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Action Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes on physical pursuits in his downtime.

First 100 days of Trump

Major moments from the first days of the Trump administration.

Plucked from the Mediterranean

About 400 migrants onboard a drifting overcrowded wooden boat are rescued from the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast.

Brutal street battle for Mosul

Iraqi forces enter Mosul's Old City as Islamic State militants put up fierce resistance from the close-packed houses and narrow streets.

Russia's kid cadets

Inside the General Yermolov Cadet School, which teaches military skills in addition to regular middle school lessons.

Cyclone Debbie strikes northeast Australia

Cyclone Debbie rips a trail of destruction through northeast Australia, as howling winds, heavy rain and huge seas leave tens of thousands of homes without power.

Helping amputee animals walk again

From a miniature pony to goats, and dogs to elephants, Derrick Campana fashions prosthetics to help animals walk again.

China from above

A bird's eye view of the most populous country.

Fighting for control of Syria's Tabqa dam

Syrian engineers work to open spillways and ease pressure on a major dam across the Euphrates River, as the dam's southern reaches remain in the hands of Islamic State.

Peru reels from rainy season floods

More than 80 people have been killed and 110,000 displaced in rain-related incidents in Peru since December, as the country waits for an end to an unusually brutal rainy season.

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REUTERS/Toby Melville

Witnessing the London attack

"I heard a thud, turned round and there was a man lying about 10 yards away from me," Reuters photographer Toby Melville recalls, describing the moment a man fell from London's Westminster Bridge to the pavement below during Wednesday's attack.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Treehouses and mansions: in the shadow of the fence

The rust-red U.S. fence along the Mexican border has inspired various quirky architectural structures, from a frontier-themed mansion to a humble treehouse with uninterrupted views across the Californian scrubland.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Drought-hit Kenyans burn animal carcasses

Villagers in northern Kenya have begun to burn piles of animal carcasses, hoping to head off an outbreak of disease as their livestock starve to death in the region's worst drought in five years.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuela: queueing to survive

A single mom tells Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, on live television that she cannot afford to adequately feed her four kids, and he quickly changes the subject to joke about her foreign-sounding name, Joandry Smith.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

"I need to be safe" - crossing into Canada

A Sudanese man hopped out of a taxi just before daybreak, a duffle bag slung over his shoulder as he headed for the U.S. - Canadian border.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Yemen orphanage braves nearby air strikes

After two years of war, orphans in the Yemeni capital Sanaa have only one dream - to survive.  Full Coverage