Global Week in Review: Obama Condemns Violence in Egypt

Plus, Rastas discuss reparations in Jamaica.

Global Week in Review: Egypt’s Death Toll Surpasses 500, Obama Condemns

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Egypt’s Crisis Escalates - In this week's international news, Paraguay's new president was investigated by the DEA; Jamaica's Rastafarians talk reparations; Zimbabwe's President Mugabe tells skeptics to "commit suicide" and more. —LaToya Bowlah and Patrice PeckAfter a government-led takedown of protest camps in Cairo that killed at least 525 on Wednesday, supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi torched two government buildings in Giza on Thursday. President Obama interrupted his vacation to condemn the violence in the African nation, announcing the cancellation of a joint military exercise.(Photo: AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Israelis, Palestinians Start Peace Talks - Palestinian and Israeli negotiators gathered on Wednesday to reconvene U.S.-helmed peace talks at an undisclosed Jerusalem location. These negotiations ? the first substantive meeting in five years ? follow Israel?s recent discharging of 26 Palestinian prisoners.(Photo: AP Photo / Nasser Ishtayeh)

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Israelis, Palestinians Start Peace Talks - Palestinian and Israeli negotiators gathered on Wednesday to reconvene U.S.-helmed peace talks at an undisclosed Jerusalem location. These negotiations — the first substantive meeting in five years — follow Israel’s recent discharging of 26 Palestinian prisoners.(Photo: AP Photo / Nasser Ishtayeh)

Ugandan Wetlands Destroyed for Rose Farm - Would a rose smell as sweet if it had contributed to an ecological disaster? Ugandan environmentalists protesting the recent decimation of the East African nation?s wetland might beg to differ. Despite the area being deemed a ?natural filter? for waste and a protector of wildlife species, a wealthy African businessman has demolished the wetland to expand a rose farm.(Photo: AP Photo / Stephen Wandera)

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Ugandan Wetlands Destroyed for Rose Farm - Would a rose smell as sweet if it had contributed to an ecological disaster? Ugandan environmentalists protesting the recent decimation of the East African nation’s wetland might beg to differ. Despite the area being deemed a “natural filter” for waste and a protector of wildlife species, a wealthy African businessman has demolished the wetland to expand a rose farm.(Photo: AP Photo / Stephen Wandera)

Kenya Airport Body to Replace Chief After Massive Fire - Barely a week after a major fire at Kenya?s main international airport, the board of directors announced on Thursday that Managing Director Stephen Gichuki would be replaced. The blaze brought attention to safety and security standards at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, as well as the first responders who were accused of looting during and after the fire.(Photo: AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

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Kenya Airport Body to Replace Chief After Massive Fire - Barely a week after a major fire at Kenya’s main international airport, the board of directors announced on Thursday that Managing Director Stephen Gichuki would be replaced. The blaze brought attention to safety and security standards at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, as well as the first responders who were accused of looting during and after the fire.(Photo: AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

Rastas Discuss Reparation - Now that talks of slavery reparations are back on the table in several Caribbean nations, dozens of Rastafarians joined in Jamaica on Wednesday to brainstorm ways of making European countries pay. "There are those of our detractors who would want us to believe that Britain would never pay reparations,? Ras Patrick Beckford told AP. ?I don't believe that. We have to be positive."(Photo: AP Photo/David McFadden)

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Rastas Discuss Reparation - Now that talks of slavery reparations are back on the table in several Caribbean nations, dozens of Rastafarians joined in Jamaica on Wednesday to brainstorm ways of making European countries pay. "There are those of our detractors who would want us to believe that Britain would never pay reparations,” Ras Patrick Beckford told AP. “I don't believe that. We have to be positive."(Photo: AP Photo/David McFadden)

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Paraguay's Controversial New President Takes Office - On Thursday, multimillionaire Horacio Cartes sidestepped allegations that labeled him a drug kingpin and undercover DEA investigations to become Paraguay?s new president-elect. Cartes was sworn in on Thursday.(Photo: AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

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Paraguay's Controversial New President Takes Office - On Thursday, multimillionaire Horacio Cartes sidestepped allegations that labeled him a drug kingpin and undercover DEA investigations to become Paraguay’s new president-elect. Cartes was sworn in on Thursday.(Photo: AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

Chilean Workers Halt Strike at Top Mine - Operations at Escondida, the world?s largest copper mine in Northern Chile, resumed on Thursday morning after a 24-hour strike held by nearly 5,000 workers calling for improved working conditions and an annual bonus.(Photo: REUTERS/Julie Gordon)

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Chilean Workers Halt Strike at Top Mine - Operations at Escondida, the world’s largest copper mine in Northern Chile, resumed on Thursday morning after a 24-hour strike held by nearly 5,000 workers calling for improved working conditions and an annual bonus.(Photo: REUTERS/Julie Gordon)

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Mugabe Tells Skeptics of Zimbabwe Election to “Commit Suicide” - In his first public speech since Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe won the dispute over the country’s elections, he issued stinging comments to the opposition party, "Those who lost elections may commit suicide if they so wish. Even if they die, dogs will not sniff their corpses," Mugabe said, rejecting his opponent Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's claims that the vote was stolen. (Photo: AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Dwayne Jones - Dwayne Jones, a 16-year-old Jamaican, was beaten to death on July 22 after showing up to a party dressed as a woman. In May 2011, the United Nations warned that hate crimes against LGBT people were on the rise. Take a look at other horrific attacks that have happened globally on LGBT men and women in recent years. ? Natelege Whaley (Photo: AP Photo/Jay, J-FLAG)

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Mob Kills Transgender Teen in Jamaica - Jamaican transgender teen Dwayne Jones was beaten, stabbed, run over by a car and shot to death after he attended a “straight” party as a girl. Based on reactions posted on social media, many Jamaicans believe that the 16-year-old “brought this death on himself for wearing a dress and dancing in a society that has made it abundantly clear that homosexuals are neither to be seen nor heard,” blogger Annie Paul told AP.(Photo: AP Photo/Jay, J-FLAG)

Israel to Free 26 Palestinian Prisoners - Twenty-six long-term Palestinian prisoners are set to be released on Tuesday as part of an agreement to restart peace talks between Israel and Palestine this week. Israel named the prisoners to be freed in a list published on Monday. The announcement has incited protests in Palestine, given that a number of the prisoners were involved in killing Israelis, according to AP.(Photo: AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

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Israel to Free 26 Palestinian Prisoners - Twenty-six long-term Palestinian prisoners are set to be released on Tuesday as part of an agreement to restart peace talks between Israel and Palestine this week. Israel named the prisoners to be freed in a list published on Monday. The announcement has incited protests in Palestine, given that a number of the prisoners were involved in killing Israelis, according to AP.(Photo: AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

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9,000 Forcibly Evicted in Nigerian City - After armed police and bulldozers destroyed an area in Lagos which they deemed ?a rubbish dump,? 9,000 are left homeless. The London-based human rights organization Amnesty International said that residents who have lost their homes and livelihoods are now sleeping in the open street, and are prey to bandits and diseases. (Photo: REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye)

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9,000 Forcibly Evicted in Nigerian City - After armed police and bulldozers destroyed an area in Lagos which they deemed “a rubbish dump,” 9,000 are left homeless. The London-based human rights organization Amnesty International said that residents who have lost their homes and livelihoods are now sleeping in the open street, and are prey to bandits and diseases. (Photo: REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye)

Egypt Police Postpones Dissolving Pro-Morsi Sit-Ins - The pro-Morsi protest camps shall not be moved ? for now. To avoid further violence, Egyptian authorities on Monday postponed a full-scale assault to break up the camps in Cairo, where tens of thousands of protesters have gathered since July to demand the reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi. "Even if they know they will die, they insist to be there," a national told USA Today about the contentious sit-ins. (Photo: AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

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Egypt Police Postpones Dissolving Pro-Morsi Sit-Ins - The pro-Morsi protest camps shall not be moved — for now. To avoid further violence, Egyptian authorities on Monday postponed a full-scale assault to break up the camps in Cairo, where tens of thousands of protesters have gathered since July to demand the reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi. "Even if they know they will die, they insist to be there," a national told USA Today about the contentious sit-ins. (Photo: AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

U.S. Surveillance Could Chill Kerry?s Visit to Latin America - Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Colombia and Brazil this week in hopes of strengthening U.S. relations with Latin America. But not too many ?abrazos? will be exchanged, predicted Michael Shifter, president of the Washington-based Inter-American Dialogue, using the Spanish word for ?hug.? Leaked reports of an American spy program that widely targeted communication across the region are expected to chill talks on trade, energy and an upcoming state dinner hosted by President Obama.(Photo: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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U.S. Surveillance Could Chill Kerry’s Visit to Latin America - Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Colombia and Brazil this week in hopes of strengthening U.S. relations with Latin America. But not too many “abrazos” will be exchanged, predicted Michael Shifter, president of the Washington-based Inter-American Dialogue, using the Spanish word for “hug.” Leaked reports of an American spy program that widely targeted communication across the region are expected to chill talks on trade, energy and an upcoming state dinner hosted by President Obama.(Photo: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Volcano Spews More Hot Ash, Lava in East Indonesia - Six people were killed on a small Indonesian island when a volcano released hot ash and lava onto the area over the weekend. The victims were among more than 500 residents who had refused to leave last year. A local volcanologist said that Mount Rokatenda remains on high alert. (Photo: AP Photo/Jacob Herin)

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Volcano Spews More Hot Ash, Lava in East Indonesia - Six people were killed on a small Indonesian island when a volcano released hot ash and lava onto the area over the weekend. The victims were among more than 500 residents who had refused to leave last year. A local volcanologist said that Mount Rokatenda remains on high alert. (Photo: AP Photo/Jacob Herin)

Suspected Nazi-Era War Criminal Dies - Laszlo Csatary, once the world?s most wanted Nazi war crime suspect, died while awaiting his trial, according to his lawyer. The 98-year-old Hungarian was indicted for contributing to the deporting of 15,700 Jews to Nazi death camps during World War II. The director of the U.S.-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international Jewish human rights organization, lamented to BBC News that Csatary ?eluded justice and punishment at the very last minute.?(Photo: AP Photo/MTI, Bea Kallos, File)

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Suspected Nazi-Era War Criminal Dies - Laszlo Csatary, once the world’s most wanted Nazi war crime suspect, died while awaiting his trial, according to his lawyer. The 98-year-old Hungarian was indicted for contributing to the deporting of 15,700 Jews to Nazi death camps during World War II. The director of the U.S.-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international Jewish human rights organization, lamented to BBC News that Csatary “eluded justice and punishment at the very last minute.”(Photo: AP Photo/MTI, Bea Kallos, File)

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Family of Man Murdered in China Seeks 8.2 Million - The family of a British citizen, Neil Heywood, who was murdered in China by the wife of former top leader Bo Xilai, is seeking compensation of up to $8.2 million from his convicted killer. According to a statement from Heywood?s family to the Wall Street Journal, there had been no progress on receiving compensation. Bo's wife, Gu Kailai, is serving a life sentence in jail.(Photo: REUTERS/Stringer/Files)

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Family of Man Murdered in China Seeks 8.2 Million - The family of a British citizen, Neil Heywood, who was murdered in China by the wife of former top leader Bo Xilai, is seeking compensation of up to $8.2 million from his convicted killer. According to a statement from Heywood’s family to the Wall Street Journal, there had been no progress on receiving compensation. Bo's wife, Gu Kailai, is serving a life sentence in jail.(Photo: REUTERS/Stringer/Files)

Deadly Typhoon in Philippines Leaves 2 Dead, 45 Missing - This year?s most powerful typhoon worldwide wrecked power lines and triggered landslides and floods in Northern Philippines on Monday, leaving at least two people dead and more than 40 missing. While nearly 90 percent of the region?s agriculture was destroyed or damaged, the full extent of the damage is still unknown. (Photo: AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Deadly Typhoon in Philippines Leaves 2 Dead, 45 Missing - This year’s most powerful typhoon worldwide wrecked power lines and triggered landslides and floods in Northern Philippines on Monday, leaving at least two people dead and more than 40 missing. While nearly 90 percent of the region’s agriculture was destroyed or damaged, the full extent of the damage is still unknown. (Photo: AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Prince Charles Accused of Meddling in Politics - A series of private meetings with political figures has left Prince Charles in royally hot water. A list disclosed by The Daily Mail revealed that although the 64-year-old heir to the throne is required to be politically neutral, he has had 36 get-togethers with several British Cabinet ministers ? including seven with Prime Minister David Cameron since his 2010 election ? in the last three years. (Photo: AP Photo/ Ali Jarekji, Pool)

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Prince Charles Accused of Meddling in Politics - A series of private meetings with political figures has left Prince Charles in royally hot water. A list disclosed by The Daily Mail revealed that although the 64-year-old heir to the throne is required to be politically neutral, he has had 36 get-togethers with several British Cabinet ministers — including seven with Prime Minister David Cameron since his 2010 election — in the last three years. (Photo: AP Photo/ Ali Jarekji, Pool)

Couple Drives From Spain to Ghana for Breast Cancer Awareness - Claudia Maccioni 31, a breast cancer survivor, accompanied by her husband, drove from Barcelona through Niger, Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Burkina Faso and finally arrived in Ghana on Friday, to urge women to seek early treatment when diagnosed with breast cancer ? which kills one woman every 60 seconds globally. Maccioni has already raised $13,600 to support activities of the Breast Care International organization.(Photo: Instagram via Claudia Maccioni)

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Couple Drives From Spain to Ghana for Breast Cancer Awareness - Claudia Maccioni 31, a breast cancer survivor, accompanied by her husband, drove from Barcelona through Niger, Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Burkina Faso and finally arrived in Ghana on Friday, to urge women to seek early treatment when diagnosed with breast cancer — which kills one woman every 60 seconds globally. Maccioni has already raised $13,600 to support activities of the Breast Care International organization.(Photo: Instagram via Claudia Maccioni)

Presidential Vote-Counting Underway in Mali - In the final round of voting for Mali?s president on Sunday, voters chose who would lead the nation out of the political and economic turmoil. The presidential results, which are scheduled to be announced on Friday, will determine whether former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita or former Finance Minister Soumaila Cisse will be tasked with fixing Mali?s economy and resolving the separatist movement in the far North. (Photo: AP Photo/Thomas Martinez)

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Presidential Vote-Counting Underway in Mali - In the final round of voting for Mali’s president on Sunday, voters chose who would lead the nation out of the political and economic turmoil. The presidential results, which are scheduled to be announced on Friday, will determine whether former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita or former Finance Minister Soumaila Cisse will be tasked with fixing Mali’s economy and resolving the separatist movement in the far North. (Photo: AP Photo/Thomas Martinez)

Al-Qaida Leader Vows to Free Jailed Members - Leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula Nasser al-Wuhayshi announced on Monday plans to set free jailed Islamist militants of the armed network soon. "We ask God to make us a cause for unlocking your incarceration and relieving your agony," he said in a statement. Although the authenticity of the statement has not been verified, al-Qaida claimed responsibility for two Iraqi prison-breaks in July.  (Photo: AP Photo/IntelCenter, File)

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Al-Qaida Leader Vows to Free Jailed Members - Leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula Nasser al-Wuhayshi announced on Monday plans to set free jailed Islamist militants of the armed network soon. "We ask God to make us a cause for unlocking your incarceration and relieving your agony," he said in a statement. Although the authenticity of the statement has not been verified, al-Qaida claimed responsibility for two Iraqi prison-breaks in July.  (Photo: AP Photo/IntelCenter, File)