"While U.S. forces are not taking direct military action in Yemen in support of this effort, we are establishing a joint planning cell with Saudi Arabia to coordinate U.S. military and intelligence support." — U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan on Saudi airstrikes against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen.
"At this point, there is no explanation. One doesn't imagine that the pilot consciously sends his plane into a mountain." — Remi Jouty, the head of France's accident investigation bureau BEA, suggesting that the descent of Germanwings Flight 9525 which crashed in the southern French Alps was gradual enough to suggest the plane was under the control of its navigators.
"I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight." — Zayn Malik on leaving chart-topping boy band One Direction.