"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
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.
Millions of people have already been celebrating the arrival of 2017.
With Germany still reeling from the deadly Berlin truck attack, Angela Merkel has used her annual New Year’s message to insist the country and its democratic values are ‘stronger than…
People on the streets of a central Romanian town performed a traditional New Year’s bear dance on Friday.
The annual air worthiness test for the all-important confetti to be used in New York's New Year's Eve celebrations took place in wet conditions.
Britain & Germany win three awards each at International Emmy Awards
Campaigners say millions of goldfish perish during the festival of Nowruz
Turkey’s Kurdish minority marked the annual spring festival of Newroz on Monday (March 21)with a call for peace talks to resume between Ankara and
China and Taiwan celebrated the end of Lunar New Year on Monday night with a spectacular Lantern Festival. Hundreds gathered to release paper
The world's biggest annual mass migration gets underway
The police chief of Cologne has been “relieved of his duties” following criticism of his handling of a wave of attacks in the German city on New
Police in Cologne are being strongly condemned for the way they dealt with the mass New Year sex attacks.