‘Massive slap in the face’: Activists slam British Museum’s ties to BP

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Oil giant BP backed the war in Iraq and its exploits in the nation today are akin to “neocolonialism,” a campaigner told RT after hundreds of protesters came out to denounce a BP-sponsored exhibit at a UK museum.

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VICE News Daily: Deadly Fire at Factory in the Philippines

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Factory fire kills dozens in the Philippines, Al-Shabaab is recruiting Kenyans of Somali descent, private firm set to start drilling for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico, and Danish team warns of the perils of dumping plastics into our oceans.

PHILIPPINES
Fire Kills Dozens at Slipper Factory in Manila Suburb
Authorities expect to find more bodies buried under the debris.

KENYA
Somalia’s Al-Shabaab Expands Recruitment Efforts
At least 40 boys have been reported missing from a town in the country’s north. Intelligence reports suggest the militant group is tapping into Kenya’s Muslim community for new recruits.

U.S.A.
Drilling to Resume Near Site of Gulf Oil Spill
A Louisiana-based firm seeks to extract oil and gas from the Macondo reservoir, where BP’s disastrous efforts caused the death of 11 rig workers in 2010.

ENVIRONMENT
Scientists Warn of ‘Disaster’ Caused by Plastics Pollution
​The amount littered in the world’s oceans has accumulated to an area the size of Africa, and a Danish team is warning of the impact that has on human health and marine biodiversity.

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VICE News Daily: Foreigners Seek Refuge from South Africa’s Xenophobic Attacks

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Police stations provide safe haven for foreigners in South Africa, Central American migrants rally against Mexico’s controversial border security program, Vietnam veterans and anti-war activists from the United States visited victims of Agent Orange, and what the Gulf of Mexico looks like five years since the BP oil spill.

SOUTH AFRICA
Foreigners Seek Safe Haven At Police Stations
Immigrants escaping xenophobic violence have sought refuge at police stations while they wait to go home.

MEXICO
Protesters Rally Against Controversial Border Security Program
Demonstrators in Mexico City marched against abuse suffered when crossing to the United States.

VIETNAM
US Veterans, Activists, Visit Agent Orange Center
American veterans and activists visited victims of Agent Orange as the 40 year anniversary of the Vietnam War approaches.

U.S.A.
Five Years Since BP Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill
Dolphins continue to die at four times the normal rate as the fifth anniversary of the BP oil spill passes.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – June, 30 2014

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: fighting in eastern Ukraine breaks truce, Mexican vigilante group leader arrested on illegal gun possession, Beijing’s police officers armed with guns, BP asks for companies to pay back allegedly exaggerated compensation for 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.

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UKRAINE
Fighting Continues in East Despite Ceasefire
Battles between government troops and pro-Russia separatists in Slaviansk threatens peace plan.

MEXICO
Vigilante Group Leader Arrested
Jose Manual Mireles and 100 others were detained on illegal gun charges.

CHINA
Beijing Police Given Guns Amid Increasing Violence
Authorities warn of a rise in militant attacks across the country.

U.S.A.
BP Asks for Companies to Return Gulf Oil Spill Damages
The oil firm says businesses were allowed to inflate losses.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – March 21, 2014.

The VICE News Capsule is a daily roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: journalists in Iran, Iraq’s child bride legislation, BP signs a new contract and Lebanon deploys troops in Arsal.

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Journalists Convince Iran to Withdraw Repressive Measures
Iran is scrapping its plan to regulate journalism after receiving an open letter from more than 400 of the country’s journalists.

Iraq’s Controversial Child Bride Legislation
A controversial new law being drafted in Iraq would make it legal for children as young as 9 to get married.

BP Wins US Oil Contract
Just four years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, BP has won a new oil contract.

Lebanese Army Deployed in Border Town of Arsal
The Lebanese Army has deployed forces in Arsal – a Sunni town on the border of Lebanon and Syria.

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