"There is still time to change the direction and ensure that human rights are respected, but the point of no return is quickly coming into sight."
Poland Researcher, Amnesty International
"Air pollution is an invisible killer, so the air quality index is needed to inform European citizens on the state of the air they breathe."
EU Environment Commissioner
"Medea is both a classical story from mythology and it's also a story about now and any parting couple."
"I think real happiness is to be known to nobody and to lead an ordinary life and be anonymous. This is real happiness - real freedom"
Cambodian opposition leader
"What are we giving in return? We are giving the oceans a lot of plastic litter."
EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
"We could cover the island's electricity needs, even during August"
John K. Kaldellis
"What we need is regulation that obliges everyone to pay taxes."
Prime Minister of Luxembourg
"We cannot know if we will be destroyed by AI."
Iraqi government forces are keeping up the pressure on ISIL militants – pounding their positions in Falluja.
There has been no let-up in the Iraqi military offensive to drive ISIL out of Falluja.
At least 50,000 civilians are thought to be still inside the city, which is around 65 kilometres west of Baghdad.
Iraqi forces have begun shelling ISIL targets as the fight for Fallujah rages through a second day.
Iraqi forces have begun storming Fallujah, the first city to fall to ISIL, more than two years ago.
More Shiite militiamen arrived in Iraq’s Anbar province on Friday hoping to recapture the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah from the Islamic State
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