France: Ski resort workers protest unemployment insurance reform | AFP

“We’re going down the mountain to get rid of Macron”. Some 200 seasonal workers are mobilizing in a good-natured atmosphere on their way to the ski resorts in Savoie in the French Alps to alert tourists to the expected repercussions of the unemployment insurance reform. IMAGES

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Global warming looms large over Mont Blanc | AFP

High up in the natural wonder of the French Alps, the climbers who spend their days among the rockfaces and glaciers have come to a grim conclusion: the mountains are falling down around them. In the valley of Chamonix, in the shadow of the Mont-Blanc, global warming is on everyone’s minds.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 29, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Indian government promises to monitor sale of acid following increase in attacks on women, Hamas bans Palestinian children’s trip to Israel, snow and ice strands thousands in the French Alps, and Monday marks one year since Egyptian authorities detained three Al Jazeera journalists.

Government Vows to Monitor Sale of Acid Following Recent Attacks
A new web-based application promises to regulate purchases, but campaigners are skeptical it will have any real impact.

Hamas Bans Children’s Trip to Israel
Israeli activists organized a week-long tour for dozens of Palestinian kids orphaned by the recent war, but Hamas officials declared the itinerary ‘suspicious.’

Days of Heavy Snow Leave Thousands Stranded in Alps
Up to 15,000 people spent part of the weekend in shelters or stuck in their cars and unable to safely leave the roads.

One Year Since Imprisonment of Al Jazeera Journalists
Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed are serving between seven and 10 years each on terrorism-related charges.

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