"“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
It is hoped that the World Cup will bring economic benefits to host nation South Africa, but local street vendors in Johannesburg won’t be seeing the
Several people were injured in South Africa on Sunday after thousands of football fans stampeded the gates outside a Makhulong stadium before a
Arrivals of teams of Portugal, Holland and Japan in Johannesburg.
Has World Cup mania gone too far? All 15 staff members at a pub in northern England have changed their names to Wayne Rooney, in a collective display
Arrivals of teams of Mexico, South Korea and France in Johannesburg.
Hundreds of soccer loving fans turned up to see the FIFA 2010 World Cup Trophy at the Vaal University of Technology in Johannesburg on Thursday (June
England’s soccer team arrive at Johannesburg Airport with the start of the World Cup just eight days away.
With the start of the World Cup just ten days away, fans of Japan compete in a screaming competition to show their support for the “Blue Samurai.”
At an Panini stickers exchange market in Stuttgart, German collectors were enthusiastically trying to complete their albums. The clamour to collect
In a few days, South Africa will host the first ever World Cup to held on African soil. The ten stadiums, of which five are brand new, are primed and
The brand new Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban. One of the icons of the World Cup. Equipped with the latest green technology, it also represents the
At South African soccer matches they certainly know how to party.
The vuvuzela trumpets have become part and parcel of the occasion for the big
South Africans queued all night for a chance to buy a ticket for the World Cup. Half a million tickets were still to be sold, including for the
Soccer City, the venue that will take centre stage during the World Cup finals in South Africa.
Bob van Bebber is the architect who transformed the
With 100 days to go before the South African World Cup FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he was optimistic that the country would host a successful
In 100 days from now, the world soccer cup finals will begin in Johannesburg – and South Africa has marked the symbolic date with celebrations across