"“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
There has been no let-up in the bombardment by Israeli aircraft of the Gaza Strip today, the third consecutive day of aerial attacks. Some 315
An Israeli man has been killed in a Palestinian rocket attack on the Israeli city of Ashkelon today. Around 15 people were also injured when the
Israel’s bombardment of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip has continued into a third day. The Hamas faction said warplanes pounded the Islamic
While many demonstrated against the violence, others wanted to draw attention to the growing humanitarian crisis which is unfolding in the Gaza
Throughout the day, heavy Israeli armour was moved close to the Gaza border. Whatever the Israeli government said about not planning to re-occupy the
The deployment of battle tanks and the mobilising of thousands of reservists has further raised the prospects of an Israeli ground offensive on the
The Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip began on Saturday, a week after a six-month ceasefire was called off by Gaza’s Hamas leadership. It was one
One of the big questions now is whether an Israeli ground offensive in Gaza is imminent. Speculation has been rising with reports of a build-up of
Despite international calls for restraint, Israel today continued its bombardment in the Gaza Strip. The death toll is now reported to have reached
Despite international calls for restraint, Israel is today keeping up its bombardment of the Gaza Strip. The death toll is now reported to have
Israel has warned its military operation is not over in Gaza. The Defence Minister Ehud Barack said it would continue until militant rocket attacks
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has defended her country’s air strikes on Gaza. “Only last week, Israel was attacked from the Gaza Strip and in
The Israeli airstrikes come after a week of high tension, and warnings from Israel that it was ready to use its military force. A six-month-old truce
The attacks on Gaza come in the wake of Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s decision to increase reprisals for cross-border rocket attacks. Already
Israel has launched deadly attacks on the Gaza strip, with the latest reports putting the death toll at 140. Witnesses say about 30 missiles were
Israel’s reopening of border crossings with the Gaza Strip may be short-lived. Even as it let supplies into the territory of 1.5 million people
Israel’s Prime Minister has called on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to turn their backs on their Hamas leaders, and stop the rocket attacks which