Global Week in Review: Protests Ignite in Brazil and Turkey

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  • Afghanistan Halts Peace Talks With U.S. and Taliban
  • 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

Syrian War Up for Debate at G8 Summit

Leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries will discuss the war in Syria, North Korea, the global economy and more at this year’s G8 summit. President Obama and others who have condemned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime are expected to pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin to reconsider Russia’s alignment with the war-torn country.

(Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Winning, Pool)

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