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.
An Indonesian family separated for a decade by the 2004 tsunami say they now want to find their son. The couple were recently reunited with their 14-year-old daughter Jannah, renewing hopes their son is also alive.
As a 72-hour truce between Israel and Hamas continues, residents and families in Gaza are literally trying to pick up the pieces of their destroyed livelihoods.
The Ebola epidemic sweeping through West African countries has claimed over 1,400 lives. Meanwhile, two new cases have emerged in Nigeria.
As war continues to rage in the Gaza Strip, the local population is preparing itself for a drawn-out conflict. Raed Athamnah and his family are also feeling pessimistic as they hide in shelters to escape mortal danger.
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