1. French warplanes search Mali desert for crashed Air Algerie plane
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-25 at 05:16:16

    ALGIERS (Reuters) – French warplanes and U.N. helicopters scoured the north of Mali on Thursday for the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed carrying 110 passengers, nearly half of them French, from Burkina Faso to Algiers.

    103 twitter shares, 78356 retweets and 376 favorites
    12 positive votes on Reddit
    5634 shares and 8122 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 8 plus ones and 1 reshares
    53 shares on LinkedIn
    26 views on StumbleUpon

  2. At least 15 killed by shelling of Gaza school; toll exceeds 760
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-25 at 03:49:10

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school on Thursday, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 760 and attempts at a truce remained elusive.

    103 twitter shares, 83266 retweets and 318 favorites
    6 positive votes on Reddit
    647 shares and 375 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 2 reshares
    15 shares on LinkedIn
    53 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Ukrainian prime minister quits, parties force new election
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-25 at 04:17:37

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s prime minister tendered his resignation on Thursday, berating parliament for failing to pass legislation to take control over an increasingly precarious energy situation and to increase army financing.

    101 twitter shares, 25616 retweets and 65 favorites
    7 positive votes on Reddit
    75 shares and 10 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  4. UN shelter in Gaza ‘struck by Israeli shells’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-25 at 03:45:54

    Gaza health ministry says bombardment killed at least 15 people and injured 200 in a UN-run school in Beit Hanoun.

    103 twitter shares, 2459 retweets and 86 favorites
    3625 positive votes on Reddit
    7651 shares and 9636 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 24 plus ones and 15 reshares
    13 shares on LinkedIn
    10 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Isis orders all girls and women in Mosul to undergo FGM, UN report says
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-24 at 17:49:59

    Report says ‘fatwa’ issued by militant group in and around Iraqi city could affect 4 million, but doubts expressed on social mediaUpdate: Isis denies ordering girls in Mosul to undergo FGM Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1581 retweets and 27 favorites
    451 positive votes on Reddit
    9782 shares and 8921 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 55 plus ones and 25 reshares
    57 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Sudan ‘apostasy’ woman meets Pope
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-24 at 18:48:08

    A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.

    103 twitter shares, 359 retweets and 74 favorites
    15 positive votes on Reddit
    3436 shares and 9997 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 35 plus ones and 3 reshares
    16 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Exclusive: U.N. aviation body to hold safety meeting with IATA, others – sources
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-25 at 05:18:31

    MONTREAL (Reuters) – The U.N. civil aviation agency will hold a broad international meeting to discuss airline safety in the industry’s most coordinated response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday…

    101 twitter shares, 10976 retweets and 49 favorites
    61 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Israel kills two men in West Bank clashes
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-25 at 09:48:34

    Israeli police shoot dead two Palestinians and injure scores of others during Gaza solidarity protest.

    103 twitter shares, 5802 retweets and 43 favorites
    14 positive votes on Reddit
    1451 shares and 2565 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Iraqi Christians in Mosul told by Isis to convert to Islam or be executed
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-24 at 17:24:00

    Thousands of Christians flee largest city in northern Iraq after Isis gives stark choice: convert, pay a religious tax, or face death Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 2756 retweets and 16 favorites
    129 positive votes on Reddit
    2539 shares and 3658 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 59 plus ones and 17 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Pressure for Gaza truce mounts after Israel shells UN refuge
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-25 at 08:26:34

    There were signs of renewed efforts for a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the death toll continued to climb after Israel shelled a UN shelter killing 15 Palestinians. Israel's secretive security cabinet was expected to meet later in the day to discuss tr…

    102 twitter shares, 8830 retweets and 39 favorites
    121 shares and 119 likes on Facebook

  11. Blasts Kill 16 Seeking Haven at Gaza School
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-25 at 06:38:41

    A series of explosions at a school that was sheltering hundreds of Palestinians who had fled their homes also wounded many others. The cause was not immediately clear.

    4114 shares and 4601 likes on Facebook
    23 shares on LinkedIn
    6 views on StumbleUpon

  12. Israeli strike on Gaza school kills 15 and leaves 200 wounded
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-25 at 01:13:00

    UN condemns shelling of UNRWA school, saying it asked IDF for time to evacuate civilians, which was not given Gaza crisis: Israeli strike kills at least 15 live updates Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1815 retweets and 65 favorites
    17 positive votes on Reddit
    2858 shares and 2881 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 722 plus ones and 182 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  13. Sudanese woman spared death for apostasy meets Pope Francis
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-24 at 18:33:00

    Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced to death for apostasy in May, sparking an international campaign to save her life Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 5597 retweets and 63 favorites
    567 shares and 1633 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones

  14. Two car bombs kill 15 people in central Baghdad: police
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-24 at 23:59:47

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Two car bombs killed 15 people in central Baghdad on Thursday, police and medical sources said.

    99 twitter shares, 7562 retweets and 55 favorites
    37 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  15. Air Algérie flight AH5017 wreckage ‘found in Mali’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-24 at 20:37:05

    Plane flying from Burkina Faso to Algeria is reportedly discovered after losing contact with air traffic controllers Continue reading…

    102 twitter shares, 311 retweets and 23 favorites
    32 positive votes on Reddit
    1915 shares and 4024 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Indian boy has 232 teeth removed
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-24 at 11:57:16

    Surgeons operating on lump in Ashik Gavai’s jaw found many ‘pearl-like teeth’ and a solid ‘marble-like’ growth Continue reading…

    102 twitter shares, 625 retweets and 29 favorites
    2 positive votes on Reddit
    1990 shares and 2547 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    10 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Tamil asylum seekers held at sea will be taken to camp on Australian mainland
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-25 at 07:30:19

    Exclusive: Blow for Australia’s hardline policy as 157 people held at sea to be taken to Curtin detention centre Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 531 retweets and 13 favorites
    11 positive votes on Reddit
    857 shares and 3211 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 1 reshares

  18. Air Algérie plane crash brings week’s airliner death toll to 450
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-25 at 08:43:00

    Airliner comes down in north Africa with 116 on board, including 51 French, after departing Burkina Faso for Algiers Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 4228 retweets and 20 favorites
    3 positive votes on Reddit
    242 shares and 125 likes on Facebook
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Has Israel committed war crimes in Gaza?
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-25 at 01:28:51

    The UN launches an investigation into Israel’s ongoing assault on the Gaza Strip.

    101 twitter shares, 2697 retweets and 4 favorites
    526 shares and 1330 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares, 10 plus ones and 3 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Venezuelan ex-intelligence head faces drug chrges in U.S
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-25 at 05:24:28

    CARACAS/MIAMI (Reuters) – Venezuela’s former military intelligence chief, accused of involvement in drug trafficking by the United States, was arrested on a Caribbean island while on diplomatic business, the South American country said in a sternly worded…

    103 twitter shares, 4110 retweets and 20 favorites
    47 shares and 8 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

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