- Back to World news
People watch and photograph enormous waves as they break on Porthcawl harbour, South Wales, on January 6, where very strong winds and high seas create dangerous weather conditions.
Orthodox priests pray as they stand between pro-European Union activists and police lines in central Kiev, Ukraine, early January 24.
Oscar Pistorius weeps as he listens to evidence by a pathologist in court in Pretoria, South Africa on April 7. Pistorius was charged with murder for the shooting to death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day 2013.
US actress Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, hugs Neema Namadamu of the Democratic Republic of Congo at the End Sexual Violence in Conflict summit in London on June 11.
Sheep painted in the colors of the Tour de France winners' jerseys in fields near Harrogate on July 1. Farmer Keith Chapman a keen cycling enthusiast painted his flock in the Yellow Race leaders jersey, Polka dot of the Mountains Competition leader and Green jerseys for the Points leader.
On July 12 people run to shelter from a freak hailstorm on the beach at Ob River, in Siberia, Russia.
A man walks amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, on July 17. Ukraine said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.
Prince George is photographed for his first birthday with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on July 22 during a visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London.
Pedestrians dash through torrential rain along the Millennium Bridge, Southwark, London, as the remnants of Hurricane Bertha swept across parts of the country on August 10.
People gather in the park as a perigee moon, also known as a supermoon, rises in Madrid, August 10. The phenomenon occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.
A dejected 'Yes' supporter in Edinburgh makes his way home in the early hours of September 19 after Scotland voted decisively to reject independence and remain part of the Union.
Nowa Paye, 9, is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of the Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, LIberia on September 30.
Pastor Charles Burton lies on the driveway at the Ferguson police station on October 13 as a chalk drawing is made as a memorial to Michael Brown. Activists planned a day of civil disobedience to protest Brown's shooting in August and a second police shooting in St. Louis.
Tens of thousands of starlings start their murmuration, with Criffel mountain in the background, as dusk falls near Gretna Green on the England and Scotland border on November 6.
British model Cara Delevingne reacts as she attends a festive launch to mark the collaboration between top Paris department store Printemps and British fashion brand Burberry, in Paris, November 6.
Flowers are placed in a gap of the Berlin Wall memorial in Berlin, Germany on November 9, as the city commemorates 25 years since the fall of the wall.
People stand together before observing two minutes silence during a remembrance day ceremony at the ceramic poppy art installation entitled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London on November 11. The finished installation comprises 888,246 ceramic poppies with each one representing a British and Commonwealth military fatality from World War I.
The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are pictured over Lofot Islands, Norway on November 4.
Smoke rises from the Syrian city of Kobani, following airstrikes by the US-led coalition. The area has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters.
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch 'photobombs' U2 as the Irish rockers pose for pictures on the red carpet of the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, USA.
Wing Commander Matt Radnall, Officer Commanding 7 Force Protection Wing, carries a carefully folded Union Flag under his arm as UK and Coalition forces carry out their 'Tactical Withdrawal' from Afghanistan.
The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe became the first man-made spacecraft to go into orbit around a comet, beaming back this image after a trip of over 3.8 billion miles.