"“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
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country will re-assess its ties with the United Nations, after the Security Council adopted a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement buil
The US has taken the strongest action in years against long standing ally Israel.
The UN Security Council has called for officials from the world body to be allowed to monitor the evacuation of people from eastern Aleppo.
The Security Council is meeting to vote on a resolution to guarantee that UN officials can monitor evacuations from the besieged parts of the Syrian city.
Outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has made his last appearance in the Security Council.
Russia blocks a French-drafted resolution calling for an end to airstrikes on Aleppo, while its own text fails to gain enough support.
Kristalina Georgieva, an EU commissioner, has been nominated by her native Bulgaria as a candidate to become the next UN Secretary General.
Officials say Aleppo is not on the list of destinations for deliveries that could resume as early as Thursday.
Moscow and Washington trade blame during a high-level meeting at the UN Security Council in New York.
The US and Russia say they want to extend the ceasefire they have brokered in Syria.
South Korea has called on the world to pressure Pyongyang into giving up its nuclear programme.
Ttate television said the test elevated the country's nuclear arsenal and was part of its response to international sanctions following its earlier nuclear test and long-range rocket launch in January
A monthly meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the Middle East deteriorated into a shouting match on Monday as Israeli and Palestinian
North Korea faces harsh new sanctions after the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed a resolution drafted by the regime’s closest ally
The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Wednesday on a resolution that would dramatically tighten sanctions on North Korea, following
The US and China have agreed on a draft resolution that would expand UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea over its latest nuclear test
The United Nations Security Council has approved international observers to monitor a long-awaited peace agreement between Colombia and the country’s
Addressing Japan’s parliament, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has condemned North Korea’s reported test of a hydrogen bomb as a threat to his country’s
The United Nations Security Council has unanimously endorsed an agreement between Libya’s warring factions to form a national unity government. Four
Iraq has appealed to the United Security Council that Turkey immediately and unconditionally remove its troops from northern Iraq. Baghdad has called