"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."
Amnesty International has described the situation of 15 activists detained in Angola as “worrying.” The group is on hunger strike. Among them is
It's reported Mohammed al-Qiq, who was detained by Israel in November, has agreed to end a three-month hunger strike.
Popular Angolan rapper Luaty Beirão has ended a hunger strike which he began on September 21, 2015. He is due to go on trial in mid-November, accused
The Angolan rapper and activist Luaty Beirao who has been on hunger strike since September 21 in protest at his arrest is said to be deteriorating
Israeli authorities have returned Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan to prison, following a stint in hospital. Allan was being treated for brain
Hunger strikers in Lebanon are continuing their protest at the mounds of stinking rubbish that are piling up In Beirut. The protests began in August
Israel’s Supreme Court has suspended the detention of a Palestinian hunger striker who has sustained brain damage after 65 days without food. The
Early on Sunday morning, jubilant supporters gathered to give a hero’s welcome to an Islamic Jihad activist freed from an Israeli jail after nearly
Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has ended a 30-day hunger strike in jail after one of his key demands was met. A date has been set for
A district court in Moscow has turned down an appeal for the release of Ukraine's former military pilot, who has been on hunger strike following her capture last year.
The Polish government has reached a deal with trade unions to keep open mines which had been slated for the axe. The stand off ended after a week of
Thirty-five Venezuelan prisoners have died after overdosing on medicines after storming the prison clinic.
More than 100 others are still being
A group of bullfighters in Colombia have been on hunger strike for ten days to protest against efforts to end the spectacle in the
Hundreds of African immigrants Israel is keeping at arm’s length
have begun a hunger strike to protest at their treatment since being forcibly moved
Representatives from 17 shantytowns in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires have begun a hunger strike.
They are calling for improvements to their
Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik has threatened to start a hunger strike over his living conditions in jail, it has emerged.
Ten immigrants have started a hunger strike at Rome detention centre. Five Tunisians and four Moroccans have sewn their lips together using string
Yulia Tymoshenko, the jailed former prime minister of Ukraine, has begun a hunger strike in protest at President Yanukovych’s reluctance to sign a
A group of Syrian refugees has begun a hunger strike at the immigration reception centre on the Italian island of Lampedusa.
For those migrants
Seven hunger striking asylum seekers staging their protest at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate have been taken to hospital with health problems.