Global Week in Review: Protests Ignite in Brazil and Turkey

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  • Number of Global Refugees Reaches 19-Year High
  • Syrian War Up for Debate at G8 Summit
  • Mandela Family Expresses Gratitude
  • Italian Politician Calls for First Black Minister’s “Rape”
  • Alicia Keys’ Upcoming Israel Concert Draws Ire
  • Congo M23 Rebels Claim Government Ended Talks
  • Obama Pledges to Back Syrian Rebels
  • Mugabe Agrees to Later Election Dates in Zimbabwe
  • FIFA Confirms African World Cup Finals
  • Remembering Mandela's Legacy on Youth Day
  • Tourist Darling Gambia Accused of Human Rights Abuses
  • Turkish Protesters Fall Silent to Sustain Demonstrations
  • Brazil Sends Security Forces to Suppress Protests
  • Death Toll in Indian Monsoon Flooding Surpasses 500
  • Afghanistan Halts Peace Talks With U.S. and Taliban

Mandela Family Expresses Gratitude

Nelson Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, and his grandson Mandla Mandela spoke about the outpouring of support the former South African president has received since being hospitalized on June 8. "We have felt the closeness of the world and the deepest meaning of strength and peace,” Machel said in a statement.

(Photo: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko)

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