1. TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, killing 47
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-24 at 04:09:48

    TAIPEI (Reuters) – A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said.

    46656 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 45629 retweets and 114 favorites
    13 positive votes on Reddit
    363 shares and 410 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 3 plus ones and 1 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Exclusive: Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-24 at 04:17:53

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and it could have originated in Russia.

    37521 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 33916 retweets and 223 favorites
    946 positive votes on Reddit
    1281 shares and 911 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 49 plus ones and 11 reshares
    60 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  3. MH17: Dutch mayor wants Vladimir Putin’s daughter Maria deported
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-23 at 18:16:59

    Pieter Broertjes called for 29-year-old to be expelled from the Netherlands in wake of plane disaster but later apologised Continue reading…

    22096 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 8065 retweets and 75 favorites
    2735 positive votes on Reddit
    2557 shares and 8479 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 50 plus ones and 5 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  4. UN to investigate Israel’s Gaza offensive
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-24 at 06:39:29

    UN human rights council’s vote comes hours after rights chief Pillay said Israel’s actions could amount to war crimes.

    18252 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 9141 retweets and 95 favorites
    9 positive votes on Reddit
    2428 shares and 6433 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 2 reshares
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Gaza conflict takes toll on Hamas rocket stocks and tunnels
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-23 at 20:17:00

    IDF says it has destroyed 30%-40% of militant rockets and six tunnel shafts; Hamas has killed 29 soldiers and disrupted flights Continue reading…

    12595 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 12082 retweets and 46 favorites
    52 shares and 22 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 235 plus ones and 49 reshares

  6. Islamic State says carried out Baghdad suicide bombing
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-24 at 00:26:57

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Islamic State militants claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an overnight suicide bombing in a Shi’ite district of Baghdad which killed 33 people, one of the deadliest recent attacks in the Iraqi capital.

    11759 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 11479 retweets and 61 favorites
    40 positive votes on Reddit
    59 shares and 14 likes on Facebook
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  7. First MH17 bodies arrive in grieving Netherlands
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-24 at 07:21:44

    The first bodies from flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine, as the conflict flared yet again near the Malaysian airliner's crash site. Uniformed Dutch military personnel solemnly hoisted 40 wooden c…

    10069 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 9906 retweets and 44 favorites
    8 shares and 10 likes on Facebook

  8. Sick chicken: what you need to know and what the government won’t tell you video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-23 at 20:17:00

    A Guardian undercover investigation exposes conditions inside the chicken factories that supply some of the biggest supermarket and fast-food chains in the business, including KFC, Tesco, Aldi, Asda, Marks & Spencer and Nando’s. Find out why the driv…

    9964 Shares
    93 twitter shares, 53 retweets and 10 favorites
    4971 shares and 4725 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 52 plus ones and 9 reshares
    31 shares on LinkedIn

  9. South Korea ferry fugitive hid behind cabin wall, bags of cash at hand
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-23 at 20:40:57

    SUNCHEON/INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) – South Korea’s most wanted man, whose heavily decomposed body was found in an orchard last month, had evaded arrest by hiding behind an upstairs wall of a wooden cabin, with suitcases of cash at hand, prosecutors sa…

    8754 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 8537 retweets and 46 favorites
    53 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Revealed: the dirty secret of the UKs poultry industry
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-23 at 20:17:08

    Two-thirds of fresh retail chicken in UK contaminated with campylobacter Guardian findings prompt investigations at three major supermarkets Government shelves plans to name and shame suppliersFood poisoning scandal: how chicken spreads campylobacter Con…

    8043 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 517 retweets and 41 favorites
    37 positive votes on Reddit
    3780 shares and 3445 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 17 plus ones
    74 shares on LinkedIn
    9 views on StumbleUpon

  11. Hamas rejects Gaza truce unless blockade ends
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-24 at 06:44:01

    Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire unless Israel ends its eight-year blockade of the Gaza Strip.

    6758 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2363 retweets and 27 favorites
    2 positive votes on Reddit
    1015 shares and 3237 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 9 plus ones

  12. Islamists gun down Somali protest singer-turned-lawmaker
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-23 at 20:43:24

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A veteran Somali protest singer who had become a member of parliament was shot dead in central Mogadishu on Wednesday by Islamist gunmen who blocked her car and sprayed it with bullets.

    6315 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 6153 retweets and 21 favorites
    33 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Gaza bloodshed deepens as airlines shun Israel
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-24 at 04:08:34

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Gaza fighting raged on Wednesday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said efforts to secure a truce between Israel and Hamas had made some progress.

    6067 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 5374 retweets and 112 favorites
    3 positive votes on Reddit
    320 shares and 110 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 1 reshares
    21 shares on LinkedIn

  14. A global guide to the first world war – interactive documentary
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-23 at 15:18:39

    Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely-seen footage, including extraordinary scenes of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italian …

    6010 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 447 retweets and 85 favorites
    638 positive votes on Reddit
    2328 shares and 2329 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 4 reshares
    49 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  15. VIDEO: Hundreds die in Syria ‘deadliest week’
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-23 at 23:01:01

    More than 1,700 people have reportedly been killed in seven days as fighting in Syria intensifies.

    5291 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 4780 retweets and 47 favorites
    159 shares and 201 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  16. Two deadly blasts hit Nigerian city
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-23 at 23:15:03

    Two blasts targeting an opposition leader and an Islamic cleric have hit the Nigerian city of Kaduna, killing at least 40 people, police say.

    5117 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3692 retweets and 30 favorites
    3 positive votes on Reddit
    944 shares and 333 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 2 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Israel may have committed war crimes during Gaza offensive, UN says
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-23 at 23:00:37

    UN human rights council debates resolution calling for urgent dispatch of ‘independent, international commission of inquiry’Gaza crisis: live updates Continue reading…

    5094 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 212 retweets and 15 favorites
    2 positive votes on Reddit
    1392 shares and 2954 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 359 plus ones and 38 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  18. SA rhino poacher jailed for 77 years
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-23 at 19:52:49

    A South African rhino poacher is sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest sentences aimed at curbing the illegal trade.

    4733 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 3593 retweets and 146 favorites
    240 shares and 623 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 14 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Arizona killer Joseph Wood dies almost two hours after execution begins
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-24 at 04:45:07

    Convicted killer ‘gasped and snorted’ as officials attempted to execute him, as lawyers filed an emergency motion to halt the process Continue reading…

    4575 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 2234 retweets and 81 favorites
    294 positive votes on Reddit
    987 shares and 859 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Indian boy has 232 teeth removed
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-23 at 21:53:06

    Doctors in India extract 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation.

    3928 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1400 retweets and 24 favorites
    33 positive votes on Reddit
    1628 shares and 712 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

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