"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
People of all shapes and sizes gathered outside the Royal Oak pub in Gawthorpe, in Yorkshire, England on Monday (April 17) to carry 50 kilograms of coal 1.
Trucks carrying missiles drove past a podium in Tehran draped with images of President Hassan Rouhani. There was an air display by fighter jets and bombers.
400 people took part in the annual egg rolling competition at Devil’s Dyke in the UK on Monday (17 April).
Easter Mass was held in a maximum security prison in Bor, Russia, at midnight on Saturday.
Catholics in the colonial town of Taxco in southern Mexico marked the start of the Holy Week by re-enacting the Passion of Christ.
Good Friday events have been taking place across the globe to mark the Bible’s account of Christ’s crucifixion.
In the week before Easter Sunday there are a variety of lesser-known holy days across Europe, including Maundy Thursday.
This week we finish our latest series of Postcards by enjoying a traditional Uzbek dinner, with a visit to a top restaurant.
All things religious aside, the star of Holy Week in Spain is pastry.
In Postcards from Uzbekistan this week we visit the State Museum of Arts in the capital Tashkent.
The Spanish city of Valencia’s five day festival known as Las Fallas ended at midnight on Sunday (March 19) with a ceremony in which nearly 380 papier-mâchés sculptures were set…
A vibrantly colourful procession led by children in Guatemala City on Sunday marked the start of a series of solemn and traditional ceremonies in the lead up to…
Nowruz marks the New Year across parts of the Middle East, the Balkans, the Caucasus and Asia
The Japanese city of Nara is a popular tourist attraction where mochi rice products are made.
The destination for this episode of Postcards is the beautiful city of Kyoto
This week in Postcards we’re in the east of Uzbekistan in the city of Kokand.
Israelis across the country took to the streets on Sunday, dressed up in costumes to celebrate Purim, a holiday that commemorates the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in t
The Japanese city of Nara is home to what are known as the country's fastest mochi pounders
In this episode of Postcards we go hiking on the Kii Peninsula in Japan's Kansai region