"We know that the gunmen won't get out of the hotel alive. Our country is not for jihadists or terrorists. They got it wrong." — Gilbert, a witness who gave only his first name, after al-Qaida-linked militants killed 23 people at a luxury hotel in Burkina Faso.
"Taiwan and China need to keep some distance. The change of president would mean still letting Taiwanese make the decision." — Willie Yao, a computer engineer, who voted for the pro-independence opposition in Taiwan's presidential election.
"That's what we've done all our lives, is work. You just can't sit down and lay down and not do nothing anymore. Because how long are you going to last? — Tennessee's John Robinson after he and his wife bought one of the three tickets splitting the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot.