""She has dedicated her life to improving the situation of people with intellectual disabilities and their parents in Lithuania and elsewhere.""Angelika Hild
"The bigger problem comes if the EC’s flawed approach becomes the basis for new global rules and norms around digital trade"Nigel Cory
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
"Savita died because religious objections were given more value than her life."Shannon Kowalski and Susan Wood
International Women’s Health Coalition
""God willing, next year we will celebrate this event again, hoping that the reconstruction of the city will have progressed.""Najim al-Jibouri
Military Commander in Mosul
"“The substance is very stable. It can be washed away by rain, it can evaporate under the sun. But it won’t decompose.""Vladimir Uglev
""If we want the best for our children, we need to want the best for all our teachers too.""Małgorzata Kulesza
Teacher in Poland
"People in Europe worry about migration for sure. But their attitudes to it are complex and open to change"Benjamin Ward
Deputy Europe and Central Asia Director, Human Rights Watch
"If there is peace between Ethiopian and Eritrean people, the horn of Africa region will be a region of peace and development."
The month-long operation codenamed “Thunderstorm” took place in May and resulted in 1,974 seizures and the identification of some 1,400 suspects.
We look back at some of the highlights from this week's No Comment section.
Pregnant cow is saved after campaign.
A spider monkey that was pictured roaming along a Belfast road after escaping on Saturday died later that evening.
An autopsy found eight kilograms of plastic waste in the animal's stomach.
The vets had never seen anything like it.
The four-year-old lynx was last seen in southern Portugal in 2016.
Here's a roundup of some of the brightest stories from the week to cheer up your Friday:
This yellow-crested cockatoo is absolutely delighted by the discovery of his new toy.
One man has died and another has been left seriously injured after they were confronted by a cougar while cycling in Washington state on Saturday.
“The confirmation of this pregnancy through artificial insemination represents an historic event for our organisation but also a critical step in our effort to save the northern white rhino."
Five animals went for a wander on a busy motorway, and needed to be sedated and hoisted away before normal traffc could resume.
A crocodile attack did not impede a 25-year-old Zimbabwean woman from getting married five days later.
For spiders, the secret to long life is not moving much.
Mathieu Thuner was flying above the Swiss Alps when he was was attacked,
Staff say the trio were all alone when they were found in a mountainous region, with their mother nowhere to be seen
Igor, of the Szeged Zoo in Hungary, is the first Siberian tiger to receive the Lipogems stem-cell procedure for hip joint pain.
According to Spanish media, more than a thousand pigs were trapped in their pens during strong floods in northeastern Spain.
They sniff out drug smugglers, patrol the streets, and carry out crowd control in the line of duty. But what happens when it’s time to retire?
The circus animal was invited onto the pitch before a league game.