"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“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
"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,”"
About 8,000 ice anglers braved the cold in the hope of catching the biggest fish and taking home the 50,000 euro prize. The ice-covered Viljandi Lake
A Siberian beauty pageant held in Novosibirsk, Russia had contestants competing for the title of Miss Snow Universe by parading outside in their
Winter sports lovers swam and dived in extremely cold in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province.
The southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhya city has claimed the record for creating the world’s longest sausage. It was part of celebrations to mark
A dazzling display of football wizardry was on show at the Street Style 2012 world final in Lecce, Italy.
A crowd of 15,000 flocked to the city’s
Sixteen teams have been battling out in the English county of Kent, to win the World Custard Pie Championships.
Those taking part turned out in
The first ever duck egg eating contest has been held at Dekalb Market in Brooklyn, New York. Contestants must eat a fertilised duck egg with a
Fourteen finalists gathered in Israel on Thursday night for a controversial beauty pageant called ‘Miss Holocaust Survivor’, which critics have
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The famous opera competition Operalia has reached an important milestone, its 20th anniversary. Founder and world renowned
Interview with the great tenor Plácido Domingo.
Little ladybugs, flying carpets, ice-cream shaped cars and other extraordinary vehicles participated in a Soap Box derby in
The early heats of the Eurovision Song Contest have been held in Azerbaijan, this year’s host country. 18 acts went through the semi-finals with
Car mechanic Carlos Alberto Perez has been picked as the best look-a-like of US President Barack Obama. Mr Perez, 32, made a 1,000-mile journey to
The last weekend of carnival in Venice included a gondola parade and colourful, creative costumes for the contest in St Mark’s Square.
Couples in Pattaya (Thailand) continue to lock lips for a second day in a kissing competition that aims to break the Guinness World Record.
The hunt is on for Germany’s champion deer caller.
Enthusiasts grunted, bawled and bellowed their way through imitations of red deer in the
Forty of the best bartenders from 13 countries displayed their skills in front of enthusiastic crowd at an annual contest in Latvia’s capital Riga.
Miss Angola, Leila Lopes, has been crowned Miss Universe at the 60th annual pageant in Sao Paolo.
The 25 year old business student had dazzled the
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It is the most important classical voice competition of contemporary times. ‘Operalia’ was founded in 1993 by none other than