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Iraqi forces push into Mosul

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces close in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul to create a bridgehead for a thrust into the city.

Escape from Islamic State

Residents flee areas held by Islamic State as Iraqi forces battle to retake the city of Mosul.

Last stand at Standing Rock

Demonstrators opposed to the Dakota Access pipeline set fire to the camp they have occupied for months as a deadline to abandon it approaches.

Inside the escape tunnels of Islamic State

Islamic State tunnels discovered by Iraqi forces.

First 100 days of Trump

Major moments from the first days of the Trump administration.

Highlights from London Fashion Week

Backstage and collection highlights from London.

Trump's political picks

The cabinet members, officials and appointees chosen by Donald Trump for senior roles in his administration and judiciary.

The strange death of Kim Jong Nam

Security footage of the events leading up to the death of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Famine strikes South Sudan

Famine is formally declared in parts of South Sudan, which has been mired in civil war since 2013.

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Reunited amid South Sudan's civil war

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Brazil's race to save drought-hit city

Brazil's arid northeast is weathering its worst drought on record and Campina Grande, which has 400,000 residents that depend on the reservoir, is running out of water.  Full Coverage 

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Election uncertainty in France

The high level of uncertainty in Chartres underlines how wide open the French presidential race remains. It also points to the disaffection many voters feel towards the political elite.  Full Coverage 

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Sold by Islamic State, Yazidi boy returns

After Islamic State militants had killed or enslaved Ayman's parents in their purge of the Yazidi minority to which he belongs, they sold the four-year-old to a Muslim couple. For 18 months his relatives assumed he was dead, but after Iraqi forces retook east Mosul, Ayman was reunited with his family.  Full Coverage 

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Fighting prejudice with martial arts

A group of Afghan girls learn the flowing movements of Wushu, a sport developed from ancient Chinese kung fu, in a country where women's sport is severely restricted.  Full Coverage