Refugee crisis: A migrant family, part of a caravan of thousands travelling from Central America en route to the United States, run from tear gas in front of the border wall between the US and Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico November 25. Image Credit: Reuters

Natural calamities, a migrant crisis on the US border and a royal wedding joined hands to make 2018 a bittersweet experience. But there was positive news,too, holding promise for the coming year.

A reclusive North Korea opened up at a summit with the United States and the Nobel Peace Prize was shared by individuals who have fought against sexual violence in Iraq and Congo.