"“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
At least 20 firefighters were killed when the 17-storey building collapsed after being engulfed by fire.
Rescuers are digging through the rubble of a collapsed building in Tehran, Iran, looking for as many as 25 missing people including firefighters.
Rescue operations continued late on Thursday in the Iranian capital Tehran following the collapse of a shopping centre which had caught fire.
A huge search and rescue operation is ongoing in Tehran, following the collapse of the Plasco tower.
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A shopping mall collapses in central Tehran killing dozens of firefighters
Dozens are reported dead after Tehran's iconic Plasco building collapsed as firefighters battled a blaze inside.
Tehran’s iconic Plasco building has collapsed as firefighters battled a blaze inside.
Iran has taken delivery in France of its first commercial airliner from Airbus.
The funeral in Tehran of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani presents a rare occasion for Iranians to voice discord.
Tens of thousands of Iranians have turned out for the funeral of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in the Iranian capital. The 82-year-old died of a heart attack on Sunday.
In the West Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was widely regarded as a reformer.
Former Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani has died aged 82.
A jailed Iranian activist on hunger strike in protest at the detention of his writer wife has taken social media by storm.
Iran’s currency, the rial, has hit an all-time record low against the U.
A series of dramatic photographs showing homeless people sheltering from the winter cold in a graveyard is stirring emotions in Iran.
Airbus has signed a firm agreement on the sale of 100 aircraft to Iran Air, almost a year after international sanctions on Iran were lifted.
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Russia is moving forward with its plans to become a major investor in Iran through initial agreements covering various industries, particularly oil.