Approaching 10 million views on You Tube the "grateful hug" between a 140kg lioness and the man who saved her life was named on Google's inspirational list for 2014.
China hosted leaders of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States at the start of the year. Here we take a look at other distinguished guests expected to visit this year.
Here is the look at some of the creative photographs voted as the world's best wedding snaps from the last year.
Here’s a look at some of the most striking images that reveal the major stories from around the world in the past week.
The beautiful creatures appeared to be performing an elegant dance routine as they crossed their necks and swayed in time to the music in a series of synchronised dance moves.
Chinese traditionally believe a person's fate is determined at birth, so their zodiac year is considered their year of fate and the year could be tough. Let's see what tough times await foreign leaders who were born in the Year of the Sheep.
Daredevil Faith Dickey, 25, carefully manoeuvres the thin wire while inching her way above a stunning landscape in high heel shoes.
The world in photos: Dec 29 - Jan 4
As the world is entering the new year of 2015, global leaders, as a tradition, delivered their New Year speeches, voicing greeting messages with hope and confidence.
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, the joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, speaks at Birmingham library in Birmingham, central England in this October 10, 2014 file photo.
The world in photos: Dec 22-28
This has been a big year for overseas Chinese as elections saw more and more Asian politicians across the world run for seats in their local political races.