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

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‚ÄčThe VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Pakistani officials hanged six militants after lifting their 2008 moratorium on the death penalty, Egypt has opened the Rafah Crossing for the first time in two months, UNICEF health workers encountered resistance in rural Guinea, and an independent Russian TV station has been forced to broadcast from a cramped apartment.

PAKISTAN
Pakistani officials have waved a 2008 ban on capital punishment and hanged 6 prisoners over the weekend. Pakistani officials tried to paint the executions as a retaliation to the Peshawar school massacre last week, but the militants hanged were being held for unrelated crimes.

Related: https://news.vice.com/video/an-interview-with-a-survivor-of-the-peshawar-massacre

EGYPT
Rafah Crossing
Egyptian officials have opened the Rafah Crossing for the first time in two months. Egypt shut down the crossing after militants from the Sinai region killed 33 members of its security forces.

Related: https://news.vice.com/article/egypt-will-demolish-a-town-in-its-expanded-gaza-buffer-zone

GUINEA
UNICEF health workers encountered resistance Sunday as they tried to educate locals in the Diawasou Village, which is located on Guinea’s Southeastern border with Liberia and the Ivory Coast, on the best ways to combat the deadly Ebola virus. A villager threw a rock at the aid workers, who evacuated.

Related: https://news.vice.com/article/the-economies-of-guinea-liberia-and-sierra-leone-have-been-wrecked-by-ebola

RUSSIA
DOZHD TV
Independent TV station Dozhd TV has been forced to broadcast out of a cramped apartment because businesses find it too risky to lease space to a news outlet that is critical of the Kremlin.

Related: https://news.vice.com/article/the-last-journalists-in-russia

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