VICE News Daily: Tibetan Monk Dies in Chinese Prison

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Hungary begins building a fence to keep out migrants, a prominent political prisoner dies in China, India’s first female bus driver takes to the road, and Uruguay’s marijuana industry is struggling.

HUNGARY
Work Begins on Border Fence
More than 80,000 migrants have entered the country this year.

CHINA
High-Profile Tibetan Monk Dies in Prison
Tenzin Delek was serving a 20-year sentence for charges related to a 2002 park bombing.

INDIA
Bus Company Hires First Female Driver
It’s part of an effort to make women feel safer on buses after a high-profile gang rape in 2012.

URUGUAY
Marijuana Business Slow to Grow
Police continue to harass growers and pharmacies have not yet begun to carry the plant.

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VICE News Daily: Al Shabaab Attacks Diplomatic Convoy in Mogadishu

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Residents of a Shanghai suburb don’t want petrochemicals in their neighborhood, Al-Shabaab targets a vehicle carrying Emirati diplomats in Mogadishu, Russia’s retaliation for extended sanctions, and how drought is affecting animals in northern Chile.

CHINA
Thousands Protest Petrochemical Plant
Residents of Jinshan are concerned over reports a plant that produces paraxylene will be relocated to their district.

SOMALIA
Car Bomb Targets Military Trainers from the United Arab Emirates
At least 12 people were killed, but the diplomats survived the attack.

RUSSIA
President Putin Extends Ban on Western Food Imports
It’s his response to an agreement by the EU to prolong sanctions on the country for its annexation of Crimea and involvement in the Ukraine conflict.

CHILE
Drought Decimates Livestock Population in Northern Region
Thousands have died since conditions began in 2007, and ranchers say they’re losing more animals this year than ever before.

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VICE News Daily: Egypt Demolishes Mubarak Party HQ

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Islamic State destroys Syria’s infamous Tadmur prison near Palmyra, students in Nepal return to classes for the first time since a massive earthquake damaged more than 8,000 schools, Egyptian demolition crews began taking down the burnt-out headquarters of former President Hosni Mubarak’s political party, and China’s new tough smoking ban takes effect.

SYRIA
Islamic State Destroys Infamous Syrian Prison
After taking control of Palmyra, IS militants destroyed Tadmur prison known for holding thousands of political prisoners.

NEPAL
Schools Reopen After Devastating Earthquake
More than 8,000 learning centers were damaged in the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck more than a month ago.

EGYPT
Demolition Begins at Mubarak Party Headquarters
The burnt-out NDP building was destroyed during the 2011 uprising and became a symbol of Mubarak’s iron-fisted rule.

CHINA
Beijing Implements Toughest Smoking Ban to Date
An estimated 1.5 million people die of smoking related illnesses in China each year.

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VICE News Daily: Turkey’s War on Press Freedom

The VICE News Capsule is a daily news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: WWII bomb forces evacuation of the German city of Cologne, Chinese police bust tomb-raiders in northern province, Turkish president lambasts media outlets critical of his government, and scientists announce a new human ancestor following fossil discoveries in Ethiopia.

GERMANY
Thousands Evacuated From Cologne Over WWII Bomb
Every year, munitions experts detonate or defuse around 2,000 pounds of unexploded bombs across the country.

CHINA
Police Conduct Tomb-Raiding Bust in Northern Province
Authorities arrested 175 people and recovered nearly 1,200 artifacts following a nine-month investigation.

TURKEY
President Erdogan Slams Critical Media Ahead of Elections
A New York Times editorial had accused him of “brute manipulation of the political process.”

ETHIOPIA
Fossils Shed Light on Previously Unknown Human Ancestors
Scientists believe a newly discovered species lived alongside the famous ‘Lucy’.

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VICE News Daily: Fighting Food Waste in France

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Tensions continue to brew in the South China Sea, French lawmakers approve law aimed at cutting food waste, a new type of human trafficking in Europe, and U.S. tourism to Cuba rises with the thaw in diplomatic relations.

SOUTH CHINA SEA
Beijing Defends Construction Activities
On Tuesday, China held a groundbreaking ceremony for two lighthouses it’s building in the internationally disputed waters.

FRANCE
Lower House Approves Law on Supermarket Waste
Under the bill, managers of large chains could be fined 75,000 euros or jailed for two years if their stores are tossing unsold but edible food.

EUROPE
Traffickers Use Poverty to Orchestrate Fake Marriages
Eastern European women are lured with promises of money and employment. They’re marrying illegal migrants looking to secure legal status, and they’re often left with nothing.

CUBA
U.S. Tourism Surges 36% with Improved Relations
Americans are flocking to the country despite the travel restrictions in place.

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VICE News Daily: Rome’s First Same-Sex Civil Unions

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Guinea copes with an increase in Ebola cases, Rome’s first civil unions, China’s success in reducing carbon emissions, and Brazilian scientists propose saffron to fight dengue fever.

GUINEA
Government Responds to Spike in New Ebola Cases
A public awareness campaign aims to get residents in the country’s west to frequently wash their hands and stop improper burials.

ITALY
Couples Sign Rome’s First Civil Union Registry
They get tax and housing benefits, as well as access to family health and social services.

CHINA
Government Reports Decrease in Carbon Emissions
The country recorded a nearly 5% drop in the first four months of 2015, compared to the same period last year.

BRAZIL
Researchers Say Saffron Could Help Combat Dengue Epidemic
With light exposure, an active compound in the spice produces molecules highly toxic to mosquitos.

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VICE News Daily: Deported and Desperate for Hope in Guatemala

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Hungary promises to clean up worrying toxic waste at the site of a former chemical plant, Israel returns confiscated fishing boats to Gaza, Guatemalan program gives deported migrant children hope for a better future, and a pair of unlikely environmentalists in northern China.

HUNGARY
Government Vows to Remove Chemical Waste
Authorities will clean up around 1,000 leaky and rusted barrels from the Budapest Chemical Works site after Greenpeace warned of an imminent environmental disaster.

GAZA
Israel Returns Some Fishing Boats, but Blockade Continues
Fifteen vessels were given back, but Palestinians want Israel to widen their authorized fishing zone.

GUATEMALA
Government Training Program for Deported Migrant Children
The students will have a chance to learn English; and can take their pick of tourism, computer, and other classes to gain a variety of skills.

CHINA
Environmentalists Plant Thousands of Trees Despite Challenges
​One man is blind, while the other has no arms. Together, they’ve helped improve the air quality in a heavily polluted area in the country’s north.

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The Worst Internship Ever: Japan’s Labor Pains

Japan is facing a serious labor shortage, a problem that can be traced back to an aging population and a prevailing fear that immigrants will dilute the country’s pure gene pool. In order to keep the world’s third-largest economy afloat, the Japanese government offers an internship program that attracts foreign workers from China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The program, which allows workers to stay for three years, is advertised as providing laborers with transferrable new skills for when they return home.

VICE News recently traveled to Japan to investigate the internship program. We found that many interns are underpaid, saddled with insurmountable debt, and forced into a form of indentured servitude. Many are illegally placed as oyster shuckers, construction workers, and other unskilled positions. And, despite international condemnation, Japan plans to use thousands of new foreign interns to build the infrastructure for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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Exploiting Foreign Workers: Japan’s Labor Pains (Trailer)

Japan is facing a serious labor shortage, a problem that can be traced back to an aging population and a prevailing fear that immigrants will dilute the country’s pure gene pool. In order to keep the world’s third-largest economy afloat, the Japanese government offers an internship program that attracts foreign workers from China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The program, which allows workers to stay for three years, is advertised as providing laborers with transferrable new skills for when they return home.

VICE News recently traveled to Japan to investigate the internship program. We found that many interns are underpaid, saddled with insurmountable debt, and forced into a form of indentured servitude. Many are illegally placed as oyster shuckers, construction workers, and other unskilled positions. And, despite international condemnation, Japan plans to use thousands of new foreign interns to build the infrastructure for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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VICE News Daily: Yemen Digs Out Following Airstrikes

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Engineering teams in Sanaa removed weapons and unexploded bombs from streets, China rescued 64 babies from human trafficking gangs across the country, Kenya is looking to create more secure money transferring firms, and Romania arrested more than 100 suspected organized crime members.

YEMEN
Sanaa Rebuilds After Weeks Of Airstrikes
Residents started digging out of the rubble after weeks of Saudi-led airstrikes.

CHINA
Police Rescue Trafficked Babies
Authorities busted six baby trafficking gangs across the country.

SOMALIA
Kenya To Reopen Cash Transfers
Money transfer firms were closed in response to the Garissa University attack, cutting off Somalis from much needed funds.

ROMANIA
Organized Crime Ring Dismantled
Police say they busted a highly organized crime ring worth almost 11 million dollars.

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VICE News Daily: Renewed Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Threatens Ceasefire

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: fighting has renewed in Ukraine, Sudanese citizens take to the polls, attacks by Maoist rebels kill police officers in central India, and China is limiting the number of visits that its citizens from Shenzen can make to Hong Kong.

UKRAINE
Renewed Fighting Threatens Ceasefire
Fighting in eastern Ukraine has renewed after relative calm since February.

SUDAN
First Presidential Poll Since South Sudan Seceded
Sudanese citizens take to the polls in the country’s three-day presidential election as opposition parties call for a boycott.

INDIA
Maoist Rebels Carry Out String of Attacks
A string of attacks carried out by Maoist rebels have killed 13 police officers in central India.

HONG KONG
Trade Dispute Affects Visa Policy
China is limiting the number of visits that its citizens from Shenzen can make to Hong Kong in a bid to ease tensions over trade.

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VICE News Daily: Chile’s First Legal Crop of Medical Marijuana Harvested

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Indian police kill 20 sandalwood smugglers, China’s tourism ministry will keep track of bad behavior abroad, Libyan troops secure medical supplies, and Chile’s first legal crop of medical marijuana harvested.

INDIA
Sandalwood Smugglers Killed by Police
Indian police killed 20 smugglers suspected of logging endangered sandalwood.

CHINA
Tourism Ministry Begins Tracking Bad Behavior
Beijing will keep track of its citizens’ bad behavior for up to two years in an effort to curb embarrassing incidents.

LIBYA
Medical Equipment Secured in Benghazi
Troops have secured critical medical supplies after a serious shortage due to fighting in Benghazi.

CHILE
First Medicinal Marijuana Crop Harvested
Cancer patients will benefit from Chile’s first legally harvested crop of medical marijuana.

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VICE News Daily: Vatican Opens its Doors to Rome’s Homeless

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Ghana trains to fight piracy as attacks increase off West Africa, the world’s largest ships will soon be able to travel through the Panama Canal, Pope Francis opens his doors to some of Rome’s most disadvantaged, and a Chinese archaeologist claims to crack a rocky mystery.

GHANA
Military Exercise to Battle Piracy in Gulf of Guinea
The waters off Somalia’s coast used to be the most dangerous, but there’s been an uptick in attacks off West Africa in recent years.

PANAMA
$17 Billion Upgrade to Boost Capacity
Workers are installing 22-story locks that would allow the canal to accommodate the world’s largest ships.

VATICAN CITY
Pope Francis Extends a Special Invitation for a Private Tour
On Thursday, 150 homeless people were granted a rare opportunity to visit the Vatican’s museums and the Sistine Chapel.

CHINA
Stone Circles May Have Been Ancient Worship Sites
An archaeologist says an earlier theory that the more than 200 circles were grave sites is unlikely since the soil is undisturbed.

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VICE News Daily: Tracing Seafood to Slavery

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Nigeria readies for a tight presidential race, Ukraine’s government sends a stern message to corrupt politicians, an AP investigation links modern-day slaves to America’s seafood market, and China’s new rules for public square-dancing.

NIGERIA
Preparations Ahead of Saturday’s Election
The country closes its borders to keep foreigners out and issues a ban on road traffic during polling hours.

UKRAINE
A New Take on Reality Television
The head of the state emergency services and his deputy were detained during a televised cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Slavery and the U.S. Seafood Market
A year-long investigation by the Associated Press found hundreds of Burmese men are forced to work as fishermen in Indonesia. Some of the seafood caught winds up on American dinner tables.

CHINA
Government Regulates Public Square-Dancing
Some 600 fitness instructors will teach 12 approved routines to millions of Chinese women who dance outdoors to keep fit.

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VICE News Daily: Indigenous and Unprotected in Peru’s Amazon

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Syrian military helicopter crashes in rebel-controlled territory, Russians rally over repayment of foreign-currency mortgages, China’s top weather scientist warns of ‘huge impact’ of climate change, and indigenous communities in Peru’s Amazon say the government needs to do more to protect their lands from illegal logging.

SYRIA
Military Helicopter Crashes in Rebel-Controlled Territory
At least four crew members were taken hostage by rebels, according to activist reports.

RUSSIA
Dozens Detained at Moscow Protest Against Foreign-Currency Mortgages
Thousands took out dollar-denominated loans to secure lower interest rates years ago, but are now paying the ultimate price following the plunge of the ruble.

CHINA
Top Meteorologist Warns of Consequences of Climate Change
Zheng Guogang says drought, storms, and warmer temperatures will affect the country’s crop yields and infrastructure.

PERU
Indigenous Groups Await Protection from Illegal Loggers
Leaders say the government hasn’t made good on its promise to reduce deforestation and protect native communities.

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Launching Balloons into North Korea: Propaganda Over Pyongyang

North and South Korea are, both legally and philosophically, in a state of war. While the guns may be silent, the conflict between the two countries has now become one of propaganda.

With the assistance of the Human Rights Foundation, North Korean defectors now in South Korea have been launching hydrogen-filled balloons across the 38th parallel — carrying both money and propaganda. In late 2014, a balloon launch sparked a brief exchange of gunfire between North and South Korean soldiers, and even more recently, Pyongyang has promised that hellfire will rain on South Korea if any copies of the controversial Hollywood comedy The Interview make it across the border.

VICE News traveled to Seoul to meet frontline soldiers in this information war — and to attend a clandestine launch of propaganda balloons into the Hermit Kingdom.

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Launching Balloons into North Korea: Propaganda Over Pyongyang (Trailer)

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North and South Korea are, both legally and philosophically, in a state of war. While the guns may be silent, the conflict between the two countries has now become one of propaganda.

With the assistance of the Human Rights Foundation, North Korean defectors now in South Korea have been launching hydrogen-filled balloons across the 38th parallel — carrying both money and propaganda. In late 2014, a balloon launch sparked a brief exchange of gunfire between North and South Korean soldiers, and even more recently, Pyongyang has promised that hellfire will rain on South Korea if any copies of the controversial Hollywood comedy The Interview make it across the border.

VICE News traveled to Seoul to meet frontline soldiers in this information war — and to attend a clandestine launch of propaganda balloons into the Hermit Kingdom.

Watch “When VICE Met Kim Jong-un” – http://bit.ly/1MGt8BU

Read “‘A Sign of How Bad Things Are’: North Korea Is Sidling Up to Russia Again” – http://bit.ly/1DtExoZ

Read “Here’s How China Is Screwing North Korea’s Economy” – http://bit.ly/1wRSBX9

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Turkish Soldiers Relocate Ottoman Tomb: VICE News Capsule, February 25

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: More than $1 million in knockoff shoes destroyed in the Philippines, Turkish soldiers relocate medieval tomb of Suleyman Shah to Syrian border village, Germany bans Dutch biker gang over its alleged organized crime links, and Spanish police arrest four suspected of recruiting Muslims to join militant groups.

SYRIA
Turkish Soldiers Relocate Medieval Tomb Following Extraction Mission
The mausoleum of Suleyman Shah was moved from militant-controlled territory in a secret night-time mission over the weekend. The temporary tomb is located in a village on the border with Turkey.

PHILIPPINES
Authorities Destroy Counterfeit Footwear Worth Over $1 Million
Fake Nike, Adidas, and Converse shoes manufactured in China were among the more than 150,000 pairs shredded by customs officials on Tuesday.

GERMANY
Dutch Biker Gang Banned For Criminal Activities
Satudarah Motorcycle Club members have been linked to drug trafficking, extortion, murder, and other crimes.

SPAIN
Police Nab Four Suspected Islamist Recruiters
The men are believed to have run websites and Facebook pages to promote extremist agendas and lure Muslims to join groups such as the Islamic State.

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Myanmar Backtracks on Rohingya Voting Rights: VICE News Capsule, February 13

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Twelve Taliban militants arrested in connection to Pakistan school massacre, Myanmar’s government heeds Buddhist calls to withdraw Rohingya voting rights, watchdogs concerned over Bulgaria’s press freedom, and nearly 500 million people travel to China for New Year festivities.

PAKISTAN
Army Announces Arrests Linked to Peshawar School Attack
Six were detained in Pakistan and six others across the border with the help of Afghan authorities.

MYANMAR
Government Revokes Minority Voting Rights
Rohingya Muslims and other groups were granted temporary rights for an upcoming referendum, but the government quickly withdrew them following protests by members of the Buddhist majority.

BULGARIA
Concerns Over Crumbling Press Freedom
Media outlets have been fined for running stories on the banking sector and companies’ financial activities. The country ranks lowest in the EU for media rights.

CHINA
Nearly Half a Billion People Travel to Observe New Year Festivities
The world’s largest human migration is under way ahead of the Spring Festival, which begins next Thursday.

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Multiple Suicide Attacks Across Northern Nigeria: VICE News Capsule, February 3

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Nigerian president escapes suicide attack at campaign rally, teachers armed against the Taliban in northwest Pakistan, it’s unsafe to breathe in most of China’s big cities, and U.S. study reveals many of the foods marketed for infants and toddlers are unhealthy.

NIGERIA
Suicide Bombings Rock Northeastern City
President Goodluck Jonathan had left the venue of a campaign rally in Gombe before the attack, which left one person dead. Twin bombings in the same city on Sunday killed at least five people.

PAKISTAN
Teachers Allowed to Carry Guns Following Siege on Peshawar School
Some educators are worried arming teachers is counterproductive, while others say it’s their only option.

CHINA
Most Big Cities Fail to Meet Air Quality Standards
Seven of the 10 most polluted cities are around Beijing. The government says the numbers are an improvement on 2013.

U.S.A.
Study Says Toddler Food is Unhealthy
Researchers found excess sugar and sodium in more than a thousand popular brands of packaged meals and snacks, which they warn puts young children at risk of obesity and other health problems.

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The End of the Umbrella Revolution: Hong Kong Silenced

In September 2014, VICE News documented the birth of the so-called Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. When students organized a weeklong strike to protest China’s handling of the local election process, the government responded with tear gas. Thousands of Hong Kong residents took to the city’s streets in solidarity with the students and the protesters occupied several major roads for weeks on end.

Nearly two months into the occupation, the demands and resolve of the protesters remained unchanged. They started to become fatigued and divided against each other, however, and public support for their cause began to decline. The movement was under immense pressure to either escalate their action, or to retreat and give back the streets.

When VICE News returned to Hong Kong near the end of 2014 to check in on the protesters, we witnessed the final days of the Umbrella Movement’s pro-democracy demonstrations.

Watch “Hong Kong Rising” – http://bit.ly/1yGOOwv

Read “Hong Kong Leader Warns Concessions Could Lead to ‘Anarchy,’ as Scuffles Break Out in Parliament” – http://bit.ly/1sWqzru

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The End of the Umbrella Revolution: Hong Kong Silenced (Trailer)

In September 2014, VICE News documented the birth of the so-called Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. When students organized a weeklong strike to protest China’s handling of the local election process, the government responded with tear gas. Thousands of Hong Kong residents took to the city’s streets in solidarity with the students and the protesters occupied several major roads for weeks on end.

Nearly two months into the occupation, the demands and resolve of the protesters remained unchanged. They started to become fatigued and divided against each other, however, and public support for their cause began to decline. The movement was under immense pressure to either escalate their action, or to retreat and give back the streets.

When VICE News returned to Hong Kong near the end of 2014 to check in on the protesters, we witnessed the final days of the Umbrella Movement’s pro-democracy demonstrations.

Watch “Hong Kong Rising” – http://bit.ly/1yGOOwv

Read “Hong Kong Leader Warns Concessions Could Lead to ‘Anarchy,’ as Scuffles Break Out in Parliament” – http://bit.ly/1sWqzru

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – January 20, 2015

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Chinese security forces are cracking down on illegal border crossers who aim to take part in jihads abroad, police used teargas on children to break up a rally outside of a primary school in Nairobi, six days of severe fuel shortages have brought parts of Punjab province to a halt, a startup in Argentina has developed a prosthetic arm that costs half the price of other currently available devices.

CHINA
Police Crack Down on Jihadist Border Crossings
Chinese security forces have arrested 852 suspects who have tried to cross illegally since the beginning of last year.

KENYA
Police Teargas Schoolchildren in Playground
Schoolchildren were met with extraordinary force when protesting the removal of their playground.

PAKISTAN
Fuel Shortage Hits Islamabad
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sacked top officials for mishandling a six day fuel crises.

ARGENTINA
New Bionic Arm Set to Make Prosthetics Affordable
The bionic arm uses small sensors that detect muscular contractions directly through the patient’s skin.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – January 15, 2015

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Four people die near Bangladesh’s capital after protesters firebomb the bus they were traveling on, Tanzania outlaws witchdoctors to try and stop albino murders, Chinese human rights group claims more than 40 citizens remain in detention for expressing solidarity with Hong Kong protesters, and Italy’s longest-serving president steps down.

BANGLADESH
Four Bus Passengers Burn Alive Near Dhaka
The incident is the latest in a new wave of political violence.

TANZANIA
Government Bans Witchdoctors to Stop Albino Killings
At least 74 albino people have been killed in the east African country since 2000. Witchdoctors believe their body parts bring wealth and good fortune.

CHINA
Dozens Allegedly Detained for Supporting Hong Kong Protests
A human rights group says an eight-year-old girl is among the 42 arrested for expressing solidarity with the Occupy Central pro-democracy movement.

ITALY
President Napolitano Tenders Early Resignation
Two years ago, the 89-year-old reluctantly agreed to a second term because lawmakers were unable to choose a successor.

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The European Union vs. Russia: Talking Heads

VICE News and the New York Review of Books have partnered to create Talking Heads, a series about the big issues of the day as seen by the Review’s distinguished contributors.

In this episode of Talking Heads, George Soros discusses his essay “A New Policy to Rescue Ukraine.” Soros wrote the essay this month, calling on members of the European Union to behave as countries indirectly at war with Russia and to provide Ukraine with $50 billion to defend itself and kick-start political reforms. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s imperial ambition has unintentionally brought into being a new Ukraine that is adamantly opposed to endemic corruption and inefficient government. By offering assistance, Europe can foster an open society in Ukraine and protect itself from Russian aggression.

VICE News sat down with Soros to discuss why it is imperative that the EU wakes up and recognizes that the principles on which it was founded are at stake in Ukraine.

Read George Soros’s essay, “A New Policy to Rescue Ukraine” – http://bit.ly/1IxBE66

Watch “Talking Heads: How the US Created the Islamic State” – http://bit.ly/1FVRWrs

Watch “Talking Heads: China Strikes Back: Talking Heads” – http://bit.ly/1IwwGq6

Read “Ten Civilians Killed in Ukrainian Bus Attack as Donetsk Airport Control Tower Is Destroyed” – http://bit.ly/14zEat5

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