Over Syrian 1,000 civilians, many of them children, were killed in the first week of February alone as air strikes hit hospitals, schools and markets.
Jacob Zuma has quit as president of South Africa. He has been embroiled in a rape trial, corruption, an arms deal, using public money for his home and association with the Guptas.
Three nominees for each of the eight photo contest categories, and – for the first time – a shortlist of six nominees for the World Press Photo of the Year.
This most important of Hindu festivals falls on Tuesday 13 through to Wednesday 14 February 2018.
A panorama photograph of motorbikes in a World War Two shipwreck in the Red Sea has won Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018.
Germany celebrates its annual Rose Monday carnival in traditional fashion: with floats featuring huge, unflattering puppets of politicians.
Teams throw 500,000 kilograms of oranges at each other as the northern Italian town of Ivrea marks the start of carnival season.
Seven of Rio de Janeiro's elite samba schools danced through the specially-built Sambadrome on the first night of the city's famous Carnival parades.
IBTimes UK presents the best photos from the opening ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.
People living along the California coast are being treated to a living light show as tiny glowing phytoplankton light up the waves at Big Sur.
Escape to somewhere exotic and tropical this winter: the 23rd annual orchid festival at Kew Gardens in southwest London.
The spectacular costumes – covered in feathers, sequins and jewels – can be more than 5m high and weigh over 80kg.
The French capital is always a photogenic city, but when it's blanketed in white, it's even prettier.
Netanyahu's government is offering 20,000 male migrants, most of whom are from Sudan and Eritrea, $3,500 (£2,500) and a plane ticket to what it says is a safe destination in Africa.
In pictures: The most exciting cars on show at Retromobile 2018, including the Ferrari FXX, a stunning 1938 Bugatti and a pristine Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet.