1. Gaza toll passes 100; Israel to counter rockets ‘with all power’
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-12 at 04:36:38

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An airstrike outside a family home early Saturday pushed the Palestinian death toll past 100 in four days of cross-border fighting as Israel showed no sign of pausing despite international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire with …

    26087 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 25252 retweets and 151 favorites
    2 positive votes on Reddit
    373 shares and 165 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares and 11 plus ones
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Arab world cartoonists prove a faster draw than their governments over Gaza
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-11 at 21:09:54

    Paralysis of Arab League members over conflict as much a target of anger across region as Israel and US support for it Continue reading…

    14770 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 13243 retweets and 83 favorites
    510 shares and 825 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  3. Tsunami Warnings Lifted for Japan After 6.8-Magnitude Earthquake
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 01:20:25

    UPDATE Friday July 11 2014, 5:50 p.m. ET: All tsunami advisories and warnings have been dropped, according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA)
    Tsunamis of 0.2 meter (about 8 inches) were spotted at Ofunato as well as Ishinomaki-shi Ayukawa at 05:2…

    12999 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 9509 retweets and 144 favorites
    1637 shares and 1482 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 47 plus ones and 13 reshares
    29 shares on LinkedIn
    15 views on StumbleUpon

  4. The People of Gaza and Israel Document Their Terror
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 04:20:22

    This week Israel launched a massive bombing campaign of Gaza. The military wing of Hamas, which is headquartered in Gaza, responded with a barrage of rockets aimed at Israel. The dramatic escalation of violence follows weeks of tension after the kidnappin…

    11987 Shares
    105 twitter shares, 11345 retweets and 299 favorites
    117 shares and 96 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares
    18 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Germany says expulsion of U.S. spy chief was inevitable
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-12 at 04:25:20

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s decision to ask the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country was an inevitable response to fresh allegations of U.S. spying on Berlin, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Friday.

    10894 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 10648 retweets and 53 favorites
    6 positive votes on Reddit
    62 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Dave Legeno, Who Played ‘Harry Potter’ Nemesis Fenrir Greyback, Dead at 50
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 00:25:52

    Dave Legeno, the actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of werewolf Fenrir Greyback in the Harry Potter series, was found dead following a desert hiking outing in Death Valley, California, according to a statement on Friday from the Inyo County Sherif…

    10724 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 6600 retweets and 4 favorites
    2266 shares and 1690 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 31 plus ones and 7 reshares
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-11 at 13:29:00

    Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise. Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on. The problem is the city is run by climate change deniers …

    10661 Shares
    105 twitter shares, 443 retweets and 47 favorites
    559 positive votes on Reddit
    3868 shares and 5413 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 58 plus ones and 15 reshares
    133 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Israeli Leader Calls for ‘Full Force’ in Effort to Quell Hamas Rocket Attacks
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-12 at 02:34:22

    Deadly Israeli airstrikes and persistent Palestinian rocket attacks indicate the two sides are set on a course of further escalation.

    9236 Shares
    1 positive votes on Reddit
    2625 shares and 6548 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 23 plus ones and 2 reshares
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Palestinian Death Toll Nears 100 in Gaza, W.H.O. Warns of Health Emergency
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-11 at 21:16:39

    Deadly Israeli airstrikes and persistent Palestinian rocket attacks indicate the two sides are set on a course of further escalation.

    9215 Shares
    2625 shares and 6548 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 1 reshares
    25 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Ukraine says rebels will pay as missiles kill 23 soldiers
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-12 at 05:25:37

    KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed to “find and destroy” pro-Russian rebels who killed 23 servicemen and wounded nearly 100 in a missile attack on Friday.

    8762 Shares
    90 twitter shares, 8377 retweets and 55 favorites
    56 positive votes on Reddit
    127 shares and 33 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Kurds seize Iraq oilfields, ministers pull out of government
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-12 at 01:50:17

    BAGHDAD/KIRKUK (Reuters) – Kurdish forces seized two oilfields in northern Iraq and took over operations from a state-run oil company on Friday, while Kurdish politicians formally suspended their participation in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s government…

    8739 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 8451 retweets and 43 favorites
    100 shares and 24 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Alaskan Fisherman Reels in Ginormous 482 lb. Halibut
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 06:28:28

    Get ready for a whopper of a fish story or a helluva halibut tale.
    The fish in this image is no Photoshop special. It’s a real (no, rot reel), 95-inch, 482 lb. fish caught in the Pacific Ocean near Alaska, according to a report in Alaska Dispatch News.

    F…

    8522 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 7985 retweets and 169 favorites
    159 shares and 81 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  13. World’s most bizarre lakes
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-12 at 15:06:03

    Boiling, disappearing, Pepto-Bismol pink: The water’s anything but fine at these strange lakes from Trinidad to Thailand.

    8477 Shares
    2288 shares and 6172 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  14. ‘Hot cop’ sparks collective swoon
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-11 at 09:37:33

    If a blue-eyed, chisel-cheeked mugshot can make an Internet sensation of a criminal suspect, can the law be far behind?

    8332 Shares
    1032 shares and 7300 likes on Facebook

  15. The Decision Is Reversed, and Cleveland Is in a Forgiving Mood
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-11 at 22:53:53

    At age 29 and with two N.B.A. titles, James announced on Friday that he would return to Cleveland, where he played from 2003 to 2010.

    7555 Shares
    2662 shares and 4755 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 21 plus ones and 6 reshares
    90 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  16. Reese Witherspoon Is Legally Lonely in This Emotional ‘Wild’ Trailer
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 01:02:05

    Reese Witherspoon portrays a broken-down hiker with no hope in the upcoming biopic Wild.
    The film, from Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée, puts Witherspoon in the shoes of Cheryl Strayed, a woman whose failed marriage, foolhardy antics …

    7339 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 3856 retweets and 117 favorites
    157 shares and 3093 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch Could Star in ‘True Detective’ Season 2
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 03:24:35

    LOS ANGELES — One day after HBO executives hinted at major True Detective Season 2 casting news coming down the pike, two actors are said to be circling roles on the upcoming installment of the anthology series
    First up, Colin Farrell is in serious …

    7193 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 6838 retweets and 122 favorites
    81 shares and 23 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Israel’s Gaza campaign may violate international law, says UN official
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-11 at 21:37:00

    High commissioner for human rights says reports of civilians killed in strikes on homes raise doubt over legality of action Continue reading…

    7144 Shares
    106 twitter shares, 1906 retweets and 100 favorites
    803 positive votes on Reddit
    1735 shares and 2002 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 351 plus ones and 81 reshares
    40 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Kerry urges Afghanistan to focus on audit to resolve disputed vote
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-12 at 01:46:04

    KABUL (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Afghanistan on Friday its transition to a self-reliant state hung in the balance after a contested presidential election, urging officials to focus on investigating all fraud allegations to prove i…

    7140 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 6703 retweets and 35 favorites
    68 shares and 223 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Can this really slow aging?
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-12 at 15:07:12

    It’s seven in the morning on the beach in Santa Monica, California. The low sun glints off the waves and the clouds are still golden from the dawn. The view stretches out over thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean. In the distance, white villas of wealthy L…

    6765 Shares
    1655 shares and 4363 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares, 162 plus ones and 22 reshares
    544 shares on LinkedIn

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