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…

    34565 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 4950 retweets and 10 favorites
    64 positive votes on Reddit
    8734 shares and 20567 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 30 plus ones and 4 reshares
    83 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…

    29692 Shares
    107 twitter shares, 28540 retweets and 223 favorites
    29 positive votes on Reddit
    453 shares and 275 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 1 reshares
    35 shares on LinkedIn

  3. 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…

    16446 Shares
    115 twitter shares, 3216 retweets and 307 favorites
    44 positive votes on Reddit
    5956 shares and 6659 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 120 plus ones and 2 reshares
    6 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  4. 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…

    13925 Shares
    115 twitter shares, 5826 retweets and 274 favorites
    4496 positive votes on Reddit
    1597 shares and 1543 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 24 plus ones and 8 reshares
    22 shares on LinkedIn

  5. 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.

    13768 Shares
    14 positive votes on Reddit
    6386 shares and 7243 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 77 plus ones and 5 reshares
    23 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Iran, powers seek to agree terms for extending nuclear talks: diplomats
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-17 at 04:40:38

    VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran and six world powers are working to finalize the terms of a likely extension in negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program beyond a July 20 deadline and an announcement may come as early as Friday, Western diplomats said.

    6698 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 6517 retweets and 56 favorites
    19 shares and 1 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Israeli Invasion of Gaza Is Likely, Official Says; Brief Cease-Fire Is Set
    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.

    5019 Shares
    10 positive votes on Reddit
    2335 shares and 2565 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 18 plus ones and 2 reshares
    67 shares on LinkedIn
    2 views on StumbleUpon

  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…

    3469 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 667 retweets and 32 favorites
    63 positive votes on Reddit
    698 shares and 1167 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 512 plus ones and 207 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Tamil asylum seekers being held at sea in windowless locked rooms
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-16 at 14:06:48

    High court documents lodged by lawyers acting for 86 of the asylum seekers reveal group has had no opportunity to deliver protection claims and have not been provided translators Continue reading…

    3399 Shares
    105 twitter shares, 1597 retweets and 71 favorites
    85 positive votes on Reddit
    679 shares and 858 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  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 large banks and energy and defense firms, go significantly further than the financial and travel limits imposed so far.

    3259 Shares
    55 positive votes on Reddit
    1310 shares and 1772 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 2 reshares
    81 shares on LinkedIn
    7 views on StumbleUpon

  11. The Toll in Gaza and Israel, Day by Day
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-17 at 00:00:16

    Rocket attacks, airstrikes and deaths in the conflict.

    3161 Shares
    1485 shares and 1646 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 7 plus ones and 1 reshares
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  12. 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…

    2943 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 2619 retweets and 37 favorites
    28 positive votes on Reddit
    121 shares and 17 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 2 plus ones and 1 reshares
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  13. Carbon tax repeal passes parliament question time live
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-17 at 09:52:56

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

    2537 Shares
    109 twitter shares, 1990 retweets and 114 favorites
    61 positive votes on Reddit
    122 shares and 122 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 12 plus ones and 2 reshares

  14. Open Source: Witness Accounts of Gaza Attack That Killed 4 Boys
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-16 at 23:02:03

    Foreign correspondents reporting from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday provided detailed accounts of a deadly attack that killed four children on a beach.

    2527 Shares
    11 positive votes on Reddit
    1016 shares and 1080 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 392 plus ones and 18 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Open Source: Witness Accounts of Gaza Attack That Killed 4 Boys
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-16 at 23:02:03

    Foreign correspondents reporting from the Gaza Strip provided detailed accounts of a deadly attack that killed four children on a beach.

    2526 Shares
    11 positive votes on Reddit
    1015 shares and 1080 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares, 392 plus ones and 18 reshares
    5 shares on LinkedIn

  16. Revealed: the hunger strikes of America’s most secret foreign prisoners
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-16 at 18:49:43

    Protests by detainees held in secret by US in Afghanistan Strikes reminiscent of those at Guantánamo Bay Detainees say: ‘The Americans did not want to talk to us’ Continue reading…

    2296 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 1691 retweets and 69 favorites
    2 positive votes on Reddit
    258 shares and 158 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Israel and Hamas to observe brief Gaza truce
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-17 at 09:43:35

    Both sides to hold a five-hour pause in fighting to allow UN humanitarian aid to enter the Gaza Strip.

    2293 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 781 retweets and 4 favorites
    8 positive votes on Reddit
    496 shares and 878 likes on Facebook
    8 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    15 shares on LinkedIn

  18. Dutch liable over Srebrenica deaths
    Published by BBC on 2014-07-16 at 21:19:48

    A Dutch court rules that the Netherlands bears responsibility for some of the 7,000 deaths of Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995.

    2092 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 201 retweets and 37 favorites
    81 positive votes on Reddit
    1037 shares and 554 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares and 9 plus ones
    53 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  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…

    2011 Shares
    115 twitter shares, 1361 retweets and 155 favorites
    35 positive votes on Reddit
    168 shares and 174 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones

  20. Afghanistan’s Kabul airport under attack
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-07-17 at 08:00:08

    Rapid response force sent to the area amid reports of gunfire and explosions at capital’s international airport.

    1999 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1186 retweets and 10 favorites
    19 positive votes on Reddit
    282 shares and 399 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares

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