"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
There’s no let-up in the migrant influx to European shores.
In Canada, flooding caused by torrential rain has forced hundreds of families to evacuate.
Rescuers picked up 560 migrants from unsafe boats off the coast of Libya on Thursday (May 4), including the body of a young man who the migrants said had been shot by smugglers on the beach for his ba
A sheep named Dolly has been rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a five-metre-deep rock crevice on moorland in West Yorkshire.
At least 21 people have died and scores more are injured after an explosion at a coal mine in northern Iran on Wednesday.
A 22-year-old surfer from Glasgow, western Scotland, has survived a 32-hour-ordeal in the Irish Sea.
A Taiwanese hiker who was rescued after being stranded in the Himalayas for 47 days has returned home.
Two thirds of Alitalia's workers have voted to reject a management restructuring plan. The loss-making airline is set to run out of cash in weeks.
The Italian Coast Guard has donated two rescue boats to its Libyan counterpart as part of an agreement to fight the trafficking of migrants across the…
Rescue ships took on thousands of survivors from dinghies in deteriorating weather in the Mediterranean between Friday and Sunday.
Migrants struggled to stay afloat in the Mediterranean during a rescue operation by the Malta-based Migrant Offshore Aid Station on Friday (April 14), as thousands were plucked from the sea in a singl
European research project TRADR has allowed scientists and firefighters to use ground robots and drones to assist in post-disaster rehabilitation.
This team of robots could be the first to be deployed to a disaster scene in Europe.
Some 700 migrants were rescued at sea on Wednesday by humanitarian groups operating rescue ships off the coast of Libya, said Italy’s coast guard.
Explosives powerful enough to blow up a house are being used to keep skiers safe from the risk of avalanches.
The Estonian emergency services have released a video showing a fisherman being rescued from a frozen lake.
Rescue teams have begun the desperate search for survivors after an avalanche hit a group of high school students and teachers climbing in central Japan.
A team of firefighters in California are being hailed as heroes after performing mouth-to-muzzle resuscitation on a much-loved dog to bring it back from the dead.
Dozens of tourists had to be evacuated on Thursday morning after a malfunctioning cable-car system forced them to spend the night stranded 3,500 metres up Mount Teide on…