""This is something that happened in the past, and of course it will happen in the future again.""
Director, Museum of Natural History Vienna & Professor, University of Vienna
""Priority must be given to the rescue of human lives and then the immediate docking at a safe port.""
Communications Officer, UNHCR
"I hope that one day I, my family and all displaced Syrians will be able to return to our homeland freely and independently."
""His effots have led to other countries taking up Operation ENABLE and later this year there will be a pan-European operation.""
European Traffic Police Network
"It is too early to say North Korea government is starting to play games with America and Chinese government."
Director of the Korean Peninsula Centre at Peking University
""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
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Demonstrators marched in Manila a year after the firebrand leader took office
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US special forces are helping the Armed Forces of the Philippines end a siege by Islamist fighters in the south of the country.
Resorts World Manila gunman was a "lone wolf" terrorist, according to a top Philippines lawmaker.
Family and friends of victims of the Resorts World attack in Manila lay flowers and light candles at scene of tragedy
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Street fighting continues on Mindanao between Philippine army forces and ISIL militants who have trapped 2000 civilians in the city of Marawi.
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