Editor's choice

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Oregon militant standoff ends

A look back at the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon that ended after 41 days with a dramatic surrender.

Kanye West at New York Fashion Week

Rapper Kanye West presents his Yeezy Season 3 fashion collection and new album "The Life of Pablo" at New York Fashion Week.

The sixth Democratic debate

Highlights from the latest Democratic debate in Milwaukee.

Syria: The war

Iconic images from the war that began as a civil uprising and grew into a complex war.

Saint Laurent in Hollywood

Saint Laurent reveals its fall-winter collections for men and women in Los Angeles.

Best of Berlinale

Highlights from the International Film Festival in Berlin.

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Einstein's gravitational waves

For the first time scientists have detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesized by physicist Albert Einstein a century ago, in a landmark discovery that opens a new window for studying the cosmos.

DIY campaign signs

Homemade messages on the campaign trail.

Supermassive black holes

Known black holes in galaxies near and far.

REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Begging for help in Damascus

A Syrian father who developed diabetes when the war began is forced to have a foot amputated due to a lack of insulin.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Tunisia: five years after the "Arab Spring"

Returning to where Mohamed Bouazizi set himself ablaze in a suicide protest over unemployment and police abuse that spread revolt across the Arab world.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Anna Filipova

Snow, science, solitude

A Norwegian chain of Arctic islands is seeking to turn numbing cold and total winter darkness into a draw for tourists.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Haiti slaughterhouse

The market of Croix des Bossales, an area that once held a slave market, stands among impoverished Haiti's interim parliament compound, shipping ports, and downtown Port-au-Prince.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Death in San Salvador

El Salvador is racked by drug-fueled violence and gang warfare, turning the Central American country into one of the most violent in the world.  Full Coverage