"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
The last remaining militants have been cleared from the city, a day after it was recaptured by the Iraqi army.
Nearly nine months of grueling urban warfare has left Mosul in ruins.
The Iraqi army has almost entirely driven out the self-styled Islamic State
Iraqi PM says Mosul is 'liberated' and only a few pockets of jihadists are holding out
Haider al-Abadi joined troops and commanders in the city to celebrate 'victory' against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi joined the victory celebratiions in Mosul after eight months of urban warfare brought an end to three years of jihadist rule in the city.
Iraqi security forces are expect to take full control of Mosul in the next hours as Islamic State's defensive lines collapse, state TV reported on Saturday.
Iraq: Mosul civilians flee
After weeks of fighting Mosul hospital is back in government hands
Thousands of people have fled Mosul’s densely-populated Old City over the past 24 hours, Iraq state TV says.
But thousands more are believed to be
Iraq's prime minister is expected to travel to Mosul to declare victory over ISIL.
The war ravaged old city of Mosul
A male model has been found murdered in the streets of Baghdad.
Karar Nushi, who was known for his flamboyant style and flowing blonde locks, was
Civilians and security forces expressed joy as fresh advances were announced
Iraqi authorities believe victory in the city is imminent and are planning a week of nationwide celebrations
Aid workers are reporting higher levels of malnutrition as desperate families flee ISIL
US-backed troops say they're just days away from fully retaking Iraq's second-largest city but the battle is a tough one, with die-hard ISIL fighters and snipers dug in among civilians.
Iraqi forces and their allies say they're just days away from fully liberating the city of Mosul, which the Islamic State militant group made its capital three years ago.
Footage has emerged of the famous Iraqi mosque that was blown up last week by ISIL.
The aerial pictures (see below) show what’s left of the
Heavy street fighting slows Iraqi army in final push against ISIL in Mosul's Old City
Musicians are celebrating the departure of ISIL in the way they know best.