1. Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-16 at 08:58:08

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

    35268 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 3747 retweets and 10 favorites
    65 positive votes on Reddit
    9434 shares and 21767 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 34 plus ones and 4 reshares
    84 shares on LinkedIn
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Shelling kills four boys on Gaza beach; Israel, Hamas set five-hour truce
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-17 at 05:08:01

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli shelling killed four Palestinian boys on a Gaza beach on Wednesday, an incident the military called tragic, and Israel and Hamas said they would cease attacks for five hours on Thursday for a humanitarian truce requested…

    32159 Shares
    105 twitter shares, 30876 retweets and 217 favorites
    28 positive votes on Reddit
    513 shares and 350 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 10 plus ones and 1 reshares
    39 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Journalists will face jail over spy leaks under new security laws
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-16 at 17:25:57

    George Brandis’s new spying laws will include measure to criminalise media reporting of Snowden-style leaks Continue reading…

    27028 Shares
    115 twitter shares, 17611 retweets and 307 favorites
    4763 positive votes on Reddit
    1993 shares and 2162 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 11 reshares
    27 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  4. Boys Drawn to Gaza Beach, and Into Center of Mideast Strife
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-17 at 06:29:12

    Two explosions struck an area that had been considered relatively safe from the intense Israeli bombing campaign.

    22864 Shares
    19 positive votes on Reddit
    9778 shares and 12657 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 271 plus ones and 84 reshares
    34 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Witness to a shelling: first-hand account of deadly strike on Gaza port
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-17 at 01:11:00

    There is a deafening explosion, then a second. Four children are dead. Four survivors reach the safety of our hotel Continue reading…

    19518 Shares
    115 twitter shares, 2745 retweets and 323 favorites
    51 positive votes on Reddit
    7353 shares and 8816 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 51 plus ones and 2 reshares
    15 shares on LinkedIn
    27 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Through Lens, 4 Boys Dead by Gaza Shore
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-17 at 06:26:17

    A New York Times photographer gives his account of explosions and sudden death.

    10051 Shares
    4491 shares and 5496 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 4 reshares
    22 shares on LinkedIn
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Israeli officials say ‘comprehensive ceasefire’ agreed live updates
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-17 at 16:50:53

    New ceasefire due to start on Friday, say Israeli officialsHamas has yet to confirm ceasefire agreementThree mortars fired at Eshkol as Israel holds fireHamas denies breaking humanitarian truceIDF thwarts Hamas tunnel attack Israeli air strike kills four …

    7949 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 7667 retweets and 54 favorites
    2 positive votes on Reddit
    65 shares and 13 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 35 plus ones and 3 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  8. The carbon tax is dead and there is nothing credible to take its place
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-17 at 06:44:53

    Almost a decade of bruising debate has led to the absence of any serious policy alternative and paralysis over the way forward Continue reading…

    5992 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 715 retweets and 48 favorites
    113 positive votes on Reddit
    1296 shares and 2944 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 523 plus ones and 209 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Military Official Says Israel Invasion of Gaza Is Likely
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-17 at 06:30:06

    A senior Israeli military official said the likelihood of an invasion was “very high” as the Palestinian death toll reached 205, including four children killed on a beach.

    5825 Shares
    10 positive votes on Reddit
    2697 shares and 2988 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 26 plus ones and 6 reshares
    75 shares on LinkedIn
    3 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Raising Stakes on Russia, U.S. Adds Sanctions
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-17 at 07:50:05

    The new penalties, targeting a series of banks and energy and defense firms, go much further than the limits imposed so far in retaliation for Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine.

    4029 Shares
    75 positive votes on Reddit
    1523 shares and 2284 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 17 plus ones and 4 reshares
    93 shares on LinkedIn
    13 views on StumbleUpon

  11. More Ukrainian soldiers killed as fighting rages in east, peace move flops
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-17 at 05:29:04

    KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Pro-Moscow separatists battled to break through lines of government forces near the border with Russia in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, and a tentative step towards agreeing a ceasefire in the intensifying three-month conf…

    2962 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2618 retweets and 37 favorites
    28 positive votes on Reddit
    126 shares and 28 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  12. VIDEO: Reporter sings Happy Birthday to Merkel
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-17 at 08:34:32

    A German reporter has given the country’s Chancellor an unusual birthday present at a news conference in Brussels.

    2760 Shares
    108 twitter shares, 1254 retweets and 126 favorites
    459 shares and 784 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 3 reshares

  13. Senate debates mining tax repeal the day’s political coverage
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-17 at 15:30:15

    Tony Abbott’s long-standing promise to axe Labor’s emissions trading scheme has been fulfilled with Palmer United party support Continue reading…

    2693 Shares
    114 twitter shares, 1942 retweets and 205 favorites
    90 positive votes on Reddit
    142 shares and 177 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 15 plus ones and 2 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. Amnesty calls on Australia to return 153 asylum seekers to shore
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-17 at 15:10:04

    Campaign group says it has ‘grave concerns’ about the conditions in which Tamils are being held on the high seas Continue reading…

    2675 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2463 retweets and 38 favorites
    30 shares and 41 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Tony Abbott: media should not publish stories that ‘endanger national security’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-17 at 12:20:01

    Prime minister warns journalists to show ‘sense of responsibility’ as Coalition tries to push through tougher security laws Continue reading…

    2369 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1751 retweets and 21 favorites
    55 positive votes on Reddit
    183 shares and 249 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  16. DealBook: Rupert Murdoch Puts Time Warner on His Wish List
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-17 at 08:06:38

    Although the takeover bid made in recent weeks by 21st Century Fox was unsuccessful, Time Warner may feel pressure to begin talks, potentially reshaping the media industry.

    2120 Shares
    6 positive votes on Reddit
    1132 shares and 669 likes on Facebook
    280 shares on LinkedIn
    33 views on StumbleUpon

  17. Mortars fired from Gaza during ceasefire between Israel and Hamas
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-17 at 16:03:11

    Three mortars fires into Israel during five-hour ‘humanitarian pause’ in hostilities brokered by UN Continue reading…

    2082 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 539 retweets and 26 favorites
    234 shares and 96 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares, 851 plus ones and 221 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Revisiting Kurdistan: ‘If there is a success story in Iraq, it’s here’
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-16 at 23:38:45

    In 2003, before the US invasion of Iraq, Luke Harding found the Kurds full of defiance and hope. Returning 11 years later with Baghdad’s hold on power crumbling he finds a self-confident region transformed by oil money Continue reading…

    2048 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1280 retweets and 49 favorites
    234 shares and 381 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Scott Brown: fallout from Hobby Lobby decision puts Senate bid in tight spot
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-16 at 21:44:19

    GOP candidate Scott Brown has been labeled ‘anti-women’ by his Democratic rival, a label particularly toxic in New Hampshire Continue reading…

    1972 Shares
    115 twitter shares, 1244 retweets and 165 favorites
    43 positive votes on Reddit
    197 shares and 205 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  20. Japanese vagina selfie artist vows legal battle against obscenity charges
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-16 at 20:45:00

    Megumi Igarashi says she is outraged after being arrested for sending 3D printer data of her scanned vagina to her fans Continue reading…

    1919 Shares
    99 twitter shares, 442 retweets and 10 favorites
    447 shares and 893 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn
    24 views on StumbleUpon

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