"“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
Lisbon’s Chinese community has kicked off celebrations for the New Year of the Monkey. They laid on a colourful street parade on Saturday, featuring
Light shows were held to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year in various cities across China.
Wuzhen, a historic water town in east China’s
As people marked the arrival of a new lunar year in Hong Kong on Thursday, worshippers could be seen rushing to the altar.
According to traditional
China has rung in the New Year with fireworks and traditional ceremonies
Millions of people across Asia are starting to celebrate the lunar New Year to welcome in the year of the sheep, although there is some arguments
Chinese New Year (Gua Nian) 2014 falls on January 31. Enter the Year of the Horse. Exit Snake. The Chinese calendar, based on the phases of the moon
Hundreds of millions of people in China are heading back to their towns and villages for the start of the Chinese New Year.
It’s being called the
There was no shortage of people in Beijing’s Baiyunguan Temple taking part in the traditional bout of coin-throwing for the Lunar New Year.
Out with the dragon, in with the Year of the Snake.
While some astrologists are forecasting the Chinese New Year will be suitably venomous
China’s inflation rate spiked in January after having fallen for the previous five months.
It was up by 4.5 percent from January last year due to a
Thousands celebrated the start of the Lunar New Year at temples across China to pray for good fortune in the coming year.
A swimming dragon dances underwater at a Shanghai aquarium to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Dragon.
China’s annual Spring Festival travel rush has begun in earnest with millions of people expected to cross the country during the next 40 days.