New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called on the citizens of his city to "put aside protests," to mourn the deaths of two law enforcement officers who were shot in the streets of Brooklyn on Saturday, by a man who claimed on social media he wanted to avenge the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. (Cover photo: Reuters)
Rows of new houses and beautiful mosques with glittering minarets give little clue that the sleepy Indonesian fishing town of Meulaboh was the ground zero of the 2004 Asian tsunami, highlighting the success of a multi-billion-dollar reconstruction effort.
Hoping to be a hit this festive season are the 'Queens of Africa', a Nigerian rival to the classic Barbie doll.
With American and Cuban flags in hand, around 200 people - many from dissident Cuban organizations - gathered Saturday in Little Havana, Miami, to protest against US President Barack Obama's announcement of a rapprochement with communist-ruled Cuba.