VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – October 23, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: explosion wounds at least 11 outside Cairo University, murder and manslaughter charges for Blackwater guards involved in 2007 Iraq killings, Australian man convicted on pedophilia charges with help of fake digital avatar ‘Sweetie’, and scientists in Poland work to improve stealth of future military vehicles.

EGYPT
Bomb Blast Outside Cairo University
Officials believe the attack targeted policemen stationed outside the campus gates.

U.S.A.
Jury Convicts Former Blackwater Guards In Iraq Killings
The four men are each expected to spend between 30 years to life in prison.

AUSTRALIA
‘Sweetie’ Operation Nabs Its First Conviction
A Dutch NGO created the digital avatar of a 10-year-old girl to lure online predators.

TECHNOLOGY
‘Chameleon’ System Could Redefine Camouflage
​Polish researchers are developing plates that are linked to cameras and a computer and quickly change the hue of ​a military vehicle to mimic its surrounding

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – July, 29 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: riots kill three in Pakistan over an allegedly ‘blasphemous’ Facebook post, deal struck to reform U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, investigation reveals some migrant workers in Qatar haven’t been paid in a year, and defense team of Blackwater security guards on trial for Iraqi killings accuses U.S. government of concealing evidence.

PAKISTAN
Deadly Riots Over ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Post
Several houses were lit on fire, killing three members of the same family.

U.S.A.
Congress Reaches Veterans Affairs Agreement
The plan would authorize billions of dollars to fund new facilities and hire new staff, as well as offer veterans alternatives for care.

QATAR
Investigation Reveals Plight of World Cup Workers
Some workers who built offices for World Cup organizers haven’t been paid for a year.

IRAQ
Blackwater Defense Accuses U.S. Government of Hiding Evidence
Lawyers say photos that could help corroborate their clients’ claims were withheld for seven years.

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