We don't only cry when we're sad. We also shed tears when we're in pain, angry, or deeply moved. In these cases, it's not obvious what purpose tears serve - but there are plenty of theories.
A fire has claimed the vast majority of more than 20 million artifacts at Brazil's biggest museum. Police deployed tear gas to control crowds who were demanding entry to inspect the damage.
As 2017 draws to an end, we'd like to to share some of your thoughts. Edrissa Baldeh from The Gambia sent us this poem.
A UN Security Council delegation has met Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from a crackdown in Myanmar. Some were in tears and spoke of rape, murder and other atrocities committed by security forces.
Two weeks ago, 82 of the girls abducted by the terror group Boko Haram, were set free. This weekend they were finally reunited with their parents. DW’s Adrian Kriesch was there to witness the event.
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