"“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
"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
Russia has lost its appeal against its ban from next month’s Rio Paralympics because of a state-sponsored doping programme.
Charities have hit out at the precarious state of the 2016 Paralympic Games, which is likely to take place under the shadow of a huge funding crisis
Russia won’t take part in next month’s Rio Paralympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld a ban imposed over the state-sponsored doping…
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Rio Olympic organisers could be facing a massive cash shortfall as fears increased on Monday funds designated for the
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has imposed a blanket ban on Russian athletes from competing at the Rio Paralympics.
Ibrahim Hamato was 10 years old when he lost his arms in a train accident, despite that he has become a champion table tennis player and helped change the perception of disabled people in…
The final of the Afghanistan women’s wheelchair national basketball championship between Herat and Balkh provinces was held in the country’s capital
Japanese organisers revealed Friday the emblem of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, five years to the day before the opening
She’s been dubbed the world's first amputee pop artist: at the age of 20, Viktoria Modesta asked doctors to remove her lower left leg, which had been
South African prosecutors at the trial of Oscar Pistorius have shown a video of the athlete firing a gun at a shooting range as they began his
US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle officially welcomed the 2014 US Olympic and Paralympic teams to the east room of the White house
Russian President Vladimir Putin has told Ukraine’s Paralympic chief Valeriy Sushkevich that politics must not affect sports events such as the
A flood of flashbulbs greeted South African Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius on day two of his murder trial in Pretoria.
The defence attempted to
South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has pleaded not guilty on the opening day of his murder trial.
Arriving at court in Pretoria on Monday
Athletes are breaking world records in the The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships which, this year, are held in
South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius will appear in court on Friday after being charged with the murder of his girlfriend.