Victoria Gatenby

Victoria Gatenby

Europe

Ukrainians protest as gas price dispute leaves houses freezing

People block roads as at least six towns remain without heating at a time when temperatures fall below freezing point.

Ukrainians protest as gas price dispute leaves houses freezing

Middle East

As Yemen famine looms, UN peace talks delayed

Despite a renewed push from the United States, the UN-sponsored peace talks to end the Yemen war are being pushed back until the end of the year, while fighting intensifies around Hodeidah.

As Yemen famine looms, UN peace talks delayed

Europe

Scientists launch BepiColombo spacecraft to explore Mercury

In seven years, the BepiColombo unmanned spacecraft will reach Mercury, the nearest planet to the sun.

Scientists launch BepiColombo spacecraft to explore Mercury

Africa

DR Congo: Six dead in Beni after suspected ADF attack

Witnesses say a group of armed fighters killed four soldiers and two civilians in North Kivu near the border with Uganda.

DR Congo: Six dead in Beni after suspected ADF attack

Africa

Zimbabwe to give 1.4m cholera vaccines this week

A cholera outbreak has already killed 49 people and infected thousands more.

Zimbabwe to give 1.4m cholera vaccines this week

Middle East

Saudi Arabia bars Palestinians in Jordan from Umrah and Hajj

Umrah and Hajj tour agents say Riyadh has stopped issuing visas to Palestinians who hold temporary Jordanian passports.

Saudi Arabia bars Palestinians in Jordan from Umrah and Hajj

Asia Pacific

Malaysia alcohol poisoning: At least 21 dead, dozens ill

Police raid shops in Malaysia, after at least 21 people die from alcohol poisoning.

Malaysia alcohol poisoning: At least 21 dead, dozens ill

United States

Meet Yusaku Maezawa, first SpaceX moon tourist

The first private passenger on a commercial trip around the moon will be Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa.

Meet Yusaku Maezawa, first SpaceX moon tourist

Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Millions risk running out of water in severe drought

The UN says a quarter of a million Afghans have abandoned their homes so far this year in search of water.

Afghanistan: Millions risk running out of water in severe drought

War & Conflict

‘Surrender or starve’ war tactic a global epidemic

Charity says starvation increasingly used as ‘weapon of war’.

‘Surrender or starve’ war tactic a global epidemic

Africa

DR Congo: Ebola fears keeping kids home from school

The Health Ministry says the death toll from the disease has risen to 75 since the epidemic was declared in August.

DR Congo: Ebola fears keeping kids home from school

Europe

Deadly dangers of a refugee's journey to Europe increase

The UN refugee agency says the voyage is more deadly now though the overall number of crossings and deaths has plunged compared with last year.

Deadly dangers of a refugee's journey to Europe increase