"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."
Carlos Alberto, captain of Brazil's 1970 World Cup winners, has died of a heart attack.
The Philippine president has threatened to quit the United Nations after it urged him to stop killing suspected criminals.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin will focus their talks on the Syria conflict, trade, energy and the resumption of Russian charter flights to Turkey.
Indonesia went ahead with the execution of four drug offenders early on Friday morning. Last-minute petitions were denied. Another 10 more are due to
A local man and three Nigerians have been killed by firing squad in Indonesia for drug-related crimes.
Three countries are responsible for 90% of executions, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
The Turkish president has vowed to approve the restoration of capital punishment if parliament votes for it, in defiance of EU warnings.
Federal prosecutors are to seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a racially motivated attack at South Carolina church last…
President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has pledged to bring back hanging and introduce a "shoot-to-kill" policy for the police.
Drug companies are saying No to death row. The latest pharmaceuticals giant to restrict sales of drugs used in lethal injections to US prisons is
An Egyptian court has sought the death penalty for six men including three journalists charged with endangering national security by spying for
Bangladesh’s highest court has upheld the death penalty for Quasem Ali, one of the leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami party. A five-judge panel led by
A court in Iran has sentenced to death Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani and two accomplices for embezzlement, the judiciary said on Sunday, in a
There is as sense of deja vu about our interview here in Geneva, with Dr. Mohammad Javad Larijani, head of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights and
The entire male population of a village in Iran has been executed for its alleged role in drug trafficking, according to an Iranian cabinet minister
Pope Francis is calling for the abolition of the death penalty around the world. He says the commandment “You shall not kill” is valid for both the
Two former students were sentenced to death in Bangladesh on Thursday for the murder of a secular blogger in 2013. Only one of the pair was present
Hundreds of convicted killers are languishing in limbo on death row in California. No-one has been executed in the state in almost a decade yet
Hannah Witheridge and David Miller found dead on island beach
Texas has executed a 33-year-old man, the 12th execution held in the state so far this year, more than any other in the USA. In total 24 people have