"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"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,”"
Pope Benedict XVI marked Good Friday – the Christian world’s most solemn day – under a cloud cast by a series of peadophile priest scandals.
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The woman has
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European data shows some
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The two leaders are discussing a 15
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At least five other troops have been
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Soccer City, the venue that will take centre stage during the World Cup finals in South Africa.
Bob van Bebber is the architect who transformed the
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US officials are organising crisis talks in Sudan after main opposition parties announced a boycott of upcoming elections.
They are calling on
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100 000 balloons were released in Istanbul to mark April Fool’s Day and celebrate the start of spring.
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He has singled out strife in the North Caucasus as Russia’s most serious domestic problem. So, after this week’s suicide attacks there and on the
Pressure continues to mount on the Vatican and Pope Benedict XVI amid allegations that he failed to act on warnings of child sex abuse inside the
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