""The sheer scale of the challenges our world faces makes concerted, collaborative and integrated action more essential than ever.""
Professor Klaus Schwab
Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
""We can get past this manufactured crisis and get on to a host of serious issues before us that require thoughtful bipartisan negotiations.""
Senate Majority Leader
""You may carry a smartwatch during the day for practical reasons and later want to feel elegant, have a kind of intimate bond with your object, or just feel good about yourself. I believe in the comfort and elegance that a fine watch brings today so I think there is room for both and I'm not particularly worried.""
CEO, La Montre Hermès
"Self regulation does not work. It particularly doesn't work where there is no oversight and that is the problem that you have in the UN"
Peter A Gallo
Director, Hear their Cries
""Our struggle is against the sexual abuse, the cover-up, the psychological abuse, and the silence over these abuses.""
Sexual abuse survivor
""It probably could've gone a lot worse if they'd had to take their time and come out on a board or something like that.""
""Roy and Heather Bennett have been tragically killed in a helicopter accident in North America. I am devastated- they were two of Zimbabwe’s greatest patriots.""
""I'm not the first woman to work and have a baby. I know these are special circumstances but there'll be many woman who would have done this well before I have.""
New Zealand Prime Minister
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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.
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Amsterdam and the surrounding areas were plunged into darkness at 4.
Italy’s new prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has undergone emergency heart surgery.
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The challenge of dealing with thousands of refugees could have a silver lining for Greece with emergency aid money boosting the country's economy.
A tornado struck an Oregon beach town in the US on Friday, toppling powerlines and trees as strong winds and heavy rain hammered the Pacific Northwest.
Florida's governor issued a stark warning - "Do not surf, do not go to the beach, this storm will kill you," as the Sunshine State prepares for the Category 4 hurricane.
Since 2013 volunteer rescue workers in the White Helmets organisation have been trying to save lives in the Syrian civil war. But Moscow and Damascus accuse them of being close to terrorist groups, an
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In Louisiana, at least five people are now confirmed dead and thousands displaced after massive flooding swept the southern US state.
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The Turkish parliament has voted by three-to-one to approve the state of emergency announced by President Erdogan after last week’s failed coup attempt.