"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
Three athletes are gearing up to attempt the impossible and run a marathon in under 2 hours.
Getting into the record books is often a very hard slog, just ask Austrian speed cyclist Markus Stockl.
Robert Marchand cycled his way into the record books on Wednesday.
Standing at over half a kilometre high, the bridge that Chinese state media are calling the "world's highest" has opened in southwestern China.
A huge 19-metre-high wave has made a splash among weather experts after it was claimed as the biggest ever recorded.
Russia's Valery Rozov has beaten his own world basejumping record in the Himalayas
Jamaica and Jamaicans around the world have been saluting the genius of Usain Bolt on the Olympics track, now with eight gold medals across three Olympics and bidding for a “triple-triple” in the 4×10
It was gold medal number 22 for US swimming legend Michael Phelps on Thursday in Rio.
American Luke Aikens have dived into the record books by becoming the first person ever to leap from twenty five thousand feet without a parachute or wing suit.
Skydiver Luke Aikins makes history by successfully jumping and landing without a parachute from 7.6km (25,000ft) in California.
Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has landed safely in West Australia after setting a new world record for circumnavigating the world solo in a hot air balloon.
The final touches were put to a 600-square metre maze of over 80,000 balloons in Mol, Belgium. This construction is the biggest of its kind
It’s officially the largest Zumba class ever held in a single venue. A suburb of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, now holds the Guinness World
More than half a million bricks and five days of labour from thousands of children has resulted in a Guinness World Record for the tallest Lego tower
The most expensive artwork ever has been sold at auction at Christie’s in New York. Picasso’s cubist oil from 1955 “Les Femmes d’Alger” (“Women of
British cyclist Alex Dowsett has become the fourth person in eight months to set a one hour distance record. The 26-year-old commonwealth champion
Mountaineering has had a dark week following the tragedy in the Himalayas but now Swiss climber Daniel Arnold has provided the sport with a welcome
A stunt cyclist looks to have broken his own world record for climbing the most stairs on a bike.
Footage shows Polish rider Krystian Herba
Australia’s Rohan Dennis produced a stunning performance to set a new hour world record of 52.491km in Grenchen, Switzerland on Sunday. The
Spain’s Mireya Belmonte Garcia set two new World Records in the 200m butterfly and in the 400m Individual Medley on the opening night of the 12th