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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