"“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
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Mexico is hit by a series of natural disasters.
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Florida is said to be facing the ‘‘most catastrophic” storm in its history, after Hurricane Irma made landfall.
The giant weather system has
After tearing through the Caribbean, the deadly Hurricane Irma has begun to batter Florida with water levels rising on the coast of the US state.
Enormous category 5 hurricane has already devastated much of the Caribbean and is now headed for the continental US.
The category five storm is expected to affect as many as 26 million people before blowing itself out.
Hurricane Irma is likely to be downgraded to Category 4 upon landfall in Florida, the National Hurricane Center says.
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Animals stranded as Hurricane Harvey swamps Texas.
Stranded residents rescued from Storm Harvey.
Harvey moves onto Louisiana but weakens to a tropical depression as it goes
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Arlene Gonzalez Kelsch filmed the reptiles swimming near her
Houston mayor declares night-time curfew amid reports of crime spree across city as authorities struggle to provide shelter
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President Trump has promised federal aid to Texas, but with disaster reserves running low, it's down to Congress to vote the extra money, and that is far from a done deal.