"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."
Iraq's prime minister is expected to travel to Mosul to declare victory over ISIL.
The war ravaged old city of Mosul
A male model has been found murdered in the streets of Baghdad.
Karar Nushi, who was known for his flamboyant style and flowing blonde locks, was
Civilians and security forces expressed joy as fresh advances were announced
US-backed troops say they're just days away from fully retaking Iraq's second-largest city but the battle is a tough one, with die-hard ISIL fighters and snipers dug in among civilians.
Iraqi forces and their allies say they're just days away from fully liberating the city of Mosul, which the Islamic State militant group made its capital three years ago.
Footage has emerged of the famous Iraqi mosque that was blown up last week by ISIL.
The aerial pictures (see below) show what’s left of the
Heavy street fighting slows Iraqi army in final push against ISIL in Mosul's Old City
Musicians are celebrating the departure of ISIL in the way they know best.
Iraqi forces have seized more ground from ISIL in Mosul.
The latest advances come after the US-backed coalition began its final push towards the
Iraqi forces believe the city will be recaptured from so-called Islamic State within days
The Iraqi city of Mosul is celebrating its first Eid festival in three years freed from ISIL occupation.
Iraq has high hopes ahead of Eid al-Fitr, but in Philippines Muslim festival is sombre affair this year
A third journalist has died after being hit by an explosion in Mosul in Iraq earlier this week
What many believe to be ISIL's last stand in Iraq is coming to a head.
In a statement posted online, ISIL says the iconic mosque and its 840-year-old minaret were destroyed by a US airstrike.
The Iraqi military’s Joint Operations Command has circulated a video which it claims shows the moment ISIS destroyed Mosul’s al-Nuri mosque.
"An admission of defeat" is how Iraq's PM greeted the news ISIL had destroyed the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul.
The iconic landmark is where ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the so-called caliphate in 2014.
Iraqi forces have begun to push into Mosul's Old City, ISIL's last stronghold there, but 100,000 civilians are trapped inside.