""This standoff shows how Europe has lost its moral compass in the Mediterranean""
Head of MSF Emergency Desk
""People have continued to come and die in this tense kind of limbo where the EU itself cannot reach a united policy""
World news editor, The Daily Beast
""When we put our foot on the pedal, we go all the way""
Russian national coach
""All the hard work of actually negotiating the details, all of that has been pushed until later""
International Crisis Group
""It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.""
""What is amazing is that whatever issues they are having at home, whatever is missing from their lives or causes them pain, our school is theirs""
Winner, Global Teacher Prize
"#MSF is concerned that again politics are being placed above people’s lives. The priority must be the importance of the well being & safety of the people on board."
French international medical assistance NGO
""The ocean is a horrible, horrible place for anything manmade. The engineering has been a challenge.""
Winner European Entrepreneur of the Year
Papua New Guinea
At least 13 people have been killed.
At 16 billion dollars of damage the year of drought, floods, hurricanes and fires has meant the last 12 months are the worst on record in the USA.
Struck by terrorist attacks and natural catastrophes around the world, 2017 also saw major political change.
City of Santa Barbara now threatened by winds whipping inferno towards coast as fire-plagued 2017 approaches a record year's end.
Early reports indicate no Tsunami in 6.5 magnitude tremor.
The city of Berezniki, in Russia's Ural mountains, is slowly disappearing into the ground.
Hundreds of houses have been destroyed, whilst 127,000 households are without power, after floods which have paralysed the country.
Bali's Mount Agung: thousands of residents ordered to evacuate and hundreds of flights cancelled amid fears of a major eruption
Dozens of flights cancelled to and from the Indonesian island as a thick ash cloud towers into the sky.
Pictures from a drone overflying the Greek town of Mandra show how the Athens suburb was overwhelmed by flash floods.
The floods have taken the lives of at least 16 people and left scores homeless
At least 15 people were killed and more than a dozen injured on the outskirts of Athens after heavy rain caused flash floods
The death toll in flash floods in Greece has risen to at least 15 with scores more people homeless after a night of heavy rains.
Flash floods have killed at least 15 near Athens in Geece.
More bodies have been recovered following flash floods near Athens.
Greece’s health ministry has now confirmed at least 15 dead.
Tehran says rescue operations have been ended in areas hit by a powerful earthquake at the weekend that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands.
Most of the victims were in Kermanshah province, on Iran's border with Iraq.
The quake was felt as far south as Baghdad, some 300 km away.
The death toll rises following powerful earthquake in Iran-Iraq border region.
Dozens have been killed and thousands of homes have been flattened as the storm rages in the country's central and southern regions.