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.
The number of children in state custody has reached a record high. Refugee kids are also taken into care and should have the right to aid, says Heinz Hilgers, president of the child protection body Kinderschutzbund.
Prince George, third in line to the British throne, is walking tall ahead of his first birthday. The royal family released a photo for the occasion, showing what Vanity Fair called the world's 'most eligible infant.'
María Campos is a dance and yoga teacher and lives in Santa Ana, a suburb of the Costa Rican capital, San José. She shows us her living room and the three generations of her family.
Muslims in Gaza, Iraq, Syria and other regions have started the Eid al-Fitr festival with conflict looming over family celebrations. Eid follows the fasting month of Ramadan.
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