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.
Migrants call it the "The Beast": the freight train on which penniless Central Americans hop rides to cross Mexico on their way to the US. They risk being kidnapped, injured or even killed on the dangerous journey north.
Britain has been in the throes of a veritable Royals fever since the wedding of Prince Harry to US actress Meghan Markle. Next up is the baptism of Prince Louis, the youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
On his 100th birthday, people all over the world are celebrating Nelson Mandela's legacy: as South Africa's first black president and a giant of the anti-apartheid struggle. But Mandela was also a family man.
Four generations of a family torn by the Somalian Civil War are reunited in the award-winning German documentary, Global Family. Their story reflects the situation of many refugees.
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