Full story - February 23, 2018
The headquarters of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China is pictured in Beijing.
A new "super-ministry" set to deepen Chinese President Xi Jinping's war on graft and extend it to all state employees is likely to undermine years of work by Chinese legal reformers to protect the rights of suspects during investigations, according to some Chinese academics.
Full story - February 22, 2018
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The official said it will likely take "many more months" to restore electricity and critical infrastructure to Puerto Rico, adding it was unclear how many of the residents who fled will eventually return.
Full story - February 22, 2018
An employee takes samples of corn imported from Brazil for a quality test at a warehouse in the terminal port of Portimex in Tuxpan, in Veracruz state, Mexico, Feb. 21, 2018.
Mexican buyers imported ten times more corn from Brazil last year amid concern that NAFTA renegotiations could disrupt their U.S. supplies, according to government data and top grains merchants.
Full story - February 21, 2018
At least 310 people have been killed in the Ghouta district since Sunday night.
Full story - February 21, 2018
This is not the first time the United States has shown concern about President Rodrigo Duterte, who is notorious for his defiance of international pressure.
Full story - February 21, 2018
Sand blows across a normally submerged area at Theewaterskloof dam near Cape Town, South Africa, January 20, 2018.
A severe drought has forced South Africa to declare a national disaster and impose tough water-saving measures in attempts to push back the day when taps are expected to run dry. In this photo essay from Reuters' Mike Hutchings, you can see how devastating the drought has already been on the country.
Full story - February 20, 2018
Angelina Lazo (C), an 18-year-old senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, lost two friends in the shooting at her school. She joined other gun control proponents with placards at a street corner in Coral Springs, Florida, on Feb. 16, 2018.
Last week's mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, has inflamed a national debate about gun rights and prompted teens from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and across the United States to demand legislative action.
Full story - February 19, 2018
A paper sign is taped on top of a KFC ad telling customers that the restaurant is closed.
Most of the chain's 900-some UK stores are closed after a new supplier couldn't deliver chicken to stores
Full story - February 19, 2018
Israeli scientists participate in an experiment simulating a mission to Mars
The experiment was held near the isolated Israeli township of Mitzpe Ramon, whose surroundings resemble the Martian environment in its geology, aridity, appearance and desolation, the ministry said.
Full story - February 18, 2018
Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visits the Ulma Family Museum of Poles Who Saved Jews during World War II in Markowa, Poland, February 2, 2018.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki equated "Jewish perpetrators" with Polish and others, drawing immediate criticism from Israel's prime minister who called Morawiecki's words "outrageous."