"“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
More than 6,000 migrants and refugees, mostly from Eritrea, were rescued on Monday from the Mediterranean Sea by members of two NGOs and the Italian navy.
Forces loyal to the UN-backed government in Libya say they have re-taken a residential neighbourhood from ISIL in Sirte.
Libyan forces are said to have suffered heavy losses in the battle to retake the coastal city of Sirte from ISIL militants.
In Libya, militia groups aligned to the UN-brokered unity government are preparing for what they hope will be the final push to oust ISIL from Sirte.
It has been the most significant stronghold for ISIL outside Syria and Iraq.
Libyan forces trying to oust ISIL militants from their stronghold of Sirte have made further advances into the city.
Libyan forces battling to oust ISIL from Sirte have seized a key symbol of the militant group's authority in the city.
The US is launching precision air strikes against ISIL targets in the coastal city.
Libyan forces with support from US air strikes are continuing to fight against Islamic State in the coastal city of Sirte.
The UN-backed government in Libya has hailed the success of US air strikes against ISIL fighters in the coastal city of Sirte.
Libyan families have started to return home to Sirte after months of displacement.
In Libya, forces loyal to the unity government say they have made significant gains in residential districts of Sirte, as they battle to oust ISIL fighters.
Troops aligned with Libya’s unity government claim to have seized control of the port of Sirte, a key stronghold of Islamic State militants.
In Libya the so-called Islamic State group is battling to hold on to its stronghold of Sirte after forces aligned with the new unity government advanced on the…
Familiar scenes as bodies are recovered from the beach close to Libyan coastal city of Zuwara as numbers of boats making the crossing to Italy surge.
Libya has become, once again, the main jump-off point for migrants heading for Europe, after the closure of the Balkan and Aegean Sea routes.
Up to 30 people are feared drowned in the second migrant tragedy in as many days in the Mediterranean.
Libyan forces claim to have pushed back ISIL fighters towards their stronghold of Sirte on the Libyan coast.
Rival Libyan factions have reached an outline agreement to join forces and form a single oil authority operating throughout the country.
Libya’s coast guard said it intercepted a dinghy carrying more than 100 African migrants on Monday (May 16). Matza Samwe, a migrant from Nigeria