1. Germany wins fourth World Cup
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-14 at 16:28:28

    The World Cup comes to a thrilling end as Germany snatches victory from Argentina off the boot of Mario Götze.

    16359 Shares
    2070 shares and 14252 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Israel accepts cease-fire plan; Hamas rejects it as ‘joke’
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-15 at 13:42:31

    Israel accepts an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire with Hamas, but the militant group rejects the gesture outright.

    11105 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 8664 retweets and 56 favorites
    1343 shares and 937 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares

  3. Origami: When maths and art collide
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-14 at 18:03:30

    When origami enthusiast Uyen Nguyen discusses her art, you quickly understand that it is about a lot more than folding paper.

    10608 Shares
    2958 shares and 7592 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    45 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Coming soon: Standing on planes?
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-14 at 15:17:57

    A new report says “vertical seats” could cut ticket costs. But would it be worth it?

    8679 Shares
    2845 shares and 5820 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Would you pay $4M for unmade bed?
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-14 at 18:02:13

    The next time your child refuses to make his or her bed, don’t despair. You may have an artist on your hands.

    8350 Shares
    3289 shares and 5056 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-15 at 09:25:48

    Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashiko, arrested for emailing digital template of her genitalia to supporters of her art Continue reading…

    7860 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 670 retweets and 23 favorites
    3 positive votes on Reddit
    2655 shares and 4366 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 2 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Open Source: Israelis Watch Bombs Drop on Gaza From Front-Row Seats
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-15 at 05:10:13

    An image of Israeli spectators gathered on the high ground above Gaza to cheer the destruction below has reverberated online.

    7192 Shares
    3557 shares and 3544 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 45 plus ones and 5 reshares
    26 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  8. Author Nadine Gordimer dies at 90
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-15 at 14:24:49

    South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer dies in Johannesburg aged 90.

    6918 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 3600 retweets and 61 favorites
    211 positive votes on Reddit
    1216 shares and 1602 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 80 plus ones and 10 reshares
    15 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  9. Wunderbar!
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-14 at 18:05:17

    6509 Shares
    1697 shares and 4803 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  10. Hidden beauty of airport runways
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-14 at 17:51:30

    Airports are known for rules and regulations, a reputation that applies to the runways as well. Almost all airport designs are governed by regulations established by the International Civil Aviation Organization to ensure pilots circling Toledo or Timbukt…

    6117 Shares
    1379 shares and 3945 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 10 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    762 views on StumbleUpon

  11. Bergdahl assigned Army post
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-15 at 00:20:22

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has finished undergoing therapy and counseling at an Army hospital in San Antonio and could return to active duty as early as Monday, a defense official tells CNN.

    5554 Shares
    2098 shares and 3235 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    220 views on StumbleUpon

  12. Skyscrapers that clean the air
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-14 at 13:51:15

    Imagine a skyscraper that cleans the air. You won’t have to wait long — two will soon be built in China.

    5501 Shares
    1250 shares and 4192 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    51 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Why does China struggle with football?
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-14 at 13:52:11

    With a population of 1.3 billion, you’d think that there would be 11 people in China who are good enough to put up a fight on the football pitch.

    5351 Shares
    1237 shares and 4107 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. The Palmer pattern: cause maximum drama then support government
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-15 at 14:26:25

    So much for red tape repeal day and the bonfire of regulations. So much for orderly decision-making and grown-up government Continue reading…

    4798 Shares
    96 twitter shares, 3504 retweets and 67 favorites
    7 positive votes on Reddit
    201 shares and 920 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Final in photos: See how it happened
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-14 at 11:39:26

    4065 Shares
    614 shares and 3417 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 28 plus ones and 1 reshares

  16. Bizarre moments from World Cup final
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-14 at 15:12:18

    There were triumph and tears, joy and sorrow at the World Cup finals between Argentina and Germany. But regardless of whichever team you were supporting, there were some moments Sunday that were just bizarre. Here are our top 5:

    3957 Shares
    624 shares and 3315 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Germany celebrates
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-14 at 18:11:49

    In a twist of fate, the hosts’ vanquishers became the heroes. Germany’s Mario Götze’s late, late strike made the difference in the final against Argentina, and his sublime goal prevented Brazil’s neighbors and arch-rivals from lifting the trophy.

    3875 Shares
    373 shares and 3081 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    17 shares on LinkedIn
    399 views on StumbleUpon

  18. Summer of supermoons
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-14 at 19:13:26

    The first of this season’s summer of supermoons filled the night sky over the weekend.

    3771 Shares
    796 shares and 2974 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  19. Summer supermoons
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-15 at 15:53:05

    The first of this season’s summer of supermoons filled the night sky over the weekend.

    3771 Shares
    796 shares and 2974 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  20. Catching the summer of supermoons
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-15 at 15:47:51

    The first of this season’s summer of supermoons filled the night sky over the weekend.

    3771 Shares
    796 shares and 2974 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

Here are some more stories that didn’t actually make the above list but still have a significant percentage of social shares of the total.

How we Rank

We track the Worlds’s leading news sites and try to find out which stories made a splash today, as based on social media shares. We are currently tracking Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and StumbleUpon shares.

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