"“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
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
Staff at Spain’s public service broadcaster RTVE staged a protest in the capital Madrid on Saturday against alleged government interference. They
The wave of protests sweeping America against perceived police violence and racial bias show no sign of slackening off.
More than 10,000 people
There was a maiden World cup ski jump win for Anders Fannemal. The Norwegian secured the victory with a points total of 263.1 after the two jumps of
Your correspondent dozed for much of the first half of the year, but returned to the fray with a vengeance after the summer break and made up for
Team Brunel came home first in the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Cape Town in South Africa to the United Arab Emirates. The winning margin
Poland’s conservative opposition PiS party has held a rally in Warsaw to mark the 33rd anniversary of martial law, and to protest against local
Nelson Mandela’s widow, Graca Machel, has led a commemorative march for her late husband in Pretoria, South Africa. Hundreds gathered at Freedom
Thailand’s Princess Srirasmi has announced she will renounce her royalty, and will not become queen when her husband ascends the throne. Her family
The prime minister of Niger has appealed for international help to confront a looming food crisis compounded by thousands of refugees who have
Maria Pietila-Holmner sealed the first win for a Swede in a ladies’ Slalom in Are. The combined times of her two runs on home snow led to the
Dozens of masked extremists have clashed with riot police in Zurich, Switzerland, one of Europe’s wealthiest cities. Police fired rubber bullets
More signs in Afghanistan that the security situation is far from stable with a suicide bomb attack in Kabul on a bus carrying soldiers. Six were
Devastating weather along America’s Pacific coast got worse when a mini-tornado added its destructive power to the mix, and previously unaffected
Millions of Shiite Muslim pilgrims from across Iraq, Iran and neighbouring countries have streamed into Iraq’s holy city of Kerbala over the past
The full moon in early December coupled with 28-degree Celsius sea temperatures triggered perfect conditions for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to
UN talks on climate change have run into overtime. About 190 nations have been gathered at the COP20 summit in Peru since December 1 hoping to agree
Rescuers have been struggling to reach more than 100 missing people on Indonesia’s main island of Java. Torrential rain triggered a landslide that
A synthetic marijuana drug is being blamed for hundreds of overdoses in Sweden this year. The designer drug known as Spice is available legally over
The president of Haiti Michel Martelly has agreed to ask for the resignation of his prime minister Laurent Lamothe. It comes after a special
France’s credit ratings were cut from AA+ to AA on Friday. Fitch Ratings took the step despite recent budget-saving measures by the French
A Luxembourg court has charged the person responsible for whistleblower revelations which exposed secret tax avoidance deals between Luxembourg and
The German President Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel have condemned an apparent Neo-Nazi attack on accommodation for refugees. Three
The Pope's refusal to hold a meeting with the Dalai Lama for fear of upsetting China is heavily criticised by a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Three teenagers have been shot near a high school in Oregon in the United States. The attack happened outside the Rosemary Anderson High School