Right, we're almost there folks: a new year beckons. Before we go, we thought we'd cast an eye over our contributions to the global news machine in the last year...
A picture of a dog abandoned in its carrier on an airport runway in the pouring rain has sparked fury at the airline responsible after it went viral across social media.
There are few places left on Earth that humans haven't explored, but now NASA is looking to build an airship city in the clouds in the atmosphere around the planet Venus.
Meet the monkey who loved Kinder chocolate so much it attacked school children to get its hands on some and had to be tased by French police to stop its terrible rampage.
A Canadian man who caught the internet’s attention with his request for a travel buddy to join him on a prepaid round the world trip has finally found a good match.
You've probably wanted to visit Machu Picchu in Peru forever, but now the country is ready to open up another breathtaking ancient ruin that might make you tear up your itinerary.
It should be common sense not to randomly open the emergency exit on an airplane, but apparently this first time air passenger in China couldn't quite work that out for himself.
Some are calling it the worst start to a ski season for forty years, as poor snowfall in the French Alps threatens to melt the hopes of thousands of tourists across Europe.
A cat with the ugliest sleeping face in existence has been discovered in Japan, and scientists are baffled. Check out these pictures to see the horror for yourself.
A new invention designed to curb boredom, based on an arcade game, means there is now nothing pedestrian about the crossings of Hildesheim, a small town in Germany.