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: 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: 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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VICE News Daily: English Lessons For Iraq’s Yazidi Children

The VICE News Capsule is a daily news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Record heat and smog in the Ukrainian capital, displaced Yazidi children learn English in Iraq, riot police and soccer in China, and what’s making the wheels on the bus go round across America.

UKRAINE
Record-Breaking Heat Grips Kiev
The city is experiencing scorching temperatures and air pollution is 18 times higher than average in some neighborhoods.

IRAQ
Yazidi Children Learn English Through Song
A former dean of the University of Hawaii is managing a school for hundreds of kids displaced by Islamic State attacks.

CHINA
Riot Police Monitor World Cup Qualifying Match Against Hong Kong
More than a thousand officers were deployed over fears residual tension from last year’s Umbrella protests would flare.

U.S.A.
Iconic Yellow School Buses Are Going Green
A growing number of them are using propane, natural gas, or electricity.

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VICE News Daily: Congolese Warlord Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ at The Hague

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Indian schoolchildren get food poisoning, Lithuania’s army grows, Greece intercepts an arms shipment, and a Congolese militia leader stands trial.

INDIA
Mass Food Poisoning Hits Primary School
The students ate free lunch as part of a nationwide program to fight malnutrition.

LITHUANIA
First Group of Draftees Receive Training
Mandatory conscription was reinstated over fears of Russian aggression.

GREECE
Coast Guard Seizes Weapons Bound For Libya
Local media reported the shipment was en route to an offshoot of the Islamic State.

WAR CRIMES
Congolese Warlord on Trial at The Hague
Bosco Ntaganda faces 18 charges of crimes against humanity.

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VICE News Daily: Nepal Protests Turn Deadly

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Nepal’s police crack down on protesters, Zambia suffers power shortages, classes resume in rebel-held areas of Ukraine, and Boston scientists develop a method to cure deafness.

NEPAL
Constitutional Protests Turn Deadly
The ethnic Madhesi community is demanding protection under the new charter.

ZAMBIA
Power Shortages Threaten Economic Growth
A severe drought has reduced electrical output at the country’s dams.

UKRAINE
Schools Reopen in Rebel-Held Donetsk
More than 80 schools have been damaged since fighting broke out.

SCIENCE
Deaf Mice Cured With Gene Therapy
Doctors re-engineered a virus to repair the damaged TMC1 gene.

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VICE News Daily: Nepal’s LGBT Activists Rally For Constitutional Rights

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Tropical Storm Erika leaves a mess in Dominica, Nepal’s LGBT community rallies, Brazil has a fish problem, and child migrants in Macedonia now have a place to go.

DOMINICA
Tropical Storm Erika Leaves Trail of Destruction
Hundreds of overflowing rivers and lakes have made the flooding worse.

NEPAL
Rally Demands Rights for LGBT Community
Activists want protections enshrined in the country’s new constitution.

BRAZIL
Dead Fish Wash Ashore Near Olympic Park
Experts think they’ve died because of toxins and untreated human waste in the water.

MACEDONIA
Makeshift Day Care Set Up For Migrant Children
Parents are given packages of baby food and hygiene products for the long journey towards Western Europe.

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VICE News Daily: Lebanon’s Garbage Protests Turn Violent

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Donetsk residents rally in support of pro-Russia rebels, Lebanon’s garbage protests turn violent, Kenya considers fertility treatment for endangered rhinos, and Philadelphia prison inmates are hand-carving a gift for the pope.

UKRAINE
Donetsk Residents Rally Support For Separatists
Dozens came out with flags and banners in favor of the pro-Russia rebels, as Ukraine marks Independence Day.

LEBANON
Demonstrations Continue Over Waste Management Crisis
At least one person died and dozens were wounded in violent clashes with police.

KENYA
Rhino Conservancy Seeks Funding For Fertility Treatments
Three females and one male remain alive in the world, but none are capable of natural reproduction.

U.S.A.
Philadelphia Inmates Build Chair For Pope Francis
The inmates plan to give it as a gift during the pontiff’s two-day visit to the city next month.

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VICE News Daily: Macedonia’s Migrant Train Station

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Migrants in Macedonia struggle to reach Western Europe, Sudan’s Nile River is dangerously polluted, Georgia’s main independent TV channel faces closure, and spider webs cover the Argentine countryside.

MACEDONIA
Migrants Crowd Trains to Reach Western Europe
The Red Cross estimates 2,000 people are arriving to the train station from Greece daily.

SUDAN
Nile Water Pollution Threatens Public Health
The UN says waterborne diseases make up 80% of reported illnesses in the country.

GEORGIA
Independent TV Channel Faces Shutdown
A Tbilsi court freezes the property assets of the Rustavi 2 network.

ARGENTINA
Spider Webs Blanket Countryside
Rising water levels prompted the arachnids to seek higher ground to build their nests.

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VICE News Daily: Germany’s Dried Up Rivers

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Buenos Aires province floods, Ugandans struggle to find work, boat tours are canceled in Germany, and a ban on Iranian carpets may soon be lifted.

ARGENTINA
Heavy Rains Flood Buenos Aires Province
Thousands have been forced to evacuate to dry ground.

UGANDA
‘Lost Generation’ Struggles to Earn a Living
Many work low paying jobs due to a lack of vocational skills.

GERMANY
Drought Dries Up Shipping on Elbe River
Tour operators worry it will severely impact their profits this summer.

IRAN
Carpet Makers Hopeful for American Market
The recent nuclear agreement could lift a five-year U.S. ban on Persian rug imports.

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VICE News Daily: Jordan Treats Yemen’s War-Wounded

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Russia hosts war games near Ukraine, Jordanian hospitals look after Yemen’s wounded, the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Japan’s Nagasaki, and the pigeon pariahs of Lima.

WAR GAMES
Six Countries Compete in Western Russia
Teams participated in live-firing exercises as part of the ‘Masters of Air Defence Battle’ contest.

JORDAN
Amman Hospitals Treat Dozens Wounded in Yemen
Nearly 100 arrived over the weekend, with injuries ranging from gunshot wounds to broken bones and internal organ damage.

JAPAN
Nagasaki Survivors Warn Against New Reforms
They’re urging Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to reconsider legislation that would allow Japanese troops to fight outside the country for the first time since the Second World War.

PERU
Lima Authorities Impose Penalties For Pigeon-Feeding
First offenses carry a fine of $120.

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VICE News Daily: Cancun’s Beaches Covered in Seaweed

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Liberian babies at risk for human trafficking, Egypt extends the Suez Canal, a German website helps refugees find homes, and Mexico’s beaches are covered in seaweed.

LIBERIA
Ebola Outbreak Leads to Undocumented Babies
Only 700 births were recorded between January and May this year.

EGYPT
Suez Canal Extension Set to Begin
The new 45-mile waterway will accommodate the world’s largest ships.

GERMANY
Refugees Find Homes in Spare Rooms
A new website has placed more than 60 asylum-seekers.

MEXICO
Algae Turns Cancun Beaches Green
Seaweed has coated more than 100 miles of coastline.

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VICE News Daily: Iraq’s Yazidis Demand Return of Captured Women

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Iraqi protesters call for rescue of Yazidi women and girls, UN peacekeeper killed in the Central African Republic, Pakistan frees imprisoned Indian fishermen, and Yemen’s water shortage is worsening.

IRAQ
Yazidis Protest Lack of Action on Captured Women
The Islamic State abducted thousands from the minority sect a year ago, and several thousand remain in captivity.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
UN Peacekeeper Killed in Attack
Officials have not released the nationality of the peacekeeper, who was killed in an attack in the capital Bangui. Eight other peacekeepers were wounded.

PAKISTAN
Dozens of Indian Fishermen Freed From Jail
Maritime boundaries are poorly defined, so authorities from both countries routinely arrest fishermen who wander into their territory.

YEMEN
War Worsens Water Shortage
The number of people who lack drinking water has doubled to nearly 20 million since the Saudi-led military coalition began targeting Houthi rebels four months ago.

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VICE News Daily: Jewish Settlers Clash with Israeli Police

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today:
Jewish settlers are evicted from two West Bank settlements, Peruvian soldiers rescue hostages held by Shining Path, the UK will soon require companies to reveal gender wage gaps, and an Indonesian mechanic makes it easier for disabled persons to ride a motorbike.

WEST BANK
Jewish Settlers Clash with Israeli Police
A High Court ruled two settlements illegal and ordered their evacuation.

PERU
Soldiers Rescue 39 People Held Captive by Militants
26 children and 13 women were allegedly used as slaves by members of the Shining Path insurgency.

UNITED KINGDOM
Companies Will Be Forced to Reveal Gender Pay Gaps
New transparency laws will require businesses with more than 250 employees to publish the difference in wages.

INDONESIA
Adapted Motorbikes Help Disabled Riders
A mechanic modifies motorcycles so others with disabilities can mount and ride more easily.

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VICE News Daily: Colombia’s Largest Mass Grave Unearthed

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Kuwait steps up mosque security, French farmers protest against German agricultural produce, Colombia begins to unearth its largest mass grave, and separated South Sudanese children are reunited with their families.

KUWAIT
Heightened Security After Mosque Bombing
New measures include frisking, checkpoints and scans with metal detectors.

FRANCE
Farmers Protest ‘Unfair’ German Competition
Demonstrators say their neighbor employs cheap eastern Europe labor giving them an advantage.

COLOMBIA
Mass Grave Excavation Begins
An estimated 300 people are believed to be buried in La Escombrera landfill on the outskirts of Medellin.

SOUTH SUDAN
Displaced Children Reunited with Families
UNICEF has registered nearly 9,000 separated minors.

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VICE News Daily: Congo’s Bug Farmers Fight Hunger

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Rain brings relief to Pakistan following a deadly heat wave, Congolese insect farmers could hold the key to defeating hunger, Venezuela faces a lack of baby products, and Finland struggles with an influx of refugees.

PAKISTAN
Monsoon Rain Breaks Deadly Heatwave
Torrential downpours swept across Pakistan ending one of the country’s worst heatwaves on record.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Farmers Harvest Insects to Fight Hunger
The project will train 200 people, mostly women, to cultivate caterpillars and crickets.

VENEZUELA
Shortage of Baby Products Hits Caracas
A Facebook group was set up to help exchange everything from toys to diapers.

FINLAND
Influx of Refugees Strains Support Centers
One former prison, converted into an asylum-housing complex, is already at capacity with 300 occupants.

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VICE News Daily: Nigerians Flee Boko Haram

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Nigerians flee Boko Haram, U.S. citizens take protecting military recruitment centers into their own hands, Lebanon has a garbage problem, and a British university finds an old treasure.

NIGER
Boko Haram Attacks Spark Mass Exodus
About 150,000 people have fled into the country’s southeast.

U.S.A.
Armed Civilians Guard Military Recruiters
Officers aren’t allowed to have weapons inside recruiting stations.

LEBANON
Trash Piles Up in Beirut Following Landfill Shutdown
Workers are spraying the garbage with powder to mask the odors until a solution is found.

UNITED KINGDOM
World’s ‘Earliest’ Quran Fragments Found
Radiocarbon dating showed the fragments are at least 1,370 years old.

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VICE News Daily: Italy’s Army Grows Medical Marijuana

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Indian villagers voice their frustration by taking two local politicians hostage, Somalia’s first fire department is up and running, the UN fights child labor in Egypt with food incentives, and Italy’s military grows medical marijuana.

INDIA
Villagers Take Local Politicians Hostage
The residents of Mughalsarai in Uttar Pradesh were angry over frequent power cuts and water shortages.

SOMALIA
Firefighters Brush Up on Skills
The department operates with 50 staff, three fire trucks, and three ambulances.

EGYPT
UN Food Program Fights Child Labor
Almost 24,000 Egyptian children have received school meals since the effort began in April.

ITALY
Military Produces First Medical Marijuana Crop
The plants are being grown in a secure room at a military-run pharmaceutical plant in Florence.

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VICE News Daily: Tibetan Monk Dies in Chinese Prison

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Hungary begins building a fence to keep out migrants, a prominent political prisoner dies in China, India’s first female bus driver takes to the road, and Uruguay’s marijuana industry is struggling.

HUNGARY
Work Begins on Border Fence
More than 80,000 migrants have entered the country this year.

CHINA
High-Profile Tibetan Monk Dies in Prison
Tenzin Delek was serving a 20-year sentence for charges related to a 2002 park bombing.

INDIA
Bus Company Hires First Female Driver
It’s part of an effort to make women feel safer on buses after a high-profile gang rape in 2012.

URUGUAY
Marijuana Business Slow to Grow
Police continue to harass growers and pharmacies have not yet begun to carry the plant.

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VICE News Daily: Pope Francis Delivers ‘Homecoming’ Mass in Ecuador

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Pope Francis arrives in Ecuador’s largest city for the first mass of his South American tour, Boko Haram carries out a double bombing in central Nigeria, Armenian police remove protesters demonstrating against electricity prices, and heavy flooding causes damage across northeastern India.

ECUADOR
Huge Crowds Attend Pope’s First South American Mass
Millions greeted the pontiff in the country’s largest city, Guayaquil.

NIGERIA
Boko Haram Bomb Blasts Kill Dozens
Bombs struck a popular restaurant and a mosque in the central city of Jos.

ARMENIA
Police Remove Protesters Occupying Main Avenue
Demonstrators angry at a hike in electricity prices staged a sit-in for nearly two weeks.

INDIA
Severe Floods Hits Northeast
More than 65,000 people have been left homeless or seeking shelter across Assam state.

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VICE News Daily: Houthi Supporters in Yemen Rally Against the UN

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: supporters of the Houthi rebels say the UN is being one-sided in Yemen, Iraq destroys an Islamic State camp south of Baghdad, Indian schoolchildren handout 5,000 paper bags in a campaign against plastics, and gambling revenue in Las Vegas declines.

YEMEN
Houthi Supporters Rally Against UN
The special envoy is in Sanaa to negotiate a pause in fighting during the Muslim holy-month of Ramadan.

IRAQ
Government Forces Destroy Islamic State Camp
The site was used to launch attacks against Baghdad and the Shiite holy-site of Karbala.

INDIA
Students Raise Awareness Against Plastic Pollution
An estimated 40% of plastic waste goes unrecycled in India.

U.S.A.
Gambling Loses its Appeal as Las Vegas Tourism Booms
The industry’s revenue has declined by $200 million even though 2014 saw the largest number of visitors on record.

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VICE News Daily: Turkish Police Break Up Istanbul’s Gay Pride Parade

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Greeks line up at banks to withdraw cash, police breakup gay pride parade in Istanbul, Venezuelans vote in ruling socialist party primaries, and Brazil’s largest city just banned the French delicacy foie gras.

GREECE
Cash Flow Fears Lead Many to Withdraw Money
The European Central Bank has refused to increase the amount of emergency cash that Greek banks can receive.

TURKEY
Police Disperse Gay Pride Parade
Organizers did not have permission to assemble during the Islamic holy-month of Ramadan.

VENEZUELA
Struggling Ruling Party Holds Primary Election
High inflation and President Nicholas Maduro’s low approval ratings mean his party will have a tough time in December’s parliamentary elections.

BRAZIL
Sao Paulo Bans French Delicacy
City councillors voted to end the production and sale of foie gras.

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