Global Week in Review: Protests Ignite in Brazil and Turkey

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  • Death Toll in Indian Monsoon Flooding Surpasses 500
  • 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

Number of Global Refugees Reaches 19-Year High

A new U.N. report reveals that 45.2 million people remain displaced from their homes because of worldwide conflicts. "This means one in each 4.1 seconds. So each time you blink, another person is forced to flee," Antonio Guterres, the U.N. high commissioner for refugees, told reporters.

(Photo: AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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