1. Obama expresses concerns to Netanyahu about civilian Gaza deaths
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-18 at 22:20:26

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday said he spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the situation in Gaza, underscoring the U.S. support for Israel to defend itself but raising concerns about consequences of wider…

    15154 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 14679 retweets and 101 favorites
    129 positive votes on Reddit
    97 shares and 37 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  2. A father opens a plastic bag: ‘This is my son,’ he says, killed by an Israeli shell
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 19:56:08

    Palestinian death toll continues to mount as Israel’s ground invasion into Gaza carries on Continue reading…

    12342 Shares
    111 twitter shares, 1181 retweets and 93 favorites
    21 positive votes on Reddit
    4613 shares and 6276 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 16 plus ones and 9 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    6 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Leading AIDS Researcher, ‘Always Traveling,’ Is Killed on His Way to a Conference
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-19 at 02:49:55

    Joep Lange, a pioneer from the early years of the AIDS crisis, played a key role in making H.I.V. treatments available in the developing world.

    11207 Shares
    4399 shares and 6402 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 108 plus ones and 43 reshares
    80 shares on LinkedIn
    155 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Part of Ukraine rebel city ‘retaken’
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-19 at 03:10:46

    Ukraine’s defence minister says the south-eastern part of the rebel-held city of Luhansk has been retaken by government forces.

    11090 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 10707 retweets and 37 favorites
    32 positive votes on Reddit
    152 shares and 45 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Cover-up: Ukraine rebels destroying all links to MH17 air atrocity
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-19 at 00:36:00

    UN demands full inquiry but armed Russian separatists block access to crash site amid confusion over black boxes Continue reading…

    8843 Shares
    111 twitter shares, 5234 retweets and 257 favorites
    245 positive votes on Reddit
    1616 shares and 1043 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 241 plus ones and 33 reshares
    25 shares on LinkedIn
    20 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Israel steps up Gaza ground offensive, civilian casualties grow
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-19 at 02:38:49

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel warned on Friday it could “significantly widen” a Gaza land offensive but was cautioned by its main ally, the United States, about the risks of further escalation as Palestinian civilian deaths mounted.

    8800 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 7996 retweets and 74 favorites
    366 shares and 212 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares and 12 plus ones
    13 shares on LinkedIn
    7 views on StumbleUpon

  7. MH17 plane crash site: sunhats, sweets and stakes marking body parts
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-19 at 00:58:02

    Human remains, debris from Malaysia Airlines plane and surreal paraphernalia of long-haul travellers covers 15 square mile area Continue reading…

    8080 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 6982 retweets and 116 favorites
    125 shares and 51 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 561 plus ones and 122 reshares

  8. Obama condemns Russia over downed plane in Ukraine, gunmen hamper inquiry
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-19 at 04:59:50

    HRABOVE Ukraine (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama demanded Russia stop supporting separatists in Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysian airliner by a surface-to-air missile he said was fired from rebel territory raised the prospect of more sanctio…

    6846 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 5885 retweets and 102 favorites
    34 positive votes on Reddit
    397 shares and 268 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 2 reshares
    23 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Dropping in on Turkmenistan’s ‘door to hell’ in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 18:59:13

    Forty years ago, a vast molten cavity known as the Darvaza crater nicknamed the "door to hell" opened up in the desert of north Turkmenistan, and has been burning ever since. Now, Canadian explorer George Kourounis has become the first to make the des…

    6298 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1433 retweets and 44 favorites
    6 positive votes on Reddit
    1718 shares and 2934 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 23 plus ones and 7 reshares
    18 shares on LinkedIn

  10. VIDEO: Huge rise in Gaza displaced, says UN
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-19 at 03:16:53

    The number of people in Gaza seeking sanctuary from the conflict with Israel nearly doubled on Friday, the UN says.

    5790 Shares
    96 twitter shares, 5600 retweets and 28 favorites
    52 shares and 14 likes on Facebook

  11. U.S. Sees Evidence of Russian Links to Jet’s Downing
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-19 at 06:38:19

    President Obama pointed to the Kremlin’s role in arming rebels in the area of the attack and referred to the events there as an “outrage of unspeakable proportions.”

    5570 Shares
    29 positive votes on Reddit
    2316 shares and 2965 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 98 plus ones and 19 reshares
    53 shares on LinkedIn
    70 views on StumbleUpon

  12. MH17: rebels block access to part of site of crash as evidence against them grows
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-19 at 05:54:00

    First OSCE investigators to the scene retreat after hour-long standoff with armed separatists who fired warning shots Continue reading…

    5479 Shares
    105 twitter shares, 279 retweets and 21 favorites
    3152 positive votes on Reddit
    968 shares and 706 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 188 plus ones and 37 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Ukraine rebels ‘halt MH17 observers’
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-19 at 14:12:45

    International observers say pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have limited their access to the wreckage of flight MH17.

    4991 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 4103 retweets and 9 favorites
    18 positive votes on Reddit
    534 shares and 200 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  14. I, spy: Edward Snowden in exile
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-19 at 15:59:16

    He doesnt drink, hes reading Dostoevsky and, no, he doesnt wear a disguise. A year after blowing the whistle on the NSA, Americas most wanted talks frankly about his life as a hero-pariah and why the world remains more dangerous than Orwell imagined. Re…

    4900 Shares
    110 twitter shares, 536 retweets and 151 favorites
    121 positive votes on Reddit
    1319 shares and 2605 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 20 plus ones and 2 reshares
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: world demands answers from Russia
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 19:56:20

    US criticises Kremlin’s arming of rebels and Hillary Clinton says ‘Putin has gone too far’ after 298 die in missile strike Follow the latest developments on our live blog Continue reading…

    4831 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1441 retweets and 166 favorites
    516 positive votes on Reddit
    1202 shares and 1251 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 59 plus ones and 13 reshares
    57 shares on LinkedIn
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  16. Gaza under intense fire as death toll mounts
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-19 at 16:55:38

    At least 34 people killed in “relentless” shelling by tanks and artillery on second day of Israeli ground invasion.

    4794 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 4546 retweets and 14 favorites
    98 shares and 31 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares

  17. MH17: recording shows Russian colonel and rebels ‘discussing disaster’ video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 10:33:00

    The Security Service of Ukraine has released a recording of what it says are conversations involving a rebel fighter named ‘Bes’, Russian Colonel Vasyl Mykolaiovych Geranin and Cossack military leader Mykola Kozitsyn discussing the downing of a Malaysia A…

    4001 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1389 retweets and 62 favorites
    19 positive votes on Reddit
    1311 shares and 883 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 144 plus ones and 39 reshares
    33 shares on LinkedIn

  18. MH17 dominates newspaper front pages around world, but not in Russia
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 18:02:18

    State-run Rossiyskaya Gazeta leads with story about Russians’ eating habits, relegating plane crash to bottom of page Follow the live blog on the MH17 crash Continue reading…

    3917 Shares
    106 twitter shares, 2254 retweets and 92 favorites
    368 positive votes on Reddit
    507 shares and 581 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Iraqi Christians flee from Mosul
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-19 at 04:26:35

    Christians flee the Iraqi city of Mosul after Islamist militants threatened to kill them unless they converted to Islam or paid a “protection tax”.

    3295 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1439 retweets and 26 favorites
    57 positive votes on Reddit
    944 shares and 464 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 204 plus ones and 34 reshares
    8 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  20. Pressure mounts on Hamas to accept ceasefire as Gaza death toll tops 300
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 23:45:21

    Hamas left isolated by its refusal to accept a truce as death toll rises and UN chief heads for the region to help broker peace Continue reading…

    3162 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1203 retweets and 21 favorites
    3 positive votes on Reddit
    277 shares and 162 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 1012 plus ones and 370 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

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