"It seems that the North has decided to play an 'end game' where they push things to see how far they can go." -Koh Yu-hwan, a North Korea expert at Seoul's Dongguk University, on Pyongyang's fifth nuclear test.
"These are kids that basically have been hungry all their lives, and some are so far gone that they die here in the first 24 hours." -Jean Stowell, head of the Doctors Without Borders emergency feeding center in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on the children dying of starvation because of Boko Haram's insurgency.
"The scene was much like a slaughterhouse where sacrificed animals are dumped on one another. People were screaming for help, but there was no one to listen. Police officers seemed confused and looked like they were not trained to handle this kind of situation." -Dawood Raza, a 51-year-old businessman from Peshawar, Pakistan, who recounted his experience during a deadly stampede at last year's annual hajj in Saudi Arabia.
This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings