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Manhunt in Virginia

Police search for an armed prisoner after he escaped from a northern Virginia hospital.

Blowing in the wind

Londoners fight high winds while crossing Millennium Bridge.

Deadly landslide in Kashmir

Unseasonal rain triggers a landslide and flooding in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, collapsing a house where three families were sleeping.

Iraq retakes Tikrit

Iraqi troops have driven Islamic State out of central Tikrit, but the fight to retake all of Saddam Hussein's home town continues.

Argentina shuts down

Argentina closes up as a general strike over demands for changes to income tax hits the country.

Mexican farmerworkers strike

Thousands of farmworkers have walked off the job, halting the harvest of vegetables and fruits for export to the U.S.

Battle for Idlib

Islamist groups including al Qaeda's Nusra Front seize the city of Idlib for the first time in Syria's civil war.

Cleaning up shipbreaking

The EU plans to impose strict new rules on how companies scrap old tankers and cruise liners, run aground and dismantled on beaches in South Asia.

Air strikes in Yemen

Saudi Arabia and Arab allies bomb Houthi militia targets across Yemen

Nigeria votes

Nigeria's citizens go to the polls amid threats of post-election bloodshed and a Boko Haram insurgency.

REUTERS/Joe Penney

After Boko Haram

Reuters photographer Joe Penney traveled with Nigerian troops taking part in the offensive and describes documenting the fight against the Islamist group.  Full Coverage 

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Iowa: America's heartland

Iowa, with its endless farm fields and quiet towns, is gearing up for its starring role in the U.S. presidential elections.  Full Coverage 

Soburn, an 11-year-old girl, collects what can be used as food for pigs at a landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. A second-grade student, she helps her parents in the morning collecting usable items at the dumpsite where they live before going to school in the afternoon. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Living on rubbish

Anlong Pi, an eight-hectare dumpsite situated close to the famous Cambodian resort province of Siem Reap, has recently become a tourist attraction in its own right.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Andrew Cullen

In pursuit of the American dream

As recently as last spring, unskilled workers could show up in oil-producing North Dakota and vie for salaries north of $100,000 per year. Not anymore.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Thomas Peter

It's raining cats

An army of feral cats rules a remote fishing island in southern Japan, outnumbering humans six to one.  Full Coverage