"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
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Kenya's election commission has set October 17 as the date for a new vote ordered by the Supreme Court when it annulled an August poll won by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
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Mummies are suffering the impact of climate change, researchers say, as they apply for UNESCO special heritage status.
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Hundreds of mermaids gathered in the British seaside resort of Bexhill-on-Sea in southern England on Saturday in an attempt to break a bizarre world
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A glamourous jury presided over by Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius has opened Deauville’s famed American film festival.
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth officially opened the UK's tallest bridge over Scotland's River Forth
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Tulsa Zoo keepers film feeding time for the Red-bellied Piranhas, whose razor-sharp teeth can reduce a large animal to a skeleton in a matter of
The US president promised to scrap the protection scheme but has run into stiff opposition
North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date on Sunday.
The Russian former world number one seed is out of her first major Grand Slam since receiving a doping ban
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As with her first two pregnancies, Kate, 35, is suffering from acute morning sickness and being cared for at Kensington Palace.
Engineers in Portugal are testing an autonomous robot that they claim will increase productivity in vineyards
50 people have had a lucky escape after being trapped by a wildfire in California.
Sweden is shifting its military capacity from peacekeeping to defence.
Unsurprisingly, sun cream was not recommended as eye protection to watch the solar eclipse.
Aid agencies say nearly 90,000 Rohingya refugees have now fled to Bangladesh, since violence erupted in neighbouring Myanmar just over a week
China will give 500 million yuan (64 million euros) for a BRICS economic and technology cooperation plan.
Germany and Turkey have been at odds over Ankara’s crackdown on dissent since last year's failed coup.
A man has been placed under formal investigation in France on suspicion of abduction over the disappearance of a nine-year-old girl at a wedding
Walter Becker, bassist and co-founder of influential jazz-rock band Steely Dan has died aged 67. The news was announced on his website, which did not