"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 Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and the opposition leader Antonis Samaras have agreed on a new coalition government in principle.
Nicaraguans are voting in a presidential ballot that looks set to hand incumbent Daniel Ortega a second term.
The country has enjoyed strong
Israeli security websites were down on Sunday after an international group of cyber hackers threatened an attack on government computers.
Bad weather in the Himalayas has left hundreds of tourists stranded.
Local authorities say while some have been able to get away, many more have
As more civilians are reportedly killed by Syrian security forces, Qatar is calling for the Arab League to urgently meet again over the situation
Torrential rains are continuing to cause misery in Europe.
In all, 11 regions in France were on flood alert including the Var were 750 people have
They are free for the first time in years to celebrate without restrictions one of the biggest Muslim festivals.
Tahrir Square in Cairo has been
Greek political chiefs are said to be close to a deal to break an impasse that has paralysed efforts to help the country avoid bankruptcy.
At least eight people are reported dead and dozens injured after three bomb blasts rocked the Iraqi capital.
The explosions struck the busy Shurja
Three demonstrators from the Ukrainian protest group Femen stage a topless demonstration in Rome, covering themselves in bodypaint featuring the
Some 1,200 supporters of the “Occupy Frankfurt” movement protested in Germany’s financial capital on Saturday November 5 for a more equal
The military option against Iran is drawing closer. Those are the words from the Israeli President in a TV interview, amid a raging debate about talk
Flash floods have once again struck Genoa and Italy’s western coastline following torrential rain. Floodwaters poured through Genoa for the second
The death toll continues to rise after a series of deadly militant attacks in Nigeria.
Initial reports said about 65 people died in bombings and
Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson, a knight of the realm and the most successful manager in the history of English football. Some would argue his
At least 20 people have been arrested after scuffles broke out during an Occupy Wall Street protest in New York.
Hundreds of people marched as part
Retired general Otto Perez is on course to become the first military man to lead Guatamala since the return of democracy 25 years ago.
In the run
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega looks certain to be reelected in the country’s election on Sunday.
The leftist former Sandinista commander has
At least 10 people are dead and many more injured after a mudslide in Colombia covered 15 homes.
Rescue workers say 35 people are still
A large asteroid will pass closer to Earth than the moon on Tuesday, giving scientists a rare chance for study without launching a probe.
It is the
They are saying no surrender, despite the biggest blow yet to their military campaign.
Colombia’s FARC rebels are vowing to continue fighting after
Around two million Muslim pilgrims are in Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj – one of the five pillars of Islam.
By walking en masse seven
A huge clean-up operation is underway in the Italian port city of Genoa after the worst floods in 40 years left six people dead, including two
Residents of Colonel Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte are struggling to deal with the scale of destruction of their city as one of Islam’s most important
A village on one of Spain’s Canary Islands has been evacuated because of the threat of an eruption of an underwater volcano.
Political deadlock remains in Greece, with the main opposition leader refusing to take part in a government of national unity proposed by the Prime
Pressure is piling on Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi to quit.
A rally in Rome, called by the country’s main opposition, the Democratic Party, drew