Quotations in the News


August 2, 2014 11:16AM (UTC)

"We are under fire, every minute or so tanks fire shells at us. ... Now we are sitting in the stairwell, 11 members of my family, my brother, his nine children and wife. We just have water to drink and the radio to hear the news." — Gaza Strip resident Ayman Al-Arja, 45, after a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas broke down.

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"We tortured some folks. We did some things that were contrary to our values." — President Barack Obama, acknowledging the U.S. tortured al-Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks.

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"The horizon for me is pretty dark. I don't know what the worst-case scenario would be, but I need help to extricate myself from this situation. I ask the (U.S.) government for help in that regards." — Jeffrey Edward Fowle, one of two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea.


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