"“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
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"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,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
Bolivia’s once second largest lake is now completely dry after the worst drought in a quarter of a century.
Bolivia’s government has declared a national emergency because of a water shortage as it suffers the worst drought in 25 years.
Bolivia’s government has declared a national emergency due to a lack of water as it suffers the worst drought in 25 years.
A prolonged drought in Croatia is threatening this year’s olive crop.
Zimbabwe’s government has said it is ready to sell its wildlife. People with money and space are being asked to buy animals in a bid to save them
The number of people facing hunger in Zimbabwe due to drought has risen from three to four million, according to estimates. The UN children’s agency
A water festival kicked off in Thailand on Wednesday – despite the country facing its worst drought in decades. The extravaganza, called Songkran
The government of Ethiopia and the United Nations have asked for help to feed more than 10.2 Ethiopians. A long-standing drought has led to
El Niño is having a disastrous effect on countries in Central America, parts of Africa and Asia, which have been hit by a drought that is generating
The worst drought to hit Ethiopia in 50 years is about to become a crisis according to the charity Save the Children . It is warning that emergency
A severe drought has hit Zimbabwe, leading President Robert Mugabe to declare a state of disaster in most rural parts of the country. The government
More than 450 million euros needs to be raised by the end of next month to help Ethiopia through critical food shortages. That is the warning from
Drought makes life hard for many farmers in China’s mountainous northwest. Many have left to try to make a living elsewhere, and many more are being
Poland will pay more than 500 million zloty (118 million euros) in compensation to farmers who lost crops due to drought. Authorities estimate that
California continues to be ravaged by wildfires. More than 13,000 people have been urged to flee their homes. Cooler weather has given some relief
A brushfire burning out of control in northern California has forced the evacuation of at least 500 people from their homes. Nicknamed the “Rocky
A record drought in California is under the political spotlight, with a likely Republican presidential contender hitting out at environmentalists
The US state of California is introducing mandatory water restrictions in the face of record-breaking drought. State Governor Jerry Brown has
A host of cities in Brazil have been forced to cancel their carnivals amid concerns over an ongoing drought. In a country known for sunshine and
Wildfires in the northwestern United States have been raging over the weekend.
Firefighters have been battling the blazes in northern California