Global Week in Review: Former Black Panther Turned Hijacker Returns to U.S.

Plus, Toronto mayor's crack woes.

Former Black Panther Turned Hijacker Returns to U.S.   - Dozens massacred at a wedding in Nigeria, Egypt changes the venue for Mohammed Morsi trial, plus more global news. ? Dominique Zony?? and Nikola LashleyCuba airline hijacker William Potts surrendered to police officials this week at Miami airport after flying in from Havana where he lived for the past 30 years working as a farmer.  The former self-described ?black liberation fighter? was immediately arrested and faces up to 20 years in jail for air piracy. Potts, originally from New Jersey, commandeered a passenger plane in 1984 with 56 people onboard.  A member of the Black Panther movement, Potts expected the Cuban government to give him guerrilla training; instead he was imprisoned for 15 years.  (Photo: Joe Skipper/REUTERS)

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Former Black Panther Turned Hijacker Returns to U.S.   - Dozens massacred at a wedding in Nigeria, Egypt changes the venue for Mohammed Morsi trial, plus more global news. — Dominique Zonyéé and Nikola LashleyCuba airline hijacker William Potts surrendered to police officials this week at Miami airport after flying in from Havana where he lived for the past 30 years working as a farmer.  The former self-described “black liberation fighter” was immediately arrested and faces up to 20 years in jail for air piracy. Potts, originally from New Jersey, commandeered a passenger plane in 1984 with 56 people onboard.  A member of the Black Panther movement, Potts expected the Cuban government to give him guerrilla training; instead he was imprisoned for 15 years.  (Photo: Joe Skipper/REUTERS)

Creating the ?New York? of Africa - Thousands of acres of wasteland in Johannesburg, South Africa?s largest city, have been snapped up by a Japanese billionaire developer. Dia Zhikong, chairman of Shanghai Zendai, says his plan is to create a ?future capital for the whole of Africa" on par with cities like New York. Zhikong plans to invest $7.8 billion dollars over the next 15 years. (Photo: dpa /Landov)

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Creating the ”New York” of Africa - Thousands of acres of wasteland in Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city, have been snapped up by a Japanese billionaire developer. Dia Zhikong, chairman of Shanghai Zendai, says his plan is to create a ”future capital for the whole of Africa" on par with cities like New York. Zhikong plans to invest $7.8 billion dollars over the next 15 years. (Photo: dpa /Landov)

Mayor Rob Ford - "Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine," confessed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.(Photo: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Mark Blinch)

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Rob Ford Says He Is Not a Drug Addict - In an unexpected move Toronto Mayor Rob Ford addressed press outside of his office on Tuesday to admit to smoking crack cocaine. Ford said he might have smoked it during one of his "druken stupors." The admittance comes after Ford announced on Sunday via his radio station that he needed to cut back on drinking but will not resign.(Photo: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Mark Blinch)

Haiti?s President Puts Education Front and Center  - This week, Haiti?s president Michel Martelly put the focus on education announcing sweeping initiatives aimed at providing free education for the children of Haiti. With the support of U.S. education secretary Arne Duncan and USAID access to education has so far helped 1 million children get back to school. (Photo: AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

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Haiti’s President Puts Education Front and Center - This week, Haiti’s president Michel Martelly put the focus on education announcing sweeping initiatives aimed at providing free education for the children of Haiti. With the support of U.S. education secretary Arne Duncan and USAID access to education has so far helped 1 million children get back to school. (Photo: AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Gambia TV Host Flees to U.S. Following Accusations of Sedition - Gambian broadcaster Fatou Camara skipped bail and fled to the U.S. after she was imprisoned for sedition after being accused of tarnishing the image of Gambia?s president, Yahya Jammeh. Camara, who also worked as the government?s press and communications director, faces 15 years behind bars if convicted. (Photo: The Fatu Show)

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Gambia TV Host Flees to U.S. Following Accusations of Sedition - Gambian broadcaster Fatou Camara skipped bail and fled to the U.S. after she was imprisoned for sedition after being accused of tarnishing the image of Gambia’s president, Yahya Jammeh. Camara, who also worked as the government’s press and communications director, faces 15 years behind bars if convicted. (Photo: The Fatu Show)

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Dancehall Star Speaks Out Against Homelessness in Jamaica - Reggae dancehall artist Wayne Marshall is highlighting the growing trend of homelessness in Jamaica. Still impacted by the financial global downturn, Jamaica, the third largest island in the Caribbean, is facing high unemployment and a spike in food prices. Marshall, recently signed to Damien Marley’s label, says the government and ordinary Jamaicans need to do more. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)

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Wedding Party Massacred in Nigeria - The Islamist extremist group Boko Haram allegedly struck again in Nigeria, this time attacking a wedding party. More than 30 people, including the groom, were killed on Sunday when gunmen opened fire on the wedding party in Borno State, east of the regional capital Maiduguri. The shooters have not been identified.(Photo: REUTERS/Stringer)

Nigerian Jailbreak - Boko Haram has been blamed for an attack on a police station that freed prisoners and killed two officers Monday.Several members of the group were being held at the facility when the attack occurred. (Photo: REUTERS/Stringer)

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Deadly Church Stampede in Nigeria - In a religious vigil gone bad, 17 people were killed on Saturday after a stampede broke out at the Holy Ghost Adoration Ground in Anambra State, Nigeria. Sources say more than 100,000 people attended the vigil and the death toll could increase. There is no word as to what led to the stampede.(Photo: REUTERS /STRINGER /LANDOV)

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Dozens Dead, Boat Sinks Off the Coast of Myanmar - A boat bound for Bangladesh and carrying at least 70 Rohingya Muslims capsized and sank off the coast of Myanmar on Sunday. It is not clear how many bodies were recovered, but women, children and babies were on board. The incident comes after the United Nations announced a recent influx of deadly exoduses from the Myanmar Rahkine state.  (Photo: Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Egypt Changes Venue for Ousted President?s Trial - The trial for Muhammed Morsi, Egypt?s ousted former president, has been moved to the other side of the country, Egyptian authorities said on Sunday. The abrupt change in trial venue is an attempt to thwart mass rallies from the Muslim Brotherhood in support of Morsi. Morsi is facing trial in relation to December 2012 clashes.(Photo: AP Photo/Egyptian Interior Ministry)

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Egypt Changes Venue for Ousted President’s Trial - The trial for Muhammed Morsi, Egypt’s ousted former president, has been moved to the other side of the country, Egyptian authorities said on Sunday. The abrupt change in trial venue is an attempt to thwart mass rallies from the Muslim Brotherhood in support of Morsi. Morsi is facing trial in relation to December 2012 clashes.(Photo: AP Photo/Egyptian Interior Ministry)

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African Horn Piracy Is a Multi-Million Dollar Business - Piracy off the coast of the African Horn netted $400 million from 2002-12, according to new World Bank and United Nations report. The report revealed that financers and not the pirates themselves collected the cash. The news comes just days after Nigerian pirates attacked an American flagged vessel in the Gulf of Guinea.(Photo: REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye)

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African Horn Piracy Is a Multi-Million Dollar Business - Piracy off the coast of the African Horn netted $400 million from 2002-12, according to new World Bank and United Nations report. The report revealed that financers and not the pirates themselves collected the cash. The news comes just days after Nigerian pirates attacked an American flagged vessel in the Gulf of Guinea.(Photo: REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye)

Congo M23 Rebels Call Truce - After government troops regained five towns from the M23 rebels, the M23 called a ceasefire on Sunday to allow peace talks with the government. A government spokesman said the statement was "a step in the right direction,? but they are waiting to see if the M23 will live up to its request. (Photo: AP Photo/Joseph Kay)

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Congo M23 Rebels Call Truce - After government troops regained five towns from the M23 rebels, the M23 called a ceasefire on Sunday to allow peace talks with the government. A government spokesman said the statement was "a step in the right direction,” but they are waiting to see if the M23 will live up to its request. (Photo: AP Photo/Joseph Kay)

WWII Bomb Defused in Germany - The German city of Dormound was evacuated on Sunday as German authorities safely diffused a bomb left over from World War II. About 20,000 people were taken to safety before explosives experts defused the unexploded 4,000-pound bomb that was discovered by analyzing old aerial photographs.(Photo: AP Photo/dpa,Marcus Simaitis)

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WWII Bomb Defused in Germany - The German city of Dormound was evacuated on Sunday as German authorities safely diffused a bomb left over from World War II. About 20,000 people were taken to safety before explosives experts defused the unexploded 4,000-pound bomb that was discovered by analyzing old aerial photographs.(Photo: AP Photo/dpa,Marcus Simaitis)

Mexico Imposes Taxes on Junk Food and Soft Drinks - Mexico recently surpassed the United States as the country with the highest obesity rates, and the Mexican government is doing something about it. Congress approved a tax reform bill imposing an 8 percent tax levy of junk food, including fried foods, and a 5 percent levy on every liter of sugary drinks. (Photo: AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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Mexico Imposes Taxes on Junk Food and Soft Drinks - Mexico recently surpassed the United States as the country with the highest obesity rates, and the Mexican government is doing something about it. Congress approved a tax reform bill imposing an 8 percent tax levy of junk food, including fried foods, and a 5 percent levy on every liter of sugary drinks. (Photo: AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Cuba Shuts Down Private Cinemas and Gaming Venues - In attempts to restore ?order? in management of independent businesses, the Cuban government has shut down all private cinemas and gaming salons. According to reports, private cinemas had become a popular alternative to poorly maintained, state-run movie theaters that shy away from showing Hollywood and other mainstream films.(Photo: AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

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Cuba Shuts Down Private Cinemas and Gaming Venues - In attempts to restore “order” in management of independent businesses, the Cuban government has shut down all private cinemas and gaming salons. According to reports, private cinemas had become a popular alternative to poorly maintained, state-run movie theaters that shy away from showing Hollywood and other mainstream films.(Photo: AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)