1. Malaysia Airlines plane MH17 ‘shot down’ in Ukraine – as it happened
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 12:47:28

    This blog page has wrapped up. The Guardian’s live coverage continues here.298 people on board plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine Bodies and wreckage found near town of Grabovo US officials say surface-to-air missile caused crash Ukrainian, Russian and…

    60332 Shares
    115 twitter shares, 47440 retweets and 739 favorites
    12 positive votes on Reddit
    4362 shares and 7182 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 265 plus ones and 93 reshares
    104 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Aids conference says 100 researchers may have been on flight MH17
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 12:23:57

    Session held ahead of Aids 2014 conference told email exchanges show about 100 attendees booked on flight MH17Pim de Kuijer, my friend and Aids campaigner, killed in MH17 crash Continue reading…

    27090 Shares
    115 twitter shares, 3623 retweets and 364 favorites
    99 positive votes on Reddit
    9743 shares and 12702 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 260 plus ones and 42 reshares
    121 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  3. AIDS community mourns as top experts feared killed in downed plane
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-18 at 18:11:14

    MELBOURNE/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The world of AIDS research was in shock on Friday after dozens of leading HIV experts were feared killed when a Malaysian plane was shot down over Ukraine, fuelling concerns that research on curing the disease could suffer….

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    101 twitter shares, 18891 retweets and 70 favorites
    206 shares and 107 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    35 shares on LinkedIn

  4. This Is What The Victims Of Flight 17 Did For AIDS Research
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-07-19 at 04:52:54

    AIDS researchers, activists and advocates en route to the 20th International AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia are among those believed to have perished on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday.

    The exact number …

    19391 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 18978 retweets and 151 favorites
    95 shares and 56 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  5. U.N. accuses Islamic State of executions, rape, child abuse in Iraq
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-18 at 18:40:33

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The United Nations accused Islamic State fighters in Iraq of executing religious and other leaders as well as teachers and health workers, forcibly recruiting children and raping women among acts that amounted to war crimes.

    17250 Shares
    106 twitter shares, 16703 retweets and 90 favorites
    13 positive votes on Reddit
    173 shares and 97 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn
    54 views on StumbleUpon

  6. 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…

    15515 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 15057 retweets and 96 favorites
    129 positive votes on Reddit
    88 shares and 34 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Gaza death toll nears 300 as Israel ground offensive continues
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-19 at 03:03:21

    Israel prepared for ‘significant expansion’ of ground attackObama and allies ‘concerned’ about risk of escalationUN’s Ban Ki-moon ‘regrets’ Israeli escalationPalestinian death toll increases to 296 peopleIsraeli soldier killed in the invasionHow do the ev…

    15122 Shares
    114 twitter shares, 12561 retweets and 189 favorites
    2 positive votes on Reddit
    529 shares and 443 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 1137 plus ones and 117 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn
    6 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Ukraine rebels ‘halt MH17 observers’
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-19 at 07:19:24

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

    11204 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 10871 retweets and 4 favorites
    182 shares and 44 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Scores of AIDS experts killed on Malaysia jet
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-19 at 01:32:26

    As many as 100 experts heading to conference on board plane which crashed in Ukraine, after allegedly being shot down.

    10836 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 4376 retweets and 32 favorites
    9 positive votes on Reddit
    2704 shares and 3585 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 1 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    5 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Gaza toll passes 300 as UN’s Ban heads to region
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-19 at 09:19:16

    Fresh Israeli air strikes killed 11 people in Gaza on Saturday, hiking the death toll above 300 as UN chief Ban Ki-moon headed to the region to bolster truce efforts. The new peace push came as Israel's campaign against the besieged Palestinian terri…

    10136 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 9792 retweets and 78 favorites
    4 positive votes on Reddit
    105 shares and 53 likes on Facebook

  11. 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.

    9588 Shares
    1 positive votes on Reddit
    3963 shares and 5339 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 97 plus ones and 38 reshares
    65 shares on LinkedIn
    65 views on StumbleUpon

  12. Bodies, Jet Parts and a Child’s Pink Book
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-18 at 18:41:13

    Smoldering debris littered miles of farmland.

    9034 Shares
    3619 shares and 4965 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 108 plus ones and 22 reshares
    28 shares on LinkedIn
    272 views on StumbleUpon

  13. 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…

    8899 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 7962 retweets and 98 favorites
    33 positive votes on Reddit
    392 shares and 258 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 2 reshares
    22 shares on LinkedIn

  14. 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.

    8744 Shares
    105 twitter shares, 7962 retweets and 79 favorites
    359 shares and 196 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares and 12 plus ones
    13 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  15. 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.

    8525 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 8198 retweets and 22 favorites
    24 positive votes on Reddit
    131 shares and 33 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  16. 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…

    7427 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 6445 retweets and 109 favorites
    84 shares and 20 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 531 plus ones and 115 reshares

  17. 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…

    7137 Shares
    107 twitter shares, 4675 retweets and 187 favorites
    182 positive votes on Reddit
    1143 shares and 548 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 231 plus ones and 31 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn
    5 views on StumbleUpon

  18. US drone attack kills eleven in Pakistan
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-19 at 09:53:23

    Attack in Pakistan’s northwestern Waziristan is fourth since Pakistan army launched its own offensive against Taliban.

    6414 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 6256 retweets and 5 favorites
    43 shares and 10 likes on Facebook

  19. U.S. Is Citing Signs 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 in eastern Ukraine and referred to the events there as an “outrage of unspeakable proportions.”

    4820 Shares
    12 positive votes on Reddit
    2037 shares and 2566 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 79 plus ones and 18 reshares
    48 shares on LinkedIn
    40 views on StumbleUpon

  20. 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.”

    4816 Shares
    12 positive votes on Reddit
    2036 shares and 2563 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 79 plus ones and 18 reshares
    48 shares on LinkedIn
    40 views on StumbleUpon

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