"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
The man that threw a bottle onto the track during the 100 metres final at the Olympic Games this summer appeared at Stratford Magistrates’ Court on
British Prime Minister David Cameron has rebuffed demands from Argentina to negotiate a solution to the dispute over the Falkland Islands.
In Santiago Hugo Sanchez and Jorge Smith have been detained for their alleged role in the 1973 killing of Chilean singer Victor Jara.
Retailer Next defied market gloom on Thursday in London by upgrading its full-year profit forecast.
The shares of the UK’s second largest clothing
Stability is in short supply in Egypt. The election of the Muslim Brotherhood and the recent vote on a new constitution has split the country and
The brutal rape and murder of a 23-year-old university student on a New Delhi bus has sparked a wave of protests across the capital.
The cruelty of
Police investigating a multiple shooting in the southern Swiss village of Daillon say it is unclear why the gunman opened fire – killing three women
Norweigan police in Oslo finally have their own response helicopter. The chopper will be able to assist officers within 15 minutes. Police were
The Basque nationalists Batasuna has announced its disbanding its French party because of a new phase of politics in the Basque region. Batasun is
A fresh attempt is being made to salvage a drilling ship which ran aground in Alaska on New Year’s Eve in “near hurricane” conditions.
There is no
In St. Peters Square and throughout the Vatican it is cash only. All electronic payments by bank cards have been suspended and the ‘hole in the wall’
Thousands of homes on France’s Reunion island remain without power after being hit by Indian Ocean Cyclone Dumile.
Meteorologists say the worst is
There are signs of some momentum in the US economy as private-sector employers stepped up hiring in December.
They added 215,000 jobs. That was
In India, five of the six men alleged to have gang-raped a 23-year old university student have been formally charged with her murder.
Grim numbers have been released by the auto industry for 2012. They reveal that car sales in France, Spain and Italy fell to their lowest levels in
There are growing concerns over the health of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez.
He has not been seen or heard in public since arriving in Cuba
In the holy city of Karbala in Iraq, tens of thousands of Shiite Muslims pilgrims have celebrated the end of a 40-day period of mourning.
The 23rd James Bond adventure, ‘Skyfall’, has reached the symbolic threshold of one billion dollars in revenue worldwide. The film, directed by Sam
With a top French court having thrown out a proposed supertax on the rich, the Paris government is looking at how it can be changed.
The law has to
The number of Germans out of work rose for the ninth month running in December.
Labour Office data showed the jobless figure rose by 3,000 in
President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree granting Russian citizenship to legendary French actor Gerard Depardieu though it is unclear if the film
The United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay has described as “truly shocking” the latest death toll from the Syrian
Senior Pakistani militant leader Mullah Nazir has been killed in a U.S. drone strike. Intelligence sources say his deputy and eight others also
In India, five men have been formally charged with the gang-rape, murder and criminal conspiracy of a 23-year-old university student.
The attack –
Japan’s Emperor Akihito greeted tens of thousands of Japanese citizens and foreign visitors at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to ring in the New Year
Thousands of pilgrims made their way on foot to Iraq’s holy city of Karbala to attend the Arbaeen religious festival.
Swarms of jellyfish occupied waters of Balaclava bay near the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Sevastopol covering the water surface with a thick layer.
Officials on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion issued a code red warning as tropical storm Dumile made landfall.
Heavy rains and gusts of winds of
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova attended his first training session on Wednesday since a cancer operation in his throat in late December.