"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“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
Around 50 families have been evicted by Isralei police in Migron. Several young protesters took to the roof and briefly resisted officers. Eight
South African prosecutors have provisionally withdrawn murder charges brought against 270 miners accused of killing 34 of their colleagues shot dead
A row between Japan and China over disputed islands has taken another dramatic twist.
A team of Japanese surveyors have sailed to the area on the
The Grandsons of the Prophet Brigade, a unit of the Free Syrian Army Rebel Group, has claimed responsibility for an explosion at an army barracks in
A baby has died and several people have been seriously injured after a bus of Romanian tourists crashed near Vidauban.
The fire service says that
Police in Pakistan have arrested a Muslim cleric over claims he framed a Christian girl who has been held for several weeks under controversial
A group of Hong Kong students are staging a hunger strike in protest at plans to introduce Chinese patriotism classes. The protest follows several
Japan marked Disaster Prevention Day with a large-scale drill involving around 380,000people, including the prime minister.
In Renca, Chile, the ederly community danced and enjoyed a barbecue to welcome the end of winter and the advent of balmier weather, hoping for
Syrian authorities released 225 detainees in Damascus. They were forced to sign declarations that they would not rejoin the uprising before being
At least three people have been killed with more than a dozen others injured by a car bomb blast in western Baghdad.
The device went off on
Thousands of people are attending the state funeral of Ethiopia’s late prime minister Meles Zenawi.
The 57-year-old died from an infection suddenly
American author Richard Bach has been seriously injured in a plane crash.
The writer of the 1970s bestseller ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’ hit
The funeral for Ethiopia’s long-serving Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is taking place in Addis Ababa.
Several African leaders are expected to attend
American songwriter Hal David – who was most famous for the hits ‘Raindrops keep falling on my head’ and ‘Walk on By’ – has died.
The path to power has been anything but smooth for Mexico’s president-elect and leftist lawmakers are bent on making it more
Syrian rebels say they have seized an air defence facility and an airport in the east of the country, while the government claims it has fought off
The Catholic church is 200 years out of date, according an interview with a former papal candidate shortly before he died.
Cardinal Carlo Maria
A controversial film inspired by the founder of the Scientology movement has received its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
Protesters clashed with riot police in Belgium on Saturday outside a convent which is housing the ex-wife of Marc Dutroux. Police made several
Popular TV host Tawfiq Okasha attended a Cairo court to deny that he encouraged people to kill Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.
He and his