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Death of the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is shrinking, and as its waters vanish at a rate of more than one meter a year, hundreds of sinkholes are devouring land where the shoreline once stood.

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Dancing under water

Synchronized performances from the Aquatics World Championships.

Israeli settlers protest in West Bank

Jewish settlers protest planned demolitions in the West Bank.

Hands of time

Clock faces from Canary Wharf to Fukushima.

Animals crossing

Why did the wild boar, llama, squirrel, snake and rhino cross the road? Animals make the journey to the other side.

Going hungry in Yemen

More than half a million children under five are at risk of developing severe and acute malnutrition in the next year if the situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate, according to aid agency UNICEF.

Froome wins Tour de France

Briton Chris Froome won his second Tour de France title in three years on Sunday to enhance his growing reputation as a grand tour specialist.

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REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Obama's ancestral home

President Obama’s ancestral village of Kogelo is home to his Kenyan family and the burial place of his father.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Johnny Milano

Inside the Ku Klux Klan

Some 150 years after the end of the Civil War, a culture of cross burnings and white supremacy still exists on the margins in America today.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Old traditions, new pastures

Modern-day shepherds may have mobile phones to keep in touch with family and friends, but their lifestyle has changed little for centuries.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Gaza war, a year on

A year ago shelling and air strikes hit the Shejaia neighborhood during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas.   Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Srebrenica: an open wound

Bosnia marks the 20th anniversary of Europe’s worst mass killing since World War Two.  Full Coverage