"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
Firefighters in Munich were called upon to free a baby girl from a plastic toilet seat that had become stuck over her head.
Police evacuated and searched an international train travelling from Amsterdam to Germany after reports suggested a 'dangerous situation'.
California wildfires: Fire fighters habe built barriers between the flames and coastal towns that lie in the path of the Thomas Fire.
The World Health organisation has warned that a deadly plague has been spreading rapidly since august in Madagascar calling for a quick action.
A smattering of rain and easing temperatures have helped more than a thousand firefighters battling the largest wildfire in the history of the city of Angels
Some 64 people were killed in June in the deadliest forest fires in Portugal's recent history.
Japan broadcasts animated public service announcement amid North Korean missile threats
The fire which devastated west London’s Grenfell Tower and which killed at least six residents as they slept was a tragedy waiting to happen, says the apartment block’s residents association.
Dozens more are missing after monsoon rains, which began on Friday, battered the region.
A fire at a rubbish depot south of Rome sent a toxic cloud into the skies on Friday, forcing nearby homes and schools to be evacuated.
Fake blood to paint typical injuries in a natural disaster.
A car owner had a lucky escape in Peru as he tried to cross a swollen river.
A firefighter in China’s Henan Province ‘kicked’ a suicidal woman back inside a hospital where she was sitting on a ledge outside the ninth floor.
Close to 200,000 people have been ordered to evacuate from areas surrounding the Lake Oroville Dam in California amid fears of severe flooding.
Amsterdam and the surrounding areas were plunged into darkness at 4.
Italy’s new prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has undergone emergency heart surgery.
After a fire broke out at a block of flats in Pitesti, Romania, last Friday, December 9, one firefighter took it upon himself to resuscitate a dog that had collapsed due to smoke…
Little more than two weeks after Italian scientists warned that climate change had put much of the country at risk of flooding, parts of the northwest have been inundated by heavy…
Bolivia’s government has declared a national emergency because of a water shortage as it suffers the worst drought in 25 years.
The challenge of dealing with thousands of refugees could have a silver lining for Greece with emergency aid money boosting the country's economy.