Patchwork families are what result when parents separate from their partners and then find new ones. It's not always easy for children to cope, but as two patchwork families in Berlin prove, the situation also has its advantages.
#blamemyparents was all about growing up without a parent. We wanted to find out how our international colleagues, as well as our viewers, define family. We checked out what some celebrities had to say too.
Pakistan's army has killed six militants and regained control of a school in Peshawar, where Taliban militants had taken hundreds hostage. At least 130 people died in the attack.
After his mother and father died, Reuben from Ghana struggled with more than just the loss of his parents. Read his first-hand account of how a song and some unexpected support helped him cope with being an orphan.
According to the UN, the Mediterranean is the deadliest escape route in the world. The international community is not doing enough to prevent refugees from taking this perilous journey, says Karl Kopp of Pro Asyl.
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