1. Gaza fighting continues as both sides reject others’ ceasefire announcements
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-28 at 04:02:00

    Death toll rises to more than 1,030 as Unicef says 218 children have been killed, two-thirds of them under the age of 12 Continue reading…

    12272 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 11492 retweets and 102 favorites
    10 positive votes on Reddit
    295 shares and 143 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 98 plus ones and 16 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Israel Says Its Forces Did Not Kill Palestinians Sheltering at U.N. School
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-28 at 05:43:09

    Israel and Hamas went back and forth on cease-fire proposals as Israel sought to bolster its claim that it was not responsible for deaths at a United Nations school on Thursday.

    9556 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 7694 retweets and 177 favorites
    577 shares and 791 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 110 plus ones and 18 reshares
    26 shares on LinkedIn
    47 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Obama tells Israel Gaza truce needed as conflict rages
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-28 at 09:08:00

    Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – US President Barack Obama called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, after Israel and Hamas ignored calls for a truce and the raging conflict entered its third week Monday.

    7418 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 4817 retweets and 52 favorites
    85 positive votes on Reddit
    1105 shares and 1253 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  4. In Ferry Deaths, a South Korean Tycoon’s Downfall
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-27 at 21:32:22

    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.

    7197 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 5213 retweets and 233 favorites
    72 positive votes on Reddit
    802 shares and 662 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    47 shares on LinkedIn
    51 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Happiness is a place called Charlottesville, Virginia
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-27 at 04:30:18

    A new study has named Thomas Jefferson’s home town the feelgood capital of the US, but residents say that just means liberal values and a sense of community Continue reading…

    5566 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 36 retweets and 18 favorites
    1081 shares and 4321 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Ebola forces Liberia to shut border crossings
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-28 at 07:37:40

    President orders most crossings closed and restricts public gatherings as worst outbreak in history continues to spread.

    4987 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 4568 retweets and 4 favorites
    16 positive votes on Reddit
    135 shares and 157 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  7. Libya: western countries urge citizens to leave as civil war intensifies
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-27 at 23:55:33

    Britain, Germany, France and Netherlands issue warnings after gunmen fire on armoured vehicle evacuating UK diplomats Continue reading…

    4984 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2917 retweets and 19 favorites
    151 shares and 73 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 1466 plus ones and 240 reshares

  8. Foreigners urged to leave Libya amid rising violence
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-28 at 08:31:27

    Egypt and several Western states urged their nationals to leave Libya amid spiralling violence after two weeks of fighting left 97 people dead and a warning by state-owned National Oil Corp of a major disaster after a fuel tank was hit. Washington evacuat…

    4494 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 4364 retweets and 11 favorites
    17 shares on Facebook

  9. Costa Concordia’s final voyage helps to salvage Italy’s pride
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-27 at 23:25:31

    Matteo Renzi greets conclusion of ship’s journey to port on outskirts of Genoa as evidence that country can ‘start over again’ Continue reading…

    4284 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 4084 retweets and 70 favorites
    18 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Op-Ed Contributor: David Grossman: Stop the Grindstone of Israeli-Palestinian Violence
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-28 at 03:18:06

    Israelis must choose peace with the Palestinians — or we’ll both keep circling the grindstone of violence.

    4192 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2966 retweets and 155 favorites
    523 shares and 437 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Israel Extends Cease-Fire in Gaza, a U.N. Request Rejected by Hamas
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-28 at 05:30:11

    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.

    3191 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1815 retweets and 88 favorites
    9 positive votes on Reddit
    507 shares and 382 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares
    16 shares on LinkedIn
    261 views on StumbleUpon

  12. Cameroon deputy prime minister’s wife kidnapped by Boko Haram
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-28 at 00:10:40

    Amadou Ali and family came under fire in town of Kolofata, with militants taking his wife, in group’s third attack this week Continue reading…

    3110 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2843 retweets and 13 favorites
    4 positive votes on Reddit
    99 shares and 48 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  13. Liberia: top doctor becomes latest Ebola victim
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-27 at 22:33:40

    Dr Samuel Brisbane becomes first doctor in west African nation to die, as second US healthcare worker is infected Continue reading…

    2900 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2606 retweets and 26 favorites
    123 shares and 39 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon vice PM
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-27 at 19:00:29

    Three die as wife taken in attack on politician’s home, while local religious leader captured in separate raid.

    2680 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2007 retweets and 24 favorites
    61 positive votes on Reddit
    337 shares and 141 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Pause in the Fighting Gives Civilians on Both Sides a Moment to Take Stock
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-27 at 05:33:08

    Saturday’s cease-fire provided the first daylong relief from violence for civilians since the start of the 19-day war between Israel and Palestinian militants.

    2650 Shares
    1099 shares and 1501 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 1 reshares
    18 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Israel Agrees to Extend Cease-Fire for 24 Hours
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-27 at 12:32:20

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

    2625 Shares
    1099 shares and 1501 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Six seconds ‘can transform health’
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-27 at 05:16:31

    Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers.

    2450 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 85 retweets and 74 favorites
    1067 positive votes on Reddit
    665 shares and 417 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    15 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  18. Gaza bloodshed eases amid ceasefire confusion
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-28 at 08:25:44

    Hamas backs 24-hour humanitarian truce but state of ceasefire is unclear with no sign of a permanent deal.

    2378 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1460 retweets and 8 favorites
    216 shares and 589 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali Wins the 2014 Tour de France
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-27 at 23:03:08

    Injuries to the early favorites gave Nibali a clear path to becoming the race’s first Italian champion in 16 years as he captured a Tour filled with cold and rainy weather.

    2193 Shares
    743 shares and 1440 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Ukraine forces battle for MH17 crash site
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-28 at 08:54:38

    Fighting against pro-Russian rebels intensifies near downed Malaysia Airlines plane, holding up a Dutch mission.

    1938 Shares
    94 twitter shares, 1683 retweets and 17 favorites
    2 positive votes on Reddit
    29 shares and 112 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

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