1. Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-30 at 05:21:46

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel knocked out Gaza’s only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets on Tuesday, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist guerrillas in the enclave. Israel’s C…

    103 twitter shares, 23271 retweets and 223 favorites
    376 shares and 195 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares and 15 plus ones
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Israeli bombs kill 100 Gazans in single day
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-30 at 06:27:39

    Hundreds of attacks send toll soaring, while Gaza’s only power station shuts down after being hit.

    103 twitter shares, 9548 retweets and 80 favorites
    1139 shares and 822 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 3 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-29 at 23:21:37

    BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) – Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people.

    103 twitter shares, 8877 retweets and 99 favorites
    178 shares and 176 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Gaza’s only power plant destroyed in Israel’s most intense air strike yet
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-30 at 08:28:00

    At least 100 Palestinians killed and media outlets, mosque and refugee camp all targeted as calls for ceasefire dismissed Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 4634 retweets and 45 favorites
    1919 shares and 1860 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 411 plus ones and 116 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Chinese police shoot dead dozens after attack in Xinjiang
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-29 at 23:35:14

    BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese police shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday.

    102 twitter shares, 8644 retweets and 30 favorites
    82 shares and 43 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  6. Last surviving Hiroshima bomber dies in US
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-30 at 06:46:24

    Theodore Van Kirk said dropping the atomic bomb on Japan had saved lives but he also thought they should be abolished.

    101 twitter shares, 7566 retweets and 1 favorites
    268 shares and 406 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  7. Deadly Israeli shelling hits UN school as Hamas mulls truce
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-30 at 09:28:46

    An Israeli shelling on a UN school in Gaza killed 20 people early Wednesday, medics said, as Palestinian factions were to head to Cairo to discuss a temporary humanitarian ceasefire. As the conflict between Israel and Hamas entered its 23rd day, internati…

    102 twitter shares, 7576 retweets and 19 favorites
    15 shares and 4 likes on Facebook

  8. China says investigating powerful former security chief for graft
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-29 at 20:43:59

    BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Communist Party said on Tuesday it had launched a corruption investigation into former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, one of the country’s most influential politicians of the last decade, in a case that has its origins …

    101 twitter shares, 7343 retweets and 36 favorites
    54 shares and 30 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  9. WikiLeaks reveals Australian gagging order over political bribery allegations
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-30 at 05:18:27

    Superinjunction reported to have been issued on 19 June to block reporting of claims involving international politicians Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 5584 retweets and 46 favorites
    463 shares and 446 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Gaza crisis: ‘Huge surge’ in displaced people after night of intensified violence as it happened
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-30 at 03:26:57

    UN reports more than 200,000 packed into 85 Gaza shelters Palestinian officials say 110 killed in 24 hoursCeasefire talks continue in CairoGaza power plant finished after strike on fuel tankRead the latest blog summary Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 2186 retweets and 26 favorites
    137 shares and 48 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 1935 plus ones and 595 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Turkish deputy prime minister says women should not laugh out loud
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-29 at 21:16:30

    Anger and disbelief greets sexist rant by Bülent Arinc, which also takes aim at soap operas and use of mobile phones Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1384 retweets and 56 favorites
    1456 shares and 1933 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 2 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  12. I applied for 40 jobs in nine minutes
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-29 at 09:02:48

    Employers may be the ones doing the extra work under the government’s new 40-jobs-a-month unemployment rule Continue reading…

    100 twitter shares, 252 retweets and 18 favorites
    1159 shares and 3230 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 1 reshares
    20 shares on LinkedIn

  13. U.S. Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile, Violating Treaty
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-30 at 06:41:57

    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.

    2170 shares and 2319 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 25 plus ones and 3 reshares
    87 shares on LinkedIn
    138 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Karzai’s powerful cousin killed, worsens strains over poll deadlock
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-29 at 21:23:33

    KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s powerful cousin, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed in a suicide bomb attack on Tuesday, officials said, deepening strains over an election marred by fraud and under a U.N.-mon…

    101 twitter shares, 4221 retweets and 40 favorites
    49 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Treatment of asylum-seeker children is akin to abuse, say church leaders
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-30 at 04:02:58

    Church group calls for the immigration minister, Scott Morrison, to renounce his position as guardian of unaccompanied minors Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 3444 retweets and 20 favorites
    143 shares and 452 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Ukraine rebel chief Igor Bezler threatens to execute interviewer
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-30 at 04:29:00

    Nicknamed the Demon, leader said to be behind the downing of MH17 ends rare interview after exploding into a rage and shouting: Dont think I wont shoot you Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 1517 retweets and 182 favorites
    1092 shares and 1144 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 24 plus ones and 6 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  17. University Of Texas Picking William McRaven As New Chancellor
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-07-30 at 07:34:42

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system’s 15 campuses and $14 billion budget.

    Navy Adm. Wil…

    6 twitter shares
    140 shares and 3917 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Israel is finding it harder to deny targeting Gaza infrastructure
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-29 at 23:17:03

    With blackouts, food shortages and sewage in the streets, observers say the IDF either targets civilians or has terrible aim Continue reading…

    103 twitter shares, 2652 retweets and 70 favorites
    619 shares and 500 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 21 plus ones and 9 reshares
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  19. US and Europe hit Russia with toughest sanctions yet
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-07-30 at 07:03:18

    The United States and Europe targeted Russia's key financial, arms and energy sectors with tough new sanctions in response to Moscow's intervention in the Ukraine crisis. Announcing the measures, US President Barack Obama denied that the West ha…

    101 twitter shares, 3788 retweets and 30 favorites
    19 shares and 2 likes on Facebook

  20. Australian graduates having toughest time in 20 years finding full-time work
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-30 at 04:46:11

    Only about seven in ten graduates searching for a full-time post were successful, annual survey shows Continue reading…

    101 twitter shares, 2937 retweets and 58 favorites
    140 shares and 285 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

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