Somalis ‘pleased’ as Ilham Omar elected to US Congress

Somalis praise the election of onetime Somali refugee Ilhan Omar to the US Congress. Omar fled Somalia’s civil war with her parents at the age of eight and spent four years at a refugee camp in Kenya. She and Rashida Tlaib have become the first two Muslim women elected to the US Congress.

VICE News Daily: Paris Auctions Anger Native American Tribes

The VICE News Capsule is a daily news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Pakistani Christian executed after being convicted of murder as a minor in 1992, Western trekkers detained for stripping naked on a Malaysian mountain, private insurance offered to Somalis for first time in 20 years, and how a Paris auction house has pissed off a Native American tribe.

PAKISTAN
Man Executed After 22 Years on Death Row
Lawyers representing Aftab Bahadur say police tortured their client into confessing to murder when he was 15 years old.

MALAYSIA
Foreign Tourists Held Over Public Nudity
They each face three-month prison sentences for posing for naked photos on a sacred mountain.

SOMALIA
Personal Insurance Becomes a Reality Amid Improved Security
The first firm to open in 20 years is offering policies that are compliant with Islamic principles.

FRANCE
Tribal Mask Auctions Draw Widespread Criticism
The Hopi and Acoma Indian tribes consider the artifacts to be sacred and priceless.

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VICE News Daily: Yemen Digs Out Following Airstrikes

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Engineering teams in Sanaa removed weapons and unexploded bombs from streets, China rescued 64 babies from human trafficking gangs across the country, Kenya is looking to create more secure money transferring firms, and Romania arrested more than 100 suspected organized crime members.

YEMEN
Sanaa Rebuilds After Weeks Of Airstrikes
Residents started digging out of the rubble after weeks of Saudi-led airstrikes.

CHINA
Police Rescue Trafficked Babies
Authorities busted six baby trafficking gangs across the country.

SOMALIA
Kenya To Reopen Cash Transfers
Money transfer firms were closed in response to the Garissa University attack, cutting off Somalis from much needed funds.

ROMANIA
Organized Crime Ring Dismantled
Police say they busted a highly organized crime ring worth almost 11 million dollars.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – September 9, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Human Rights Watch accuses African Union troops of raping Somali women and girls, Israeli court convicts cult leader and polygamist of sex crimes, Italian navy rescues more than 1,600 migrants over the weekend, and Japanese fishermen set off for seasonal whaling hunt.

SOMALIA
AU Troops Accused of Raping Vulnerable Women and Girls
Soldiers from Burundi and Uganda allegedly coerced displaced Somalis into sexual activity in exchange for food, water and medical aid.

ISRAEL
Court Finds Cult Leader Guilty of Sex Crimes
Goel Ratzon kept 21 wives and 38 children in a number of homes across Tel Aviv.

ITALY
Navy Rescues More than a Thousand Migrants
The EU has finally decided to take over rescue operations this November, as a growing number of refugees attempt the dangerous trip across the Mediterranean.

JAPAN
Whalers Kick off Seasonal Hunt in the Pacific Ocean
Government’s official reason is to observe contents of whales’ stomachs, but activists say it’s a front to feed a growing appetite for whale meat.

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