"“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
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While all eyes have been on the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Harvey, more than 1,000 people have been killed as a result of devastating floods across Asia
With the media focus on the chaos wrought by Hurricane Harvey in the US, floods have killed many more people in Africa and Asia this year, as climate change worsens extreme weather worldwide.
More than 1,200 have been killed as the fallout from heavy monsoon rains continues to be felt in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh
At least seven people have died and more than 30 others are feared trapped beneath a collapsed building
As Hurricane Harvey battered the US to devastating effect, another area of the world was stricken by flooding.
An Indian judge on Monday handed a 20-year jail sentence to self-styled 'godman' Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, following his conviction for rape last Friday.
The nuns are teaching self-defence classes in the Himalayas
'Guru' rape verdict sparks deadly rampages in India
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You will return home with the best souvenir: the satisfaction of knowing you made a difference.
Men should not be allowed to end marriage by a single text message, court rules.
The judge described the lack of sanitation as 'shameful' and 'torturous'
Twenty-three people are dead after a passenger train derailed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
The accident is the third major derailment in Uttar Pradesh in 2017
Industrial pollution in India's Kasabi river has started to turn local dogs blue.
Actress Disha Patani looked stunning, fabulous and absolutely gorgeous as she walked the ramp for designer Ritu Kumar on the first day of the Lakme
Two lakes in Bengaluru, India, spew out foam. Reports suggest they have affected traffic and residents living close to the lakes.
Amid chants of “Govinda ala re”, thousands of Mumbaikars will today celebrate Dahi Handi and Krishna Janmashtami with pomp and splendour.
A peace anthem that mashes-up the national anthems of India and Pakistan has become a viral hit
70 years after separation, Pakistan and India remember the carnage that created the two countries as they gained independence from Britain.
An encephalitis outbreak and disrupted oxygen supplies are blamed for the deaths at the hospital in Uttar Pradesh.