1. Palestinians returning home find Israeli troops left faeces and venomous graffiti
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-07 at 21:51:24

    Ahmed Owedat also found soldiers had thrown his TVs, fridge, and computers from upstairs windows and slashed furniture Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 5327 retweets and 62 favorites
    7634 shares and 5628 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 5 reshares
    20 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  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…

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    103 twitter shares, 1949 retweets and 173 favorites
    5344 shares and 9250 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 542 plus ones and 148 reshares
    29 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Obama Allows Limited Airstrikes on ISIS
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-08 at 08:19:46

    President Obama announced that he had authorized targeted American airstrikes against militants in Iraq, scrambling to avert the fall of the Kurdish capital. He also said that U.S. aircraft has dropped aid for tens of thousands of Iraqis trapped on a moun…

    17201 Shares
    7921 shares and 8993 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 109 plus ones and 19 reshares
    132 shares on LinkedIn
    7 views on StumbleUpon

  4. 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…

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    103 twitter shares, 2540 retweets and 88 favorites
    5717 shares and 6380 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 1 reshares
    41 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Ebola ‘an international emergency’
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-08 at 12:38:18

    The World Health Organization declares the spread of Ebola in West Africa an international health emergency.

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    101 twitter shares, 12657 retweets and 19 favorites
    957 shares and 275 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 1 reshares
    34 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Indonesian family finds daughter swept away in 2004 tsunami
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 10:05:20

    Mother says Raudhatul Jannah was rescued from sea and taken in by islanders until an uncle spotted her in street In pictures: tsunami girl reunited with family Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 2327 retweets and 34 favorites
    1668 shares and 9449 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  7. ‘Jihadist’ flag flown in east London
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 01:44:33

    Flag flown outside housing estate on Poplar High StreetWe must be intolerant of this intolerance Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 7540 retweets and 127 favorites
    1217 shares and 542 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 2 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  8. WHO declares Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 15:45:00

    Director general Dr Margaret Chan says west African countries’ health systems needed international help to manage infections Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 7960 retweets and 28 favorites
    300 shares and 134 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Antisemitism on rise across Europe ‘in worst times since the Nazis’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 00:42:05

    Experts say attacks go beyond Israel-Palestinian conflict as hate crimes strike fear into Jewish communities Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1617 retweets and 119 favorites
    3586 shares and 2875 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 31 plus ones and 8 reshares
    29 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Israeli strike kills Gaza child as conflict resumes
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-08 at 15:40:33

    Israeli warplanes struck targets across Gaza, killing a child on Friday in retaliation to rocket fire after a 72-hour truce expired without a breakthrough on a longer-term ceasefire. Palestinian militants started the rocket salvos ahead of the truce expir…

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    103 twitter shares, 7304 retweets and 72 favorites
    175 shares and 143 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Moscow bans Western food imports; Russian quits as Ukraine rebel chief
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-08 at 04:54:37

    MOSCOW/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Moscow banned imports of most food from the West on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine, a stronger than expected measure that isolates Russian consumers from world trade to a degree unseen since Sovie…

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    102 twitter shares, 6256 retweets and 117 favorites
    205 shares and 78 likes on Facebook
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Obama authorises air strikes on Isis to help Iraqis besieged on mountain
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 16:28:56

    We need to act, and act now says US president, as military carries out aid drops to Iraqis forced to flee by Islamist group Continue reading…

    5973 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1924 retweets and 90 favorites
    1683 shares and 2088 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 33 plus ones and 2 reshares
    36 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  13. New jellyfish discovered: giant venomous species found off Australia
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 06:27:30

    WA specimen of new Irukandji jellyfish sparks particular scientific interest because it has no tentacles Continue reading…

    4805 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2058 retweets and 54 favorites
    981 shares and 1564 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 21 plus ones and 3 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  14. US carries out air drops to help Iraqis trapped on mountain by Isis
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 07:06:00

    Barack Obama announces relief measure and possible air strikes on Isis as Iraq’s largest Christian city emptiesUS president: ‘America is coming to help’ Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 1393 retweets and 49 favorites
    1140 shares and 1430 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 32 plus ones and 7 reshares
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Edward Snowden given permission to stay in Russia for three more years
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-07 at 16:23:08

    NSA whistleblower’s lawyer tells Russian news agency Snowden has been granted three-year residency after year’s asylum ran out Continue reading…

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    102 twitter shares, 2441 retweets and 103 favorites
    591 shares and 610 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 40 plus ones and 6 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Islamic State surges in North Iraq, near Kurdistan border
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-08 at 04:16:18

    ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) – Islamist militants surged across northern Iraq toward the capital of the Kurdish region on Thursday, sending tens of thousands of Christians fleeing for their lives, in an offensive that prompted talk of Western military action.

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    103 twitter shares, 2707 retweets and 119 favorites
    343 shares and 164 likes on Facebook
    27 shares on LinkedIn
    84 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Iraq crisis: who are the Yazidis and why is Isis hunting them?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-08 at 13:22:00

    The Iraqi ethnic and religious minority descends from some of the regions most ancient roots and face executions for a reputation as devil worshippersUS considers air strikes and aid to Iraqis trapped on mountain Continue reading…

    3398 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1120 retweets and 121 favorites
    1089 shares and 945 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-08 at 16:47:21

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war.

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    103 twitter shares, 2666 retweets and 12 favorites
    132 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Exclusive: Liberia health system collapsing as Ebola spreads
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-08-08 at 02:30:34

    By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The health care system in Liberia is collapsing, hospitals closing down and medical workers fleeing from the Ebola epidemic, which is poised to worsen, Liberia’s foreign minister said on…

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    102 twitter shares, 2398 retweets and 20 favorites
    158 shares and 65 likes on Facebook
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Russia Responds to Western Sanctions With Import Bans of Its Own
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-08 at 03:52:11

    Moscow announced a ban on all beef, pork, fish, fruit, vegetables and dairy products from the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia and Norway.

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    1005 shares and 1453 likes on Facebook
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    55 shares on LinkedIn

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