News of the beatings come as the archdiocese of Havana denies that Cardinal Jaime Ortega used harsh words, such as “worms,” to criticize the Florida news media during a confrontation with dissidents at a July 4 reception at the home of the top U.S. diplomat in Cuba.
The dissidents said the attacks sent some to the hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, the Catholic Church is defending Cardinal Jaime Ortega against accusations that he used harsh language to refer to the Miami media.
Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus — older, taller, stronger — who usually beat Serena.
In a story June 30 about Palestinian protesters whitewashing a gay pride rainbow flag, The Associated Press reported erroneously that homosexual acts are banned by law in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. While homosexuality is largely taboo in Palestinian society, there are no laws specifically banning homosexual acts.
A day of extremist violence against both Muslims and Christians in Nigeria killed more than 60 people, including worshippers in a mosque who came to hear a cleric known for preaching peaceful coexistence of all faiths.