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Battle for Falluja

Iraqi government forces fight Islamic State militants near Falluja as they try to retake the jihadist stronghold.

Student clashes in Chile intensify

Students in Chile demand better quality and cheaper education.

The scourge of illegal gold mining

Peru has declared a 60-day emergency in a remote part of the Amazon to curb high levels of mercury poisoning from rampant illegal gold mining.

France revolts against labor reform

Protesters clash with police across France against plans to loosen the country's protective labor law.

Estonia's Olympic triplets

Leila, Liina and Lily Luik will make Olympics history as the first identical triplets to compete against each other when they cross the start line for the women's marathon in Rio.

The dangerous Mediterranean route

The number of boats carrying migrants making the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean has risen sharply amid warm weather and calm seas.

President Mukherjee in China

Highlights from the visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to China.

Editor's Choice

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Hurt lockers of the Middle East

Bomb disposal units remove the threat of explosives in the conflict zones of Syria and Iraq.

REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Prom night for Precious Perez

Blind since birth, Precious Perez, gets the storybook prom night she hoped for.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Quack squad on the hunt

At 9.45 a.m. each day, more than 1,000 Indian Runner ducks are released for the first of two sorties at South Africa’s Vergenoegd vineyard to seek and eat thousands of tiny white dune snails feasting on budding vines.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Going for gold in the Great Rift Valley

In Kenya's western town of Iten, known as the "Home of Champions" for drawing runners to train from around the world, athletes rise to pound the track and dirt roads at dawn.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

As fighters return, Tunisia faces growing challenge

As Tunisia's politics have stabilized, the government has reasserted control, taking back mosques, banning the local al Qaeda affiliate Ansar al Sharia, and forcing many militants to flee. At first the jihadists mostly headed to Syria. But now Libya is more popular with them - many Tunisians have become key figures in Islamic State there.  Full Coverage 

REUTERS/Yves Herman

Cannes from the sidelines

In addition to the picture-perfect poses, Reuters photographers also produced images on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival.  Full Coverage