A 21-gun salute echoed across the Havana, as thousands of Cubans started gathering in Revolution Square to bid farewell to Fidel Castro.
Tens of thousands took to the streets across Latin America to protest against the brutal rape and killing of Lucia Perez in the Argentine resort of Mar del Plata.
Dozens of people have been killed in Iraq following multiple attacks in Baghdad and across the country.
After several days of relative calm in Aleppo, Russian jets resumed heavy bombardment of rebel-held areas on Tuesday, according to a rebel official and a British-based monitoring group.
There is mounting concern in Haiti amid fears of an outbreak of cholera in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.
At least a dozen police officers and several demonstrators have been hurt in violent protests following the fatal shooting of a black man in North Carolina.