1. In one cruel day, the World Cup lost Rodriguez and Neymar
    Published by FirstPost on 2014-07-05 at 10:06:19

    At least, Rodriguez went out on his feet; Neymar went out on a stretcher.
    The post In one cruel day, the World Cup lost Rodriguez and Neymar appeared first on Firstpost.

    5654 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 5503 retweets and 46 favorites
    5 shares on Facebook

  2. Brazil beat Colombia 21 but Neymar out of World Cup with broken vertebrae
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-05 at 00:10:20

    A sensational David Luiz free kick took Brazil into the World Cup semifinals with a 21 victory over Colombia but the tournament hosts saw star striker Neymar carried off in agony

    4016 Shares
    115 twitter shares, 3618 retweets and 268 favorites
    13 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  3. Plane carrying Indian nurses leaves Iraq
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-05 at 06:30:04

    The 46 Kerala nurses will be flown in to Kochi on a special Air India flight by Saturday, says Ministry of External Affairs.

    3931 Shares
    99 twitter shares, 3300 retweets and 110 favorites
    70 shares and 347 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 1 reshares

  4. Insecure Indians: The Maria Sharapova haters need to just grow up
    Published by FirstPost on 2014-07-05 at 10:31:49

    On 2 July in a press conference, Maria Sharapova, five times a Grand Slam winner, admitted she had no idea who Tendulkar was.
    The post Insecure Indians: The Maria Sharapova haters need to just grow up appeared first on Firstpost.

    2388 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 780 retweets and 33 favorites
    426 shares and 1037 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares

  5. World Cup: Hummels’ header takes Germany through to semifinals
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-05 at 00:17:56

    Germany reached the semifinals for a fourth straight World Cup by beating France 1-0 in a cagey match settled by a first-half header from Mats Hummels. Match Report | Match Photos

    1983 Shares
    107 twitter shares, 427 retweets and 47 favorites
    102 shares and 1294 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones

  6. Militants treated us well, provided food, says a nurse from Kerala
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-05 at 08:40:55

    “We are all so happy. It is indescribable…no amount of words can express it”

    1950 Shares
    81 twitter shares, 672 retweets and 28 favorites
    299 shares and 869 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  7. LIVE: Air India flight carrying 46 Indian nurses lands in Mumbai
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-05 at 09:21:09

    The nurses are being brought back home along with 70 others Indians in a special Air India plane.

    1266 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 989 retweets and 69 favorites
    24 shares and 68 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 2 reshares

  8. Air India flight carrying 46 Indian nurses freed by ISIS in Iraq lands in Mumbai
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-05 at 08:16:26

    A special Air India flight carrying 46 Indian nurses set free by Sunni militants in strifetorn Iraq and 137 others landed in Mumbai and is scheduled to arrive in Kochi around noon on Saturday an airport official said Full coverage Iraq on the brink

    1054 Shares
    73 twitter shares, 912 retweets and 46 favorites
    16 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Football takes 18 Jharkhand girls to US
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-05 at 06:09:33

    Football means many things to many people. For a group of 18 teenage girls in poverty-stricken Jharkhand, it primarily means freedom and a social safety net.

    1045 Shares
    94 twitter shares, 894 retweets and 54 favorites
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Medical college dean probing MP exam scam ‘kills’ self
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-05 at 05:45:42

    Conspiracy theories abound with many professionals refusing to believe that Dr Sakaley, who was the head of department of forensic science and toxicology department with easy access to arsenic, would choose such a painful way to kill himself.

    860 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 712 retweets and 13 favorites
    20 shares and 13 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Now, you can take a train from Delhi to Vaishno Devi base camp
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-05 at 03:24:16

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the 25-km train service between Udhampur and Katra, enabling pilgrims to now take a direct train from Delhi to the base camp of Vaishno Devi shrine in Trikuta hills.

    757 Shares
    81 twitter shares, 623 retweets and 52 favorites
    1 Google+ Shares

  12. Neymar ruled out of tournament as Brazil advance to semifinals
    Published by Hindustan Times on 2014-07-05 at 05:39:27

    Brazils star striker Neymar has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament after suffering a fractured vertebra in his teams quarterfinal win over Colombia on Friday the team doctor said Brazil beat Colombia 21

    626 Shares
    64 twitter shares, 406 retweets and 23 favorites
    109 shares and 22 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  13. Blow to Brazil! Neymar ruled out of World Cup with fractured vertebrae
    Published by Headlines Today on 2014-07-05 at 06:18:41

    Neymar broke his third vertebrae during the quarterfinal against Colombia and will miss the rest of the tournament.

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    42 twitter shares, 537 retweets
    2 Google+ Shares

  14. 60% chance of drought: Private forecaster
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-05 at 06:30:13

    There’s a 60% chance of drought across India this year, private weather company Skymet said on Friday in a revised forecast downgrading its monsoon prediction to 91% of normal. In April, it had predicted 94% rains in the country.

    562 Shares
    46 twitter shares, 474 retweets and 20 favorites
    21 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  15. Special Air India flight carrying Indian nurses lands in Mumbai
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-05 at 10:16:47

    Besides the nurses, the Air India plane is also carrying 137 other Indian nationals, including 70 from Kirkuk in the northern part of Iraq.

    433 Shares
    75 twitter shares, 334 retweets and 2 favorites
    13 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Special plane carrying Indian nurses from Iraq to reach Mumbai at 9.30 a.m.
    Published by The Hindu on 2014-07-05 at 09:15:53

    The special Air India flight carrying 46 Indian nurses set free by Sunni militants ISIS in strife-torn Iraq and 137 others would first land in Mumbai and reach here around noon on Saturday, a top…

    421 Shares
    24 twitter shares, 76 retweets and 5 favorites
    34 shares and 275 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones

  17. Traders sell gold at discount on fears of inventory loss
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-07-05 at 07:26:29

    These traders are not facing losses by selling the bars below the spot rate as they have procured gold at cheaper cost, said bullion dealers.

    408 Shares
    47 twitter shares, 330 retweets and 16 favorites
    12 shares and 2 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  18. UP in trouble: Communal clashes emerging in state
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-05 at 03:40:57

    The seething communal tension in Uttar Pradesh is again emerging in the form of small clashes.Post Lok Sabha elections, 13 incidents of communal clashes have left five persons dead and over 100 injured in the state.

    380 Shares
    33 twitter shares, 327 retweets and 15 favorites
    4 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  19. Proud of carrying out blasts: Bhatkal
    Published by Times of India on 2014-07-05 at 04:22:20

    IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, arrested in connection with the 2011 triple blasts, has told the police that he feels proud of himself for carrying out the blasts that killed 21 people.

    309 Shares
    47 twitter shares, 255 retweets and 4 favorites
    3 shares on Facebook

  20. Sarbananda Sonowal, the Rs 25,000-crore man who will skill India’s workforce
    Published by Economic Times on 2014-07-05 at 07:12:00

    Sarbananda Sonowal could soon preside over a Rs 25,000 crore-plus kitty and oversee a task dear to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s heart.

    287 Shares
    35 twitter shares, 203 retweets and 34 favorites
    1 Google+ Shares
    14 shares on LinkedIn

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