Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Cuba, a first by a Japanese premier to the country, saying he wanted to open a new page in relations.
Abe met with Cuban President Raul Castro during the visit and said: "I sincerely hope my stay here becomes an opportunity to open a new page in the relationship of friendship between both nations."
In other news, people paid their tributes to the victims of 2013 suicide attack on a church, in Peshawar in which a dozen of people were killed. The attack is termed to be one of the dealiest ones by militants in Peshawar.
Here are some images from across the world about news that made the headlines:
Shinzo Abe meets Fidel Castro
Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting in Havana, Cuba.
Peshawar remembers 2013 church attack victims
People pay tribute to victims of a 2013 suicide attack on a church, in Peshawar, Pakistan.
2013 Peshawar church attack victims remebered
Pakistani Christians attend a special service to pay tribute to the victims of a 2013 suicide attack on a church, in Peshawar, Pakistan. Dozens of Christians were killed in one of the deadliest suicide attack by militants in Peshawar on Sept 23, 2013.
Obama honours Mel Brooks with the 2015 National Medal of Arts
President Barack Obama presents actor, comedian and writer, Mel Brooks with the 2015 National Medal of Arts during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
France honours Francoise Rudetzki, Mark Mooligan
France's President Francois Hollande applauses Francoise Rudetzki, former head of "SOS attentats" (SOS attacks), an association of victims of terrorism and French-American Mark Mooliganafter they were awarded with the Legion of Honor, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris.
Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu addresses UNGA
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters.