"All I do is sing, which is what I love, and it comes out naturally"
"We, the people of the world, have got to own this new technology, so that the profits and rewards come broadly to people, rather than go to a few billionaires."
Prof. Richard Freeman, Harvard economics professor
"We, here on the continent, haven’t had a change of heart. Our hearts are still open to you"
European Council President
"There is no alternative for us other than to fight back. This is the biggest challenge for my generation"
Greek university student
""The main thing is we got him back on board, he is safe. But I think it just showed everyone how hard it is to actually see the guy in the water, even on a sunny day, 18 knots and sunshine, you know you wouldn't want to be doing it in 20 knots in the dark. I don't think you would find him you know.""
Skipper, Team Hun Sung Hai/Scallywag
"These are really important social issues that affect all of us all over in our communities. And we can't just leave this up to governments to solve these problems"
"‘Aussie flu’ is actually a bit of a misnomer. It is a strain that we have seen in previous seasons in the UK, in fact we saw it circulating last season. Hospital admissions have increased due to a combination of influenza A and B and no strain is currently dominating."
Professor Paul Cosford
Medical Director, Public Health England
""Oh it's a huge part! It's really exciting singing this and it's super challenging, to act and to sing. So for me it's really special to do it, really.""
Israel has ruled out any ceasefire talks with Hamas and vowed to keep up its retaliatory attacks on Gaza.
This week alone, 20 people were killed
The Uzbek President Islam Karimov looked relaxed as he cast his vote, but this election has been condemned by his opponents as Soviet-style one-party
The party allied to Thailand’s exiled former Prime Minister has won the country’s general election.
The Leader of the People Power Party, Samak
The new Slovenian President has been sworn-in, in a low key ceremony in Ljubljana.
Danilo Turk took over the reins of power from former President
“I very much hope that this new medium will allow me to be more personal and more direct.”
50 years ago, this was Britain’s Queen Elizabeth making
Belgium’s six-month political crisis has been put on hold, as MPs voted for an interim government.
Parliament supported a team led by former Prime
A steady stream of world leaders has visited Kabul ahead of the Christmas celebrations.
Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi was the most recent
Supporters of Thailand’s exiled former prime minister appear to have won the country’s general election.
Exit polls predict that the newly formed
Argentinian ballet dancer Julio Bocca has given the very last performance of his career before hundreds of thousands of fans, choosing to bow out on
Worried residents in northern Italy are flooding vaccination centres after three deaths from bacterial meningitis.
Health authorities in the town
Thailand goes to the polls today for a general election unlikely to heal the country’s political wounds.
It’s the first vote since a bloodless
The people of Uzbekistan are today voting in a presidential election in which there is only one likely winner — Islam Karimov — who has led the