"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
Syria’s divided opposition factions have begun four days of talks in Qatar, seeking a common front to gain international recognition – and weapons to
It’s Sunday, so it must be New Hampshire… and then Florida, Ohio and Colorado. Four states in one day for Barack Obama: par for the course for a
Hundreds of Chinese businesses in Madrid went on strike on Saturday following a Spanish police operation against the Chinese mafia.
They wanted to
The Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee has confirmed former top politician Bo Xilai’s expulsion.
The ex party chief of Chongqing has been
Reports say a grenade attack on a church in Kenya has left one person dead and injured at least 11.
The man who died was thought to have been
Thousands of Russian nationalists have taken to the streets of Moscow to mark National Unity Day.
The crowd called for President Vladimir Putin to
With the US presidential election race too close to call, there are fears that social media might be misused in the hope of tipping the balance in a
A politically-themed bullfight has been organised in Kenya. The bulls nicknamed Obama and Romney locked horns until Obama finally won.
Thousands of “zombies“ took over the streets of Mexico City on Sunday as locals played dead for the city’s sixth annual zombie walk.
Heavy snow fell on the Chinese capital on Sunday. Authorities released a red alert blizzard warning for the Greater Beijing area and a citywide
A bomb has ripped through a hotel in central Damascus close to a Syrian government complex.
State TV described the explosion as a terrorist
A security headquarters in the Libyan capital Tripoli was set on fire and looted following clashes between rival armed militias.
The building is
Barack Obama ended a 24-hour four-state marathon in Virginia on Saturday night, where he was joined by Bill Clinton.
The former president told
When it comes to my story from Sarenne, there is a before and an after. Little did I know just how much my one visit there would change the way I see
The Coptic Orthodox church has a new pope.
Bishop Tawadros was chosen by a blindfolded boy at the Abbasiya cathedral in Cairo.
Radical Islamist group Boko Haram want peace talks with the Nigerian government.
The jihadist sect have been engaged in a campaign of violence
Syrian rebels are said to have made several advances into army held territory while temporarily taking a military airport in the north of the
Revellers in an English town have burnt an effigy of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong during their traditional Bonfire Night celebrations. Each
France’s interior minister has distanced himself from the extradition of Batasuna member Aurore Martin to Spain. Despite having suspected links with
Egypt’s Coptic Christian will learn who is to be their new leader today. After voting for three candidates a blindfolded choir boy said to be guided
As the clock ticks down in a very tight US presidential election every vote counts with President Obama hoping to pick up the lions share of those on
Whirlwind campaigning has continued by both US presidential candidates on the final weekend before election day.
Between them the rivals addressed
The presidential election might be fast approaching but so too is cold and wintry weather.
With more than two-and-a-half million homes and
A 17-year-old girl has died in hospital becoming the fourth fatality after a stampede at a Halloween party in Madrid. The three other victims were