"I would like to announce that the Palestinian leadership has accepted Egypt's call for a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire and we will work on meeting the demands and needs of our people in Gaza."
Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President, announcing on August 26 that a ceasefire agreement had been reached in Cairo between Israel and Palestine, putting an end to the seven-week conflict in the Gaza Strip
"This company brings in the most advanced technology. The Tula Regional Government promises to buy these cars."
Vladimir Gruzdev, Tula Governor, speaking on August 24 about the construction of a $520-million auto plant for Chinese private automaker Great Wall Motors in Russia's Tula Region
"Armed forces from neighboring countries have entered the interior of China to conduct the drill this time. Without a high level of strategic mutual trust, this kind of drill could never be held."
Meng Xiangqing, a professor with the National Defense University of the People's Liberation Army, commenting on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's Peace Mission 2014 exercise on August 26
"When I was on the track, there was a lot of applause, so I felt really excited. I didn't feel any pressure. I just wanted to do my best. I never thought I would be standing on the podium today."
Liang Xiaojing, a 17-year-old Chinese sprinter, speaking after winning the women's 100-meter race on August 23 at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games