Civil rights advocate Jesse Jackson, attending a religious service at a Havana-based Baptist church, called for actions to end the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba.
Former South African President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela celebrated his 95th birthday on Thursday, July 18.
The Istanbul Gezi Park protests have been coordinated by a broad coalition called "Taksim Solidarity," which is composed of 117 different constituent groups, including trade unions.
Thousands of black-robed Turkish lawyers stormed out of their courthouses Wednesday, shouting about the alleged rough treatment of their colleagues by police.
"The government is using homophobia and xenophobia to justify its policies against an independent civil society."
Turkish protesters clashed with riot police in the early hours today after a night of noisy protests and violence in major cities.
On Sunday, May 5, two Americans rode their bikes in a 40-mile ride that passed through over 20 different towns in the area of Lake Como, Italy.
Rene Gonzalez, one of the "Cuban Five" who have been imprisoned in the United States since 1998, is now free and back in Cuba.
Worldwide intimidation of journalists, including murders, is rising, a panel of experts warns. And the U.S., despite its free press traditions and constitutional protections, rarely protests, the panel adds.
The protesters were met by elements of the armed forces and the National Civil Police, who, evidently ordered to disperse them, opened fire, resulting in the deaths and injuries.