"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
Nine inmates have been killed and at least 50 others hurt in a botched jail break in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Authorities say one prisoner
A fresh bout of heavy rain has caused severe flooding and left one person dead in Thailand.
Several southern provinces have been declared disaster
The husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has made his first public appearance after a health scare.
Prince Philip, who is 90, attended a new
A former member of a Japanese doomsday cult that staged deadly nerve gas attacks on the Tokyo underground rail system in 1995 has turned himself in
Iran says it has successfully produced and tested fuel rods for use in its nuclear power plants in defiance of international demands that it halt
Two men have been killed and nearly 600 other people have been hurt as Italians celebrated the New Year with massive displays of illegal and homemade
As January 1st arrived, they let off fireworks over Athens, but there is little for Greece to celebrate as 2012 starts.
In his New Year’s Eve
There were hardly any trains running in Portugal on Sunday because drivers went on strike in protest at disciplinary measures.
Pro-democracy protesters have held a candlelight vigil in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in memory of those killed during the Egyptian uprising.
In cities around the world, after ringing in the old and ringing in the new, it was time to clear up the mess.
Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate was
Every year for a century, a five metre light-studded crystal ball has descended above revellers in New York’s Times Square to officially mark the
A strong earthquake jolted eastern Japan on the first day of the new year. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami
Nigeria announced a state of emergency in the northeast of the country on Saturday, as at least 50 people were killed during clashes between ethnic
They may be celebrating the start of 2012 in Copenhagen but as Denmark begins its six-month presidency of the European Union, many are wondering if
2012 began with the UK pulling out all the stops to encourage the world to visit London this summer.
A huge fireworks display on the banks of the
Thousands of ultra-orthodox Jews protested in Jerusalem on Saturday in a growing dispute with secular Israelis over women’s equality.
Kurdish protesters clashed on Saturday with police in southeastern Turkey as tensions remained high following a deadly airstrike which mistakenly