Tribute to 3rd Imam: Shia Muslims celebrate Ashura in Iraq

Thousands of Shia Muslims are commemorating Ashura in Karbala, Iraq, paying tribute to the third Imam of Shia Muslims, Husayn ibn Ali. Participants are expressing sorrow for Husayn ibn Ali, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, who was martyred at the Battle of Karbala in October, 680 AD.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – March 24, 2014.

The VICE News Capsule is a daily roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: protests in Bahrain, Ethiopia’s dam project, Spain austerity protests and Brazil pacifying its favelas.

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Protests in Bahrain Against Sectarianism
In Bahrain, thousands of Shia Muslims protested against what they call discrimination in the Sunni-ruled country.

Ethiopia’s Dam Project Threatening Egypt’s Water Supply
Ethiopia’s major dam on the Nile River is nearly 30% complete, despite vocal opposition from Egypt that it’s threatening its water supply.

Huge Madrid Protest Turns Violent
Nearly 10,000 people attended an anti-austerity protest in Madrid that quickly turned violent.

Brazil Police Says Military Occupation Will Continue
Brazil’s police say it’s pacification of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas will continue, despite attacks on the police.

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