The VICE News Capsule is a daily news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Deadly helicopter crash in Nepal, U.S. designates Peruvian rebels major drug traffickers, Niger battles a meningitis epidemic, and a new law bars Berlin’s landlords from overcharging new tenants.
Helicopter Crashes in Mountains During Earthquake Relief Mission
The flight was chartered by Doctors Without Borders. Authorities have recovered the bodies of the four people onboard.
U.S. Labels Shining Path a ‘Significant Foreign Narcotics Trafficker’
The Department of Treasury deemed three of the group’s leaders drug traffickers and froze their U.S. assets.
Hundreds Dead in Meningitis Epidemic
The strain is not commonly found in Africa, and the appropriate vaccine is in short supply.
Berlin Implements Rent Ceiling
Landlords can no longer charge more than 10% above the local average.
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