"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
Turkey’s chances of holding an election in November are “becoming impossible” because of growing unrest, according to the head of the pro-Kurdish
Today’s clip comes from the Nine Knights MTB in Livgino Italy – an event that saw a world first trick by American Nicholi Rogatkin – a Cashroll
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As predicted Tom Dumoulin took over the race lead at the Vuelta after dominating Stage 17’s individual time trial. The Dutch rider started the day
Despite workers adding the finishing touches to the exterior the Future Arena that will host next year’s Olympic handball and paralympic goalball
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Denmark has stopped all trains running to Germany due to exception passport checks. The move comes after hundreds of refugees travelling from Germany
A cyclone has swept across Southern Italy, flooding villages and roads. Amateur video showed half-submerged cars on the outskirts of Taormina in
There have been more protests outside the offices of Portugal’s rescued bank, Novo Banco. Customers want savings lost when the bank was created from
Palestine hosted its very first World Cup qualifying match on home soil on Tuesday. The Group A game against United Arab Emirates took place near the
There is a new taxi company in Egypt reserved for women: Pink Taxi. Sexual harassment and Egyptian male society’s behaviour toward women is the worst
A world cup qualifier between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia was abandoned on Tuesday night following crowd trouble in Selangor. Three minutes before full
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has dismissed the self-titled group Islamic State as illegitimate, but says his followers would join them in
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At the age of 89, after 63 years, seven months and two on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II has become the longest-reigning British monarch. She beats
Wayne Rooney became England’s all-time leading goal scorer on Tuesday evening.
The Three Lions skipper equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s 45-year record
Lufthansa pilots have been ordered to end their strike and return to work. The action has led to the cancellation of around 1,000 flights in an
With the EU facing an unprecedented migrant crisis, Jean-Claude Juncker has today (September 9) urged member states to take in an extra 120,000
Syrians in the Nizip Refugee Camp are thankful for Turkey’s open-handed hospitality. For one thing, the 10,500 people in Nizip, around 50km from the
France has welcomed its first group of migrants to have arrived from Syria and Iraq via Hungary and Germany. 53 people are being housed in university
Queen Elizabeth’s personal fortune may look mouthwatering to some, but commentators say Britain’s monarch is not as rich as people think. The Sunday
This year, for the first time, Heraklion, the capital city of Crete, played host to the Pancretan Dance Festival and Cantata. Eleni Fasoula
Rumours are circulating about the extent of Russian military involvement in war-torn Syria. Moscow admits providing military assistance to Bashar
Thousands and thousands of refugees wait daily at Keleti railway station in Budapest. You can smell the unwashed bodies as you approach; there are
European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker has urged EU member states to accept a compulsory system to share out refugees fleeing war and
It was a big night for ‘Game of Thrones’ at the 67th Annual Emmy Awards, where HBO’s fantasy hit picked up the highest honor of Outstanding Drama
National governments must accept binding quotas to relocate asylum seekers if they are to tackle the EU’s refugee crisis, European Commission chief
Japanese stocks have soared, staging their biggest advance since the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008. The Nikkei 225 jumped 7.7
A Hungarian camera woman is fired after being caught on video kicking and tripping up fleeing migrants.
Shares in Ryanair soared to an all-time high on Wednesday after the airline raised its annual profit forecast by 25 percent. The Irish carrier says