Stivinson Mena lost his left leg, one finger and suffered genital injuries when he stepped on a land mine in Colombia
Many soldiers in Colombia's 53-year-long war have sustained wounds to their sexual organs. Here are the stories of a few remarkable men who've undergone surgery and rehabilitation to get on with their lives.
A bulldozer attempts to extinguish a fire in a destroyed vehicle at the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad.
Iraqi forces have found the best way to fight ISIS block-by-block is with a wall of steel.
Soccer - South Korea v Syria - World Cup 2018 Qualifiers - Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul, South Korea -  South Korea's Kim Jin-su and Syria's Mardkian Mardek in action
As Team Syria edges closer to qualifying to compete in the 2018 World Cup, many top soccer players face a dilemma — to play for the love of sport or to play for a team that's seen as boosting a brutal dictator.
A girl writes a message in chalk on the pavement in central Manchester, Britain.
Although suicide bombings grab headlines in the West, they comprise only .13 percent of all attacks globally in the last decade. They are, however, part of a predictable pattern, experts say.
A Somali soldier patrols a street following a suicide car bomb and gun attack.
A longtime Africa correspondent looks behind the headlines in Somalia and talks about his new memoir.
Marawi residents are evacuated from their city in the southern Philippines on May 24, 2017.
There are two conflicting narratives emerging from Mindanao, neither of which is entirely right.
Save the Children workers rescue migrants on a boat in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya
The World’s Richard Hall reported aboard Save the Children's rescue ship in the Mediterranean. On Tuesday, they saved 635 people — a record for the group's sea rescue operations. Doctors Without Borders rescued another 1,004 people on the same day.
A South Sudanese refugee girl, displaced by fighting, arrives at Imvepi settlement in Arua district, northern Uganda, April 4, 2017.
More than 62 percent of South Sudanese refugees arriving in Uganda this year are children, UN officials report. And in a worrying trend, aid workers say a growing number of these kids are coming alone.
Yemeni humanitarian worker Bushra Aldukhainah addresses the CARE's 15th Annual National Conference in Washington, DC on May 22, 2017
"There's no more safe place in Yemen to stay in. I mean, the conflict is reaching out to every place in Yemen: every single village, every single place."
A picture taken on April 3, 2014 in Maine-Soroa, eastern Niger, shows Nigerian people gathered at a camp for refugees who fled the fighting between the Nigerian army and Boko Haram.
Boko Haram hasn't given up, but it's on the ropes after a push by the Nigerian military last year, and vigilance by regional peacekeepers. Also countering their influence is a regional shortwave radio network, Dandal Kura Radio International, started just over a year ago, as the world's first network to broadcast in Kanuri — the language spoken by 10 million people in the region, and by most members of Boko Haram. Anyone with a cellphone can call in and share information and ideas. This plus news, current affairs, radio dramas and other programming has started to help counter Boko Haram's power to attract, and is helping a bruised and fractured region move toward a less fraught future.

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