Smog veils Central Asian capitals as smoky stoves choke locals | AFP

Dark smog covers Almaty and Bishkek in Central Asia, where air pollution regularly soars to levels comparable to New Delhi and Lahore, despite the cities’ relative lack of industry and smallish populations.

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Kenya tea producers turn over a new leaf as prices stumble | AFP

In a humming factory in Kenya’s highlands, tea is hand-plucked from the fields, cured and shredded into the fine leaves that have sated drinkers from London to Lahore for generations. But Kenya’s prized black tea isn’t fetching the prices it once did, forcing the top supplier of the world’s most popular drink to try something new. N°1N19WYN°1N48T8

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Pakistani city suffers in acrid smog | AFP

Tired of choking on putrid air in Lahore, Hasan Zaidi has perfected his homemade purifier as he looks for a low-cost solution to battle the increasingly toxic air enveloping Pakistan.

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Pakistan opens tour of Sikh heritage sites in Lahore | AFP

A monthly tour of Sikh sites opens in old Lahore, highlighting Pakistan’s rich heritage of Sikhism with the country home to some of the religion’s holiest sites.

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Pakistan Fashion Week comes to colorful close

(10 Dec 2018) Bridal collections from Nickie Nina and HSY brought a close to Pakistan Fashion Week in Lahore. (Dec. 10)

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Libyans Flee as the Fight for Sirte Escalates: VICE News Capsule, March 17

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Police in Lahore, Pakistan, fire tear gas at Christian protesters, Libyan families flee violence in Sirte, South Korea prepares to repatriate the remains of Chinese soldiers, and plans for a more energy-efficient London Underground.

PAKISTAN
Protests Against Church Bombings Turn Violent
Police fire tear gas at angry Christian residents following attacks that left at least 17 people dead on Sunday.

LIBYA
Dozens of Families Flee Sirte As Fighting Intensifies
Militias from Misrata plan to attack Islamic State militants in a bid to retake the coastal city.

SOUTH KOREA
Defense Ministry to Repatriate Remains of Chinese Soldiers
The bones of 68 troops killed in the Korean War will be handed over to Chinese authorities on Friday.

UNITED KINGDOM
London Tube is Getting a Boost of Green Energy
​A new plan will outfit an old steam-power station with gas engines to deliver clean energy to the Underground network.​

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Civil Disobedience in Pakistan: The March on Islamabad (Dispatch 1)

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This month has seen the largest demonstrations against the Pakistani government in more than 20 years. Imran Khan, a professional cricket player turned politician, and popular cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri led followers in a “revolution march” from Lahore to Islamabad against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. VICE News was on the ground to witness some 200,000 people rally for democracy in Pakistan.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – August, 15 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: protests in Ferguson, Missouri, government shelling rebel-held strongholds in Ukraine, anti-government demonstrations in Pakistan and Thailand’s crackdown on fertility tourism.

FERGUSON
Protests in Ferguson, Missouri have turned violent for the fifth night in a row, with police firing smoke bombs and tear gas at demonstrators.

UKRAINE
The Ukrainian government continued firing shells at the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in the country’s east.

PAKISTAN
Anti-government marches in Pakistan kicked off Thursday, when opposition leader Imran Khan and Cleric Tahi-Ul-Qadri led thousands from Lahore to Islamabad.

THAILAND
Thai security forces raided an in vitro fertility clinic in Bangkok on Thursday. It’s part of a crackdown on illegal surrogate parenting.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – July, 18 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: dozens of rival Yemeni tribesmen killed in clashes, Pakistani police foil attack on prime minister’s residence, Indian parents protest alleged rape of young girl, and Peruvian officials burn tons of illegal drugs.

YEMEN
Fighting Continues After Capture of Omran
Shia Houthi tribesmen are battling Sunni tribal allies of the government.

PAKISTAN
Police Foil Attack Against Prime Minister’s Home
Two officers and one militant were killed in the operation in Lahore.

INDIA
Parents Protest Alleged Rape of Six-Year-Old
Police haven’t arrested anyone in connection to the crime.

PERU
Tons of Confiscated Drugs Incinerated
It’s the second massive disposal of illegal substances this year.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – June, 24 2014

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Pakistani riot police clash with supporters of anti-Taliban cleric, tensions escalate in northern Kosovo between local Albanians and Serbs, British MP says ISIS has recruited up to 1500 British Muslims, and Doctors Without Borders warns West Africa ebola outbreak is ‘out of control’.

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PAKISTAN
Police Clash With Cleric’s Supporters in Islamabad
The plane carrying Tahir ul-Qadri was diverted to Lahore due to security concerns.

KOSOVO
Protest Reignites Ethnic Tensions in the North
The dispute is over the blockade of a bridge by Serbs refusing to integrate with the Albanian majority.

UK
Politician Says ISIS Has Recruited as Many as 1500 Britons
Britain’s anti-terror chief initially reported the Al Qaeda offshoot had successfully recruited 500 Muslims.

WEST AFRICA
Ebola Epidemic is ‘Out of Control’
Doctors Without Borders warns governments and aid agencies must spend massive resources to stop the virus from spreading.

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