"“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
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A sculpture donated by the fashion house Fendi was given to the city of Rome.
Artists make depictions that highlight both Manchester’s resilience in the face of tragedy and the barbarity of the suspected terror attack.
A painting by US artist Jean-Michel Basquiat has become the sixth most expensive canvas ever sold at auction.
A painting by American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for more than $100 million becoming the sixth most expensive canvas ever sold at auction.
In the old historical centre of the Romanian capital, Bucharest, there is a new tourist attraction: the Romanian Kitsch Museum.
Greenpeace Philippines made this 50-foot-long sculpture of a dead whale, made out of plastic waste.
Dozens of dancers, singers and musicians performed before a crowd outside the Municipal Theatre in Rio de Janeiro to protest budget cuts and delayed payments.
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You may have spotted them on celebrities like Ryan Reynolds, Poppy Delevingne, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Redmayne and more.
Intriguing insights into Russia’s 1917 Revolution are on display in a new exhibition at the British Library.
The iconic Tower of David in Jerusalem’s Old City is getting a splash of colour.
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
The sculptor of Manhattan's famous "Charging Bull" says New York City infringed on his rights in allowing the smaller "Fearless Girl" statue.
The refurbishment of Big Ben’s tower is underway and set to last for three years – its biggest repair job for over three decades.
It's the first time Documenta will open outside Germany. Athens is preparing to host the 14th edition of the modern art exhibition.
For hundreds of years we have been doing it – turning our own image into art.
Hatching eggs can be a difficult process especially if you are not a bird… but that’s not putting off French performance artist Abraham Poincheval.
In Northern Ireland, politics and art have long made for natural bedfellows.
Pigcasso was originally bred to be slaughtered at a pig farm but was rescued at just four weeks old by Joanne Lefson, who was upset by the squalid conditions she was kept…
Leonardo da Vinci’s unfinished masterpiece, ‘Adoration of the Magi’, has been returned to Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, where it will be on display until September…
In Postcards from Uzbekistan this week we visit the State Museum of Arts in the capital Tashkent.