"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
Residents in the Indian capital stay in their homes as a mixture of fog and smoke roll into the city
Swiss Alps under pressure as scientists stress negative effects of global warming.
Greenpeace has released what it calls shocking video of the Great Barrier Reef that then environmental group says shows mass coral bleaching for an unprecedented second year…
Barack Obama and actor Leonardo DiCaprio make climate change pleas at launch of 'South by South Lawn' festival at the White House
There are fears nuclear waste buried underneath the ice in Greenland could escape because of rising global temperatures.
The rivers running from one Iceland’s largest glacier’s have combined to become one for the first time since the middle ages.
The authorities in Peru are sending the military to help areas affected by floods that have afflicted several parts of the country. Scientists blame
Last year’s natural disasters around the world caused many more deaths than did those in 2014 – but the total was less than half the average number
Air pollution is reaching record levels in many countries, particularly in China. At least 10 cities and one province are on “red alert”. Beijing
Some of them are the most powerful people on Earth, others are bursting with knowledge — envoys and delegates from 195 countries. What can they do at
The deadline is extended as the COP21 talks falter at the final fence
With the COP21 global climate conference due to start in Paris at the end of November, NGO Climate Central has released thought-provoking images of
The French and American presidents have urged for action to tackle global warming following a warning by the World Meteorological Organization that greenhouse gases reached record levels in 2014.
The owner of a Belgian brewery is in low spirits, as unusually warm weather wreaks havoc with production. Brasserie Cantillon, based in Brussels
Levels of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere reached record highs last year, making Earth a more dangerous planet for future generations, says the
Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2014, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Monday. “Every year we say
A decade after his Oscar-winning documentary ‘March of the Penguins’, French director Luc Jacquet is back with ‘Ice and the Sky’. It tells the story
In the past century, Alpine glaciers are estimated to have lost about half of their total area. Today, Italy’s 900 glaciers cover a total area of
The surging global demand for water will see some 30 countries facing extreme water stress by 2040, according to the latest World Resources Institute
One of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica is under threat, thinning dramatically on both sides, its surface and beneath. The ice shelf is called