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A Free Syrian Army fighter feeds a stray cat, heart-shaped flags fly at India's Kite festival and a wildfire rages in Australia, as the new year gets underway.
On Wednesday, thousands of people gathered in the Spanish town of Bunol to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the tomato-throwing festival, La Tomatina.
Hungry South Africans will have to fight for their daily bread as the rand continues to plummet against foreign currencies.
This is the story of people whose lives depend on what we leave in our bins.
We take a look at the Marikana commemoration held on Sunday and Oscar Pistorius's prolonged prison stay - if only Donald Trump could save him.
Artist Palesa Makua leads 'My Skin Speaks' - a project that challenges how society views women and encourages women to embrace their bodies.
An HRW report finds that the South African government is failing half a million children with disabilities who are shut out of the education system.