"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
It’s emerged that 100 cows in a Scottish herd have been sired by bulls who are themselves the offspring of a cloned animal in the US.
They are at
The news that the flow of oil is being stemmed has been welcomed by Barack Obama, who has made several trips to the Gulf since being accused of an
President Medvedev has returned from holiday for a crisis meeting over the Russian wildfires that have now killed at least 48 people.
He has sacked
When the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded into flames, killing eleven workers, few predicted it would lead to America’s worst environmental
Sun, sea and maybe a little sangria for the US first lady after touching down in Spain for a short break.
Michelle Obama, arrived on the
Journalists form around the globe on Wednesday gathered at Den Osse harbour in the Netherlands where, after winning a year-long battle with child
It is not just wildfires that have destroyed Russia’s crops, a unprecedented drought has ravaged the country’s farming heartland.
BP is calling it a “significant milestone”. Others say let’s wait and see.
The oil giant is reporting good progress after starting its operation to
There are conflicting reports coming out of Iran over an alleged attack on President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.
Some claim a home-made grenade was thrown
Twenty years into her solo career and with her seventh studio album, Sheryl Crow has moved away from her usual pop country songs to explore the music
Started back in 1995, when the city was under seige, the Sarajevo Film Festival has grown to become the biggest such event in the Balkans.
The UK’s red squirrel population is under threat, with its North American grey cousin being blamed. An effort to prevent the reds’ extinction is
Dutch teenage sailor Laura Dekker, 14, set sail for Portugal on August 4, after winning a year-long battle with child welfare authorities worried
Israeli border police officers remove foreign activists who were trying to block an excavator during a protest against the construction of the
The Israeli military has been uprooting more trees along its border with Lebanon despite Tuesday’s deadly clash with the Lebanese army.
A day after
Two bombs have been detonated in a busy marketplace in Iraq. Several people were killed and dozens injured in the attacks in the normally quiet
South Korean students toughen up at a marine style boot camp.
In the UK, its been revealed that meat from the offspring of a cloned cow entered the food chain last year and was eaten.
Two bulls born from
The Iranian President has reportedly survived an attack on his motorcade in Iran, as he was travelling to give a speech to supporters in the
The worst heatwave since records began 130 years ago has ignited hundreds of forest fires across west and central Russia, leaving a trail of smoke
The Iranian President has survived an attack on his convoy in Iran.
Sources in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s office have confirmed reports first broadcast
BP is reporting early signs of success after starting its operation to permanently plug an underwater well in the Gulf of Mexico.
Incessant rains caused flood in Veraval town of India’s western Gujarat state, crippling normal life as water enters residential areas.
Search and rescue efforts continue in Afghanistan as flood waters damage farm land and swell rivers in the region. U.S. troops conducted helicopter
Search and rescue efforts continue in flood ravaged Pakistan.
Gul Abad village at Charsadda town is one of the many villages washed away with torrential rain and heavy flooding in Pakistan.
In Russia, fires burnt forest outside Kadanok village and police inspected cars and drivers who are driving to and from fire areas.
It is Kenya’s first national vote since 1,300 people were killed in post-election violence in 2008.
Political leaders are hoping a ballot today on
Russian firefighters have had to deal with more than 23,000 wildfires since June when soaring temperatures turned vast areas of countryside into a
Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari has arrived in London for talks with Britain’s prime minister where he hopes a frank exchange will clear the