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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Italy rescues migrants off the coast of Sicily, Colombian police search for father of girl forced to swallow more than 100 capsules of cocaine for transport to Europe, Iraqi tribesmen trained to fight off the Islamic State in Anbar province, and construction of controversial canal project to begin in Nicaragua around Christmas.
ITALY (Fortress Italia)
Migrant Rescues Ongoing in Coastal Waters
The coast guard continues to save hundreds in the Mediterranean despite the halt of its Mare Nostrum mission last month.
Girl Forced to Act as Drug Mule in Critical Condition
Police are offering nearly $11,000 for the capture of the girl’s father, who they believe planned to send his young daughter to Europe carrying up to 600 grams of cocaine.
Tribesmen Trained to Battle the Islamic State
Thousands of members of Sunni tribes want to protect Anbar province from falling to the group.
Chinese-Run Canal Project to Begin Construction Next Month
Activists and scientists are warning the canal will have a devastating impact on the environment.
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