"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“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
"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,”"
The US drops the so-called mother of all bombs onto a cave complex in Afghanistan.
The US' Tomahawk missile was first used in 1991 and is relied upon for land attacks. As many as 59 were fired at Syria on Friday morning.
The governor of Homs says the US missile attack on an air base near the western Syrian city was to “serve the goals of terrorism.
The Iraqi military is battling Islamic State group in a final push to take control of the parts of western Mosul that are still held by the extremist group.
Colombia’s military has killed ten members of the country’s second biggest rebel group, including a number of women.
Thousands more people continue to flee fighting in Western Mosul to newly built UN camps on the outskirts of the city.
ISIL is being squeezed in its last urban stronghold in Iraq, Mosul, as the city falls to Iraqi special forces, and the Islamic militants appear close to collapse.
Russia’s Defence Ministry claims its forces played a decisive role in the recapture of Palmyra.
After nearly three years under ISIL control, Mosul airport is captured by Iraqi security forces, state television announces.
The fighting follows Turkey's announcement that it had killed 44 jihadists in the city, and reported US airstrikes on Monday
Are ISIL’s days numbered in the extremist group’s de facto capital of Raqqa?
A spokesman for Iraq's elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) says troops took the territory in an overnight raid across a tributary of the Tigris River in eastern Mosul.
Iraqi forces have launched a fresh offensive to retake cities controlled by the so-called Islamic State group.
The UN says this is several hundred more each day than before US-led coalition forces began a new phase of their battle to retake the city from ISIL.
Scores of people fled for safety on Saturday on the third day of the renewed US-led offensive to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group.
The number of Turkish soldiers killed in Syria following fierce fighting with ISIL has risen from 14 to 16, Ankara has confirmed.
Russian special forces have shot dead at least seven suspected militants during an operation in Chechnya.
Syrian forces claim victory over rebels in Aleppo is imminent as the US and Russia differ over truce talks
There are conflicting reports over whether the Russian-backed Syrian government has halted its military push to retake the rebel-held eastern Aleppo.
Airstrikes on a town near Iraq’s western border with Syria have killed dozens of people, according to Reuters.