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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