"“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
As violence continues to claim lives in Syria Russia has dismissed a fresh Arab initiative at the UN to end the bloodshed.
The latest unverified
Thousands of internet users have taken part in protests around Europe against an international anti-piracy agreement. Campaigners believe the
Hostility to America and Israel were the dominant themes as Iranians marked the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic revolution that toppled the Shah
It is only the fourth time in 100 years that central and southern Italy has seen snow, with Romans complaining it is the harshest winter since 1955
A woman in New York has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a baby from a hospital in 1987 and raising her as her own child.
Ann Pettway admitted taking
It is exactly a year since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, but while people have gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square the huge Egyptian crowds of a
Pressure is mounting on Rupert Murdoch’s media empire after the arrests of eight people over alleged corruption. It is reported those detained
The Greek parliament is debating the latest slice of EU-imposed austerity ahead of tomorrow’s vote which, if approved, will open the taps on a 130
Thousands took to the streets of Athens as unions launched a two-day general strike against planned austerity measures on Friday, a day after
An icebreaker was used to clear a route along the River Danube as the freezing weather forced Austria and several other countries to suspend all
Friday’s bomb blasts in Aleppo, Syria’s relatively middle-class commercial hub, which killed at least 28 people, have raised a storm of
The Iranian people are celebrating the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic revolution with mass rallies in cities around the country.
The biggest was
A Czech government plan to return church property seized during the country’s communist era will cost more than two billion euros in
Argentina says Britain has deployed nuclear weapons near the Falkland Islands, a charge denied by London.
Argentinian foreign minister Héctor
NASA has released this footage of The Northern Lights above the US, Canada and Mexico.
The images were filmed by astronauts aboard the
Previously unseen footage of the Costa Concordia crash has been aired on Italian television.
This video shot on the ship’s command deck appears to
Police in Nigeria have managed to rearrest the suspected mastermind of the Christmas bombings.
Kabiru Sokoto was first captured a month ago, but
Thousands of Egyptians are marking the first anniversary of the overthrow of their former president.
Hosni Mubarak resigned on February 11th last
Syrian tanks have again attacked the central city of Homs.
Rebels say more than four hundred and fifty people have died in a week-long onslaught
The Greek cabinet on Friday approved new austerity measures in a bid to seal a 130-billion-euro bailout from the EU and the IMF.
Six members of
The cold snap continues in Eastern Europe.
The Romanian counties of Buzau, Galati, and Vrancea have been hit by heavy blizzards.
In Syria the shelling of civilian areas in neighbourhoods in the city of Homs is a growing problem say activists.
Some of the wounded its claimed