1. Israel rejects ceasefire plan, source says, as death toll nears 850
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-26 at 05:17:46

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel has rejected international proposals for a ceasefire in its fight against Islamist militants in Gaza, a government source said on Friday, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said no formal proposals had yet been put fo…

    103 twitter shares, 20630 retweets and 210 favorites
    40 positive votes on Reddit
    558 shares and 330 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 9 plus ones
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-26 at 07:35:26

    All passengers and crew on board an Air Algerie jetliner that crashed in Mali died in the tragedy, which completely wiped out several families, France announced. As the first images emerged of the crash site, showing a charred landscape and debris scatter…

    102 twitter shares, 15388 retweets and 143 favorites
    67 shares and 23 likes on Facebook

  3. S Leone hunts seized Ebola patient
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-25 at 23:34:22

    A hunt is launched in Sierra Leone’s capital for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital, as Nigeria registers its first case.

    101 twitter shares, 9318 retweets and 36 favorites
    289 positive votes on Reddit
    569 shares and 137 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 5 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  4. In Gaza, Hamas fighters are among civilians. There is nowhere else for them to go
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-25 at 01:25:21

    Lines are blurred when a guerrilla war is fought in as dense a place as Gaza but the IDF’s HQ is also surrounded by civilians Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 2616 retweets and 34 favorites
    1480 shares and 2594 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 283 plus ones and 77 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Bad weather seen as probable cause of Air Algerie crash
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-26 at 04:29:57

    PARIS/BAMAKO (Reuters) – Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African country of Mali that killed all 118 people on board, French officials said on Friday.

    101 twitter shares, 6734 retweets and 38 favorites
    5 positive votes on Reddit
    75 shares and 36 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Forensic team unable to say how South Korea ferry businessman died
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-25 at 21:18:01

    SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s forensic agency said on Friday it was impossible to determine the cause of death of a businessman linked to a ferry that sank killing 304 people in April because there was too much tissue damage to his badly decomposed body…

    100 twitter shares, 5700 retweets and 57 favorites
    45 shares and 4 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Ruby Rose: ‘I used to pray to God that I wouldnt get breasts’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-26 at 00:58:15

    The Australian model, DJ and television personality opens up about her struggle with gender identity depicted in her new video Continue reading…

    79 twitter shares, 46 retweets and 54 favorites
    364 shares and 5170 likes on Facebook

  8. Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-25 at 17:42:08

    Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following “persistent disruptive editing”.

    101 twitter shares, 162 retweets and 14 favorites
    2721 positive votes on Reddit
    1089 shares and 1098 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 21 plus ones and 3 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  9. ‘He had a bright future, and now he’s gone’
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-25 at 20:35:35

    As clashes continue across West Bank, mourners gather for the funeral of Mohammad Al Araj, killed on his 17th birthday.

    101 twitter shares, 705 retweets and 18 favorites
    937 shares and 2466 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  10. A bulldog jaw and solemn warnings but India calls the shots on Morrison
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-25 at 13:39:43

    Delhi has succeeded where the courts and opposition have failed by forcing the Coalition into the open over its boat policy Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 966 retweets and 57 favorites
    3 positive votes on Reddit
    710 shares and 2072 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 13 plus ones
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  11. EU edges to economic sanctions on Russia but narrows scope
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-26 at 04:55:13

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union reached outline agreement on Friday to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its behaviour in Ukraine but scaled back their scope to exclude technology for the crucial gas sector.

    103 twitter shares, 3499 retweets and 61 favorites
    148 shares and 49 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    29 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Obama calls Afghan candidates as vote recount drags on
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-26 at 01:39:30

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday called Afghanistan’s presidential candidates who are fighting over who won a June 14 election and urged them to maintain national unity during a vote recount and transition, the White House said.

    64 twitter shares, 3245 retweets and 62 favorites
    15 shares on Facebook

  13. Hamas and Israel agree to 12-hour Gaza truce
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-26 at 09:54:00

    Hamas and Israel agree to a temporary humanitarian pause in fighting in besieged Gaza Strip from 05:00 GMT on Saturday.

    102 twitter shares, 2797 retweets and 34 favorites
    245 shares and 152 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Iran detains four journalists, three of them Iranian-American, says CPJ
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-25 at 22:58:18

    ANKARA (Reuters) – (This story corrects name of UAE-based newspaper in para 2 to the National (not the Nation))

    82 twitter shares, 3014 retweets and 34 favorites
    49 shares and 31 likes on Facebook

  15. How the US’s terrorism watchlists work  and how you could end up on one
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-25 at 03:11:10

    Long-withheld document provides insight into secretive system in which people can be placed on terrorism databases with astounding ease, and without any way to get off Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1233 retweets and 68 favorites
    189 positive votes on Reddit
    830 shares and 666 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Gaza crisis: Kerry says ceasefire deal remains out of reach – live updates
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-26 at 02:42:03

    US secretary of state says differences in ‘terminology’ remainDiplomatic meetings to resume at weekend in ParisReports of a planned 12-hour ‘pause’ in Israeli strikes SaturdayIsraeli defense minister says ground operation may ‘significantly broaden’ soonA…

    103 twitter shares, 2334 retweets and 50 favorites
    170 shares and 74 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 75 plus ones and 11 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Israel has not rejected Gaza ceasefire, claims John Kerry
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-26 at 02:52:42

    The US secretary of state says that no formal proposal on Gaza ceasefire was presented to Israel’s cabinet Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 2324 retweets and 11 favorites
    36 shares on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares, 286 plus ones and 50 reshares

  18. Israel and Hamas declare 12-hour Gaza truce
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-26 at 08:57:49

    The Israeli military and Hamas said on Saturday that they would observe a 12-hour ceasefire from 8:00 am (0500 GMT), but a longer-term truce remained elusive for now. Hamas said that it and other militant groups in Gaza had reached "national consensu…

    102 twitter shares, 2404 retweets and 22 favorites
    16 shares and 1 likes on Facebook

  19. First case of ebola reported in Africa’s most populous city Lagos
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-25 at 22:18:40

    Death marks new and alarming cross-border development in world’s biggest epidemic spreading across three countries Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1703 retweets and 18 favorites
    17 positive votes on Reddit
    423 shares and 145 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  20. ‘Mummy, why did everyone forget about Syria when Gaza started?’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-25 at 20:29:52

    Answer complicated by limits of media resources and audience empathy, and similarities and differences between two wars Continue reading…

    102 twitter shares, 1008 retweets and 36 favorites
    3 positive votes on Reddit
    335 shares and 744 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 31 plus ones and 8 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

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