"“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
Israel is to close al-Jazeera's Jerusalem bureau after accusing the Qatar.based channel of of supporting terrorism
The Netherlands beat Denmark 4-2 to win the women's European football Championship
Bears are descending into the mountain cities of Romania in search of food
A high-profile member of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria says she is quitting because a lack of political backing from the organisation's Security Council has made the job impossible.
Two Chinese tourists have been arrested in Berlin accused of making the Nazi salute outside the German parliament
Massive lanterns featuring mythical gods and fabled creatures paraded through cities in the north of Japan
On Saturday a parade of decorated boats passed through Amsterdam’s historic canals as part of the city’s Gay Pride festival.
The Canal Parade is
Experts say the figures are particularly shocking as significantly fewer people seem to be attempting to make the crossing.
The planet's most unlikely athletics event has been held at an English country pub
Millions of eggs have been taken off the shelves as a precaution after traces of the insecticide fipronil were found in Dutch eggs
Venezuelan authorities have suppressed a military rebellion just days after President Maduro formed a legislative super-body, internationally condemned as a power grab
Jack Davis from New Jersey in the United States, who has sent his application to the organisation
Usain Bolt lost the final race of his spectacular career to Justin Gatlin
Japan has marked the anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing in Hiroshima, 72 years on
Sergei Lavrov has met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of an international gathering in Manila
Demonstrators are urging Avichai Mandelblit to bring indictments in two corruption investigations involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The foreign ministers of both countries met after new UN sanctions were imposed on Pyongyang
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe led the tributes to victims at a sombre ceremony
Fierce competition is underway in the 2017 International Army Games
Justin Gatlin ruined Usain Bolt's farewell party when the 35-year-old American won the world 100 metres title on Saturday, beating the Jamaican superstar into third
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned US President Donald Trump that he risks political suicide if he scraps the nuclear deal with Tehran.
The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea that could slash the Asian state's 2.5 billion Euro annual export revenue by a third