"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
"What these people did for each other says far more about who we are as Americans than the cowardly acts of a killer ever could"
Sarah Huckerbee Sanders
White House press secretary
Street fighting continues on Mindanao between Philippine army forces and ISIL militants who have trapped 2000 civilians in the city of Marawi.
Russia has fired four cruise missiles against targets from the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Syria, according to Russian state news agencies
The Maute militant group, which has pledged allegiance to ISIL, captured parts of the southern city of Marawi earlier this week.
The president of the Philippines has warned he will deal harshly with militants after martial law was declared on the southern Mindanao island.
Four days of faltering peace talks on Syria ended in Geneva on Friday, with Staffan de Mistura admitting only ‘‘incremental progress’‘ had been made.
A five day long army mutiny over pay has ended in Ivory Coast after the mutineers accepted an increase in bonus payments.
The US has accused the Syrian government of murdering inmates on mass at a military prison.
Despite the African country's defence minister announcing that an agreement had been reached, the mutineers are refusing to return to their barracks.
North Korea has claimed that the new type of ballistic missile it launched on Sunday is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
With no let-up in the shelling along eastern Ukraine's ceasefire line, four people die when a shell lands in the courtyard of their house.
In a key setback for ISIL Syrian free units and the Kurds have retaken Tabqa and its dam, opening the road to the final assault on Raqqa.
The media’s crosshairs have been firmly focussed on Syria for years as the country is ripped apart by civil war.
Seven months into the campaign to recapture Iraq's second-largest city, government forces say it is now in its final phase after opening a new front in the northwest of the city last week.
Millions of South Sudanese children suffering famine and war
“I invite the Taliban to join the peace caravan and stop the pointless, meaningless and unholy war”.
Defying warnings from the US and China, North Korea has test-fired a ballistic missile.
The attack comes as Iraqi forces attempt to push back ISIL forces in the northern city of Mosul.
The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyang's atomic programme could have "catastrophic consequences"
The International Court of Justice said Ukraine did not provide enough evidence of Russia's alleged role in the conflict, now in its fourth year.
By Sean Welsh, researcher in robot ethics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand
The problems of military invention in Syria are massive. The