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Five students dead after Pakistan bridge collapses

At least five students are killed after a bridge collapsed at a tourist site in Pakistani Kashmir, officials say, adding there is little hope of finding survivors.

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Rubies, the buried treasures of Pakistani Kashmir

The people of Pakistani Kashmir are sitting on a treasure chest: Millions of rubies, estimated to be worth up to half a billion dollars, are lying beneath them. But archaic tools and a lack of investment in infrastructure and techniques are hampering efforts to transform the area into a significant player in the gem industry.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – March 17, 2014.

The VICE News Capsule is a daily roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: rebel groups in Syria, hydro electricity in Pakistan, Nazi stolen art and Fukushima clean up workers protest.

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Rebel Groups in Northern Syria
Almost every other rebel group is now fighting ISIS. Things are finally looking up for Syrian Revolutionary front – an alliance of rebel groups who are chasing ISIS out of northwest Syria.

Pakistani Kashmir Uses Water to Solve Energy Crisis
Hundreds of families in Pakistani Kashmir are setting up small-scale hydro electricity projects to deal with the country’s energy crisis.

France Returns Nazi Stolen Art
France’s Culture Minister returned three paintings stolen by the Nazis to their rightful owners.

Fukushima Protesters on Poor Working Conditions
Roughly one-hundred workers who helped to clean up the Fukushima nuclear plant staged a protest over low pay and dangerous conditions.

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