1. 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.

    16428 Shares
    111 twitter shares, 15294 retweets and 152 favorites
    575 shares and 243 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 21 plus ones and 2 reshares
    18 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  2. 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…

    15764 Shares
    110 twitter shares, 7532 retweets and 325 favorites
    277 positive votes on Reddit
    3010 shares and 4217 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 158 plus ones and 29 reshares
    32 shares on LinkedIn
    56 views on StumbleUpon

  3. 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…

    13552 Shares
    109 twitter shares, 8430 retweets and 269 favorites
    5 positive votes on Reddit
    1468 shares and 3156 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 68 plus ones and 19 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Anger grows towards Russia over MH17 crash
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-20 at 09:48:39

    Outraged world leaders heaped pressure on Russia Sunday to press Moscow-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine to allow investigators proper access to the crash site of the Malaysian MH17 jet. Ukraine has warned that the rebels, who Kiev and the US have accused…

    11689 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 11511 retweets and 44 favorites
    26 shares and 7 likes on Facebook

  5. 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.

    11064 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 10528 retweets and 13 favorites
    249 shares and 165 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  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.

    9092 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 8873 retweets and 1 favorites
    85 shares and 33 likes on Facebook

  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…

    8198 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 6214 retweets and 104 favorites
    506 shares and 634 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 498 plus ones and 120 reshares

  8. As war returns to Gaza, it is the children who are frozen in fear
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 01:17:00

    Our correspondent has watched as 12 days of terror have overwhelmed the region, leaving at least 300 dead Continue reading…

    7883 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 4999 retweets and 66 favorites
    558 shares and 839 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 1001 plus ones and 298 reshares

  9. 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…

    7846 Shares
    106 twitter shares, 1542 retweets and 159 favorites
    295 positive votes on Reddit
    1907 shares and 3757 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 33 plus ones and 2 reshares
    25 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Christians flee from Islamic State threats
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-20 at 02:37:55

    Hundreds of families reported to have left Iraqi city Mosul after group said they must convert, leave, pay tax or die.

    7301 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2576 retweets and 19 favorites
    12 positive votes on Reddit
    1880 shares and 2693 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  11. 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…

    6923 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 5923 retweets and 104 favorites
    37 positive votes on Reddit
    402 shares and 291 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 2 reshares
    25 shares on LinkedIn

  12. New Raw Video Surfaces In NYPD Chokehold Death (GRAPHIC)
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-07-20 at 03:44:40

    Another video has surfaced online of Eric Garner, a New York man who died after an NYPD officer put him in a chokehold in broad daylight on Thursday.

    In the new video, Staten Island resident, 43-year-old Garner, appears unconscious or dead as officers st…

    6243 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 3981 retweets and 25 favorites
    563 shares and 1567 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Diplomatic drive intensifies as Gaza death toll soars
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-20 at 07:43:39

    Fresh Israeli bombardments killed five people in Gaza Sunday, hiking the death toll from the assault to over 350, as diplomatic efforts to end the conflict picked up with UN chief Ban Ki-moon due in the region. As Israel pressed its air, sea and ground of…

    4781 Shares
    109 twitter shares, 4157 retweets and 145 favorites
    7 positive votes on Reddit
    272 shares and 89 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Vladimir Putin is given ‘one last chance’ as world fury mounts over flight MH17
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-19 at 22:47:19

    Dutch PM describes armed rebels’ behaviour in blocking access to crash site as ‘revolting’ Continue reading…

    4618 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 3075 retweets and 120 favorites
    40 positive votes on Reddit
    573 shares and 379 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 231 plus ones and 72 reshares
    14 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  15. 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 evidence Continue reading…

    4513 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 4273 retweets and 43 favorites
    17 positive votes on Reddit
    53 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 3 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  16. MH17: Tony Abbott says Russia cannot ‘wash its hands’ of airline tragedy
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-20 at 09:18:11

    The prime minister fears Russia will allow continued interference at the site and of the 298 victims Continue reading…

    3882 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 3622 retweets and 36 favorites
    47 shares and 75 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  17. 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.

    3869 Shares
    4 positive votes on Reddit
    1734 shares and 2070 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 12 plus ones
    39 shares on LinkedIn

  18. 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.

    3693 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 3405 retweets and 62 favorites
    105 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Palestinians Find Show of Support Lacking From Arab Leaders Amid Offensive
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-20 at 02:09:00

    The governments were accused of dithering at critical moments, and at one point, Egypt even blamed Hamas, rather than Israel, for dozens of Palestinian deaths.

    3551 Shares
    106 twitter shares, 2962 retweets and 132 favorites
    231 shares and 84 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 1 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn
    8 views on StumbleUpon

  20. 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…

    3384 Shares
    107 twitter shares, 2800 retweets and 38 favorites
    36 positive votes on Reddit
    259 shares and 116 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

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