1. Malaysia Airlines plane MH17 ‘shot down’ in Ukraine – as it happened
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 12:47:28

    This blog page has wrapped up. The Guardian’s live coverage continues here.298 people on board plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine Bodies and wreckage found near town of Grabovo US officials say surface-to-air missile caused crash Ukrainian, Russian and…

    51573 Shares
    115 twitter shares, 40048 retweets and 742 favorites
    12 positive votes on Reddit
    4201 shares and 6116 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 158 plus ones and 65 reshares
    96 shares on LinkedIn

  2. MH17 crash: Aids researchers heading to Melbourne believed among dead
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 05:22:46

    Scientists were on route to the 20th international Aids conference, due to start on Sunday Continue reading…

    34811 Shares
    110 twitter shares, 30859 retweets and 143 favorites
    228 positive votes on Reddit
    1387 shares and 1924 likes on Facebook
    16 Google+ Shares, 122 plus ones and 15 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  3. French high-speed train crashes
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-17 at 23:44:19

    A French high-speed TGV train collides with a regional express in south-western France injuring several people.

    20506 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 19735 retweets and 121 favorites
    73 positive votes on Reddit
    324 shares and 126 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares and 8 plus ones
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Israeli military begins ground offensive in Gaza live updates
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 13:01:00

    This blog is now closed. You can find our latest coverage here. Continue reading…

    17851 Shares
    114 twitter shares, 12946 retweets and 293 favorites
    7 positive votes on Reddit
    2240 shares and 2162 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 51 plus ones and 8 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  5. Jetliner Explodes Over Ukraine; Struck by Missile, Officials Say
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-18 at 07:50:56

    Malaysia Airlines 17, which was carrying 298 people onboard, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile that might have been Russian made, American officials said.

    16162 Shares
    2 positive votes on Reddit
    7660 shares and 7975 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 315 plus ones and 75 reshares
    96 shares on LinkedIn
    19 views on StumbleUpon

  6. Edward Snowden: ‘If I end up in chains in Guantánamo I can live with that’ – video interview
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-17 at 19:30:00

    Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, talks exclusively to Alan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of the Guardian, and reporter Ewen MacAskill in Moscow. The 31-year-old former intelligence analyst discusses whether he is a Russian spy, his likely fate if he r…

    14729 Shares
    109 twitter shares, 3534 retweets and 390 favorites
    908 positive votes on Reddit
    4040 shares and 5502 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 29 plus ones and 7 reshares
    183 shares on LinkedIn
    7 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashes in east Ukraine
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-17 at 23:25:00

    Plane carrying 298 people may have been shot down near Russian border but government and separatists deny involvement Read our latest story on the Malaysia Airlines crash Follow the latest developments on our live blog Continue reading…

    12239 Shares
    109 twitter shares, 2090 retweets and 86 favorites
    70 positive votes on Reddit
    4155 shares and 5483 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 119 plus ones and 34 reshares
    73 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Missile destroys Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine, killing 298 people
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 08:06:00

     Pro-Russia rebels suspected of downing airliner Ukrainian president condemns ‘terrorist act’ World leaders react with shock and revulsion Follow the latest developments on our live blog Continue reading…

    9285 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 2099 retweets and 47 favorites
    5 positive votes on Reddit
    2718 shares and 3898 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 293 plus ones and 86 reshares
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Malaysia Airlines Plane Leaves Trail of Debris
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-18 at 06:15:15

    Local residents and rescue workers saw smoldering debris litter miles of sparsely populated Ukrainian farmland after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed.

    6442 Shares
    2907 shares and 3384 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 93 plus ones and 16 reshares
    21 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  10. Malaysia Airlines Stunned By Double Disasters
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-07-18 at 11:05:49

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry’s equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem.

    Malaysia Airli…

    6378 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 6165 retweets and 66 favorites
    29 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    10 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Israeli Military Invades Gaza, With Sights Set on Hamas Operations
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-18 at 06:41:09

    Israel said it would target tunnels that could infiltrate its territory after cease-fire talks failed to de-escalate the air war that had raged for 10 days.

    6349 Shares
    24 positive votes on Reddit
    2878 shares and 3345 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 25 plus ones and 3 reshares
    49 shares on LinkedIn
    5 views on StumbleUpon

  12. Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza live updates
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 16:42:54

    UN’s Ban Ki-moon ‘regrets’ Israeli escalationPalestinian death toll increases to more than 250 peopleIsraeli soldier killed in the invasion Continue reading…

    6335 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 4663 retweets and 41 favorites
    2 positive votes on Reddit
    225 shares and 109 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 1096 plus ones and 71 reshares
    4 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  13. Edward Snowden urges professionals to encrypt client communications
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-17 at 21:44:00

    Exclusive: Whistleblower says NSA revelations mean those with duty to protect confidentiality must urgently upgrade security Watch Snowden’s interview with the Guardian in Moscow Read the full interview with Snowden by Alan Rusbridger and Ewen MacAskill o…

    5338 Shares
    114 twitter shares, 2133 retweets and 443 favorites
    431 positive votes on Reddit
    1108 shares and 660 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 32 plus ones and 9 reshares
    142 shares on LinkedIn
    246 views on StumbleUpon

  14. MH17: recording shows Russian colonel and rebels ‘discussing disaster’ video
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 10:33:00

    The Security Service of Ukraine has released a recording of what it says are conversations involving a rebel fighter named ‘Bes’, Russian Colonel Vasyl Mykolaiovych Geranin and Cossack military leader Mykola Kozitsyn discussing the downing of a Malaysia A…

    5166 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 4105 retweets and 55 favorites
    6 positive votes on Reddit
    556 shares and 246 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 63 plus ones and 15 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Aids conference says 100 researchers may have been on board crashed plane
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 12:23:57

    Session held ahead of Aids 2014 conference told email exchanges show about 100 attendees booked on flight MH17Pim de Kuijer, my friend and Aids campaigner, killed in MH17 crash Continue reading…

    5053 Shares
    106 twitter shares, 1278 retweets and 47 favorites
    4 positive votes on Reddit
    1872 shares and 1591 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 113 plus ones and 15 reshares
    22 shares on LinkedIn

  16. MH17 crash: flight recorder found as anger at Russia mounts live updates
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 16:33:37

    US criticises Russia for arming rebelsAirlines change flight paths to avoid UkraineNewcastle United fans among nine British victims US officials say surface-to-air missile caused crashUkrainian, Russian and rebel leaders deny involvement Continue reading….

    5031 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 4619 retweets and 25 favorites
    2 positive votes on Reddit
    168 shares and 63 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 33 plus ones and 6 reshares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Malaysia Airlines crash: World demands answers from Russia after plane’s destruction
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 16:50:25

    US criticises Kremlin’s arming of rebels and Hillary Clinton says ‘Putin has gone too far’ after 298 die in missile strike Follow the latest developments on our live blog Continue reading…

    4397 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 3048 retweets and 113 favorites
    48 positive votes on Reddit
    670 shares and 337 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 25 plus ones and 4 reshares
    33 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  18. Pim de Kuijer, my friend and Aids campaigner, killed in MH17 crash
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 08:36:03

    A friend pays tribute to the Dutch citizen killed in airliner shot down over Ukraine, who was an enthusiastic writer and political activist and ‘most of all loved by many’Follow today’s developments following the MH17 crash in Ukraine Continue reading…

    4114 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1277 retweets and 49 favorites
    812 shares and 1861 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  19. Israeli forces enter Gaza in ground assault after ceasefire talks fail
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 04:44:00

    Israel says 14 ‘militants’ have been killed as infantry, tanks and artillery target Hamas tunnels LIVE: follow updates on the conflict in Gaza here Continue reading…

    3944 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 2586 retweets and 33 favorites
    12 positive votes on Reddit
    612 shares and 557 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 19 plus ones and 4 reshares
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Downed Malaysia Airlines plane: how did it go wrong for flight MH17?
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-18 at 01:49:12

    All flights now barred from eastern Ukraine, where airliner was downed while reportedly flying 1,000ft above restricted airspace Continue reading…

    3761 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 197 retweets and 11 favorites
    10 positive votes on Reddit
    1475 shares and 1820 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 111 plus ones and 15 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn

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