"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
"What these people did for each other says far more about who we are as Americans than the cowardly acts of a killer ever could"
Sarah Huckerbee Sanders
White House press secretary
A Chinese man has committed suicide by jumping from a Beijing tourist site seconds after he had stabbed two Americans and their local guide. One of
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin responded to the conflict in South Ossetia by flying to neighbouring North Ossetia, which is part of Russia. He
The civilian death toll continues to mount as fighting escalates between Georgia and Russia over the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia
Fighting is now reported in the Georgian breakaway territory of Abkhazia. Conflict in the disputed Kodori gorge could open a “second front” in
The Georgian leadership’s main ally in the West has said that Russia’s attacks on its neighbour marked a “dangerous escalation” of the
The horror of the South Ossetian conflict has spread beyond the borders of the breakaway region.
In the Georgian city of Gori, several civilians
As Georgia moves to impose martial law, its president has rejected Russia’s version of what is happening on the ground in South Ossetia.
Former US Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has admitted cheating on his wife and having an affair.
Press reports of the liason in 2006
Neither Georgia nor Russia have yet confirmed they are at war over separatist South Ossetia. But the Russians have said they are sending in more
More pressure must be placed on governments all over the world to help fund the fight against AIDS.
That is the message delegates are taking home
Anti-China protestors continue to keep their causes in the spotlight. Tibetan and Burmese groups demonstrated in New York as the world’s eyes were on
In front of the United Nations in New York, Georgia has demanded a Russian troop withdrawal and a ceasefire.
In the diplomatic version of events
Russia has laid on transport to ferry refugees away from the South Ossetian conflict zone. More than 100 buses have already made the journey across
Bolivian President Evo Morales has appealed for unity amid fears of a worsening political crisis in a divided country, on the eve of a crucial
The confrontation between Russian and Georgian troops has prompted an outpouring of nationalistic fervour in both Tbilisi and Moscow.