2221 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1263 retweets and 59 favorites
    378 shares and 401 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Snowden gets three-year residence in Russia
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-07 at 16:38:19

    NSA whistleblower granted asylum allowing him to move about freely and travel abroad.

    2169 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1739 retweets and 7 favorites
    64 shares and 258 likes on Facebook

  17. Expert Panel to Consult on Ebola
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-07 at 01:14:20

    The World Health Organization also said it was convening a panel to evaluate the possibility of using experimental treatments to combat the outbreak.

    2027 Shares
    845 shares and 822 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 281 plus ones and 43 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn
    7 views on StumbleUpon

  18. Five teenagers accused of antisemitic threats to children on Sydney bus
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-07 at 08:17:34

    Please help us, mummy, theres eight drunk men that have just been let on to our school bus Continue reading…

    1992 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 593 retweets and 38 favorites
    623 shares and 633 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Garry Kasparov, the Man Who Would Be King
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-07 at 02:25:26

    As he vies for the presidency of the governing body of world chess, Garry Kasparov can’t escape his fiercest opponent: the president of Russia.

    1978 Shares
    550 shares and 1378 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 2 reshares
    27 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Cambodia jails Khmer Rouge leaders for life
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-07 at 14:09:47

    UN-backed court finds most senior surviving ex-regime officials guilty of crimes against humanity.

    1660 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1394 retweets and 7 favorites
    105 shares and 51 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

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