1. Israel Agrees to Extend Cease-Fire for 24 Hours
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-27 at 04:22:21

    Hamas has not agreed to the humanitarian lull, but some Palestinian media reports said it was likely to do so.

    14668 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 12372 retweets and 177 favorites
    941 shares and 1063 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 1 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Israel extends Gaza truce, but Hamas resumes rocket fire
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-27 at 09:31:19

    Israel is extending a lull in its devastating Gaza offensive for another 24 hours, officials said, but Hamas resumed rocket fire and warned no ceasefire was valid without the withdrawal of Israeli tanks. Israel's cabinet "approved the UN request…

    11779 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 11625 retweets and 30 favorites
    19 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  3. Ruby Rose: ‘I used to pray to God that I wouldnt get breasts’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-26 at 00:58:15

    The Australian model, DJ and television personality opens up about her struggle with gender identity depicted in her new video Continue reading…

    11575 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 185 retweets and 51 favorites
    869 shares and 10369 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  4. Gaza violence sparks global protests – in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-26 at 20:59:07

    As Palestinians are granted a 12-hour ceasefire, people in Tehran, London, Paris, Islamabad and other cities around the world have been protesting against the Israeli attacks on Gaza Continue reading…

    11484 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1209 retweets and 64 favorites
    42 positive votes on Reddit
    2235 shares and 7801 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 6 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Datapoints: The Typical Household, Now Worth a Third Less
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-26 at 20:00:01

    The inflation-adjusted net worth for the typical household fell 36 percent in the 10 years ended in 2013, according to a study.

    9080 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 519 retweets and 109 favorites
    183 positive votes on Reddit
    4442 shares and 3398 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 5 reshares
    274 shares on LinkedIn
    12 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Gaza ceasefire reveals full extent of Israeli destruction
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-26 at 22:50:00

    Palestinians appear dazed by level of damage as they check homes, retrieve possessions and search for bodies of relatives Continue reading…

    7374 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 4497 retweets and 69 favorites
    10 positive votes on Reddit
    1414 shares and 1245 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 8 plus ones
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Russia Steps Up Help for Rebels in Ukraine War
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-26 at 10:37:48

    Russia has accelerated its intervention, moving more of its own troops to its border with Ukraine, American and Ukrainian officials said on Friday.

    7024 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3752 retweets and 137 favorites
    55 positive votes on Reddit
    1413 shares and 1253 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 174 plus ones and 34 reshares
    69 shares on LinkedIn
    14 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Gaza truce in peril after Hamas ‘resumes its attacks on Israel’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-27 at 04:11:00

    Israel agrees to extend ceasefire until midnight local time on Sunday at request of UN but says it will act against any breach Continue reading…

    6031 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 5736 retweets and 29 favorites
    108 shares and 45 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  9. UN worried over Myanmar’s displaced Muslims
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-27 at 08:14:40

    New UN envoy says concerned over ‘signs of possible backtracking’ on human rights in Myanmar as she visits refugee camps

    5554 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 4501 retweets and 17 favorites
    11 positive votes on Reddit
    301 shares and 620 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  10. Labor may consult other nations about recognising a Palestinian state
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-27 at 06:20:31

    Party’s NSW branch adopts resolution, moved by former foreign minister Bob Carr, critical of Israeli settlements Continue reading…

    5027 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 4560 retweets and 40 favorites
    52 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 217 plus ones and 42 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Gaza ceasefire takes hold – in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-26 at 16:18:56

    As a temporary 12-hour ceasefire comes into force in Gaza, Palestinians take to the ruined streets to survey the damage to their homes, find missing loved ones and locate scarce supplies Continue reading…

    4970 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2993 retweets and 41 favorites
    29 positive votes on Reddit
    610 shares and 625 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 466 plus ones and 93 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Israel Extends Cease-Fire in Gaza, a U.N. Request Rejected by Hamas
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-27 at 06:25:22

    Hamas rejected the extension of the humanitarian lull for 24 hours, and Israel said it would continue to destroy tunnels from Gaza into its territory.

    4885 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 4395 retweets and 90 favorites
    8 positive votes on Reddit
    207 shares and 69 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 1 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Hamas calls Israel truce terms ‘unacceptable’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-27 at 08:33:26

    Palestinian group says ceasefire should include withdrawal of Israeli troops and deal for residents to return to homes.

    4767 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 2195 retweets and 5 favorites
    56 positive votes on Reddit
    650 shares and 1751 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Sports of The Times: Tour de France 2014: Women Push to Compete in Cycling’s Top Event
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-26 at 22:15:15

    La Course by the Tour de France, a women’s race around Paris, is a triumph for Kathryn Bertine and others fighting to give women equal opportunity in championship cycling.

    4578 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2563 retweets and 73 favorites
    364 shares and 1436 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 20 plus ones and 2 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Protest is latest casualty in Israel as despair and hopelessness set in
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-27 at 03:35:34

    The mass protests of past decades have not been repeated this time around, say activists Continue reading…

    4079 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2556 retweets and 39 favorites
    42 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 1026 plus ones and 284 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  16. UN sounds urgent famine warning for S Sudan
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-27 at 07:40:34

    World urged not to stand by as aid chiefs say 50,000 children could die from malnutrition in world’s worst food crisis.

    4062 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 3310 retweets and 7 favorites
    196 shares and 442 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Facing Escalating Violence, U.S. Evacuates Staff From Its Embassy in Libya
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-26 at 21:41:57

    Weeks of fighting between militias for control of Tripoli’s airport has edged toward the embassy in recent weeks, leading the State Department to close it and issue a travel warning.

    3578 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3210 retweets and 98 favorites
    122 shares and 37 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Ex-Chief of C.I.A. Shapes Response to Detention Report
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-26 at 18:47:12

    George J. Tenet, the former C.I.A. director, has been quietly engineering a counterattack against a Senate panel’s finding that officials misled Congress about an interrogation program.

    3088 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2119 retweets and 82 favorites
    13 positive votes on Reddit
    392 shares and 327 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 10 plus ones and 5 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn

  19. A pause in the bombing by Israeli forces and the ruins of Gaza are laid bare
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-26 at 23:16:03

    Repeated shelling has inflicted a terrible reality on Palestinians as they try to salvage something from shattered homes and lives Continue reading…

    3083 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 918 retweets and 32 favorites
    2 positive votes on Reddit
    1001 shares and 930 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 71 plus ones and 6 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Hold the Regret? Fast Food Seeks Virtuous Side
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-26 at 06:17:40

    Several small restaurant chains that have reported impressive revenues, like Tender Greens, LYFE Kitchen and SweetGreen, offer organic, grass-fed, even vegan dishes.

    3004 Shares
    904 shares and 1859 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    230 shares on LinkedIn

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