Global Week in Review: Protests Ignite in Brazil and Turkey

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  • Brazil Sends Security Forces to Suppress Protests
  • 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

Afghanistan Halts Peace Talks With U.S. and Taliban

Within 24 hours of President Obama announcing peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai suspended the country's involvement. "There is a contradiction between what the U.S. government says and what it does regarding Afghanistan peace talks," President Karzai's spokesman told AFP.
(Photo: AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

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