"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,”"
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Northwest Pakistan has been hit by a series of bombings that have claimed dozens of lives.
The deadliest blast was at a mosque in South Waziristan
A forest fire on the popular Spanish holiday island of Ibiza has left two people injured and forced more than 1,500 people to be rescued from
Spain has sent one of its top government ministers to Morocco, amid growing strains over alleged abuse at its two enclaves on the North African
Pakistan’s lower Indus Valley is under fresh floods.
Crops are destroyed or extensively damaged;
water levels are more than two metres above normal
There has been more mixed news on the euro zone’s economic recovery.
The latest Markit Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index – which gauges
French government policy towards the Roma community has provoked the anger of the Catholic church – from the Vatican itself to individual priests
Spain has officially confirmed that two of its nationals held by al Qaeda in North Africa have been freed. Albert Vilalta and Roque Pascual were
London based SABMiller is the latest name being reported as interested in buying Australia’s biggest brewer Foster’s.
The beer business of Foster’s
HSBC is in talks to buy up to 70 percent of South Africa’s Nedbank, the country’s fourth-largest lender.
The seller is Anglo-South African insurer
Potash Corporation’s board has confirmed it is in talks with several potential buyers for a better price than BHP Billiton’s hostile 30 billion euro
Korea National Oil Corporation is reportedly prepared to wait for shareholders of UK’s Dana Petroleum to respond to its hostile bid.
In shock but glad to be alive – surviving hostages are helped out of a bus in Manila after a 12 hour ordeal at gunpoint.
The bus carrying tourists
The trial of the former leaders of Russia’s biggest oil giant, Yukos, has entered a new stage with co-defendent Platon Lebedev beginning his
Fires reach Turkey.
German prosecutors are looking into whether to charge Mainz University Hospital with negligent homicide, after two babies in its care died at the
Australia’s political limbo looks set to continue for several more days.
Both the prime minister and conservative opposition leader are wooing the
As Pakistan’s flood threat seeps southward, the city of Shadad Kot has largely emptied out, adding several hundred thousand to the millions of people
An armed ex policeman in the Philippines is holding 17 people hostage on a tourist bus in the capital Manilla.
So far eight people have been
They are alive but it could take months before the 33 miners trapped deep underground in Chile are finally rescued.
After 17 days of expecting the
The threat of more floods in southern Pakistan are forcing thousands to abandon their homes and flee to higher ground.
The rising waters have
An investigation has been launched into the deaths of two new born babies thought to have been fed with infected intravenous drips.
New Yorkers opposed to plans for a mosque and cultural centre near the World Trade Centre site have taken to the streets to voice their anger.
Police in the Philippines have surrounded a bus in central Manila where a gunman is holding over 20 foreign tourists hostage.
The man is thought to
Two Spanish aid workers held hostage by al Qaeda’s north African branch since November are believed to have been released.
Albert Vilalta and
Activists in Moscow pressed ahead with plans for a banned gig, after police confiscated their stage equipment.
The authorities say the concert, in
Germany’s chancellor is sticking by her plans to introduce a tax on nuclear power despite growing opposition within her own government and the
Seventeen days after fearing the worst, the families of 33 trapped miners in Chile can hardly believe it but the men are still alive.
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