VICE News Daily: Russia’s Largest Military Exercise of 2015

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Mozambique is landmine free, U.S. soldier charged with desertion appears in court, enslaved Burmese fishermen are released, and Russia holds massive military drills.

MOZAMBIQUE
Last-Known Landmine Cleared
An estimated 8,000 people lost their limbs to mines.

U.S.A.
Military Says American War Prisoner Deliberately “Snuck Off”
It was Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s first court appearance since he was charged with desertion.

MYANMAR
Enslaved Fisherman Return Home
Thousands of workers have been freed since Thai authorities began investigating trafficking allegations.

RUSSIA
Military Holds Largest Exercise This Year
Nearly 100,000 soldiers took part in the drills.

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VICE News Daily: Civilian Toll of Cameroon’s Fight Against Boko Haram

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Indonesia arrests forest fire suspects, Mexico demands Egypt investigate accidental tourist attack, alleged rights abuses in Cameroon’s Boko Haram offensive, and Palestine’s first planned city is ready for residents.

INDONESIA
Authorities Hunt Forest Fire Suspects
Hundreds of troops have been mobilized to fight the blazes.

EGYPT
Mexican Authorities Demand Investigation Into Attack
A group of 22 tourists had just pulled off the road when the army opened fire.

CAMEROON
Conflict With Boko Haram Spreads
Rights group Amnesty International claims the government is responsible for some abuses.

WEST BANK
Families Move Into First Planned City
The town will house 40,000 residents and create around 5,000 jobs.

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VICE News Daily: North Korea Restarts its Main Nuclear Plant

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Peruvian army investigated for alleged weapons trafficking, North Korea restarts its main nuclear plant, Syria’s president blames Europe for the migrant crisis, and an invention that could encourage more veiled Muslim women to hit the gym.

PERU
Army Investigated For Alleged Weapons Trafficking
The probe follows the recent discovery of 53 military-grade grenades in a suburban Lima home.

NORTH KOREA
Main Nuclear Complex ‘Fully Operational’
Recent satellite imagery indicated new activity in two areas of the plant.

SYRIA
Assad Deflects Blame For Migrant Crisis
The president called for a united front to battle insurgents.

UNITED KINGDOM
Athletic Hijab Encourages Muslim Girls to Join Sports
Many veiled women are reluctant to exercise in front of men.

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VICE News Daily: Estonia’s Defense Militia Grows

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Nepal votes to remain a secular state, Afghan prisoners break free, an Estonian militia trains volunteers, and California’s water wells dry up.

NEPAL
Lawmakers Reject Calls to Bring Back Hindu State
More than two-thirds of the constituent assembly voted to keep the secular system in place.

AFGHANISTAN
Hundreds Escape Prison Following Taliban Attack
Six militants disguised in police uniforms stormed the compound early Monday morning.

ESTONIA
Russian Fears Spur Militia Membership
Around 16,000 volunteers have joined since last year.

U.S.A.
California Water Wells Run Dry
One of the worst droughts in the state’s history has hit the central valley the hardest.

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VICE News Daily: Haiti’s Supreme Voodoo Leader Passes Away

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Chile marks Pinochet coup anniversary, China launches a satellite, Haiti’s top voodoo leader dies, and healing pains with Egypt’s desert sands.

CHILE
Protests Mark Anniversary of 1973 Coup
Demonstrations are held every year in Santiago and often result in clashes.

CHINA
Successful Launch of First Experimental Satellite
It will be used to test frequencies for high-speed broadband internet.

HAITI
Supreme Voodoo Leader Dies at 79
Max Beauvoir played an important role in improving voodoo’s image around the world.

EGYPT
Sand Therapy Treats Joint Pain
Healers say the heat acts as a vacuum to suck toxins out of the body.

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VICE News Daily: Hazardous Smog Blankets Singapore

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: India investigates a Saudi diplomat, Singapore’s air quality drops, Germany exhumes a Soviet statue, and Boston researchers devise a treatment for sepsis.

INDIA
Saudi Diplomat Accused of Raping Maids
Police were tipped off after a domestic helper ran away and approached a nonprofit.

SINGAPORE
Air Pollution Reaches Highest Levels
Smoke from Indonesian forest fires wafts north towards the city-state.

GERMANY
Bust of Vladimir Lenin Unearthed
The statue was originally installed in East Berlin in 1970.

HEALTH
New Device Treats Septic Shock
The system has been shown to be 99% effective in animal trials.

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VICE News Daily: London Protesters Block Major Arms Fair

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Pakistani journalists are gunned down, Myanmar’s President takes part in peace talks, London protesters block a major arms fair, and Germany’s newspapers welcome migrants.

PAKISTAN
Journalists Killed in Twin Attacks
The two murdered had worked for the private station Geo TV.

MYANMAR
President Thein Sein Meets Rebel Negotiators
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi urged the minorities not to rush the deal.

UNITED KINGDOM
Protesters Disrupt Major Weapons Fair
An estimated 30,000 people will attend the four-day event.

GERMANY
Newspapers Welcome Migrants in Arabic
Berlin’s mayor wants to show his city is open and tolerant.

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VICE News Daily: Deadly Sandstorm Blankets Lebanon

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Powerful sandstorm hits Lebanon, China marks an important anniversary in Tibet, a new Egyptian taxi service and Colombia’s border dispute with Venezuela grows.

LEBANON
Deadly Sandstorm Sweeps Middle East
Clouds of dust forced planes to divert and engulfed Israel, Jordan and Cyprus.

CHINA
Officials Mark Tibet Anniversary
More than 20,000 people from all over the region attended the ceremony.

EGYPT
Women-Only Taxi Service Launches
A new law issued last year punishes sexual harassment with at least six months in jail.

COLOMBIA
Diplomatic Spat With Venezuela Grows
Rights groups say more than 1,000 Colombians have been deported.

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VICE News Daily: Colombia Seizes Cocaine Disguised as Printer Toner

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Spain catches migrants from Morocco, Senegal tries a former dictator, Colombia and Mexico make a joint drug bust, and America hosts a major multinational naval exercise.

SPAIN
Migrants Found in Carnival Trucks
More than 60% of refugees enter the country through north African enclaves such as Melilla.

SENEGAL
Chad’s Former Leader Faces Trial For War Crimes
It’s the first time one African country has tried the leader of another.

COLOMBIA
Cocaine Found on Flight to Mexico
Police seized 48 boxes of drugs disguised as printer toner.

U.S.A.
International Force Holds Amphibious Exercises
Operation Dawn Blitz is one of the biggest naval drills in the world.

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VICE News Daily: Moldovans Hold Mass Anti-Government Rally

The VICE News Capsule is a daily news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Airstrikes hit Yemeni capital, Moldovans rally against their government, Thai junta delays return to democracy, and Bolivia’s struggling textile industry.

YEMEN
Airstrikes Target Houthi Rebels in the Capital
They come a day after a militia attack that killed members of the Arab military coalition.

MOLDOVA
Mass Rally Against Billion-Dollar Government Fraud
Protesters are demanding the resignation of the president.

THAILAND
Military Rulers Extend Grip on Power
They rejected a new constitution, further delaying the transition to democracy.

BOLIVIA
Weak Textile Market Drives Workers Abroad
Successful used-clothing imports are forcing factories to lose money and lay off staff.

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