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.
Would you leave behind your friends, family and Earth to live out the rest of your days on Mars? Plenty would - and DW has spoken with one candidate who recently found out he would not be making that one-way journey.
A French court has ruled to compensate the families of two young women who were switched at birth more than 20 years ago. It took years for the families to confirm they were not raising their biological daughters.
More civilians in Afghanistan were killed and injured in 2014 than in the past five years, a new UN report has said. The report blamed most casualties on the Taliban, which it said used explosives in residential areas.
#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.
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