1. ‘The world stands disgraced’ – Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-31 at 11:55:00

    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…

    77614 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3868 retweets and 138 favorites
    30070 shares and 43082 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 136 plus ones and 44 reshares
    152 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. 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.

    14597 Shares
    4995 shares and 8579 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 869 plus ones and 100 reshares
    36 shares on LinkedIn
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  3. 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.

    13656 Shares
    6716 shares and 6372 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 337 plus ones and 62 reshares
    140 shares on LinkedIn
    9 views on StumbleUpon

  4. 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.

    11353 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 11087 retweets and 86 favorites
    44 shares and 32 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  5. Greek court acquits farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-31 at 06:05:21

    ‘Scandalous’ verdict condemned by politicians and anti-racist groups after case that revealed migrant workers’ plight Continue reading…

    9450 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 841 retweets and 31 favorites
    4264 shares and 4152 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 1 reshares
    30 shares on LinkedIn

  6. US condemns shelling of UN school in Gaza but restocks Israeli ammunition
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-31 at 04:49:11

    White House issues unusually strong rebuke after 16 deathsBut Pentagon confirms that US resupplied Israel with ammunitionGaza crisis: follow all the live coverage here Continue reading…

    9293 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2670 retweets and 90 favorites
    2917 shares and 2670 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 647 plus ones and 163 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  7. 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.

    9056 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2223 retweets and 52 favorites
    3177 shares and 3465 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    18 shares on LinkedIn

  8. 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…

    7248 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3982 retweets and 65 favorites
    1105 shares and 1436 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 432 plus ones and 99 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Ukraine rebel chief Igor Bezler threatens to execute interviewer
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-30 at 04:29:00

    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…

    6886 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2688 retweets and 162 favorites
    1771 shares and 2055 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 41 plus ones and 14 reshares
    29 shares on LinkedIn
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  10. 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.

    6721 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2858 retweets and 49 favorites
    2104 shares and 1568 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    18 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Ebola-hit Sierra Leone declares state of emergency
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-31 at 16:17:35

    Sierra Leone leader Ernest Bai Koroma declared a state of emergency on Thursday and as the country struggled to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic. The impoverished country, along with neighbouring Guinea and Liberia, is struggling to contain an epidemic t…

    6447 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 6327 retweets and 16 favorites
    3 shares on Facebook

  12. 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.

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    2432 shares and 2542 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 964 plus ones and 109 reshares
    54 shares on LinkedIn

  13. 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 …

    5297 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 4943 retweets and 67 favorites
    135 shares and 45 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  14. U.S. blacklists North Korea shipping firms over arms shipments
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-30 at 23:15:12

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday blacklisted two North Korean shipping firms that it said tried to conceal arms shipments from Cuba to North Korea, following a similar move by the United Nations.

    4241 Shares
    85 twitter shares, 4089 retweets and 43 favorites
    19 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. The Self Tanners With The Best Faux Glow In A Bottle
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-07-31 at 16:30:38

    So we have some bad news: There’s only a month left in summer. Which means your tan will soon be fading. We’ve been lucky enough to maintain a natural bronze for the past few months, but as Labor Day creeps up on us, so too does fall and those cold temper…

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    4 twitter shares
    140 shares and 3946 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  16. Detention’s effect on child mental health covered up, inquiry hears
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-31 at 14:36:46

    Immigration department accused of covering up rate of detained childrens mental illnessDoctor and social worker testify that children are in an unsafe environment on NauruHuman rights commissioner: The inhumanity, the cruelty of these processes is very ap…

    3958 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3594 retweets and 66 favorites
    92 shares and 99 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Nigeria finds 10-year-old girl with bomb strapped to her
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-30 at 23:20:48

    ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigerian forces have arrested two Boko Haram suspects who were traveling with a 10-year-old girl with explosives strapped to her, the government said on Wednesday.

    3765 Shares
    92 twitter shares, 3262 retweets and 50 favorites
    178 shares and 181 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Bouncing Back, Economy Grew 4% for Quarter
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-31 at 06:31:41

    Shaking off the effects of an unusually harsh winter, the economy grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4 percent, surpassing economists’ expectations.

    3664 Shares
    1412 shares and 1766 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 130 plus ones and 13 reshares
    323 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Turkish women defy deputy PM with laughter
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-31 at 00:45:04

    Bülent Arinç said women should not laugh in public, prompting backlash and highlighting state of women’s rights in Turkey Continue reading…

    3391 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 143 retweets and 34 favorites
    1069 shares and 1981 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 19 plus ones and 4 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  20. Ebola discoverer says would sit next to victim on train
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-31 at 15:59:47

    The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in west Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would happily sit next to an infected person on a train. Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of …

    3146 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2892 retweets and 48 favorites
    92 shares and 12 likes on Facebook

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