Kurds in Iraq ring in the new year

The ancient festival of Newroz marks the first day of spring and the vernal equinox.

Business & Economy

Into the green land: Emerald mining in Colombia

Emerald seekers scour Colombia's Muzo Valley, searching for the gem that could lift them out of poverty.

Battle for Mosul

The battle for western Mosul

As fighting continues between Iraqi forces and ISIL fighters, civilians have been fleeing the city in droves.


Week in pictures: From Park's ouster to Holi festival

Rallies in South Korea, Holi celebrations and a Turkish-Dutch diplomatic row - here is this week's news in pictures.


A late season nor'easter impacts the US

Millions across the northeast hit by travel disruption, heavy snow, school closures and flooding.