The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Afghan troops fight Taliban advances, teachers’ strike continues in Colombia, air strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen’s capital, and forest fire breaks out in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.
Military Battles Taliban Advances in Kunduz Province
The government says troops have killed more than 50 insurgents in recent days.
Striking Teachers Demand Improved Work Conditions
They’ve gathered in Bogota from across the country to demand better pay and benefits.
Air Strikes Hit Houthi Targets in the Capital
Homes of two senior commanders were destroyed, as well as the runway at Sanaa International Airport.
Forest Fire Near Chernobyl Nuclear Plant
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said the blaze was under control. Experts have warned wildfires can spread radioactive material beyond the forests.
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