"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
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Femicide is essential to genocide.
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Iraqi forces in western Mosul say they've taken control of a number of key buildings formerly held by ISIL.
Russia’s Defence Ministry claims its forces played a decisive role in the recapture of Palmyra.
Russia and China vetoes ensure proposed UN sanctions against the Syrian government for using chemical weapons fail to pass.
The Iraqi army says it is getting closer to the main government complex in western Mosul.
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US-backed Iraqi forces have pushed deeper into western Mosul on Saturday, after retaking the city’s airport from the self-styled Islamic State.
Progress has been slow, after two days of UN-led Geneva peace talks on Syria.
Turkish-backed rebels fighting ISIL have taken near full control of al-Bab in northern Syria, Turkey’s defence minister has said.
After nearly three years under ISIL control, Mosul airport is captured by Iraqi security forces, state television announces.
Geneva peace talks on Syria doomed to fail
Peace talks aimed at finding a political solution to the war in Syria have resumed in Geneva.
The fighting follows Turkey's announcement that it had killed 44 jihadists in the city, and reported US airstrikes on Monday
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Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists respect ceasefire