1. Gaza toll passes 100; Israel to counter rockets ‘with all power’
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-12 at 04:36:38
    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An airstrike outside a family home early Saturday pushed the Palestinian death toll past 100 in four days of cross-border fighting as Israel showed no sign of pausing despite international pressure to negotiate a ceasefire with …

    20259 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 19479 retweets and 150 favorites
    4 positive votes on Reddit
    339 shares and 142 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares and 11 plus ones
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  2. Arab world cartoonists prove a faster draw than their governments over Gaza
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-11 at 21:09:54
    Paralysis of Arab League members over conflict as much a target of anger across region as Israel and US support for it Continue reading…

    19542 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 18761 retweets and 68 favorites
    258 shares and 346 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  3. The People of Gaza and Israel Document Their Terror
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 04:20:22
    This week Israel launched a massive bombing campaign of Gaza. The military wing of Hamas, which is headquartered in Gaza, responded with a barrage of rockets aimed at Israel. The dramatic escalation of violence follows weeks of tension after the kidnappin…

    18078 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 17731 retweets and 136 favorites
    80 shares and 6 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Tsunami Warnings Lifted for Japan After 6.8-Magnitude Earthquake
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 01:20:25
    UPDATE Friday July 11 2014, 5:50 p.m. ET: All tsunami advisories and warnings have been dropped, according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA)
    Tsunamis of 0.2 meter (about 8 inches) were spotted at Ofunato as well as Ishinomaki-shi Ayukawa at 05:2…

    12976 Shares
    104 twitter shares, 9829 retweets and 138 favorites
    1543 shares and 1259 likes on Facebook
    17 Google+ Shares, 38 plus ones and 10 reshares
    27 shares on LinkedIn
    11 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Germany says expulsion of U.S. spy chief was inevitable
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-12 at 04:25:20
    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s decision to ask the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country was an inevitable response to fresh allegations of U.S. spying on Berlin, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Friday.

    10715 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 10472 retweets and 51 favorites
    6 positive votes on Reddit
    61 shares and 12 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares and 1 plus ones
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Kurds seize Iraq oilfields, ministers pull out of government
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-12 at 01:50:17
    BAGHDAD/KIRKUK (Reuters) – Kurdish forces seized two oilfields in northern Iraq and took over operations from a state-run oil company on Friday, while Kurdish politicians formally suspended their participation in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s government…

    9253 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 8976 retweets and 40 favorites
    96 shares and 21 likes on Facebook
    5 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  7. Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-11 at 13:29:00
    Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise. Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on. The problem is the city is run by climate change deniers …

    9227 Shares
    109 twitter shares, 453 retweets and 79 favorites
    502 positive votes on Reddit
    3351 shares and 4524 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 57 plus ones and 12 reshares
    120 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Ukraine says rebels will pay as missiles kill 23 soldiers
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-12 at 05:25:37
    KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed to “find and destroy” pro-Russian rebels who killed 23 servicemen and wounded nearly 100 in a missile attack on Friday.

    9185 Shares
    91 twitter shares, 8822 retweets and 56 favorites
    44 positive votes on Reddit
    120 shares and 28 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    9 shares on LinkedIn

  9. Underage fighters drawn into Iraq sectarian war
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-11 at 23:17:21
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The video on his phone shows the boy firing a heavy machine gun mounted on a tripod through a hole in a crumbling building, his slender body shaking from the kickback.

    8464 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 8264 retweets and 47 favorites
    41 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares and 2 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Israeli Leader Calls for ‘Full Force’ in Effort to Quell Hamas Rocket Attacks
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-12 at 02:34:22
    Deadly Israeli airstrikes and persistent Palestinian rocket attacks indicate the two sides are set on a course of further escalation.

    7458 Shares
    2 positive votes on Reddit
    2112 shares and 5287 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 19 plus ones and 2 reshares
    16 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Palestinian Death Toll Nears 100 in Gaza, W.H.O. Warns of Health Emergency
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-11 at 21:16:39
    Deadly Israeli airstrikes and persistent Palestinian rocket attacks indicate the two sides are set on a course of further escalation.

    7440 Shares
    2112 shares and 5287 likes on Facebook
    7 Google+ Shares, 9 plus ones and 1 reshares
    24 shares on LinkedIn

  12. Israel’s Gaza campaign may violate international law, says UN official
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-07-11 at 21:37:00
    High commissioner for human rights says reports of civilians killed in strikes on homes raise doubt over legality of action Continue reading…

    7388 Shares
    106 twitter shares, 2931 retweets and 89 favorites
    745 positive votes on Reddit
    1572 shares and 1715 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 162 plus ones and 9 reshares
    39 shares on LinkedIn

  13. The Decision Is Reversed, and Cleveland Is in a Forgiving Mood
    Published by The New York times on 2014-07-11 at 22:53:53
    At age 29 and with two N.B.A. titles, James announced on Friday that he would return to Cleveland, where he played from 2003 to 2010.

    7167 Shares
    2606 shares and 4426 likes on Facebook
    20 Google+ Shares, 20 plus ones and 6 reshares
    88 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  14. Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch Could Star in ‘True Detective’ Season 2
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 03:24:35
    LOS ANGELES — One day after HBO executives hinted at major True Detective Season 2 casting news coming down the pike, two actors are said to be circling roles on the upcoming installment of the anthology series
    First up, Colin Farrell is in serious …

    7078 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 6735 retweets and 119 favorites
    76 shares and 20 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares
    17 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Dave Legeno, Who Played ‘Harry Potter’ Nemesis Fenrir Greyback, Dead at 50
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 00:25:52
    Dave Legeno, the actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of werewolf Fenrir Greyback in the Harry Potter series, was found dead following a desert hiking outing in Death Valley, California, according to a statement on Friday from the Inyo County Sherif…

    7073 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 3834 retweets and 3 favorites
    1831 shares and 1254 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 24 plus ones and 5 reshares
    12 shares on LinkedIn

  16. ‘Hot cop’ sparks collective swoon
    Published by CNN on 2014-07-11 at 09:37:33
    If a blue-eyed, chisel-cheeked mugshot can make an Internet sensation of a criminal suspect, can the law be far behind?

    7009 Shares
    896 shares and 6113 likes on Facebook

  17. This Weekend, Behold The Giant Buck Moon
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 04:31:23
    An exceptionally large and glorious moon will grace our skies this weekend. The Moon will be full at the perigee point of its orbit — the point when it’s closest to Earth
    According to NASA , the Moon will appear 14% bigger and 30% brighter as a res…

    6943 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 6213 retweets and 105 favorites
    229 shares and 250 likes on Facebook
    12 Google+ Shares and 3 plus ones
    29 shares on LinkedIn

  18. How and Where to Watch Manhattanhenge Today and Tomorrow
    Published by Mashable on 2014-07-12 at 00:59:51
    Get your cameras ready, New York.
    The summer spectacle known as Manhattahenge returns this weekend. The phenomenon, in which the setting sun perfectly aligns with the city’s street grid, occurs only four days a year. While clouds ruined the first two Manh…

    6837 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 6242 retweets and 199 favorites
    172 shares and 107 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    13 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  19. Kerry urges Afghanistan to focus on audit to resolve disputed vote
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-12 at 01:46:04
    KABUL (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Afghanistan on Friday its transition to a self-reliant state hung in the balance after a contested presidential election, urging officials to focus on investigating all fraud allegations to prove i…

    6763 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 6539 retweets and 35 favorites
    56 shares and 24 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    7 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Iran preparing to start plant needed for interim nuclear deal: sources
    Published by Reuters on 2014-07-11 at 21:07:12
    VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran has taken preparatory action to start up a uranium conversion plant it needs to fulfil an interim nuclear agreement reached with six world powers last year before the accord expires this month, diplomatic sources said.

    6501 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 6303 retweets and 26 favorites
    61 shares and 5 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

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