"“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
Two adult teachers also among the dead after blaze ripped through religious academy in Malaysian capital
South Korea's Unification church holds another mass wedding.
Senior Indian Gauri Lankesh was gunned down on Tuesday evening as she returned to her home in Bangalore, capital of the state of Karnataka.
Thousands of Muslims carry out 'stoning of the devil' ritual to mark the beginning of Eid al-Adha celebrations.
Crowds of passengers climbed onto overcrowded trains in Dhaka as millions in the Bangladeshi capital return to their hometown in the lead-up to Eid al-Adha.
Polyamory is fighting for recognition in Italy
The nuns are teaching self-defence classes in the Himalayas
'Guru' rape verdict sparks deadly rampages in India
Meet Pepper the robot priest.
Men should not be allowed to end marriage by a single text message, court rules.
Amid chants of “Govinda ala re”, thousands of Mumbaikars will today celebrate Dahi Handi and Krishna Janmashtami with pomp and splendour.
A group of Roman Catholic priests were refused service at a Welsh pub on after staff mistook them for a stag party in fancy dress.
Scores of Muslims gathered outside Al-Aqsa mosque as Israel said men under the age of 50 would be banned from the major mosque for the day in anticipation of more mass protests.
Israeli police bans men under 50 from attending Friday prayers at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, following scuffles there on Thursday.
Muslim leaders in Jerusalem say they are happy that Israel has withdrawn its additional security measures at the Al Aqsa compound and urged their
In this episode: Belgium’s ban on Islamic veils are ruled to be legal; the British Foreign Secretary dismisses talk of a Brexit bill, and Ukraine hosts an EU-Kiev…
The European Court of Human Rights upholds Belgium's ban on the Islamic full-face veil, rejecting a legal challenge by two Muslim women wearing the niqab.
The rules state that women are only allowed to wear one-piece or two-piece bathing suits
Turkey’s Education Ministry unveiled new regulations this week that require every new school in the country be outfitted with gender-separated Muslim prayer rooms.
High-ranking Vatican official Cardinal George Pell asserts his innocence as he is charged with multiple, historical sex crimes.