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.

    16187 Shares
    2047 shares and 14103 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares, 6 plus ones and 1 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn

  2. U.N. pulls staff out of Libya as clashes kill 13, close airports
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-15 at 03:14:07

    BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI Libya (Reuters) – The United Nations on Monday pulled its staff out of Libya where at least 13 people have been killed in fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi and in Tripoli, forcing the closure of the international airport.

    13766 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 13456 retweets and 76 favorites
    10 positive votes on Reddit
    92 shares and 17 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  3. Church of England General Synod approves female bishops
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-14 at 22:29:00

    Applause in public gallery greets overwhelming vote in favour of measure that ends 20 years of bitter division over issue Continue reading…

    10665 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 756 retweets and 76 favorites
    1659 shares and 7916 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 99 plus ones and 10 reshares
    27 shares on LinkedIn

  4. 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.

    10602 Shares
    2952 shares and 7592 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    45 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Nadine Gordimer, Novelist Who Took On Apartheid, Is Dead at 90
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-15 at 02:36:09

    Ms. Gordimer found her themes in the injustices and cruelties of South Africa’s policies of racial division, and she left no quarter of the society unexplored.

    10550 Shares
    3 positive votes on Reddit
    3827 shares and 6607 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 1 reshares
    87 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Author Nadine Gordimer dies at 90
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-14 at 21:27:31

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

    9977 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 7175 retweets and 51 favorites
    195 positive votes on Reddit
    1081 shares and 1252 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 79 plus ones and 8 reshares
    11 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  7. 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?

    8631 Shares
    2823 shares and 5794 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  8. 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.

    8340 Shares
    3280 shares and 5055 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

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

    6504 Shares
    1692 shares and 4803 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones

  10. Egypt launches initiative to halt Israel-Palestinian conflict
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-15 at 04:46:52

    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Egypt launched an initiative on Monday to halt fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants, proposing a ceasefire to be followed by talks in Cairo on settling the conflict in which Gaza authorities say more than 170 people…

    6461 Shares
    107 twitter shares, 5720 retweets and 154 favorites
    287 shares and 144 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares, 22 plus ones and 3 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  11. 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…

    6114 Shares
    1376 shares and 3945 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares and 10 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    762 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.

    5481 Shares
    1238 shares and 4185 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    50 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.

    5342 Shares
    1231 shares and 4104 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  14. 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.

    5301 Shares
    2051 shares and 3051 likes on Facebook
    199 views on StumbleUpon

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

    4028 Shares
    603 shares and 3392 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 27 plus ones and 1 reshares

  16. As Ukrainian forces advance, Putin plays a double game
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-15 at 00:32:58

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – As fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine, signs are emerging that Russian President Vladimir Putin has adopted a twin strategy: pledge his willingness to support a negotiated settlement, but continue funneling arms to separatist reb…

    3704 Shares
    78 twitter shares, 3546 retweets and 14 favorites
    47 shares and 9 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    6 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.

    3687 Shares
    362 shares and 2920 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares
    15 shares on LinkedIn
    385 views on StumbleUpon

  18. Supermoon summer: Your pictures
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-15 at 06:59:46

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

    3672 Shares
    750 shares and 2921 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  19. Super shots of weekend supermoon
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-14 at 06:55:27

    A bright glow lit up the sky near you over the weekend. See the best images.

    3672 Shares
    750 shares and 2921 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

  20. 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.

    3672 Shares
    750 shares and 2921 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

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