"“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
"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
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The contrast between the two sides is
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Over the next
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The previous two, in 1960 and 1971, laid the foundation for a
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Italian politicians hit out at Thursday’s decision by Brazil’s Supreme Court to block the extradition of a fugitive convicted of four murders in
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Hundreds of people have crossed the border into
Many tourists in Greece found getting around was a problem on Thursday as workers in state-owned industries protested once again about the latest
Many flights into and out of Brussels Airport have been cancelled due to a 24 hour strike by aircraft loading staff and baggage handlers.
Flights from Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires have been cancelled again because of an ash cloud from the Cordon Caulle volcano in neighbouring Chile
Many think this could be Africa’s century. The continent weathered the global recession relatively well and the IMF predicts faster growth than in
The risk of a Russian veto was always there as four Western nations handed the UN Security Council a draft resolution condemning the Syrian
Libyan rebels on Thursday asked NATO allies and Arab nations to stump up more cash if their efforts to oust Muammar Gaddafi are to be
Queen Elizabeth II’s husband of 64 years, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has a reputation for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time.
Germany’s MPs have begun debating government proposals to ditch the country’s nuclear energy programme by the year 2022. The plan marks a U-turn by
June 10, 1935. Dr. Robert Smith takes his last alcoholic drink, a beer to steady his hands for surgery, a moment that marks the birth of Alcoholics
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This year’s £30,000 (34,000 euros) Orange Prize for literary fiction went to a debut novel that tells a story about the conflict in the Balkans
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