VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – January 1, 2015

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Dozens of Mexican vigilantes surrender in Michoacan State, Turkey’s government expands rights of Syrian refugees, terrorism causing Kenya’s tourism industry to decline, and researchers at Oxford University develop breath test device to diagnose juvenile diabetes.

Vigilantes Surrender Following December Clashes
Thirty-seven men, including two leaders, surrendered to authorities in Michoacan after a shootout between rival groups last month left 11 dead.

Syrian Refugees Granted Greater Rights
The government is distributing identification cards to 1.6 million refugees under a new plan that would provide them access to basic services like healthcare and education.

Militant Attacks Drive Tourism Down
An increase in attacks by the Somali militant group Al-Shabaab has put visitors off, and it’s hurting the economy.

Breath Test Could Help Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes
Oxford University researchers identified the relationship between high levels of the chemical acetone and blood ketones, which lead to a dangerous complication. They hope to have the device ready by mid-year.

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