"“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
Cuba condemns US President Donald Trump's policy backtrack on trade and travel ties with the island.
Donald Trump is about to overturn another of Barack Obama's big initiatives: the thaw in relations with Cuba
Around 700 km south east of Havana lies Holguín, Cuba’s third largest city.
The five-storey Manzana de Gomez centre is an example of Cuba's opening up to the West - and illustrates its need for tourist revenue.
A Cuban beach comes alive with crabs. The crustaceans are on their annual migration at Matanzas on the caribbean island.
The finely-painted black and white portraits of pensive children started appearing on walls around a suburban neighbourhood of Havana two years ago, contrasting with its colourful decay and Caribbean
Famous for its rum and cigars, Cuba could soon be known for its French (letter) wine.
Cuba's annual Cigar Festival is underway amid increasing demand but poor weather hitting tobacco crops and uncertainty about boosting sales to the US
Tens of thousands of people have been flocking to the tomb of Fidel Castro, who died in November aged 90.
US President Barack Obama has ended the immigration policy that allowed any Cuban who reached US soil to remain and be granted residency.
Some 2,000 Cuban households are getting to grips with free Internet access as part of a government-run pilot scheme in downtown Havana.
From Barack Obama's historic visit to Donald Trump's election and Fidel Castro's death, it's been a roller-coaster year for Cuba.
The remains of Cuba’s late leader Fidel Castro have been laid to rest in Santiago de Cuba.
The ashes of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro have been laid to rest in the birthplace of the revolution, Santiago de Cuba.
The ashes of Cuba’s late leader Fidel Castro have reached their final destination after crossing the country.
Santiago de Cuba is undergoes a makeover
Fidel Castro’s ashes have arrived in the eastern Cuban city of Camaguey.
Fidel Castro’s funeral cortege has resumed its journey to Santiago de Cuba, where the late Cuban leader will be laid to rest.
Draped in the red, white and blue national flag, Fidel Castro’s ashes were borne through Havana on Wednesday (November 30), at the start of an island-crossing trek to his final resting place in easter
There were solemn scenes in Havana on Wednesday as a box containing the ashes of Fidel Castro – draped in the red, white and blue national flag – was placed on a trailer at the start of the revolution