"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
Aerial images show the extent of damage suffered in the north, east and west of Bangkok. One third of Thailand has been swamped by flood water.
As floodwaters receded in the ancient Thai city of Ayutthaya, volunteers and elephants joined forces to clean up the streets.
Volunteers and officials give hot food and water to flood victims in the Thai capital.
Authorities in Thailand are facing growing anger as rising floodwaters spread to new neighbourhoods in the capital Bangkok.
With the central and
Peak tides add to misery of Bangkok residents battling floods that have killed at least 381 people and affected more than two million since July.
Their homes have been flooded for nearly a month and some people have had enough. Tempers in the Thai capital have been flaring over the government’s
Bangkok homes may be flooded, alley ways may be waist-deep in filthy water but nothing stops the Thai mail from getting through, at least, not if
Thailand’s floods have submerged parts of Bangkok but it would take more than that to interrupt the rounds of one intrepid postman.
Hopes have been raised that the centre of Thailand’s capital Bangkok might escape the country’s worst floods in decades.
But that is little comfort
Bangkok is no longer spared from the flooding that has hit Thailand. Residents of the capital are preparing for the rising waters.
High tides are putting flood defences to the test in Bangkok as Thailand battles its worst floods in over half a century.
At least 377 people have
Thailand’s government has told Bangkok residents to leave the capital due to floods.
The city of 12 million people has been placed on high alert by
Flood barriers protecting Bangkok are almost overflowing and worries in the city are high that they could fail in the coming hours.
A five-day emergency holiday has been ordered by Thai authorities as the level of water is still rising around Bangkok.
After three months of devastating rains in north, northeast and central Thailand the waters have gained the capital.
The people of Bangkok have
Bangkok’s second airport has closed amid Thailand’s worst flooding in half a century.
Don Muang airport, used mostly for domestic services, halted
Thailand has declared a four-day special holiday in parts of the country as it struggles to cope with widespread flooding.
Several provinces are
In a clear sign of Thailand’s worsening flood situation, the main evacuation centre for Bangkok and outlying areas was itself evacuated as the rising
Heavy rain is wreaking havoc in Thailand. Authorities try to do what they can to protect the capital, Bangkok.
A third of Thailand’s provinces have been badly affected by flooding that has left 356 people dead.
At an industrial estate in Pathum Thani, the