"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
Democratic Republic Of Congo
The typhoon, one of the strongest in recent years, has killed at least six people and cut off electricity for 1.3 million, the country's disaster agency said.
Hurricane Irma is losing strength and could weaken to a tropical depression by Tuesday, the US National Hurricane Center has said.
Irma has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm with sustained winds of up to 110 km per hour.
Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Florida as a category 4 storm
Florida is said to be facing the ‘‘most catastrophic” storm in its history, after Hurricane Irma made landfall.
The giant weather system has
Hurricane Jose, a category 4 storm following hard on the heels of Irma is now forecast to move away from a string of islands in the area.
A wall collapsed in a parking area in China, crushing 10 cars
Residents of the US state of Florida are making last minute preparations for Hurricane Irma. The superstorm is predicted to hit the US mainland as early as Saturday.
She struck during the night, trailing devastation in her wake: Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic, showed no mercy
The “potentially catastrophic” Hurricane Irma has already caused significant damage in the Caribbean and is expected to reach Florida at the weekend.
US braces for Hurricane Irma
A smattering of rain and easing temperatures have helped more than a thousand firefighters battling the largest wildfire in the history of the city of Angels
Chances are the name Harvey will be associated with devastation and chaos, just like Katrina, Hugo, Sandy, and Rita.
Storm Harvey could cost billions.
Smoke and an explosion were reported at a flood-hit chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, about 40 km northeast of Houston.
Houston mayor declares night-time curfew amid reports of crime spree across city as authorities struggle to provide shelter
President Trump to visit Texas after 'catestrophic' flooding as forecasters say things will get worse
President Trump declared a state of emergency for Louisiana as rains continue to pummel the region
Scores of people in Texas, many carrying pets in their arms, attempt to escape surging floodwaters
These are powerful pictures that sum up the impact Storm Harvey – the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years.