""It's extremely dangerous - European lives are what they are bargaining with here at this point.""Beatrice Finh
Executive Director, ICAN
"No one created the universe and no one directors out fate. This leads me to a profound realisation: there is probably no heaven and afterlife either. I think belief in the afterlife is just wishful thinking."Stephen Hawking
Brief Answers to the Big Questions
"SPD’s vote actually halved, from 20.6% in 2013, to just 9.7%! This marks the party’s worst result in Bavaria since the 1930s, and is the first state parliament now where they have fallen below the symbolic 10% threshold in recent history - a painful exercise for a former Volkspartei (major party)."Leopold Traugott
Policy analyst at the think tank Open Europe
"The overall ineffectiveness of the judicial system is being used as a perfect smokescreen to give impunity for perpetrators in a number of high-level political cases."Srdjan Cvijić
Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society European Policy Institute
"Failing to address violence against women and girls hurts entire communities, not just women, and costs nations millions."Hillary Margolis
Human Rights Watch
"In order for Europe to be a champion of human rights globally, we have to get our own house in order first."Wajid Khan
British Member of the European Parliament representing the Labour Party
"Of course, for Mr. Johnson, this is not really about Brexit at all. It is about him wanting to become Prime Minister."Sam Stopp
Former British Labour Councillor
"The proposed mechanism would make it virtually impossible to impose sanctions on any member of the Council of Europe under any circumstances."Alyona Getmanchuk
Director, New Europe Center
A Bangladeshi aircraft carrying 67 passengers and four crew crashed on landing at Nepal's Kathmandu airport on Monday, March 12
New laws designed to reduce accidents in the Himalayas mean that solo mountaineers and climbs by some disabled people will be banned
Millions of voters in Nepal are going to the polls in the first democratic elections since the civil war ended and the monarchy was abolished.
Little Trishna Shakya will live in Kathmandu's temple palace until puberty hits and it's time to retire.
Did an earthquake alter its height?
Some 250 people have died in India, Bangladesh and Nepal which has suffered its worst rains in more than a decade
This is the moment a man used an elephant to negotiate the flood-ravaged streets of southern Nepal.
More than 220 people have died in Nepal, India
Travellers waded through deep water at Janakpur Airport in Nepal on Sunday (August 13) after landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rain killed
Members of Nepal's LGBT community made their mark at a popular festival in the conservative Hindu-majority country
An 85-year-old man from Nepal, who was attempting to become the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, has died.
A Taiwanese hiker who was rescued after being stranded in the Himalayas for 47 days has returned home.
The "Swiss Machine" died in a fall while preparing to climb Mount Everest in Nepal.
A Swiss climber has died while preparing to climb Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain.
For three years, Russia’s Valery Rozov had dreamt of base jumping off the Himalayan mountain Cho Oyu, the sixth highest peak in the world.
Russia's Valery Rozov has beaten his own world basejumping record in the Himalayas
A bus in Nepal has slipped off a narrow mountain road killing at least 33 people and injuring 28 others.
An Indian climber has died on Mount Everest, becoming at least the third person to be killed on the mountain in as many days.
A Dutch climber has died while descending from Everest.
One year on from the first of two devastating earthquakes in Nepal feelings of frustration, disappointment and despair are evident. As MPs took part
Twenty three people – all 20 passengers and three crew – have been killed in a plane crash in Nepal on Wednesday morning. The Twin Otter plane