Victoria Gatenby

Victoria Gatenby

US & Canada

Trump makes u-turn on international students with online courses

In the face of widespread opposition, Trump administration backs down on plans to withdraw the visas of international students whose studies were moved entirely online.

Trump makes u-turn on international students with online courses

Coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 cases soar in Central Asia

Former Soviet states are suffering a second wave of cases - since lockdown restrictions were eased two months ago.

COVID-19 cases soar in Central Asia

Asia Pacific

Melbourne: Thousands in public housing towers asked to lock down

New coronavirus cases discovered in Australian city, as thousands of public housing residents are ordered to stay at home.

Melbourne: Thousands in public housing towers asked to lock down

Asia Pacific

Australia koalas 'on verge of extinction'

MPs say koalas will become extinct in New South Wales within 30 years unless urgent action is taken to protect them.

Australia koalas 'on verge of extinction'

Asia

Floods wreak havoc in parts of China, India

At least 12 people have been killed in southwest China, while India's northern state of Assam also faces devastation.

Floods wreak havoc in parts of China, India

Asia

India probes deaths in police custody after alleged torture

Death of two men in Tamil Nadu state has sparked outrage, with hundreds of thousands of people calling for justice.

India probes deaths in police custody after alleged torture

Asia

India coronavirus infections: Anxiety over rising number of cases

Experts are advising the federal government to prioritise reducing deaths over containing the spread of the virus.

India coronavirus infections: Anxiety over rising number of cases

Europe

Hundreds of rescued migrants arrive in Italy

Rescued from smugglers' boats in the Mediterranean Sea, it is the first time a rescue ship has been allowed to dock in Italy since ports were closed in April because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Hundreds of rescued migrants arrive in Italy

Europe

Spain: Seaweed invasion hurting fishermen's livelihoods

Seaweed native to the northwest Pacific is invading the rich marine waters of the Strait of Gibraltar and the brown algae is clogging up fishermen's nets and endangering their way of life.

Spain: Seaweed invasion hurting fishermen's livelihoods

Middle East

Coronavirus: Yemen refugees face terrible conditions

More than 280,000 refugees are living in Yemen, but many say they no longer feel welcome and are leaving.

Coronavirus: Yemen refugees face terrible conditions

Middle East

Israel: Thousands rally against West Bank annexation plan

Israeli protesters, from Arab and Jewish rights groups, warn the decision to turn occupation into annexation, in breach of international law, would leave Israel's reputation in tatters.

Israel: Thousands rally against West Bank annexation plan

Latin America

Peru hospitals run out of oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients

The president has issued an emergency decree ordering factories to increase production.

Peru hospitals run out of oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients