VICE News Daily: Deadly Response to Anti-Houthi Protesters in Yemen

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Bloody protests in southwestern Yemen, Uruguay closes its borders to a select few, Mexico probes conditions at a maximum-security prison, and a Dutch court will soon deliver a verdict in a horse meat trial.

YEMEN
Rebels Fire Tear Gas and Bullets at Protesters in Taiz
At least six are dead following demonstrations against advances by Shia Houthi rebels.

URUGUAY
Borders Close to Former Guantanamo Detainees and Syrian Refugees
The new government has distanced itself from the decisions made by former President Jose Mujica.

MEXICO
Prisoners Complain About Mistreatment and Unsanitary Conditions
More than 100 inmates wrote an 11-page letter listing grievances such as solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, spoiled food and squalid cells.

NETHERLANDS
Verdict Expected in Horse Meat Trial
​Prosecutors are seeking a five-year sentence for the owner of a processing plant raided during Europe’s horse meat scandal a couple of years ago.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – January 06, 2015

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Gunmen kill Saudi guards near Iraqi border, Shia Houthi rebels come under attack in the Yemeni capital, U.S. charges two in connection with Gambia failed coup, and children suffer from malnutrition and malaria in Central African Republic’s ongoing conflict.

SAUDI ARABIA
Guards Killed in Rare Border Attack
Four gunmen attacked the guards early on Monday as they tried to cross into Arar.

YEMEN
Blast Targets Shia Houthi Rebels in Capital
The explosion comes a day after a suicide bomb attack killed at least four people in a mainly Shia district of Sanaa.

U.S.A.
Justice Department Charges Two in Gambia Attempted Coup
Both of the men are of Gambian descent. One is accused of financing the plan and the other of purchasing equipment and weapons ahead of the attack.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Hospital Struggles to Care For Youngest Victims of Conflict
Malnutrition and malaria are on the rise, and aid agencies warn more children are being recruited as soldiers in the civil war.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – November 24, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines.​ Today: Yemen’s Shia Houthi rebels drive al Qaeda out of central stronghold, security forces in Togo clash with protesters calling for presidential term limits, an outbreak of plague kills dozens in Madagascar since August and could spread in the capital, fishermen retrieve Japanese blowfish from Crimea’s Sevastopol Bay.

YEMEN
Houthi Rebels Force Al Qaeda Out of Central Stronghold
With the help of government forces, Shia Houthi fighters drove the Sunni militants out of al Bayda province.

TOGO
Police Confront Protesters Demanding Presidential Term Limits
Thousands are calling on the government to enforce limits, which would bar President Faure Gnassingbe from running for a third term next year.

MADAGASCAR
Plague Kill a Third of 119 Infected Since August
Forty have died from the plague in three months, and the UN warns the disease could spread in the capital.

CRIMEA
Fishermen Come Across Unusual Threat
Japanese puffer fish were retrieved from Sevastopol Bay, and scientists say the fish could harm the Black Sea fauna and local population.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – November 12, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines.​ Today: Indian women die after undergoing sterilization procedures sponsored by the government, Peru to charge Hezbollah member arrested with explosives in Lima, Saudi Arabia steps up patrols on southern border amid territorial gains by Yemen’s Shia Houthi rebels, and city legislator in St. Petersburg vows to annul what may be Russia’s first official same-sex marriage.

INDIA
Women Die After Undergoing Sterilization Operations
At least 10 dead and dozens hospitalized following procedure sponsored by the government to slow population growth.

PERU
Authorities to Charge Hezbollah Member Arrested With Explosives
The man entered the country with falsified documents and was reportedly plotting to attack Israeli targets.

SAUDI ARABIA
Increased Border Patrol Amid Gains by Yemen’s Houthi Rebels
Saudi officials worry the vulnerable southern border could become a haven for smugglers, migrants, and extremist groups such as al Qaeda.

RUSSIA
St. Petersburg Official Promises to Nullify LGBT Marriage
Two women were legally married at city hall because one of them, who is undergoing hormone therapy, is still listed as a man on her passport.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – September 16, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: African migrants drown off Libya’s coast, Egyptian activist released on bail ahead of retrial, Yemeni army brigade appears to endorse Shia Houthi rebel movement, and police reportedly arrest dozens of protesters at sit-ins in Islamabad.

LIBYA
Migrants Drown After Boat Overturns
Coast guard retrieves the bodies of dozens of people trying to reach Europe’s shores.

EGYPT
Activist Released on Bail Ahead of Retrial
Alaa Abdel Fattah is being prosecuted under the country’s draconian protest law.

YEMEN
Army Brigade Expresses Solidarity With Houthi Rebels
Video obtained by the Associated Press appears to show commander at base outside the capital speaking in support of the movement.

PAKISTAN
Police Arrest Protesters at Islamabad Sit-Ins
​Opposition party says dozens detained in crackdown on demonstrations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.​
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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – September 10, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: bomb attack wounds more than a dozen in Chile’s capital, Yemeni police shoot at least four protesters dead, activists in Hong Kong shave their heads to protest against Beijing, and Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of mistreating thousands of African migrants.

CHILE
Bomb Attack in Capital Blamed on ‘Terrorists’
President Michelle Bachelet urges calm after blast injures at least 14 people in Santiago.

YEMEN
Police Use Lethal Force Against Protesters in Sanaa
At least four dead as the Shia Houthi rebel movement expands their sit-in across the capital.

HONG KONG
Scuffles Break Out After Activists Shave Their Heads
Dozens got buzz cuts to protest mainland China’s grip on the city’s leadership nominations.

ISRAEL
Report Alleges Mistreatment of African Migrants
​Human Rights Watch accuses the government of coercing thousands of Eritrean and Sudanese nationals to return home, where they face abuse and detention.​

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – July, 18 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: dozens of rival Yemeni tribesmen killed in clashes, Pakistani police foil attack on prime minister’s residence, Indian parents protest alleged rape of young girl, and Peruvian officials burn tons of illegal drugs.

YEMEN
Fighting Continues After Capture of Omran
Shia Houthi tribesmen are battling Sunni tribal allies of the government.

PAKISTAN
Police Foil Attack Against Prime Minister’s Home
Two officers and one militant were killed in the operation in Lahore.

INDIA
Parents Protest Alleged Rape of Six-Year-Old
Police haven’t arrested anyone in connection to the crime.

PERU
Tons of Confiscated Drugs Incinerated
It’s the second massive disposal of illegal substances this year.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – June, 4 2014

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: top UK universities accused of ‘repulsive’ cat lab tests, London arrest leader of Pakistan’s MQM party sparking tension in Karachi, media blackout prevents coverage of fighting in Yemen and dust storm kills at least five in Iran.

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UK
Report Exposes ‘Repulsive’ Cat Lab Tests at Universities
Some of the experiments involved stitching eyes closed and breaking skulls to implant electrodes.

PAKISTAN
Tension in Karachi After Arrest of MQM Leader
Political party urges calm as angry supporters protest against Altaf Hussain’s detention in London.

YEMEN
Media Blackout Hinders Coverage of Violence
More than 100 people killed in fighting between government forces and Shia Houthi rebels in the north.

IRAN
Dust Storm Kills at Least Five People
Storm swept through Tehran with winds up to 70 miles an hour.

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