The Ebola story may have stolen most recent headlines, but plenty of other things also happened in the news this week. The Oscar Pistorius case is coming to an end, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz suffered a gruesome injury, and Ferguson is still in a state of unrest. Here are some of the best images you will see, brought to us by some of the worlds hardest-working photojournalists.
Despite a shaky cease-fire that was meant to put an end to months of war in its east, Ukraine remains riven by violence and upheaval. Photographer Joel Van Houdt spent weeks photographing the country’s Jewish population and the latest chapter in its difficult history in the country.
Since it was announced that the 2014 Nobel Peace prize was being shared by Pakistani Malala Yousafzai and India Kailash Satyarthi, a lot of desi Tweeters have the same urgent request.
Eight Australian fighter jets to strike ISIS in Iraq.
Palestinian youth practice their parkour skills over the ruins of houses, which witnesses said were destroyed during a seven-week Israeli offensive in the Shejaia neighborhood east of Gaza City. Some Palestinian youths between 13 and 17 years old train in the devastated area as a personal initiative to develop their skills.
While most humans have abandoned Masaken Hanano due to constant shelling, one person returns daily to feed more than 150 homeless cats.
The suspected U.S.-led strikes killed more than a dozen ISIS militants Wednesday night, a monitoring group reported. Five civilians were also said to have been killed.
John Kerry opted to call the mission a “very significant counter-terrorism” mission instead.
Witnesses reported seeing explosions and rocket fire late Saturday.
The White House announced the troop deployment Tuesday following the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff. The new personnel will be part of a now 820-person force providing U.S. diplomatic security.
James Foley is just the latest photojournalist to be killed while covering the world’s most dangerous wars. Here we look at some of his fellow journalists and their work.
A Guardian reporter witnessed several Russian vehicles moving toward Ukraine Thursday, but said they weren’t the size of a “proper invasion force.”
A team of military advisers arrived Wednesday to assess the conditions of refugees that have fled ISIS. The team determined that there are fewer stranded Yazidis than previously thought.
The path of least resistance.
Updated: Second round of U.S. air strikes target ISIS forces near the city of Irbil. The militants were “successfully eliminated” says Pentagon.
The Israeli military said two rockets were fired into the country Thursday night. The rockets did not cause any injuries.
The Yazidis fled to a remote area in northern Iraq after they became targets of the hyper-militant group. ISIS considers the Yazidis devil worshippers and incompatible with an Islamic state.
While almost every item has changed, a few have remained the same across centuries.
Photojournalist Ben Taub has spent the last two summers on the Turkish-Syrian border, recording the lives of civilians caught up in the conflict in Syria. Contains graphic images.
On the anonymous secret-sharing app Whisper, people who say they are survivors of military sexual assault open up about their heartbreaking experiences and living with PTSD.
The al-Qaeda-linked group Al-Nusra Front claims that American citizen Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, who grew up in Florida, carried out a suicide bombing in the city of Idlib, Syria on May 25.
The 18 members of the Al-Najar family had been trapped in their home since Thursday, Reuters reports.
The militant group has been destroying holy sites as it seeks to impose Sharia law. This week, it blew up the tomb of the biblical prophet said to have survived inside a whale.
The First World War began 100 years ago, on 4 August 1914. Here are some of the most arresting photos from the conflict. Contains graphic images.
It was the greatest act of deception in modern warfare. This is its story.
Newly elected president Petro Poroshenko declared a national day of mourning and vowed an “appropriate response.”
In the eastern city of Donetsk, friends and neighbors have transformed into enemies, and people on both sides of the conflict worry that there’s no way out from a slide to civil war.
Since 1992, dozens of Mexican folk musicians have been executed in cold blood, mainly throughout the northern regions of Mexico.