"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
The Taliban has said it was behind a series of suicide attacks in the Southern Afghan city of Kandahar, describing it as a message to NATO commanders
If press reports are to be believed, the Eurozone is on the verge of agreeing a multi-billion euro bailout package for Greece.
There is fury among opposition parties in Italy, after the government issued a decree to smooth over a blunder that is threatening to leave the Prime
A possible ban on trading bluefin tuna will top the agenda at an international convention on endangered species that has opened in Qatar.
A Moroccan student deported from France as an illegal immigrant after going to police to complain that her brother had beaten her, has returned to
It seems that Google may have found the great firewall of China too hard to breach.
The UK Financial Times says talks between Shanghai and the
Tens of thousands of red-shirted anti-government protestors are converging on Bangkok, vowing to oust the Thai government by means of a mass
The leader of the far right British National Party Nick Griffin has reacted angrily after a court ruled that it discriminated against non-white
A suicide bomber has killed at least ten people and injured several others at a security checkpoint Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Police say the bomber
Saint Patrick’s Day is not till next Wednesday – but Irish revellers have been honouring their patron saint four days early in China. A street parade
In Iraq, a bloc led by Shi’ite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is leading the election vote in the key area of Baghdad.
Initial results show
Animal activist slides down a central bridge in Madrid to protest against bullfighting holding a banner
Pile-up in which 21 lorries crashed with 37 cars in Germany, between Augsburg and the exit Dasing at the highway Stuttgart-Munich
Israeli authorities blocked access for Friday prayers at mosques in Jerusalem to prevent Palestinians from entering Israel because of fears of unrest.
The first American consumer lawsuit has been filed against Toyota. Southern California has brought legal action against the car-maker, claiming it
Russia has signed an agreement with India to build up to 16 nuclear reactors for power stations. In striking this deal, Asia’s third largest economy
An agreement has been reached to compensate people involved in the rescue effort after the bombing of the World Trade Centres. 480 million euros