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17 July 2014

Stories from 17 July 2014

It's Raining Fire in Gaza: Israel Starts Ground Invasion

Palestinians say it is raining fire in Gaza, after Israel started ground operations into the besieged enclave tonight.

Israel Begins Ground Operations in Gaza

Israeli forces have begun to enter Gaza, after 10 days of shelling that has killed more than 200 Palestinians. The escalation comes after Hamas rejected a truce brokered by Egypt.

Some Communities in Sub-Saharan Africa Have No Online Presence. ‘Kumusha Takes Wiki’ Wants to Help Change That

Rising Voices

Kumusha Takes Wiki is a pilot project working with local communities in Africa to reduce the information gap and correct the various misconceptions foreigners have about the continent.

First Russian Reactions to the Downed Plane in Eastern Ukraine

RuNet Echo

An airplane has crashed in Ukraine. With nothing but a few pixelated YouTube videos and a fast-growing mountain of accusations, RuNet users are in the midst of a full-blown hysteria.

The World Shouts #FreeAlexSodiqov During Global Vigil

Global Voices' community member Alexander Sodiqov is not a British spy. And #FreeAlexSodiqov is an international movement. This vigil - a month after his arrest - proves it.

Authorities Have Confiscated $9.9M Hidden in Bean Cans, Shoes and Even Stomachs at This Guatemalan Airport

Money launderers try to smuggle the undeclared cash to destinations like Panama or Colombia, often to pay for drugs.

Distribution of SMS Printers in Cameroon to Reduce Delays in HIV Testing for Newborns

China Is Demolishing Churches and Stripping Others of Their Crosses, but It Swears It Isn't Targeting Christianity

China maintains it is going after all illegal buildings, but Christians are calling the campaign religious persecution.

The World Cup in Brazil Ended Just Like It Began — With Tear Gas, Stun Grenades and Police Aggression

Activists captured some police officers on film lashing out seemingly with provocation at protesters and journalists.

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