In this series we look at some of the more interesting family stories from around the world over the past 7 days.
This week we have a wide-range of family stories from Brazil, Malaysia, Canada, New Zealand and Namibia for you to check out. Enjoy.
First off, we have the incredible story of Brazilian woman who was declared dead then woke up in her coffin, much to the shock of her family
Here's an interesting comparison between the mega-wealthy Yap family of Malaysia and the Rockerfeller family of the US
In the spirit of Christmas, it was great to read this story about Canadians coming together to help reunite a Filipino family left stranded by a fraudulent travel agent
From New Zealand, we have some information about the artists from around the world, including Daniel Rodriguez, a New York Policeman and Tenor who became known for signing at funerals and commemorations for victims of September 11, who are coming together for a concert to support the families of the 29 miners who died at the Pike River coal mine in November
Finally, I bet the residents of Windhoek Namibia were surprised to have the Pitt/Jolie Family (and the world's media) spend Chritmas with them as Brad, Angelina and the kids popped in for a holiday.
That's it for this week's Families Around the World (FAW). If you have any amazing family stories you think our blog readers would like to hear about, feel free to put some info and a link in the comments to this post and we'll see if we can add it to next week's edition of FAW