It was with reluctance that I decided the country needs this election, but it is with strong conviction that I say it is necessary to secure the strong and stable leadership the country needs to see you through Brexit and beyond.
—British PM Theresa May, calling for early elections in June
We are an immigration nation, but the fact remains Australian workers must have priority for Australian jobs, so we are abolishing the 457 visa, the visa that brings temporary foreign workers into our country.
—Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, on scrapping the skilled visa scheme
—Liquor baron Vijay Mallya on getting bail after arrest
—Former Delhi Congress president Arvinder Singh Lovely on why he joined the BJP
I like that name (Universe Boss). Fans want to watch Chris Gayle, it’s been fantastic. A special occasion to reach 10,000 runs. People still looking out for Chris Gayle. The Universe Boss is still here and still alive.
—West Indies opener Chris Gayle, on reaching 10,000 runs in T-20 cricket
In 1967, few would have believed that marathon running would someday attract millions of women, become a glamour event in the Olympics and on the streets of major cities, help transform views of women’s physical ability and help redefine their economic roles in traditional cultures.
—First woman marathoner Kathrine Switzer upon completing the Boston race at 70
—BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav upon being dismissed from service