1. Gaza dead reach 78 as Israelis hint at invasion
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-11 at 05:03:25

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – At least 78 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel’s Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday as militants in the enclave kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities.

    115 twitter shares, 52195 retweets and 279 favorites
    590 shares and 655 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares and 7 plus ones
    19 shares on LinkedIn
    42 views on StumbleUpon

  2. Take a tour through George W.’s ranch
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-10 at 22:23:45

    Central Texas, especially that sweet spot halfway between Dallas and Austin where small swaths of the legendary old prairies remain, is an earthly paradise. Blowsy live oaks spread their heavy limbs beneath cloud-spattered skies, while creeks and rivers 

    2044 shares and 39913 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  3. Berlin tells CIA station chief to leave in spy scandal
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-11 at 02:32:55

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany told the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country on Thursday in a dramatic display of anger from Chancellor Angela Merkel at the behaviour of a close ally after officials unearthed two suspected U.S. spies.

    102 twitter shares, 23444 retweets and 149 favorites
    30 positive votes on Reddit
    208 shares and 106 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 1 reshares
    14 shares on LinkedIn

  4. VIDEO: Lost mobile phone’s amazing journey
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-10 at 10:17:11

    A US farmer who lost his mobile phone in a grain pit has it returned – nine months later from a different continent.

    100 twitter shares, 18048 retweets
    22 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  5. Gaza crisis: Obama says US willing to broker ceasefire as death toll mounts
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-11 at 03:42:21

    Obama tells Netanyahu that US willing to negotiate ceasefireDeath toll from Israeli assault on Gaza hits 90, ministry says22 children among dead, ministry saysUN security council meets, declines to issue statementRocket fire from Gaza continuesFirst repor…

    115 twitter shares, 13013 retweets and 211 favorites
    2 positive votes on Reddit
    1129 shares and 1724 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Polar Vortex in July: Record Cold Weather on the Way to U.S.
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-11 at 03:10:13

    The middle of July is typically one of the hottest weeks of the year in the Midwest and Central United States.
    Well, not this year. Instead, the region that was locked in the deep freeze for the entire winter and much of the spring — Lake Superior’s…

    108 twitter shares, 12070 retweets and 353 favorites
    389 shares and 295 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares
    13 shares on LinkedIn

  7. World cities, home to most people, to add 2.5 billion more by 2050: U.N.
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-11 at 01:59:20

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – More than half of the world’s seven billion people live in urban areas, with the top “mega cities” – with more than 10 million inhabitants – being Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, according to a United Nations …

    102 twitter shares, 9839 retweets and 78 favorites
    26 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Fleeing Gangs, Children Head to U.S. Border
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-11 at 08:36:02

    An increase in gang-related killings of children is a key factor driving the surge of migration of young Central Americans to the United States.

    3521 shares and 5216 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares and 9 plus ones
    61 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Insurgents enter military base northeast of Baghdad: officials
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-10 at 23:53:44

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Sunni insurgents battling forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki broke into a military base in Diyala province northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, a security source and a local official said.

    101 twitter shares, 8500 retweets and 37 favorites
    31 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  10. World’s strangest lakes
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-10 at 16:47:26

    Imagine walking through a far-flung island of forest and stumbling across a bright, pink lake. Or quietly rowing your boat through a sea of floating lotus flowers that expand as far as the eye can see. Dreamy? Yes, but also completely possible if you cons…

    2001 shares and 5298 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 1 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Palestinian death toll rises as Israel escalates aerial assault on Gaza
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-10 at 23:32:01

    Hospital officials say 81 people have been killed in three days of airstrikes, with no Israeli casualties reported Continue reading…

    102 twitter shares, 6092 retweets and 5 favorites
    13 positive votes on Reddit
    438 shares and 338 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Obama turns down free marijuana
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-10 at 07:57:54

    President Obama is offered pot on a night out in a state that recently legalized recreational marijuana.

    2322 shares and 4374 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  13. San Fermin
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-10 at 17:52:40

    1632 shares and 4803 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  14. Ukraine readies plan against rebels; Germany, France press Putin
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-11 at 05:17:46

    KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces regained more ground but sustained further casualties on Thursday in clashes with separatists, while two Western allies urged Russia’s Vladimir Putin to exert more pressure on the rebels to find a negotiat…

    102 twitter shares, 5259 retweets and 54 favorites
    65 shares and 75 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Germany expels US spy row official
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-10 at 21:25:05

    The German government has ordered that a CIA official be thrown out of the country in response to two cases of alleged spying by the US.

    102 twitter shares, 158 retweets and 13 favorites
    4016 positive votes on Reddit
    613 shares and 178 likes on Facebook
    19 Google+ Shares and 6 plus ones
    11 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  16. Rousseff’s worst nightmare
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-10 at 15:49:15

    Never in her worst nightmares did Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff imagine such a crushing soccer defeat, she told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.

    102 twitter shares, 4166 retweets and 92 favorites
    369 shares and 349 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares and 20 plus ones

  17. Is this the secret to aging slowly?
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-10 at 16:06:36

    Researchers are trying to show that meditation could help counter the aging process.

    1142 shares and 3019 likes on Facebook
    13 Google+ Shares, 94 plus ones and 13 reshares
    337 shares on LinkedIn

  18. HIV re-emerges in ‘cured’ US girl
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-11 at 02:14:55

    A child born in the US with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the virus, doctors say.

    101 twitter shares, 356 retweets and 11 favorites
    3497 positive votes on Reddit
    433 shares and 119 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    4 shares on LinkedIn

  19. 4 Tips For Success From Entrepreneurs Under 30
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-11 at 06:24:58

    Four young Australian entrepreneurs have given their top tips for making it big before the time you’re 30.
    The business founders spoke at Macleay College entrepreneurship forum in Sydney.
    The women included Expert 360 founder Bridget Loudon, The Best Day …

    101 twitter shares, 3682 retweets and 142 favorites
    102 shares and 27 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares
    45 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Soot-Stained Documents Reveal Firing Squad Executions in Ukraine
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-11 at 02:21:32

    SLOVIANSK, Ukraine – At first glance, the carefully worded, soot-stained document adorned with an official stamp looks like a weathered decree from World War II.
    But dust it off and take a closer look and it becomes clear that it’s an executio…

    112 twitter shares, 3416 retweets and 115 favorites
    22 positive votes on Reddit
    170 shares and 40 likes on Facebook
    13 shares on LinkedIn
    16 views on StumbleUpon

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