‘We are absolutely cursed’: Farmers despair over El Nino warning
Except for a few cows in the fields, the small-scale farms in Mpudzi Resettlement area, eastern Zimbabwe, are deserted on this hot September afternoon. From June to early October, farmers wait for the new cropping season, which normally starts in November - when temperatures rise. Most still depend entirely on rain-fed agriculture and they closely…
UN Yemen envoy arrives in Sanaa as battle for Hodeidah rages on
The United Nations' special envoy to war-ravaged Yemen has arrived in Sanaa to meet leading Houthi rebels, just as a Saudi-UAE-backed government offensive to retake the strategic western port city of Hodeidah intensifies. Martin Griffiths' visit to the capital on Sunday came after his push last week for peace talks between representatives from Yemen's internationally recognised government and…
Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge shatters world record at Berlin marathon
Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge has set a new marathon world record, shaving more than a minute off the previous best with a winning run in the German capital, Berlin - his third victory there.  The 33-year-old Olympic champion ran a time of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds to complete the 42.2-kilometre (26.2 miles)…
What to expect from high-stakes Kim-Moon summit
Seoul, South Korea - South Korean President Moon Jae-in, joined by more than 200 officials, is set to embark on a high-stakes trip to Pyongyang for talks with his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un. On an exceptionally rare occasion in the reclusive country, the first moment of the two leaders' encounter in North Korea's capital,…
Refugees stranded in Bosnia report campaign of police brutality
Velika Kladusa, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Brutally beaten, mobile phones destroyed, strip-searched and money stolen. These are some of the experiences refugees and migrants stranded in western Bosnia report as they describe encounters with Croatian police. The abuse, they say, takes place during attempts to pass through Croatia, an EU member, with most headed for Germany.…