The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Chad’s military claims it killed some 200 Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria, Mexico deported a record number of Central American women and children last year, Japan’s biggest bank will deploy robots to greet customers, and drought forces some Brazilian towns and cities to cancel upcoming Carnival festivities.
Chadian Troops Clash With Boko Haram Militants
The African Union has authorized a 7,500-strong force to battle the extremist group.
Record Deportations of Central American Women and Children
The measures are attributed to pressure from the U.S. to stem the flow of migrants trying to reach the border.
Tokyo Banks to Deploy Robots to Greet Customers
Equipped with a camera, the NAO humanoid can speak 19 languages, analyze facial expressions and behavior.
Drought Forces Cities to Cancel Carnival Festivities
Rio de Janeiro, which puts on the most famous version of the annual parade, will make modifications to avoid wasting water.
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