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Aleppo before the war

Before Syria's ruinous civil war struck Aleppo, the country's largest city was a busy commercial powerhouse and a proud historic center - its long heritage on display in ancient landmarks still used by modern day traders, travelers or worshippers. But the war that erupted across Syria in 2011 exploded into Aleppo in the summer of 2012, and has left the city a shell of what it once was.

John Glenn: 1921 - 2016

John Glenn, one of the 20th century's greatest explorers as the first American to orbit Earth and later as the world's oldest astronaut, has passed away at age 95.

The first Chinese WWE superstar?

Bin Wang is one of seven Chinese athletes hand-picked by the WWE in the hope that one of them will become the first Chinese WWE "superstar."

In memoriam: Those we lost in 2016

Notable deaths in the year 2016.

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Celebrity dads over 60

Mick Jagger has become a father again at the age of 73, joining other older celebrity dads.

Portraits of the besieged in Aleppo

Rebel fighters, Civil Defence members and civilians caught in rebel-held areas of Aleppo during the ongoing civil war in Syria.

The human toll of Philippines' deadly drug war

Florjohn Cruz was shot dead by police in his mother�s house in northern Manila. Now his family searches for answers as they grieve.

Desperate for supplies in Mosul

With food and water in short supply people wait for supplies outside a distribution point run by United Nations agencies in the Zahra district, east of Mosul, Iraq.

Disputed islands of the South China Sea

Among the islands at the heart of territorial disputes in the South China Sea.