"[Romania's PM designate] only knows to say yes and that's how things will be from now on."
"All I do is sing, which is what I love, and it comes out naturally"
"We, the people of the world, have got to own this new technology, so that the profits and rewards come broadly to people, rather than go to a few billionaires."
Prof. Richard Freeman, Harvard economics professor
"We, here on the continent, haven’t had a change of heart. Our hearts are still open to you"
European Council President
"There is no alternative for us other than to fight back. This is the biggest challenge for my generation"
Greek university student
""The main thing is we got him back on board, he is safe. But I think it just showed everyone how hard it is to actually see the guy in the water, even on a sunny day, 18 knots and sunshine, you know you wouldn't want to be doing it in 20 knots in the dark. I don't think you would find him you know.""
Skipper, Team Hun Sung Hai/Scallywag
"These are really important social issues that affect all of us all over in our communities. And we can't just leave this up to governments to solve these problems"
"‘Aussie flu’ is actually a bit of a misnomer. It is a strain that we have seen in previous seasons in the UK, in fact we saw it circulating last season. Hospital admissions have increased due to a combination of influenza A and B and no strain is currently dominating."
Professor Paul Cosford
Medical Director, Public Health England
The Russian president's appearance came as he announced victory against ISIL and a partial pullout of his country's forces from the Middle-Eastern nation
The Iraqi government announces that its war against ISIL is over, three years after a third of its territory was overrun by the militant group
Israeli missiles are reported to have hit a Syrian military post south of the capital, Damascus.
At least 23 people have been killed by airstrikes in Eastern Ghouta as Syrian government forces intensify their efforts to retake the rebel stronghold.
According to the Syrian Human Rights Observatory, most of the victims of the Syrian air raid on Eastern Ghouta were civilians
The international community is sending a dangerous message to despots, dictators and terrorists the world over: stamping out chemical warfare is not a priority, writes Hamish de Bretton-Gordon
Despite President Assad's renewed military might, opposition groups say the Syrian leader must play no part in an interim period under any peace deal
Secret meeting in Sochi saw Russian presidnet urge al-Assad to pursue political solution more actively.
Four-hour meeting reportedly focused on finding a political solution to Syrian conflict.
Turkey, Russia and Iran have held talks on the civil war in Syria in Antalya, ahead of a summit between the leaders of the three countries at the Russian resort of Sochi.
The Syrian army and its allies have attacked the border town of Albu Kamal, so-called Islamic State's last major urban stronghold in Syria.
It is the third time in a month that Russia has blocked attempts to extend the inquiry
Russia has rejected a United Nations Security Council resolution to investigate alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria.
The US-backed draft
The UN says at least 1,200 children suffer from malnutrition in rebel-held eastern Ghouta, under siege by government forces since 2013.
The Syrian army and its allies have retaken Albu Kamal, the last town the jihadists controlled in the country.
The Syrian army has recaptured Deir El-Zour at the heart of its oil-producing region, but there is little worth saving among the ruins ISIL leaves behind.
The Lebanese PM quit, saying he believed that there is an assassination plot against him
Roaeda, a former university teacher is now holding a sniper rifle for the NDF instead of teaching students
The Syrian government have regained control over the eastern city of Deir al-Zor from so-called Islamic State
14 refugees have gone on hunger strike in Athens, demanding that authorities respect the legal limit of six months for family reunification.