Julian Assange: Vivienne Westwood hopes UN can break the ‘national conspiracy’

British designer Vivienne Westwood arrived at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on 4 February, posing for photographers with her passport before visiting her friend Wikileaks founder Julian Assange inside. Assanges three-and-a-half-year stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid rape investigation in Sweden amounts to arbitrary detention, a United Nations panel will rule on 5 February. Feb 5, 2016

Greece: Police fire tear gas as tempers flare over pensions

Police fired tear gas during a mass rally in Athens on 4 February, as Greeks rallied against government pension reforms needed to meet demands of international creditors. Demanding an end to austerity, about 50,000 Greeks marched on parliament in central Athens. Feb 4, 2016

China: Man miraculously survives after being dragged under truck

A man luckily survived after being trapped under a truck and dragged for over 10m in east Chinas Anhui Province recently. The man, who was riding an electric bicycle on an icy road in Nanling County, Wuhucity, fell down when trying to avoid the truck coming from the other lane toward him when overtaking. Feb 4, 2016

Runners brave -35C in Genghis Khan Ice Marathon

Wolves and bitter sub-zero temperatures were the perils facing runners in the first Genghis Khan Ice Marathon which took runners across remote parts of Mongolia last month. The race was staged in breathtaking scenery in the Tuul Gol River area, a region so heavily populated with wolves that teams of dog sleds were provided to keep the runners safe as they crossed the wilderness and carry supplies and medical equipment. Feb 4, 2016

Chinese New Year: Chiswick House Gardens celebrates with Magical Lantern Festival

One of the UKs earliest examples of English landscape gardens has been taken over by bright and bold Chinese lanterns as part of Londons Lunar New Year celebrations. Chiswick House Gardens is hosting the UK premiere of the Magical Lantern Festival, featuring more than 50 giant headed lanterns, a 66-metre-long dragon and thousands of lights. Feb 4, 2016