"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
Weather conditions around the small Mediterranean archipelago of Malta have eased enough to allow divers to inspect the rock monument underwater.
With winds of up to 100km/h, Winter Storm Stella is set to cause severe disruption for commuters across many parts of the north-east until Wednesday.
A private airport in Kansas City was smashed by a storm which saw planes flipped over and hangers wrecked.
Icy conditions and powerful winds are causing havoc in the US, from multi-car pileups in Syracuse, New York, to fallen trees and power lines in South Carolina.
Chile hit by flooding cutting off clean water to millions
At least one person has died and casualties are reported as Storm Doris strikes the UK.
The continent is dealing with week of extreme cold and blizzard-like conditions.
In some countries temperatures are at their lowest in more than 50 years, causing misery for residents and headaches for authorities
The typhoon that spoiled Christmas Day in parts of the Philippines has killed at least six people, officials say.
A state of disaster has been declared in two regions after severe flooding that has left at least one person dead and others missing.
Two people have died and dozens more were injured as violent storms lashed Italy.
Humanitarian agencies still assess the needs of people in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew.
Hurricane Matthew has picked up strength and is heading for Florida.
Typhoon Chaba has hit the southern South Korean city of Ulsan, causing heavy flooding and widespread damage.
Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica are bracing for "catastrophic" floods and mudslides that forecasters fear will be triggered by the storm's 230 kph winds and a metre of rainfall.
Hurricane Matthew has turned deadly off Colombia’s Caribbean coast, killing at least one person as it heads north.
At least 32 people are missing in south eastern China after heavy rains triggered two major landslides.
Severe storms which left South Australia without power on Wednesday are set to intensify, as political recriminations fly over the black out.
Hurricane Newton has given western Mexico a hammering but despite the first reported loss of life, the popular tourist resort of Cabo San Lucas knows it could have been a whole lot…