"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
"What these people did for each other says far more about who we are as Americans than the cowardly acts of a killer ever could"
Sarah Huckerbee Sanders
White House press secretary
After being held for more than a year on corruption charges, Venezuelan former presidential candidate Manuel Rosales has been released from house arrest.
A jailed Iranian activist on hunger strike in protest at the detention of his writer wife has taken social media by storm.
The disgraced former Israeli president, Moshe Katsav is to be freed on parole after serving five years of a seven year jail term for rape.
Police have regained control of one of Britain’s biggest jails hours after a huge riot broke out.
Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who led a government crackdown on tax dodgers, was sentenced to three years in jail in Paris on Thursday – for hiding an offshore bank account of his…
Austria's government has agreed on a draft law that will fine or jail asylum seekers who lie about their identities to authorities
Spanish prosecutors are seeking a prison term of more than 10 years for former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o for alleged tax crimes committed when he played for…
Spain’s public prosecutor has called for Barcelona soccer player Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga ch
An Egyptian court has sentenced the head of a journalists’ union to two years in prison, a ruling condemned by rights groups.
Israel has jailed a 14-year-old Palestinian for 12 years for the 2015 stabbing of two people in a settlement north of Jerusalem.
More than 170 inmates have escaped a jail in Haiti following a mass break out.
Prisoners still on the loose following escape from Sao Paulo psychiatric prison
Violent clashes at two Brazilian prisons have killed at least 18 inmates.
Women in Afghanistan are forced to serve time in tribal elder's homes where they are effectively treated as their property
The inmates fled from the Jardinopolis prison, around 160 kilometres northwest of Sao Paulo, Brazil's second city. Officials say they had set fire to several cells in one wing of the prison during a r
Instant ramen pot noodles are replacing tobacco as currency among prisoners in the United States according to study which blames reduced spending on prison food.
The US government has announced plans to phase out privately-run prisons after an inquiry found they were less safe and no cheaper than public jails.
The government has given no reason for the reform, which is part of a series of measures outlined in two state-of-emergency decrees.
Turkish prosecutors are seeking five-year jail sentences for the head of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas and another pro-Kurdish MP Sirri Sureyya…
Former rogue UBS trader Kweku Adoboli warns banks are still pressuring employees to make profits "no matter what" and his crimes could be repeated.