A Palestinian boy looks out his family's house was destroyed in the east of Gaza City.

The world’s leading photojournalists describe how they captured 20 defining images in 2014 – from the ongoing violence in Syria to the World Cup in Brazil

Voters queue outside a school in Achacachi, on the Altiplano above La Paz. Bolivians are voting in general elections widely expected to give a third term to the socialist president, Evo Morales Photographer: Gaston Brito/Reuters 14/10/2014

Voters queue outside a school in Achacachi, on the Altiplano above La Paz. Bolivians are voting in general elections widely expected to give a third term to the socialist president, Evo Morales Photographer: Gaston Brito/Reuters

An LMS Stanier class 5 steam locomotive hauls The Jacobite train over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous in the Harry Potter films, as the Western Highlands glow with the burning hues of autumn Photograph: Paul Kingston/North News & Pictures Ltd

Autumn in the Glens - taken by North News and Pictures photographer Paul Kingston who has been shortlisted for the prestigious Guardian photographer of the year award

Eyewitness: North Sumatra, Indonesia. Four days after starting to erupt, Mount Sinabung continues to spew lava and ash over the island of Sumatra. Dedy Sahputra

Mount Sinabung spews hot lava and volcanic ash as it is seen from Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 09 October epa / Dedy Sahputra

A Syrian Kurdish refugee who fled Kobani, walks in a refugee camp in Suruc on the Turkey-Syria border. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

A Syrian Kurdish refugee who fled Kobani walks in a refugee camp in Suruç on the Turkey-Syria border Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

Lloyd's of London staff at their annual Remembrance Day service

Lloyd's of London staff hold their annual Remembrance Day service at the Lloyd's Building in the City of London, November REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

La Chapelle Sixtine brille désormais de mille feux

Journalists stare at the Sistine Chapel with its new lighting during a press visit at the Vatican Thursday. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/MUSEI VATICANI/AFP

Aller simple sur Mars: les volontaires mourront après 68 jours. Le projet Mars One a pour but d'envoyer en 2024 une première équipe de quatre volontaires pour coloniser la planète sans retour possible, après un voyage de sept mois...

Private Mars One Colony Project: 705 Astronaut Candidates Pass Latest Cut: ​Mars One 2025 settlement

Visitors view Richard Tuttle's commission in the Turbine Hall at Tate Mod

Visitors view American sculptor and poet Richard Tuttle's commission in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. The sculpture is part of his body of work I Don't Know: The Weave of Textile Language.

Des sauveteurs transportent un blessé... Zone de recherche élargie au Népal pour trouver des randonneurs. Les sauveteurs ont élargi leurs recherches vendredi au Népal pour retrouver des randonneurs bloqués depuis les tempêtes de neige et les avalanches qui ont sévi cette semaine. On compte au moins 29 morts, dont 4 Canadiens. Trois Québécoises, deux femmes dans la cinquantaine et une autre femme dans la trentaine ont péri.

Nepal blizzard, avalanche death toll rises to 29

Eyewitness: Sydney. Ferries plough through a heavy swell in Sydney Harbour after wild weather tore through the city. About 170mm (6.7in) of rain fell overnight, causing widespread flooding, and tress were felled by wind gusts of up to 100mph...

Ferries plough through a heavy swell in Sydney Harbour after wild weather tore through the city. About of rain fell overnight, causing widespread flooding, and tress were felled by wind gusts of up to

Le secrétaire général des Nations unies Ban Ki-moon a exigé lundi la fin des «provocations» sur l'esplanade des Mosquées et jeté une nouvelle pierre dans le jardin du premier ministre israélien lors d'une visite où les crispations se sont étalées au grand jour.

Israel has long used the main world Zionist group to funnel funds to West Bank settlements. Will leaders soon close the loophole that allows the cash to flow without scrutiny?

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