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Nigeria votes

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

Plane slides off Halifax runway

An Air Canada plane suffers heavy damage after landing short of the runway, hitting an antenna array and losing its landing gear.

Air strikes in Yemen

Saudi Arabia and Arab allies bomb Shi'ite Muslim rebels fighting to oust Yemen's president.

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.

Palm Sunday

Christians around the world mark Palm Sunday.

Flooding in Chile

Deadly flooding batters the north of Chile.

Riddle of the Chinese Sphinx

A full-scale replica of the Egyptian Great Sphinx is being built at a Chinese amusement park.

iHeartRadio Music Awards red carpet

The stars hit the red carpet for the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Tough Mudder challenge

Participants run the Tough Mudder obstacle race in California.

Germanwings recovery

Investigators and family converge on the recovery site of crashed Germanwings A320 in the French Alps.

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