"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."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
Eritrea and Angola are recognised in the list for the first time
Iran and Italy join forces for a rare classical music performance as part of the 'Paths of Friendship' project.
TV Boy is an Italian urban artist based in Barcelona who has gained international recognition for his portraits of famous people, transforming them using irony and sarcasm.
His Pakistani parents wanted an arranged Muslim marriage for him, but comedian Kumail Nanjiani chose American writer Emily V Gordon as his wife - and the pair wrote a movie about it.
American rapper JAY Z's album 4:44 went platinum in under a week, despite only being available online.
High-class couture in the French capital
A clearer vision is emerging of a city that was buried nearly 2,000 years ago.
Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of Madrid for WorldPride parade - a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.
Their pictures of a beautiful girl, pulling her boyfriend by the hand, to different locations in exotic places, have won them international recognition.
Australia's reconciliation process with its Aboriginal community takes another step forwards with NSW deciding to fly indigenous flags permanently
Bond, who created the beloved bear with a hard stare, died following a short illness.
A collector's view on Nordic design.
The city of a thousand colours – this is Almaty, the cultural capital and largest metropolitan area in Kazakhstan.
Sashaying through the streets, Brazilians danced the samba to demonstrate against Carnival funding cuts.
Kiss frontman Gene Simmon's bid to trademark the hard rock "devil horns" salute as his creation is being ridiculed
Home of the arts Greece gave the world drama and poetry, and now it is taking dance to places never dreampt before
Green ketchup, Coca Cola Blak and Harley Davidson perfume are some of the well-intentioned products that ended up in the Museum of Failure.
Chuck Berry's long-delayed new studio album, originally begun in 1979, is finally released three months after his death
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood will tour with the band from September.
“Travelling and taking photos, seeing the world in which we live: I can’t imagine a better way of living this life that has been given to us.” – says