"We don't get involved in the politics of the nations that we visit. We are above that. I don't want to criticize why we couldn't use a soprano that sang alone on stage. I like to see the other part - that in the orchestra women and men can sit together. It's a great step forward."
"It always runs on time, it's very fast, it's comfortable."
"The problem is that one in five workers are paid less than ten euros an hour."
Trade union representative (ver.di)
"Just enough money for a kebab"
Music teacher (Berlin)
"Each halva has five layers of ground rice, hazelnuts, sugar and a syrup made with water and lemon. You have to leave it to rest overnight."
"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
A dozen trucks carrying heavy rocks were driven into a flood to help block a dyke in central China’s Hunan Province.
Heavy rain and flooding have caused relentless disruption in China and Pakistan.
The longest and heaviest downpour for nearly 60 years has wreaked havoc in northwest China’s Sha’anxi Province
Torrential downpours have been sweeping through provinces in east and south China since Sunday, inundating villages, flooding rivers and damaging
Floods in China are causing havoc in mountain districts in six provinces on the mainland’s central and southeastern regions. Scores of people have
Heavy rain and hail have lashed Fuzhou, the capital of China’s Fujian Province, causing flooding and driving the temperature down by ten degrees
At least nine people were killed and 11 others are missing after heavy rains lashed southwest China.
So far 3,120 people have had to be evacuated
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Heavy rainfall has unleashed flooding in Bosnia, forcing authorities to declare a state of emergency.
Rivers have burst their banks, flooding
The famous ancient town of Fenghuang in central China’s Hunan Province has been flooded.
The nearby Tuojiang River rose by almost one metre above
The scene might have been mistaken for tornado damage in the American mid-west – but this was Brittany in north-west France.
The front of a large
More than 1,000 students and their teachers at a school in Guigang City in China were trapped by floods after rainstorms triggered by Typhoon Haiyan
A typhoon has struck the south east of China killing at least five people and leaving severe flooding and a trail of destruction in its wake
Floods continue to wreak havoc in China. Thousands of soldiers were dispatched to Hunan province to help reinforce dykes.
In Yongzhou City more
Floods triggered by days of heavy rain in southern and northeastern China have killed at least 91 people and left over 110 injured.
China’s north-eastern port city of Heihe has been hit by some of the worst floods in thirty years.
The Daheihe island bordering Russia was
In North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, animal husbandry has been widely hampered by serious flooding inundating several major pastures
Twelve people have been confirmed dead and at least 11 others are still missing after a landslide in China’s southwest Sichuan Province.
Chinese state television has broadcast footage of the dramatic rescue of two maintenance workers trapped on a sandbar in the middle of a raging
Severe flooding has left hundreds of people trapped in China’s southern province of Fujian.
Roads in the area looked more like rivers after storms