1. Children killed in Gaza playground shelling
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-29 at 08:14:21

    Israel denies striking Gaza’s main hospital and a playground, where seven children have been killed.

    103 twitter shares, 4086 retweets and 74 favorites
    98 positive votes on Reddit
    5060 shares and 7957 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 1 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Truce hopes fade as Gaza pummelled again
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-29 at 09:30:33

    Violence soars as seven Palestinian children perish in a playground and four Israeli soldiers killed in a mortar attack.

    101 twitter shares, 11283 retweets and 40 favorites
    5 positive votes on Reddit
    531 shares and 715 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares

  3. West agrees wider Russia sanctions as Kiev says forces near crash site
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-29 at 04:27:22

    KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – U.S. and European leaders agreed on Monday to impose wider sanctions on Russia’s financial, defense and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced toward the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17.

    102 twitter shares, 11043 retweets and 113 favorites
    2 positive votes on Reddit
    162 shares and 57 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Female bombers target Nigeria trade show, petrol station, three dead
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-28 at 21:44:08

    KANO Nigeria (Reuters) – Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a trade show and a petrol station in northern Nigeria’s biggest city of Kano on Monday, killing one other person and injuring at least six others, police and a military source said….

    101 twitter shares, 9795 retweets and 27 favorites
    31 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-29 at 05:29:45

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A grim-faced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday of a protracted war in Gaza, dashing any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid.

    103 twitter shares, 8181 retweets and 164 favorites
    5 positive votes on Reddit
    463 shares and 221 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 421 plus ones and 104 reshares
    16 shares on LinkedIn
    15 views on StumbleUpon

  6. US: Russia Violated 1987 Nuclear Missile Treaty
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-07-29 at 05:43:14

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have s…

    102 twitter shares, 7726 retweets and 19 favorites
    71 shares and 102 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  7. U.S. ‘disappointed’ Netherlands released Venezuelan wanted over drugs
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-29 at 03:42:10

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is "deeply disappointed" the Netherlands released a former Venezuelan military intelligence chief detained over U.S. drug trafficking allegations, and is "disturbed" at reports indicating Caracas used threats to ob…

    101 twitter shares, 7048 retweets and 23 favorites
    3 positive votes on Reddit
    40 shares and 3 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    6 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Huge blaze out of control in Tripoli battle as Libya slides into chaos
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-29 at 02:36:46

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) – A huge fuel depot in Libya’s capital burned out of control on Monday, set ablaze in fighting between rival militias that has driven the country to chaos three years after the NATO-backed revolt that toppled Muammar Gaddafi.

    101 twitter shares, 6604 retweets and 40 favorites
    6 positive votes on Reddit
    139 shares and 61 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 10 plus ones and 2 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Industry concerned about Coalition’s 40-job-applications-a month plan
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-28 at 15:07:33

    Business groups concerned they will be deluged by poorly targeted applications from young unemployed Continue reading…

    102 twitter shares, 1572 retweets and 62 favorites
    589 shares and 1427 likes on Facebook
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Qatar World Cup: migrants wait a year to be paid for building offices
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-28 at 18:52:18

    Workers who fitted out lavish offices used by tournament organisers say they are trapped after collapse of contractor Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 932 retweets and 96 favorites
    27 positive votes on Reddit
    1468 shares and 1023 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 13 plus ones and 6 reshares
    21 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-29 at 09:45:48

    Bloodshed in and around Gaza surged Tuesday with strikes killing 26 Palestinians, including at least four children, as Israel announced the deaths of five more soldiers, shattering hopes for an end to three weeks of violence. "In the name of humanity…

    90 twitter shares, 2420 retweets and 30 favorites
    340 shares and 757 likes on Facebook

  12. Ahmadi woman and children killed after Pakistani mob torches homes
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-28 at 15:41:12

    Death of sect member and her young granddaughters is latest attack on minorities and was sparked by blasphemy claims Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1232 retweets and 41 favorites
    4 positive votes on Reddit
    768 shares and 1363 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  13. U.S. and Europe Set to Toughen Russia Sanctions
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-29 at 06:31:38

    A package targeting Russia’s financial, energy and defense sectors was driven by the conclusion that Moscow has taken a more direct role in Ukraine.

    42 positive votes on Reddit
    1197 shares and 2002 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 3 reshares
    88 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Eid al-Fitr celebrations around the world – in pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-28 at 17:39:35

    The three-day festival of Eid-al-Fitr marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims start the day with prayer and then spend time with family, pay respects to the dead, offer gifts and often give to charity Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 273 retweets and 16 favorites
    540 shares and 1865 likes on Facebook

  15. U.S. Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile, Violating Treaty
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-29 at 04:30:11

    The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior American officials.

    28 positive votes on Reddit
    1300 shares and 1162 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 19 plus ones and 2 reshares
    53 shares on LinkedIn
    38 views on StumbleUpon

  16. In Ferry Deaths, a South Korean Tycoon’s Downfall
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-29 at 05:48:13

    The sinking of the ferry Sewol killed 304 passengers and exposed a web of questionable business practices by Yoo Byung-eun, who was found dead in June.

    146 positive votes on Reddit
    1072 shares and 1200 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    51 shares on LinkedIn
    81 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Israel says Gaza campaign will continue ‘until mission is accomplished’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-29 at 00:18:00

    House of Ismail Haniyeh, a senior Hamas leader, hit by missile after suggestions of a major escalation of military action in Gaza Live coverage of the Gaza conflict Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 624 retweets and 25 favorites
    12 positive votes on Reddit
    548 shares and 406 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 446 plus ones and 103 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Masterworks vs. the Masses
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-29 at 01:34:05

    Visitors from all over are lining up at the Louvre, the Vatican and the Uffizi museums, posing problems for institutions trying to balance accessibility with art preservation.

    763 shares and 1159 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    43 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Assad in Eid appearance as violence rages
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-28 at 15:20:49

    No let-up in fighting in northeast and other parts of Syria as state TV shows president at prayer in Damascus mosque.

    101 twitter shares, 324 retweets and 7 favorites
    200 shares and 1044 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Gun Safety Group Pressures Key GOP Senators In Dramatic TV Ad
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-07-29 at 06:30:29

    The gun safety group funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will air a dramatic television ad in three key states and Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to pressure key Republican senators to support new gun restrictions for domestic abusers.

    80 twitter shares, 140 retweets and 13 favorites
    304 shares and 1063 likes on Facebook

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