Only hours after the fireworks faded, those looking up to the night skies are treated to a super moon, or ‘wolf moon’, rising behind Glastonbury Tor in Somerset – a majestic start to the year.
Tourists brave the weather to photograph the ice-covered Horseshoe Falls, Niagara, Canada.
Waves crash into the harbour wall at Porthcawl as Storm Eleanor batters Wales.
A man rescues iguanas stunned by the unseasonally cold weather in Lake Worth, Florida.
Michael Wolff’s explosive account of the inner workings of the Trump White House is published, selling 1.7 million copies within the first three weeks.
A model on the catwalk for Liam Hodge’s autumn/ winter 2018 show at London Fashion Week Men’s.
Oprah Winfrey receives the Cecil B Demille Award at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.
Australia captain Steve Smith lifts the Ashes trophy in Sydney, having led his side to a 4-0 victory in the series.
A woman is rescued from a house devastated by a mudslide in Montecito, California.
Snow lies on the dunes of the Sahara desert following a rare winter storm in Algeria.
Protests follow President Trump’s description of El Salvador, Haiti and certain African nations as ‘s—hole countries’ .
Police mug shot of Thomas Markle, Jr, half-brother of Meghan, arrested for threatening his girlfriend with a gun.
Screenshot of a message sent to all Hawaiian citizens, alerting them to a ballistic missile attack – it was a false alarm.
Recovery operations commence the day after Pegasus Airlines Flight 8622 ran off the runway at Trabzon Airport, Turkey (no one was injured).
News emerges from California of 13 children allegedly held against their will ‘in dark and foul-smelling surroundings’ by parents David and Louise Turpin, seen here renewing their weddings vows with their children in 2015.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet choristers after the Coventry Litany of Reconciliation.
Lava pours down the slopes of Mount Mayon, in the Philippines.
French big-wave surfer Roland Pier in action at Praia do Norte, Portugal.
Vladimir Putin takes to the icy waters of Lake Seliger, north of Moscow, during a celebration of the Epiphany.
The dance of the devils at the Nit del Foc (‘night of fire’), Vila-seca, Spain.
A young girl at the Time’s Up rally in central London, marking the first anniversary of the Women’s March.
Vida Movahed is identified as the headscarf-waving protester in Tehran.
British tennis player Kyle Edmund reaches the semifinals of the Australian Open, defeating third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria.
Citizens of Camalig in the Philippines take evasive action as a column of ash descends from Mount Mayon – the volcano fully erupts days later.
Theresa May and Donald Trump meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos. ‘We love your country,’ he tells her.
Waters rise around the Zouave statue under the Pont l’alma bridge in Paris as the Seine bursts its banks.
A Rohingya woman collects firewood at a refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Lady Gaga performs with Mark Ronson at the 60th Grammy Awards.
A ‘heat map’ showing military personnel’s use of fitness-tracking apps, such as Strava, reveals the location of a secret US army base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
President Trump gives his first State of the Union address to the Joint Session of Congress, boasting of the ‘extraordinary success’ of his first year and promising a ‘new American moment’.
Palestinians run from a tear-gas assault by Israeli forces northeast of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
A young boy picks his way through rubble in rebel-held eastern Ghouta, Syria, following government airstrikes.
Darren Osborne receives a 43-year jail sentence for driving into a crowd of people outside a mosque in north London in June 2017, killing one man and injuring nine others.
Ina New York Times article, actor Uma Thurman claims that producer Harvey Weinstein ‘pushed me down… He tried to shove himself on me.’
The Queen attends a church service at West Newton, Norfolk.
The European Commission’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier arrives at No 10 Downing Street to meet Theresa May and Brexit Secretary David Davis. Davis describes the talks as ‘very constructive’.
The Starman mannequin at the wheel of Elon Musk’s Tesla car after his Spacex Falcon Heavy rocket shot the vehicle into orbit, where it remains.
The genome of Britain’s oldest skeleton, the 10,000-year-old Cheddar Man, reveals he had ‘dark to black skin’.
It’s reported that the UK’S urban fox population has quadrupled in 20 years, and is now an estimated 150,000.
News breaks of sexual misconduct by Oxfam workers in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. Roland Van Hauwermeiren, director of operations, later leaves his job.
North Korean cheerleaders at a women’s ice hockey match at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea.
In Pyeongchang, US figure skater Mirai Nagasu becomes the third woman ever to land a triple axel jump at a Winter Olympics.
Theresa May speaks at Stormont following unsuccessful attempts to restore Northern Ireland’s devolved government .
Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle make their first official visit to Scotland.
Nikolas Cruz, 19, is alleged to have shot dead three staff members and 14 pupils, and wounded 17 others, at his former school – Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Victims of former youth football coach Barry Bennell give their reaction to his conviction on 43 counts of historic sexual abuse outside Liverpool Crown Court. He is sentenced to 30 years.
Team GB’S Dom Parsons receiving his Olympic bronze medal after the men’s skeleton event – his hi-tech race suit was criticised by rivals.
Lizzy Yarnold celebrates winning the skeleton event, Team GB’S only gold at the Winter Olympics.
British-born American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy (left) kisses his boyfriend at the Winter Olympics, creating a media sensation in the US.
A ‘die-in’ protest outside the White House against continuing gun violence.
Queen Elizabeth II sits between chief executive of the British Fashion Council Caroline Rush (left) and editor of US Vogue Dame Anna Wintour at London Fashion Week.
Stormzy peforming at the Brit Awards – where he wins for British Album and British Male Solo Artist.
Staff at University College London form a picket line to join protests from 60 universities objecting to changes to their pensions.
US model Gigi Hadid walks the runway with a French bulldog at the Tod’s show during Milan Fashion Week.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stirs controversy by telling a distraught six-yearold girl at a rally that Turkey would honour her should she become a martyr.
Pupils of Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida hold a memorial following the mass shooting there on 14 February.
On the day that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn declares he would seek tariff-free access to EU markets, anti-brexit protestors gather outside Parliament.
Widows in coloured powder sit out the dance during Holi, the festival of colours, in the northern Indian town of Vrindavan.
A woman holds an AR-15 rifle at a blessing ceremony for couples and their guns at the Sanctuary Church in Pennsylvania.
The month of March certainly comes in like a lion with the arrival of the Beast from the East – a large swirl of Arctic air direct from Siberia. To make matters worse, the Beast teams up with Storm Emma, causing devastation on the roads and 16 deaths. Here, workers negotiate the blizzard-hit Millennium Bridgeinlondon.
Reverend Billy Graham, the ‘pastor of presidents’, is laid to rest in Charlotte, North Carolina. He died on 21 February, aged 99.
Models pose after the Altuzarra show during Paris Fashion Week.
Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are poisoned with Novichok at his home in Salisbury. The bench on which they collapsed is cordoned off for forensic investigation.
An orca whale off Port Elizabeth, South Africa, tracks the annual sardine run, the biggest migration of marine wildlife on the planet.
A man transports water as Cape Town continues to battle its worst drought in a century.
A woman casts her vote in Freetown during the Sierra Leone general election.
On International Women’s Day, a suffragette sash is draped across a statue of the 5th Duke of Bedford in London – to highlight the lack of women on public monuments.
Stripper Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had a liaison with Donald Trump, performs at a club in Florida days after suing him, claiming a ‘hush agreement’ between them was void because he did not sign it.
French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, known for dressing style icons including Audrey Hepburn, dies aged 91.
China’s parliament votes to abolish presidential term limits, paving the way for President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.
Trump sacks Secretary of State Rex Tillerson via Twitter, replacing him with CIA director Mike Pompeo.
Professor Stephen Hawking dies at home in Cambridge, aged 76.
A 950-ton pedestrian bridge under construction collapses on to a motorway in Miami, crushing cars. Six people are killed.
‘Fake-hat-gate’ goes viral on Twitter. The BBC denies manipulating a picture of Jeremy Corbyn in a hat – to make it look more Russian – on the previous evening’s Newsnight.
Political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica is accused of using personal information harvested from 50 million Facebook profiles to build a system that could influence US election voting.
Vladimir Putin secures a record win in the Russian presidential election, with 76.7 per cent of the vote. This is his fourth term in the office.
Sudan, the last surviving male northern white rhino, dies in Kenya after months of poor health.
A huge chasm appears suddenly in Kenya’s
Rift Valley, prompting speculation that the African continent could split into two.
Jihadist movement Boko Haram releases many of the 110 schoolgirls it kidnapped in February. They are pictured with Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari, who called the abduction a ‘national disaster’.
A ceremony is held to mark the first anniversary of the Westminster terror attack and remember its five victims, including PC Keith Palmer.
Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle make a surprise visit to Northern Ireland, part of a string of engagements ahead of their wedding.
Student Emma Gonzàlez, who survived the Florida school shooting that killed 17, makes an impassioned speech, then stands silent on stage for six minutes and 20 seconds – the amount of time the attack lasted.
Jeremy Corbyn says sorry for the pain caused by ‘pockets of anti-semitism’ in the Labour Party. He was criticised for supporting the creator of an allegedly antisemitic mural in 2012.
March hare: a field hare speeds across a field in Sachsendorf, Germany.
Spring cleaning of the historic Roman Baths in Bath. The Great Bath is drained of 250,000 litres of water, and algae and sludge are scrubbed off the floor.
The funeral of comedian Sir Ken Dodd is held at Liverpool Cathedral. He died aged 90, two days after marrying his longtime partner Anne Jones.
Australian cricketer Steve Smith breaks down crying as he apologises for a balltampering incident during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
Micheal Brown, 17, from the deprived Third Ward of Houston, Texas, learns he has been accepted by 20 of the best colleges in the US, with full funding offered by each.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai announces that she recently returned to her hometown in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot there by the Taliban.
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The Queen (pictured with the Dean of Windsor) attends the Easter service at Windsor Castle without Prince Philip. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also attend.
Veteran anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela (pictured here in 1990) dies aged 81. Archbishop Desmond Tutu leads tributes.
A teenage girl shot dead in Tottenham, London, on 2 April is named as Tanesha Melbourne-blake. She is thought to have been caught in the crossfire of a drive-by gang shooting.
Jeremy Corbyn visits a nursery in Watford to discuss the rising costs of childcare.
England wins six golds on day one of the Commonwealth Games in Australia. Here, cyclist Sophie Thornhill and pilot Helen Scott take gold in the blind and visually impaired sprint.
Palestinian women with Guy Fawkes masks and keffiyehs attend a demonstration at the Israeli border in Gaza, part of the six-week Great March of Return campaign.
British swimmer Adam Peaty wins gold in the men’s 100m breaststroke final at the Commonwealth Games.
Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge pay tribute to Ray Wilkins, the former Chelsea midfielder and England captain, who died on 4 April aged 61.
Prince Charles receives a traditional indigenous welcome during a visit to Mount Nhulun in Australia’s Northern Territory, part of an official tour of the country.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives at Congress to testify about his company’s use and protection of data, after revelations that Cambridge Analytica used Facebook information to try to influence US voters during the 2016 election.
Theresa May helps with food preparation during her visit to the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara temple in Walsall, to mark Vaisakhi – the Sikh New Year.
Yona Knight-wisdom of Jamaica warms up before competing in the men’s 3m springboard diving final in the Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Sumti Devi, 25, mother of 10-month-old Gopi Kumari, holds her ahead of cleft-lip surgery aboard the Lifeline Express in Rajasthan, India. It offers free treatment to the country’s rural poor.
The skies above the Syrian capital Damascus erupt with surface-to-air missiles as the US launches an attack in retaliation for the country’s alleged use of chemical weapons.
England netballer Helen Housby (looking to camera) scores in the final second to beat Australia at the Commonwealth Games.
Seventy years after the
MV Empire brought the first Caribbean immigrants to work in Britain, Home Secretary Amber Rudd apologises for how some were wrongly deported in the Windrush scandal.
Central American migrants, moving in a caravan through Mexico, cross a railway line to board a freight train in Irapuato, in the state of Guanajuato.
A worker uses the light on his mobile phone as he unloads hay in a village in Alwar, Rajasthan. The government has promised all of India’s 180 million rural households will have electricity by 2019.
Pilot Andy Hill leaves court, where he faces 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence, after his plane crashed on to a dual carriageway during the Shoreham airshow in August 2015.
Carpenter Aaron Fawden receives his cheque for £1 million after winning the National Lottery.
Supporters of the whitesupremacist National Socialist Movement give Nazi salutes in Georgia, USA.
Electrical technician James Shaw Jr (centre), 29, who disarmed a gunman after he opened fire at the Waffle House restaurant in Nashville, attends a press conference with the FBI.
gthe Duchess of Cambridge celebrates the birth of her third child, Louis Arthur Charles (weighing 8lb 7oz), who is fifth in line to the throne.
Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron with the Trumps on the balcony of the White House, during the French president’s state visit to America.
The Danish inventor Peter Madsen is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his homemade submarine, UC3 Nautilus.
Steam locomotive the Flying Scotsman leaves the National Railway Museum in York to embark on a journey around the UK.
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shake hands over the border between their countries before an historic summit.
Balloons are released in Liverpool, in memory of 23-month-old Alfie Evans, whose life support was withdrawn after his parents lost a legal battle to take him to Italy for treatment.
An April 'pink moon' rises behind a sculpture of an Arctic tern in North Berwick, Scotland.
Sajid Javid adopts his ‘power stance’ outside the Home Office after being named Home Secretary, replacing Amber Rudd, who resigned the day before.
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40 per cent of Americans live in a household with a gun
When threatened by whales, sardines form a ‘baitball’ (or mass) of up to 100 metres in diameter to evade capture
Adam Peaty’s winning time is 58.84 seconds. ‘It’s a gold... but I wanted a 57 in there,’ he says
It’s estimated that North Korea has between 20 and 60 nuclear warheads