VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – April, 29 2014

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Egyptian courts hand down hundreds of death sentences and outlaw a pro-democracy youth movement, a pro-Russia mayor is shot in Ukraine’s second largest city and a rally in Donetsk turns violent, deadly attacks on an aid clinic and peacekeepers convoy are reported in the Central African Republic, and the government and rebels of South Sudan give peace another chance.

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EGYPT
Hundreds Sentenced to Death, April 6 Youth Movement Outlawed
More than 600 receive death sentences including the Muslim Brotherhood leader, and a Cairo court outlaws activities of the group that helped organize protests spurring the 2011 uprising.

UKRAINE
Pro-Russia Mayor Shot, Pro-Ukraine Rally Turns Violent
Kharkhiv mayor Gennady Kernes in critical condition after failed assassination attempt, and violent confrontations are reported at a pro-Ukraine rally in Donetsk.

C.A.R.
Deadly Attacks on Aid Clinic and Peacekeepers Convoy
Rebel assault shuts down Doctors Without Borders operations after at least 16 are killed, and a convoy is attacked while transporting hundreds of Muslims fleeing the violence.

SOUTH SUDAN
Peace Talks Resume Between Government and Rebels
Leaders of the two sides meet in the Ethiopian capital with hopes to restore the broken ceasefire.

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Funeral For Former Ukrainian Nationalist Party Press Secretary: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 12)

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On March 13, two people were killed during clashes between pro-Russian & pro-Ukraine groups in the eastern Ukrainian town of Donetsk. Two days later, friends and family gathered for the funeral of Dmytro Cherniavsky — a former press secretary for the Ukrainian Nationalist party, Svoboda.

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Protest Turns Fatal: Russian Roulette in Ukraine (Dispatch 9)

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With Crimea’s referendum quickly approaching, tension has spread across Ukraine, especially in the east. Before Thursday’s protests in Donetsk escalated into violence, VICE News correspondent Robert King interviewed pro-Russia and pro-Ukraine demonstrators about their opinions on the standoff.

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