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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: U.S. citizen sentenced to six years of hard labor in North Korea, Indian Maoist rebels bring transportation system to halt in eastern province, Israeli intelligence officers refuse to work in Palestinian areas, and Peruvian forces detonates dozens of secret airstrips linked to cocaine smuggling.
American Citizen Sentenced to Six Years of Hard Labor
It is believed 24-year-old Matthew Todd Miller was convicted on espionage-related charges.
Maoists Cripple Transportation in Eastern Province
Suspected rebels torched construction vehicles after calling a two-day strike in the area.
Intelligence Officers Reject Assignments in Palestinian Areas
Dozens have come forward to say they believe some of Unit 8200’s work would only prolong the region’s conflict.
Authorities Destroy Airstrips Linked to Drug Trade
Police and military forces used dynamite to blow holes into nearly 60 secret airstrips believed to help traffic cocaine to Bolivia.
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