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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: protest in Burkina Faso against parliamentary vote to extend term limits of the presidency, Israeli polygamist cult leader convicted of sex crimes sentenced to 30 years, Mexican man hiding out in Denver church to avoid deportation, and Australian government urged to do far more to save the Great Barrier Reef.
Protest Against Extension of Longtime President’s Term
Police fired tear gas at crowds in Ouagadougou as thousands gathered to say 27 years is enough for President Blaise Compaore.
Polygamist Cult Leader Jailed for 30 Years for Sex Crimes
Goel Ratzon was convicted of aggravated rape, sodomy and other crimes against six of his 21 wives and 38 children.
Mexican National Staying in Denver Church to Avoid Deportation
Immigration officials don’t pursue people who are in ‘sensitive’ places such as churches and schools unless they’ve committed serious crimes.
Group Says Plan to Save Great Barrier Reef Falls Short
The Academy of Science is urging the government to take bolder action to preserve the reef, which has lost more than half its coral since 1985.
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