US President Barack Obama responded to interview questions that dissident Cuba blogger Yoani Sanchez posted on her blog, Generation Y.
The star of "Milk", actor Senn Penn, is in Cuba, reportedly to interview Fidel Castro for Vanity Fair magazine about how the Obama administration has affected the island.
The star-studded jamboree organized by Latin pop idol Juanes drew the biggest crowd in Cuba since Pope John Paul II visited in 1998.
From the releasing of doves in Kabul, Afghanistan to a massive concert in Havana, people around the world are marking the special day.
Two academics examine the decades-long relationship between Fidel Castro and Gabriel García Márquez.
Cuba will allow Russia to look for oil and gas in its territorial waters. Environmentalists cringe, but the industry says its time for the US to look for more oil in the Gulf of Mexico, too.
Afghan hopefuls risk their life to sing in an 'American Idol' spinoff that offers a window on a war-weary tribal culture.
French new wave legend Agnès Varda turns the camera on herself in this whimsical and touching portrait.
But renewed dialogue with the Castro government is likely to start and end with that one issue.