The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Israel says Palestinian Islamist group Hamas kidnapped three Jewish teenagers, millions of Afghans defy Taliban threats to vote in runoff, UN says recent fighting in Iraq displaced nearly a million people, and thousands of Cambodian migrant workers flee Thailand.
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War of Words Over Kidnapping of Jewish Teens
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu blames Palestinian Islamist group Hamas for the abductions, a charge Hamas calls ‘stupid’.
Violence Fails to Deter Millions of Voters
Turnout was high despite Taliban attacks, which killed at least 70 people and wounded hundreds of others.
UN Estimates Nearly a Million Displaced by Recent Fighting
Half the number fled the country’s second largest city Mosul, which ISIS seized last Tuesday.
Thousands of Workers Flee Thailand
Migrant workers fear a crackdown by Thailand’s coup leaders.
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