"Some guys poured fuel on my house and set it alight. The next morning workers were already pulling down my house."
Natalya Tatjana Strezhniova
""This is something that happened in the past, and of course it will happen in the future again.""
Director, Museum of Natural History Vienna & Professor, University of Vienna
""Priority must be given to the rescue of human lives and then the immediate docking at a safe port.""
Communications Officer, UNHCR
"I hope that one day I, my family and all displaced Syrians will be able to return to our homeland freely and independently."
""His effots have led to other countries taking up Operation ENABLE and later this year there will be a pan-European operation.""
European Traffic Police Network
"It is too early to say North Korea government is starting to play games with America and Chinese government."
Director of the Korean Peninsula Centre at Peking University
""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
Who brings the presents? Britain Father Christmas. France Le père Noël (Saint Nicolas in north-eastern France). Germany Baby Jesus. Greece Aghios
The artist wants to draw attention to issues including climate change, gun violence and 'world leaders threatening nuclear annihilation during their morning bowel movement'
Elephants in Thailand’s ancient capital of Ayutthaya sprayed water from their trunks at people on Tuesday (April 11), ahead of the start of Thailand’s traditional New…
Beijing celebrates New Year despite extreme pollution
According to the Gregorian calendar 2017 began 27 days ago.
Smog fears have prompted the Beijing city government to tell officials not to set off fireworks or firecrackers to welcome the Lunar New Year.
The Chinese New Year holiday begins on New Year's Eve on
A Chinese factory is producing giant inflatable roosters which bear a close resemblance to US president-elect Donald Trump, ushering in a new pecking order ahead of the lunar new year and possible ruf
A state minister in India dismisses claims of sexual assaults in Bengaluru as young men copying western behaviour and clothing
Crowds flocked to Paris’ iconic Champs-Elysees avenue for New Year celebrations, witnessing a spectacular light show projected onto the Arc de Triomphe as well as a fireworks display as the clock stru
Hundreds of people plunged into the icy cold North Sea as part of a New Year’s Day tradition in the Dutch seaside town of Scheveningen.
Despite heavy rain at times London's New Year's Day parade brought some glitz and glamour to the streets of the capital.
Thousands have taken part in one of the US’s oldest January the first parades.
Making a New Year splash in Rome's Tiber
As the hunt intensifies for the gunman behind Turkey’s New Year nightclub massacre, security forces are seeking clues at the scene of the bloodbath.
Pope Francis has condemned the deadly attack in Istanbul and offered prayers for the victims, their families and the entire Turkish people.
Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers witnessed the descent of the kaleidoscopic New Year’s Eve ball in Times Square at midnight on Sunday, celebrating a century-old New York tradition under an unprece
Revellers packed Terreiro do Paço Square in Lisbon to ring in the New Year.
A bell tolled to mark the New Year at Japan’s Zentsu Temple in Zentsuji City.
From Giza to London, Amsterdam to Dubai, the world rings in 2017.
Millions of people are welcoming in 2017.