Vanuatu, home to about 260,000 people, is made up of about 65 islands on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire.
Reporters have finally been allowed to venture into Myanmar's northern Rakhine state, formerly home to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled into Bangladesh.
Syrian Democratic Forces have seized 80 to 90 percent of the city and have hemmed the jihadists into a few districts in the north of the city.
Photos can be submitted in any or all of four categories: Wildlife, Landscapes, Underwater and Aerials, and there's £7,500 for the winner.
Archaeologists found the remains of nine men, all between the ages of 25 and 30, who were sacrificed as part of a Sican ritual.
The number of refugees arriving in Bangladesh since 25 August has been estimated at 480,000 – 60% of them children.
Bali is being shaken daily by hundreds of tremors from the mountain, which volcanologists say indicates a high chance of an eruption.
The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world's leading photography competitions, are now open for entries.
The storm-battered US island territory has struggled through days with virtually no electricity, and more misery could be on the way thanks to a dam that might fail at any moment.
Young Rohingya refugees' drawings are filled with traumatic scenes such as people being shot or burned alive by the military.
At least 200 NFL players knelt, sat, prayed or raised a clenched fist during the Star Spangled Banner. Three teams didn't even take the field until the national anthem was over.
The fighting in Marawi is so intense that it took soldiers a whole week just to cross one street in the embattled city.
The week's best photos, from the Rohingya refugee crisis and Mexico City earthquake, to Hurricane Maria, Catalonia independence and St Louis protests.
Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as the strongest storm to hit the US territory in nearly 90 years, even stronger than Irma.
Spain has cancelled all time off for police in Catalonia as tensions rise ahead of a planned referendum on the region's independence.
The Boxing Gogos (Boxing Grannies) don their gloves for twice-weekly training sessions at the A Team Gym in Cosmo City in Johannesburg.
Desperate parents join police, firefighters and volunteers as they work through the night in a frantic search for dozens of young children feared buried under a Mexico City school.
A family with a tiny baby living in a concrete pipe, and another family burying a 70-year-old woman who died just days after they'd carried her all the way from Myanmar.
Organisers estimate that Oktoberfest's seven million visitors will drink a similar number of litres of beer.
Over a 40-year career, Martin Parr has used humorous details to highlight a sense of hopelessness in British society.