1. Gaza: at least 15 killed and 90 injured as another UN school is hit
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-30 at 17:58:45

    UN official condemns in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces Continue reading…

    34362 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 15307 retweets and 578 favorites
    8120 shares and 10137 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 27 plus ones and 18 reshares
    51 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. ‘World stands disgraced’ as Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-31 at 00:07:24

    UN condemns IDF attack on sleeping children as violation of international law Strike on crowded market in Shujai’iya during ceasefire kills 17 Death toll now more than 1,300 after three weeks of fighting Continue reading…

    26167 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 4075 retweets and 238 favorites
    9650 shares and 11906 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 71 plus ones and 27 reshares
    77 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Trial over Malaysian plane crash not likely at ICC: Dutch
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-30 at 22:30:47

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Netherlands or Malaysia is likely to try those responsible for the downing in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, not the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Dutch said on Wednesday.

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    101 twitter shares, 21315 retweets and 63 favorites
    17 shares on Facebook

  4. Well: Running 5 Minutes a Day Has Long-Lasting Benefits
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-31 at 00:51:25

    Even small amounts of vigorous exercise could significantly lower a person’s risk of dying prematurely, according to a large-scale new study of exercise and mortality.

    17721 Shares
    5651 shares and 11936 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
    106 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Shi’ite militia hangs up 15 executed Sunnis in Iraqi square
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-30 at 23:41:19

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Shi’ite militia forces executed 15 Sunni Muslims and then hung them from electricity poles in a public square in the town of Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, on Wednesday, police said.

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    103 twitter shares, 16004 retweets and 87 favorites
    36 shares and 16 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  6. Gaza: nothing more shameful than attacking sleeping children, says Ban Ki-moon – video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-31 at 01:52:50

    UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon issues a statement on Gaza, during his visit to Costa Rica, after a school in the Palestinian territory, being used to shelter families, was shelled by Israeli forces on Wednesday. At least 15 people, mostly children and w…

    12270 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 10741 retweets and 47 favorites
    577 shares and 579 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 180 plus ones and 34 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Israeli fire kills nineteen in Gaza UN school
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-31 at 09:49:44

    Attack on school used as shelter condemned by UN agency as “source of universal shame” that breaks international law.

    11385 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1828 retweets and 92 favorites
    4333 shares and 4936 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 47 plus ones and 8 reshares
    18 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Temporary ceasefire in Tripoli, 75 bodies found in Benghazi
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-30 at 23:06:37

    BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Rival Libyan militias fighting for control of Tripoli’s airport agreed to a temporary ceasefire on Wednesday to allow firefighters to try to control a huge blaze at a fuel depot hit by a rocket.

    10170 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 9975 retweets and 35 favorites
    50 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  9. U.N. Says ‘Evidence’ Points to Israel in Gaza School Attack
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-31 at 01:43:32

    “All available evidence” suggests that Israeli artillery hit a United Nations school in Gaza full of civilians, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said.

    9446 Shares
    3526 shares and 5656 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 183 plus ones and 36 reshares
    34 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza Strip
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-31 at 04:35:32

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a U.N.-run school and another 17 near a street market on Wednesday, Gaza’s Health Ministry said, with no ceasefire in sight after more than three weeks of fighting.

    8158 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2001 retweets and 47 favorites
    2932 shares and 3040 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Arab Leaders, Viewing Hamas as Worse Than Israel, Stay Silent
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-31 at 08:34:23

    Led by Egypt, a coalition of Arab states has effectively lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas, posing new obstacles to efforts to end the Gaza conflict.

    7984 Shares
    4075 shares and 3612 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 184 plus ones and 37 reshares
    50 shares on LinkedIn
    6 views on StumbleUpon

  12. Gaza crisis: US condemns fatal attack on UN school, says culprit unknown as it happened
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-31 at 03:38:01

    Strike on UN school kills at least 16; more than 100 woundedUNs Ban: all available evidence points to Israeli artilleryIsraeli military says it was responding to fireSeparate strike on busy market kills 17, wounds scores, officials sayDozens killed elsewh…

    7963 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 7054 retweets and 101 favorites
    396 shares and 237 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 27 plus ones and 18 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Ukraine rebel chief Igor Bezler threatens to execute interviewer
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-30 at 05:29:00

    Nicknamed the Demon, leader said to be behind MH17 crash ends rare interview after exploding into a rage and shouting: Dont think I wont shoot you Continue reading…

    6650 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2598 retweets and 158 favorites
    1703 shares and 1987 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 40 plus ones and 14 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  14. US supplies Israel with bombs amid Gaza blitz
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-31 at 06:04:45

    Pentagon says Israel allowed to tap local US arms stockpile in past week to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds.

    6234 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 4722 retweets and 34 favorites
    857 shares and 506 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-31 at 04:33:49

    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Russia fought back on Wednesday over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine even as G7 leaders warned of further steps, while Ukraine’s government accused pro-Russian rebels of placing land mines near the site of a crashed …

    5282 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 4939 retweets and 65 favorites
    134 shares and 37 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq: sources
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-31 at 01:18:58

    BEIRUT (Reuters) – A Hezbollah commander has died during a mission in Iraq, sources familiar with the incident said on Wednesday, indicating the Lebanese group that is already fighting in Syria’s civil war may be involved in a second conflict in the regio…

    4995 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 4776 retweets and 57 favorites
    42 shares and 11 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  17. WikiLeaks reveals Australian gagging order over political bribery allegations
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-30 at 05:18:27

    Superinjunction reported to have been issued on 19 June to block reporting of claims involving international politicians Continue reading…

    4959 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1832 retweets and 66 favorites
    1353 shares and 1537 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 19 plus ones and 3 reshares
    25 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  18. Israeli Shells Said to Hit Shelter at Gaza U.N. School
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-31 at 02:03:27

    At least 20 people who had gone to the shelter seeking protection from the fighting were killed when what appeared to be four shells struck it.

    4891 Shares
    2287 shares and 2211 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 278 plus ones and 46 reshares
    49 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Israeli Shells Are Said to Hit a U.N. School
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-31 at 06:17:08

    At least 20 people who had gone to the shelter seeking protection from the fighting were killed when what appeared to be four shells struck it.

    4891 Shares
    2287 shares and 2211 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 278 plus ones and 46 reshares
    49 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Deaths in shelling of Gaza market, school enrage UN
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-31 at 08:27:36

    More than 100 Palestinians were killed in the bomb-scarred Gaza Strip, among them victims of Israeli fire on a crowded market and a United Nations school. The United States and United Nations condemned the school shelling and Hamas said it fired a salvo o…

    4574 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3855 retweets and 77 favorites
    368 shares and 168 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

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