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Santa's summer vacation

Santa Clauses get together for some summer festive fun at the World Congress of Santa Clauses in Denmark.

Hezbollah's frontier battle with Nusra Front

Hezbollah says its battle with Nusra Front jihadists at the Syria-Lebanon border is almost over, pressing its campaign to take their last foothold at the frontier.

Trump speaks at Scout Jamboree

President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.

Thousands protest Polish court overhaul

Tens of thousands of Poles protest against a new law that allows parliament to appoint Supreme Court judges, defying a European Union warning that the move undermines democracy and the rule of law.

The ruins of Mosul

Scenes of devastation after the battle to retake the Iraqi city from Islamic State.

FINA World Aquatics Championships

Highlights from the 2017 FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

Best of IAAF ParaAthletics

Highlights from the IAAF World ParaAthletics Championships in London.

The case of Charlie Gard

The parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard have been fighting a legal battle to send their critically ill son to the United States for experimental therapy, but Britain's courts have refused permission on the grounds it would prolong his suffering without any realistic prospect of it helping.

Taliban car bomb attack in Kabul

A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul, killing dozens and wounding more than 40, government officials said.

Best of Comic-Con

Highlights from the annual Comic-Con gathering in San Diego.

REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Hyenas spark admiration, not fear, in Ethiopia's Harar city

Hyenas roam the streets of the ancient walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia every night, seeking scraps of meat to drag to the nearby caves. Abbas Yusuf, known as Hyena Man, learnt to feed the hyenas from his father.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

New Delhi woman bouncer pulls no punches

Mehrunnisha Shokat Ali has been a bouncer for nearly a decade, breaking up bar fights, frisking female customers, and uncovering illegal drugs at clubs in the Indian capital.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Dying "Mother Ganges": holy river succumbs to pollution

Squeezed in to a small and sweaty East London nightclub at 3 a.m., the Slew Dem Crew spit bars to a raucous audience revelling in the fast growing popularity of Britain's new musical obsession.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

The battle for Mosul: urban warfare and civilian exodus

Drawing inspiration from Ukraine's 2013-14 revolt, Venezuela's young protesters are donning Viking-like shields in battles with security forces and eagerly watching a film on the Kiev uprising.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu

South Sudanese youth turn to art to push for peace

South Sudanese activists are using music, poetry, theatre, comedy, dance and fashion to preach tolerance in the world's youngest nation which has been divided by years of civil war.  Full Coverage