"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
New Hope Baptist Church on a street corner of a modest neighbourhood in Newark, New Jersey has been caught in the global spotlight.
Pope Benedict XVI has created 22 new cardinals – his closest aides – at a ceremony in Rome’s St Peter’s Basilica. Among them 18 are under 80 and so
Foreign ministers from five countries that make up the Maghreb Union have gathered in Rabat for the first time in over 15 years. The organisation
Japan’s Emperor Akihito has had a successful heart bypass operation. The 78-year-old has been receiving treatment for heart problems for the past
Four hundred members of the People’s Mujahideen Organisation of Iran have left Camp Ashraf. The group which has been blamed for attacks on Iran’s
A Chinese diplomatic drive to end the bloodshed in Syria seems to have had little impact so far.
Opposition activists say the army opened fire to
For only the second time in 33 years Iranian warships have entered the Mediterranean, stoking already soaring regional tensions. The Iranian navy’s
An over-sized caricature of former German President Christian Wulff proves he has gone, but has not been forgotten. It is on show at a carnival in
After the last year’s severe flooding, Thailand’s road are being repaired all around the country. According to the Transport Minister, more than 940
Friends and relatives of Whitney Houston gathered at a Newark funeral home on Friday night for a private memorial service for the late singer.
A Moroccan man who was arrested near the Capitol building in Washington allegedly wearing what he believed was a vest laden with explosives has been
Voting is underway in a referendum in Latvia that has fuelled deep-seated linguistic and cultural tensions in the country. People are being asked to
Premier League side Manchester City have lodged an official complaint with European football’s governing body after Italian international Mario
Condemnation from the UN has done little to alter the course of events in Syria. The latest amateur video appears to show the crackdown on rebels in
Heavy rains have caused severe floods across much of central and southern Peru.
Tens of thousands of residents have been forced to flee their homes
The funeral for American pop star Whitney Houston will take place later.
A memorial service is being held at the same small church in Newark, New
In a ceremony at the Vatican attended by Pope Benedict XVI 22 Roman Catholic bishops are to be elevated to cardinal.
The service at St Peter’s
Two weeks of colourful and noisy mayhem are underway in Brazil with the opening the carnival.
Rio de Janeiro’s mayor said he was happy to hand over
Ethnic Albanian families joined a convoy of floats travelling through the city of Mitrovica on Friday to mark the fourth anniversary of independence
At least 10 people have been injured during clashes between police and protesters in Senegal’s capital Dakar. Officers used tear gas to disperse
A Moroccan man has been arrested on terrorism charges after allegedly being caught wearing a vest full of explosives near the US Capitol building in
Polling in Russia’s most hard-to-reach regions for presidential elections has begun early, ahead of the vote main vote on March 4.
Latvians will vote in a referendum later on Saturday on whether to make Russian the country’s second official language.
The vote is being held
Italian police have arrested eight people in connection with the seizure of $6 trillion (4.5 trillion euros) worth of fake US Treasury bonds.
Protesters gathered outside the News International building in London using a visit by Rupert Murdoch to express their dissatisfaction with his
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged Iran to commit to talks over its nuclear programme.
Clinton was responding to a letter in which