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What Islamic State left behind

Sifting through the rubble of Islamic State's abandoned strongholds.

Iraqi forces complete takeover of Kirkuk

Iraqi forces take control of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga.

Battle for besieged Philippine city nears end

Some of the 200,000 residents of Marawi, driven from their homes during 150 days of battle between the Philippine military and pro-Islamic State rebels, return to start a long cleanup of their devastated city.

Puerto Rico after Maria

Residents of Puerto Rico start to rebuild after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

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Richard Spencer speaks on Florida campus

Protesters chanting "Go home Nazis" sought to drown out the speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida, as the campus erected barricades and deployed hundreds of police officers to guard against unrest.

South Africa's boxing grannies

Senior women take part in boxing lessons in an attempt to battle old age at Cosmo city outside Johannesburg, South Africa.

REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Mexico quake: in the ruins of home

Rubble is all that remains of hundreds of houses rend asunder by the earthquake that struck Mexico in September, leaving owners lodging with relatives or friends, hoping their homes can be rebuilt or they can find new ones.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Bidding farewell to "the people's king"

Thailand is putting the finishing touches this month to a lavish five-day funeral ceremony in a final goodbye to its late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who helped shape the Southeast Asian nation for decades after World War Two.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Alvin Baez

Destroyed bridge imperils village cut off by Hurricane Maria

Like many remote villages in Puerto Rico, San Lorenzo is contending with a silent public health crisis in the wake of the strongest hurricane to hit the island in decades: isolation.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Northern Ireland: Life inside The Fountain

Amid a Protestant exodus from Londonderry's River Foyle 50 years ago, some 250 Protestants stayed and carved out a tiny enclave known as 'The Fountain', a tight, fiercely pro-British community that is separated by high walls and fences from the surrounding Irish nationalist heartland.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan's mercury-poison victims fight to be heard

Survivors from a 1950s industrial disaster in Minamata bay are a shrinking group. Their symptoms worsen with age, leaving some victims grappling with the question of who will care for them after the death of siblings and parents, while others face legal disputes.  Full Coverage