1. London protests call for end to Israeli military action in Gaza
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-19 at 18:45:00

    Protests come as David Cameron and Barack Obama reiterate support for Israel’s right to take action to defend itself Continue reading…

    13072 Shares
    109 twitter shares, 7091 retweets and 279 favorites
    6 positive votes on Reddit
    1687 shares and 3782 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 69 plus ones and 20 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Thousands flee Gaza’s Shejaiya after night of terror
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-20 at 15:43:51

    They walked in their thousands, barefoot and in their pyjamas, streaming out of the eastern Gaza district of Shejaiya after a night of non-stop Israeli bombing. They called ambulances, but there was no way for the vehicles to get in under the constant fir…

    12479 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 12315 retweets and 43 favorites
    15 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  3. In Hospitals Across Gaza, Scenes of Chaos and Grief
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-20 at 08:52:54

    Hospitals that were poorly equipped and staffed even before the Israeli military operation are struggling to cope with a surge of casualties from a war that continues to intensify.

    12314 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 10567 retweets and 80 favorites
    461 shares and 1097 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Despite Israeli Push in Gaza, Hamas Fighters Slip Through Tunnels
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-20 at 07:32:23

    Even as Israeli forces moved to demolish militants’ tunnels into Israel, several Hamas fighters slipped through passages on Saturday and fought gun battles with Israeli soldiers.

    12099 Shares
    111 twitter shares, 10750 retweets and 186 favorites
    680 shares and 295 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 23 plus ones and 3 reshares
    19 shares on LinkedIn
    18 views on StumbleUpon

  5. In Remote Corners of India, Immunity for Soldiers Who Kill and Rape Civilians
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-20 at 00:29:09

    In remote areas like Kashmir, and Manipur State, a colonial-era immunity law continues to embolden soldiers and police officers there to commit crimes without bothering to cover them up.

    9430 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 8753 retweets and 81 favorites
    8 positive votes on Reddit
    314 shares and 111 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 3 reshares
    20 shares on LinkedIn
    25 views on StumbleUpon

  6. 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.

    9014 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 8793 retweets and 1 favorites
    85 shares and 35 likes on Facebook

  7. Thousands in Europe rally for Palestinians
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-20 at 02:34:06

    Peaceful protest held in London while demonstrators in Paris defy ban on protests and clash with riot police.

    8963 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 8247 retweets and 12 favorites
    346 shares and 248 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  8. 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…

    7945 Shares
    106 twitter shares, 1285 retweets and 151 favorites
    297 positive votes on Reddit
    2015 shares and 4009 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 35 plus ones and 2 reshares
    25 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Attack Kills at Least 21 Egyptian Soldiers at Checkpoint in Western Desert
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-20 at 05:33:16

    A military official said about 20 gunmen in weapon-mounted vehicles took a checkpoint by surprise in Egypt’s western desert, killing at least 20 soldiers.

    7240 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 6815 retweets and 88 favorites
    138 shares and 83 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn
    4 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Cyprus’ future: Unity or division?
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-19 at 14:10:52

    Al Jazeera asked Turkish and Greek Cypriot communities if they believe Cyprus is likely to reunify in the near future.

    5168 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 3972 retweets and 18 favorites
    329 shares and 716 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 3 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  11. MH17: Vladimir Putin is given ‘one last chance’ as world fury mounts over downed flight
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 15:53:00

    Dutch PM describes armed rebels’ behaviour in blocking access to crash site as ‘revolting’Bodies of MH17 passengers stored in rail wagons as pressure on Russia mounts – live updates Continue reading…

    5128 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3011 retweets and 128 favorites
    110 positive votes on Reddit
    778 shares and 644 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 241 plus ones and 74 reshares
    22 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  12. MH17: armed rebels fuel chaos as rotting corpses pile up on the roadside
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 00:19:28

    Pro-Russia gunmen in standoff with international investigators as reports grow of looting and the removal of evidenceBodies of MH17 passengers stored in rail wagons as pressure on Russia mounts – live updates Continue reading…

    4725 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 4432 retweets and 45 favorites
    15 positive votes on Reddit
    74 shares and 24 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 3 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Ukraine Says It Can Prove Russia Supplied Arms System That Felled Jet
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-19 at 21:41:08

    The Ukrainian government said it had proof that Russia had provided the surface-to-air missile system that shot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet, killing all 298 people aboard.

    4438 Shares
    3 positive votes on Reddit
    1913 shares and 2406 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 59 plus ones and 1 reshares
    40 shares on LinkedIn

  14. MH17: doctors, holidaymakers and teachers among 36 Australian victims
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 08:35:54

    At least 36 Australian citizens and residents have died in the MH17 disaster Continue reading…

    4268 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 3972 retweets and 44 favorites
    92 shares and 51 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Thousands flee Israeli shelling on east Gaza
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-20 at 16:53:30

    People flee their homes by foot after heavy overnight bombardment killed dozens of Palestinians.

    4194 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 2124 retweets and 34 favorites
    40 positive votes on Reddit
    876 shares and 1009 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Israeli assault on north Gaza kills 40
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-20 at 15:55:47

    At least 40 Palestinians were killed as Israeli forces pounded northern Gaza Sunday, sending thousands fleeing in terror on day 13 of the deadliest assault on the enclave in five years. The intensity of the bombardment prevented emergency services from ac…

    4174 Shares
    111 twitter shares, 3451 retweets and 176 favorites
    7 positive votes on Reddit
    325 shares and 102 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. MH17: Rebels promise safe access to site in return for truce – live blog
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 12:44:18

    Separatist leader says they will guarantee safety of crash site observers in return for a Kiev-backed truce, amid accusations rebels are tampering with evidence and removing bodies from the siteAids conference begins with ‘gaping hole in our hearts’Putin…

    3867 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2176 retweets and 50 favorites
    1385 positive votes on Reddit
    92 shares and 48 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Bodies of MH17 passengers stored in rail wagons as pressure on Russia mounts – live updates
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 16:53:44

    Separatist leader says they will guarantee safety of crash site observers in return for a Kiev-backed truce, amid accusations rebels are tampering with evidence and removing bodies from the site Continue reading…

    3740 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3521 retweets and 29 favorites
    75 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Ukraine, rebels argue over wreck; Europeans give Putin ‘last chance’
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-20 at 04:11:03

    HRABOVE/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence to cover up their guilt in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that has accelerated a showdown between the Kremlin and Western powers…

    3352 Shares
    106 twitter shares, 2733 retweets and 37 favorites
    42 positive votes on Reddit
    278 shares and 128 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  20. With Jet Strike, War in Ukraine Is Felt Globally
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-20 at 01:10:19

    The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 rippled across multiple continents, bringing home in vivid relief the consequences of a struggle that had seemed far removed for many.

    3139 Shares
    105 twitter shares, 1716 retweets and 233 favorites
    619 shares and 420 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 2 reshares
    26 shares on LinkedIn

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