"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“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
Taiwan’s typhoon death toll could pass 500 the president says.
It has been confirmed that 117 people were killed when last weekend’s storm
Local authorities say at least 300 people have probably been killed in a village in southern Taiwan in a series of landslides in the wake of typhoon
Public anger over rescue operations in Taiwan’s typhoon disaster is mixed with desperation for victims’ relatives. While the sky cleared over the
Hundreds of people are still missing in southern Taiwan in the wake of Typhoon Morakot.
It is believed up to 90 people have died in the mudslides
Taiwan is still counting the cost of Typhoon Morakot, the worst in half a century, but at least the death toll has been slashed with the
In Taiwan Typhoon Morakot has already wreaked havoc, producing spectacular damage and hitting the south of the island with its worst flooding in half
Typhoon Morakot has not even hit China yet but its devastating power has ripped into Taiwan and left the mainland fearing the worst.
The south of
At least 10 people have been killed after being caught in a mudslide in the Philippines.
The victims were coming back from climbing the Minatubo
Heavy flooding has provoked numerous casualties in the Philippines and Taiwan.
With rescue workers still in action, the precise death toll has yet
Taiwan’s former president has gone on trial, accused of corruption and embezzlement during his time in office. Chen Shui-bian is staunchly
There have been words of caution about a difficult year ahead for China, but optimism nonetheless about expected growth.
The Chinese Premier Wen
At the start of the annual session of the National People’s Congress, the Chinese leadership has made fresh overtures to neighbouring Taiwan
Cocking a snook at the global financial crisis, Sydney has staged its biggest ever New Year firework display. A record crowd of 1.5 million people
China and Taiwan are closer than they have been for nearly 60 years with the opening of direct air, sea and postal links.
The new routes are a
Six decades of sometimes icy relations have thawed, as China and Taiwan celebrate closer ties.
At simultaneous ceremonies, at Tianjin in southern