"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"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
"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,”"
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The former French screen goddess and animal rights campaigner Brigitte Bardot has threatened to seek a Russian passport in protest at the treatment
Beatriz Lecumberri was the bureau chief for the news organisation Agence France Presse in Caracas between 2008 and 2011, and during that time
Lebanon is making its first formal plea for aid, to help refugees fleeing the continuing violence in neighbouring Syria.
The country’s cabinet has
A pair of “ghost gum” trees in Australia’s outback made famous by an Aboriginal artist have been destroyed in a suspected arson attack.
Christmas holiday spending nudged up prices in the eurozone in December.
The cost of living in the 17 countries sharing the euro had been forecast
When Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was re-elected last October it was one of the last times he appeared to be healthy, and it now looks unlikely
The father of an Indian gang rape victim, who died of her injuries, is demanding the death penalty for her attackers.
He spoke after scattering the
The New Year has arrived and so, as the tradition goes, it has been greeted with smiles and good humour around Europe and the world. Once the
Bus and underground workers have started a two-day strike in Madrid that will affect Spain’s biggest weekend of the Christmas season.
This week in Learning World, we look at the issue of child labour. An estimated 250 million children are forced to work rather than go to school
There was no sign of the pick-up in job creation that the US economy needs to recover, in December as the pace of hiring by employers there eased
Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have been taking part in a rare rally staged by President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah group in Gaza.
A British man has become the first person in the UK to undergo a hand transplant after losing his own to gout.
The eight-hour operation was
Baby Nevaeh has become an internet star from birth, after grabbing the finger of the surgeon performing the caesarean section on her mother
A meteorite that is billions of years old may provide the link between the warm, wet past and the cold, dry present on the planet Mars.
Transocean has agreed to pay the equivalent of just over one billion euros to settle US government charges over BP’s massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill
European Union competition regulators says they will press ahead with a probe into whether Google hurt rivals by manipulating internet searches
The Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban for promoting girls’ education has left hospital after nearly three months of specialist
Iconic French actress Brigitte Bardot has threatened to apply for Russian citizenship if French authorities go ahead with plans to put down two sick
The oldest private Swiss bank is to close after admitting its role in helping wealthy Americans dodge their taxes.
Wegelin Bank, which was founded
The Venezuelan government has claimed that the international media are trying to destabilise the country as its president Hugo Chavez struggles to
A traditional folk art show in northern China’s Shanxi Province attracted thousands of visitors to watch the swinging balls of fire during the New
A giant rubber duck made its way through the waters of Sydney’s Darling Harbour, triggering some oohs and aahs amongst spectators. The 26-metre-high
Around 300 Bangladeshi garment workers, mostly women, staged a mass hunger-strike in the capital, Dhaka, to highlight unsafe working conditions and
The neighbourhood of Xerem has been badly affected as more than 3,000 people across Rio de Janeiro state have had to leave their homes due to
As poverty continues to rise, the European Food Aid Programme for the Most Deprived is under threat.
This could affect some 18 million people
Palestinian party Fatah will celebrate its anniversary in Gaza for the first time since rival group Hamas seized power in the region.
Pupils from the Connecticut school where a deadly shooting took place are now attending the newly-renamed Sandy Hook Elementary in a neighbouring
There’s been more violence in Northern Ireland following last month’s protests over the partial removal of the British flag from Belfast City
US authorities say 245 people have been arrested at home and abroad as part of an international crackdown on child pornography known as ‘Operation
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