"The victims realized just at the last moment. We can hear them screaming." — Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin, describing passengers' cries of terror just before a co-pilot deliberately plowed Germanwings Flight 9525 into a French mountainside.
"Yemenis won't accept such humiliation." — Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, a rebel leader in Yemen, as allies led by Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Shiite rebels allied with Iran.
"It was terrifying — absolutely terrifying. It just happened out of the blue. ... We were shaking even an hour, hour and a half later." — Bruce Finley, a visitor from San Antonio, Texas, after an apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building in New York City, injuring 19 people.