(2 Oct 2018) Long a critic of Amazon.com over its pay practices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is lauding the company for raises that will reach hundreds of thousands of workers. (Oct. 2)
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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Afghan Taliban target police headquarters in Kandahar, hundreds of Amazon.com workers walk off the job in Germany, depopulation is causing Japan’s villages and towns to vanish, and senior official of al Qaeda’s Yemen branch condemns beheadings by Islamic State militants.
Taliban Fighters Target Police Headquarters in Kandahar
At least five people were killed in the attack, a somber reminder of the threat the country’s fledgling military faces with the departure of foreign troops.
Amazon Workers Go On Strike, Again
Labor union Verdi announced that 500 employees walked off the job on Monday and more will follow suit if the online retailer doesn’t meet their salary demands.
Depopulation and the Disappearing Countryside
Low birth rates and a rapidly aging population leave more scarecrows than actual people in the southwestern village of Nagoro.
Senior Al Qaeda Official Criticizes Islamic State’s Beheadings
Military commander Nasser bin Ali al Ansi condemns the group’s tactic as ‘un-Islamic’ and ‘very barbaric.’
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