VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – July, 28 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: U.S. evacuates staff from Libya embassy due to militia clashes, Nigerian officials scramble to stop the spread of ebola after Liberian man’s death, UN says South Sudan suffering the world’s ‘worst’ food crisis, and fast food giants caught in China’s latest food safety scandal.

LIBYA
U.S. Embassy Evacuates Staff as Fighting Continues
Dozens of people have been killed in the most intense violence since the 2011 uprising.

WEST AFRICA
Ebola Outbreak Reaches Nigeria
Aid groups are urging for more funding and manpower as the death toll continues to rise.

SOUTH SUDAN
UN Urges Action Over the World’s ‘Worst’ Food Crisis
More than 50,000 children could die of starvation if pledged aid is not delivered.

CHINA
Fast Food Giants Consider Response to Expired Meat Scandal
Their meat supplier sold more than 5,000 crates of stale product.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – July, 22 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: footage posted of Palestinian civilian reportedly killed by sniper fire in Gaza, Human Rights Watch says U.S. prosecutes Muslims they use for federal sting operations, Chinese meat supplier shut down over safety concerns and South African wildlife reserve may move rhinos because of increased poaching.

GAZA
Cell Phone Video Captures Fatal Shooting of Palestinian Civilian
Activists accompanying the man say they weren’t able to drag him away because of ongoing fire.

U.S.A.
Report: Muslims Targeted and Used for Sting Operations
Human Rights Watch urges congressional oversight of federal investigations to avoid persecution of American Muslims.

CHINA
Meat Supplier Suspended Over Safety Concerns
The company sold expired meat to fast food chains such as McDonalds, KFC and Pizza Hut.

SOUTH AFRICA
Park May Evacuate Rhinos Due to Threat of Poaching
The black market value of rhino horn is significantly higher than cocaine

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – July, 17 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Egyptian court hands down life sentences in sex assault cases, Mexican police raid group home amid sexual abuse allegations, Russia agrees ‘in principle’ to reopen spy base in Cuba, and ancient Chinese town submerged in floodwaters.

EGYPT
Court Sentences Seven to Life for Sexual Violence
It’s the toughest punishment the country has delivered for the crime.

MEXICO
Police Raid Children’s ‘Refuge’
Authorities rescued than 450 kids amid reports of sexual abuse and unsanitary conditions.

CUBA
Russia to Reportedly Reopen Spy Base South of Havana
The Lourdes facility shut down in 2001 due partly to the more than $200 million it cost a year to rent the building.

CHINA
Ancient City Under Water
Floods force tens of thousands of people to evacuate Fenghuang

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – July, 15 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Boko Haram leader mocks #BringBackOurGirls campaign, French police disperse pro-Palestinian rally, Iraqi cleric calls on volunteers to protect holy sites, and Chinese designers produce small 3D-printed boat.

NIGERIA
Boko Haram Leader Mocks ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Campaign
Abubakar Shekau danced around in a video, calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to release some of his fighters.

FRANCE
Police Disperse Pro-Palestinian Rally in Paris
Ten thousand people marched through the French capital against Israel’s military offensive in Gaza.

IRAQ
Volunteers Help Protect Samarra from Militants
Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to guard the country’s holy sites.

CHINA
Design Team Test 3D-Printed Boat
The two-person rowboat took 10 hours to make and cost around $80 dollars.

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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 – June, 11 2014

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Iran readies for Afghan poppy boom, China attending the world’s largest naval exercises, major Iraqi city seized by insurgents and biometric technology in Sweden is replacing credit cards.

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IRAN
A surge in opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has led neighboring Iran to ramp up security along its 1,200 mile eastern border.

CHINA
China is playing nice with some of its main rivals in the world’s largest joint naval exercises as tensions soar over disputed territories in the South China Sea.

IRAQ
Sunni Islamists have seized control of Iraq’s second largest city Mosul, taking over military bases, freeing prisoners and sending Iraqi troops fleeing in fear.

SWEDEN
Students in Sweden are using their veins to pay for beer and groceries on campus.

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

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Ukraine’s government says at least 14 soldiers were killed in fighting with pro-Russia separatists, Syrian government and opposition forces fight for a suburb of the capital, China sentences nearly 40 on terror charges in Xinjiang, and Honduras moves inmates out of its overcrowded prisons.

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UKRAINE
More than a Dozen Soldiers Killed in East
Government officials blame Russia for supporting rebels to destabilize the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Read more on vicenews.comhttps://news.vice.com/article/deadliest-rebel-attack-on-ukrainian-military-kills-at-least-14

SYRIA
Fighting Continues for Damascus Suburb, Prison Siege Broken
Bashar Al Assad’s government seeks to take back territory ahead of next month’s presidential vote.

CHINA
Government Sentences Dozens on Terror Charges
Ethnic Uyughurs will be jailed up to 15 years in a region recently hit by a string of attacks.

HONDURAS
Inmates Moved Out of Overcrowded Prisons
Some of the country’s 13,000 inmates will be transferred to government buildings.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – April 18, 2014.

The VICE News Capsule is a daily roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Edward Snowden asks Vladimir Putin about Russia’s spy program, journalists in Thailand face charges for reporting on human trafficking, Peruvian police forcibly remove squatters in the Amazon, and the FBI releases a video urging overseas students not to become spies for China.

Snowden Asks Putin About Russia’s Spy Program
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden called in to a talk show via Webcam and asked Vladimir Putin if Russia has a massive data surveillance program similar to the USA’s.

Journalists Face Charges for Reporting on Human Trafficking
Two journalists are facing charges in Thailand after publishing a report that implicates the Thai navy in the human trafficking of Rohingya muslims from Burma.

Police Forcibly Remove Squatters In The Amazon
Police in Peru’s Amazon basin forcefully removed two thousand people who they accuse of illegally living and farming on government land.

FBI Video Urges Overseas Students Not to Become Spies
The FBI has released a short film aimed at convincing students studying abroad not to become spies for China.

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The Sunflower Revolt: Protests in Taiwan

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The Republic of China, or Taiwan as it is better known, has been independent from mainland China for over half a century. However China claims the island as its territory and has a stated aim of re-unification.

Throughout March protests gripped the streets of the capital Taipei in response to the manner a service trade agreement was being pushed through the congress. The trade agreement allows Chinese companies to invest in a host of Taiwanese industries, moving the country towards greater economic integration with China. It is seen by many as an act of commercial colonization by China and a threat to Taiwan’s autonomy and democracy.

On March 18th a group of students overwhelmed police and occupied the Legislative Yuan (Taiwanese Parliament). Dubbed the Sunflower Movement they remained camped in the parliament for 24 days. One of their core demands is to hold off any further trade talks between Taiwan and China, until an oversight mechanism has been implemented.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – April 3, 2014.

The VICE News Capsule is a daily roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: A Syrian woman in Lebanon lit herself on fire after the United Nations discontinued her aid, a prominent islamist was killed in Kenya, protests Over China’s Maritime Aggression in the Philippines and an explosion at Cairo University killed a high-ranking police officer.

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Syrian Refugee Self-Immolates
A Syrian woman in Lebanon lit herself on fire last week, highlighting the desperate plight of the more than two million refugees who have fled that nation’s civil war.

Prominent Islamist Killed
A prominent islamist leader with purported ties to the Somali militant group Al Shabab has been shot dead in front of a Kenyan court house.

Protests Over China’s Maritime Aggression
Dozens of angry protesters gathered outside the Chinese consulate in Manila after Chinese military vessels blocked Filipino supply ships from reaching a disputed outpost in the South China sea.

Police Chief Killed in Cairo Bombing
A series of bombs exploded near Cairo University, killing a high-ranking police officer.

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