"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."
"Some shows [were] talking about the “black ambulance” as if it were a real thing not a bogus story"Doina Popescu Braila
Author attacked by mob
"'He tweets therefore I am,' is now the unspoken, yet defining, theme of this era of government."Matt Laslo
journalist, adjust professor at Johns Hopkins University
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