Among protestors in central Kiev; and the Kazakhs reconnecting with their shamanic roots
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Controversy swirls over "censorship" in Georgetown; a delicious museum visit in Hangzhou
Violence burgeons across Central America; Syrians trapped in Turkey yet metres from home
Watching the war from a Damascus balcony; taking a municipally-funded shower in Toulouse
Inter-faith harmony in Sierra Leone, and teaching children about the Holocaust in Israel
True athletic grit - from Uruguay's football fanaticism to the Somalis on ice in Sweden
Thailand's enslaved fishermen and what a double toilet tells us about Russia
A saviour priest in the Central African Republic and a Zulu victory that still resonates.
Collecting a dog from the police in Mali, and refugees staying put in tents in Germany.
Is Egypt returning to military rule? And is South Sudan sliding back into civil war?
Female hopes and fears for the future in Kabul; the fear of homosexuality in Russia
Correspondents brave the pitfalls of travel, from Burma to Vietnam, Greenland to Israel
Istanbul's gas-mask sales a measure of public unrest; fun and games in Dominican baseball
How a holy man's dream sparked a giant dig; the true grit of Montevideo's football fans
Rugged lives of the PKK's women fighters; the decadent luxury of Rome at Hadrian's Villa
Is Sochi's security dragnet catching the right people? Plus, branding bulls in Andalucia
Why the Turkish city of Gaziantep is the new Casablanca. And shepherds in Romania today
Disputed territory from Chernobyl to Somalia, and the South China Sea to the Amazon basin
In the US Hell has frozen over, and coming up with a new national anthem for Switzerland.
Brickmakers' rights abused in Indian kilns, and Britain's battle with coastal erosion
Ice-skating Somalis playing bandy in Sweden, and the politics of Lebanese basketball
Why there's conflict in South Sudan, and the bloody history of an Italian mountain path.
Worries over safety plans for the Chernobyl site; tracking jaguars through Mayan jungles
Correspondents consider the stories which might evolve - or play out again - during 2014
Hunting for wolves in the Scandinavian forest and taxis on the empty streets of Naypyidaw
A special essay: Yolande Knell weighs up the prospects for the Sinai peninsula in 2014
Susie Emmett finds a bumper crop of ingenuity and innovation on the slopes of Mount Kenya