"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
The Catholic Church in Los Angeles is reported to have agreed to a record compensation deal for people alleging sexual abuse by priests.
In Pakistan, government fears of fundamentalist retaliation after the storming of Islamabad’s Red Mosque appear to have been well-founded.
Two Saudi Arabian medical students, arrested in the UK after the failed London bombings and the Glasgow attack, have been released without charge
For the first time, the Lebanese army has advanced into a besieged Palestinian refugee camp in the north of the country. It comes as violence erupted
UN nuclear inspectors have spent the day at North Korea’s Yongbyon plant, verifying its closure.
Pyongyang confirmed yesterday that plutonium
Israel’s elder statesman has now become its president. At 83, Shimon Peres has been formally sworn into the post, crowning a political career that