"There are many reasons to admire Aretha, but it’s worth pausing to reflect on how significant her impact was, and will always remain, on the genre she’s perhaps least associated with."Jeff Slate
Songwriter and journalist
"Nigerians have all the right in the world to question the authority and legitimacy of our nation’s current political leadership."Kingsley Moghalu
Candidate in next year's Presidential elections in Nigeria, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria
""It’s very much a success story for the security which is in place at the moment…""Chris Phillips
Counter Terrorism Expert
"Since turning my back on white supremacy, I have worked hard to fight against the thing I once helped build. What I've learned from my own journey through hate now helps me combat it."Christian Picciolini
Emmy Award-winning director and producer, author, TEDx speaker, peace advocate and reformed extremist.
""Got a few screws loose, I guess. Never really knew it until now.""Richard 'Beebo' Russell
Suspect in Seattle stolen plane incident
"In order to reduce social exclusion and improve the standard of living of the working poor, the EU must take drastic measures and design policies both at institutional and individual levels."Giorgos Koulouris
Consultant in a Management and Consulting firm in Greece
"Maduro has reacted to the collapse of the economy by consolidating the dictatorship, intensifying human rights abuses (including torture) and further cracking down on the private sector."Juan Carlos Hidalgo
Policy analyst on Latin America at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
"If you’re sitting at home in Idaho or London, you want to see celebrity names, people that you care about”."Simon Thompson
Newly-released images from space have highlighted the effects of this month’s heatwave on parts of northern Europe.
Northern Europe is reeling under record-high temperatures, that has led to heatwave conditions.
Sweden has called for emergency assistance from its partners in the European Union to help fight wildfires, which have broken out across a wide range of its territory and prompted evacuations.
South Africa’s most popular tourist city is running out of water.
Europe 2 degrees warmer than average, widespread flooding and alpine snowfall. Antarctica 2nd lowest sea ice coverage on record
Residents and visitors are restricted to 50 litres a day, amid the South African city's worst drought in a century
And the South African city's tourism industry could also take a hit
Based on current projections, "Day Zero" is forecast for April 12, according to officials. That would make Cape Town the world's first major city to run dry.
Critics warn standpipes being erected around city may not be able to cope with demand.
Hurricanes, deadly floods, drought and wildfires across the world as global temperatures hit new highs
There is little of Portugal's agricultural sector that hasn't been affected by the country's ongoing drought - and honey production is no exception.
In this edition of Futuris, we’re off to northern Israel, to meet scientists working on a European project aimed at developing the perfect tomato: it would require 90 % less irrigation than ordinary v
Look tasty, don´t they?
Spain is suffering its worst drought in decades, with reservoirs at 43 percent capacity.
One of Italy’s water distribution companies Acea has announced there will be a reduction in Rome’s water pressure in September.
Pressure will be
Baidoa in Somalia has seen no rain in two years. Cattle are dead, wells are dry and fields are empty – certain diseases such as cholera have become
The longest river in the Iberian peninsula is on the verge of drying up completely thanks to a combination of Spain’s current drought and inadequate water transfer planning
From intense heat waves to severe flooding, Europe is a continent of extremes at the moment. Severe weather conditions have caused mayhem and destruction in many countries.
Water reserves in Rome are so low that local authorities said they may be forced to introduce water rationing, by closing household taps for as long as eight hours a day.
Pope Francis is showing solidarity as Rome faces the prospect of water rationing