VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – May,14 2014

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: scientists warn global warming is causing the ‘irreversible’ and unstoppable melting of Antarctic glaciers, Syrian activists capture an aerial attack on a Damascus suburb, the UN chief calls for a special tribunal to look into possible crimes against humanity in Sudan and names the first-ever female head of a peacekeeping mission.

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ANTARCTICA
Studies Suggest ‘Irreversible’ Melting of Glacier System
Sea levels could rise more than 10 feet in the next few centuries.

SYRIA
Activists Post Dramatic Footage of Aerial Attack
Government forces drop barrel bombs on a Damascus suburb.

SOUTH SUDAN
UN Calls for Tribunal to Investigate Crimes Against Humanity
Ban Ki-Moon says both government and rebel forces have committed atrocities since December.

Watch “Saving South Sudan: Part 1” – http://www.vice.com/the-vice-report/saving-south-sudan-part-1

Read the entire issue devoted to South Sudan: http://www.vice.com/read/saving-south-sudan

CYPRUS
UN Names First Female Head of a Peacekeeping Mission
Norwegian commander Kristin Lund will lead a thousand-strong force in Cyprus.

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