VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – August 25, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Donetsk separatists mock Ukraine’s split from Soviet Union by parading prisoners through the city, China executes eight in Xinjiang on terrorism charges, President Obama sends three officials to funeral of Michael Brown, and Mexico inaugurates small federal police force to protect economic sectors.

UKRAINE
Donetsk Rebels ‘Celebrate’ Independence Day
Crowds chanted and booed dozens of prisoners of war, mostly soldiers, as they were paraded through the embattled eastern city.

CHINA
Eight Executed on Terror Charges in Restive Xinjiang
Government has widened its crackdown on extremism in the region, which is home to the country’s predominately Muslim Uyghur minority.

U.S.A.
President Obama Sends Aides to Ferguson Funeral
Several thousand people are expected to attend the service for 18-year-old Michael Brown.

MEXICO
Government Unveils New Security Force
The 5,000-strong force will help protect agriculture, mining and energy sectors from violent drug cartels.
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