1. Palestinians struggle to ‘dig out bodies’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-02 at 18:02:26

    Dozens of dead bodies remain under the rubble in Rafah, as Israel’s assault on southern Gaza kills scores of civilians.

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    103 twitter shares, 9384 retweets and 100 favorites
    2591 shares and 4195 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 28 plus ones and 9 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Hospitals in Gaza Overwhelmed as Attacks Continue
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-03 at 07:24:26

    More than 120 Palestinians were killed in Rafah, Gaza Strip, on Friday and Saturday. Those deaths, and hundreds of injuries, overwhelmed the city’s health care facilities.

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    103 twitter shares, 10697 retweets and 89 favorites
    222 shares and 297 likes on Facebook
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Missing Soldier Killed in Battle, Israel Confirms
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-03 at 05:40:11

    The Israeli military said the soldier who had been thought captured by Palestinian militants during a deadly clash on Friday was now considered to have been killed in battle.

    8205 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 6695 retweets and 198 favorites
    741 shares and 329 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 66 plus ones and 14 reshares
    39 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Britain ‘attempts to censor’ US report on torture sites
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-03 at 00:26:10

    US Senate report may confirm that Diego Garcia was used for extraordinary rendition after 9/11 Continue reading…

    7198 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 6840 retweets and 57 favorites
    159 shares and 31 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Ebola spreading too fast – WHO
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-02 at 03:33:21

    The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders.

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    102 twitter shares, 2406 retweets and 21 favorites
    2871 shares and 1221 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 43 plus ones and 14 reshares
    56 shares on LinkedIn
    196 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Ed Miliband accuses David Cameron of ‘inexplicable silence’ in row over Gaza
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-03 at 00:04:29

    Labour leader criticised by Downing Street for ‘playing politics’, as Palestinian death toll from Israel’s offensive exceeds 1,650 Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 6372 retweets and 130 favorites
    185 shares and 99 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Israel says Hamas will pay heavy price for more attacks
    Published by Reuters on 2014-08-03 at 05:10:58

    JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) – Israel will go on fighting Hamas in the Gaza Strip even after the army completes its core mission of destroying the cross-border tunnels used by Palestinian militants to attack its territory, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sa…

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    103 twitter shares, 5437 retweets and 40 favorites
    673 shares and 287 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 4 reshares
    18 shares on LinkedIn
    4 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Soldier believed captured by Hamas was killed in action, says Israeli army
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-03 at 05:27:00

    Hadar Goldin declared dead amid signs that Israeli army may be winding down ground operation after neutralising tunnelsInside the tunnels Hamas built Continue reading…

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    103 twitter shares, 5100 retweets and 126 favorites
    516 shares and 330 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 33 plus ones and 8 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Anti-Semitism Rises in Europe Amid Israel-Gaza Conflict
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-02 at 07:00:26

    Attacks, threats and hate speech have yielded alarm among many Jews and stern language from government leaders.

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    2678 shares and 3074 likes on Facebook
    34 shares on LinkedIn
    41 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Israeli PM vows to continue Gaza operation
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-03 at 05:43:47

    Netanyahu says Israel to keep up Gaza campaign for as long as needed, in speech Hamas calls a “declaration of failure”.

    4850 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 3072 retweets and 13 favorites
    636 shares and 1010 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 2 reshares

  11. Landslide in Nepal Kills at Least 8; Hundreds Are Missing
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-02 at 16:33:51

    The landslide near the Chinese border washed out a crucial highway and blocked a river, leading to a dangerous buildup of water.

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    102 twitter shares, 3444 retweets and 84 favorites
    151 shares and 88 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn
    50 views on StumbleUpon

  12. Gaza Fighting Intensifies as Cease-Fire Falls Apart
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-02 at 06:32:19

    A cease-fire in Gaza collapsed on Friday as the Israeli military said that two soldiers had been killed and a third apparently captured. Gaza health officials said at least 70 Palestinians had been killed by Israeli airstrikes.

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    1899 shares and 1450 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 3 reshares
    37 shares on LinkedIn

  13. State of emergency declared as Toledo tells residents: don’t drink the water
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-02 at 23:01:31

    Tests reveal toxin possibly from Lake Erie algae Governor John Kasich declares state of emergency Continue reading…

    3231 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 2738 retweets and 32 favorites
    228 shares and 121 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Infected Ebola doctor lands in US
    Published by BBC on 2014-08-02 at 23:36:41

    A US doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia arrives in the US for treatment at a specialised unit in Atlanta, Georgia.

    3180 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 100 retweets and 14 favorites
    1479 shares and 1441 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 5 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Birthright Trips to Israel Continue Despite Mideast Conflict
    Published by The New York times on 2014-08-02 at 07:36:08

    There have been some cancellations since the hostilities began, but 6,000 young people have visited Israel as planned.

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    101 twitter shares, 614 retweets and 109 favorites
    512 shares and 1542 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  16. US Ebola victim arrives at Emory University hospital in Atlanta
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-03 at 00:54:28

    Dr Kent Brantly on plane which left Liberia on SaturdayMissionary Nancy Writebol due to fly in soon Continue reading…

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    101 twitter shares, 2382 retweets and 33 favorites
    175 shares and 103 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  17. MH17: second day of search reveals more human remains
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-03 at 01:12:08

    Mortar fire forces some OSCE investigators to leave a village where debris lies Continue reading…

    2728 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2573 retweets and 24 favorites
    22 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  18. Netanyahu warns US not to try to force Israel into a Gaza ceasefire
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-08-02 at 22:44:36

    Israel PM tells US not to ever second-guess me again US and UN called naive over failed ceasefire with Hamas Continue reading…

    2693 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 205 retweets and 15 favorites
    1216 shares and 1136 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 1 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Israel says missing soldier killed in action
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-03 at 08:29:48

    Israeli army says it has determined that Hadar Goldin, the soldier it had claimed was captured by Hamas, died in battle.

    2486 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2121 retweets and 4 favorites
    191 shares and 68 likes on Facebook

  20. Sudan floods wipe out thousands of homes
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-08-02 at 18:53:15

    At least 184 people injured and 6,100 families displaced in flooding across half of country’s states and in Khartoum.

    1997 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1213 retweets and 9 favorites
    177 shares and 429 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 3 reshares
    52 views on StumbleUpon

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