Italian PM Conte greets S. Sudan President Kiir in Rome

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte greets South Sudanese President Salva Kiir in the Italian capital Rome. IMAGES

South Sudan foes sign final power-sharing deal

South Sudanese arch-foes sign a final power-sharing deal, aimed at ending a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions in the world’s youngest country. IMAGES

Basketball: Australia proving fertile talent pool for US

If you ask Australian teens who their favourite basketball player is, US superstars like LeBron James or Kevin Durant are likely responses, with the mere mention of the NBA creating a buzz. But it is local names like Ben Simmons, Patty Mills , Dante Exum and South Sudanese refugee Thon Maker who have swelled Aussie numbers in the world’s top league and heightened the hopes of young Australians as they compete with hopefuls from Europe and elsewhere for a career in the sports most lucrative league.

UN marks World Refugee Day at camp for South Sudanese displaced

To mark World Refugee Day on Tuesday the UN High Commissioner for Refugees visited a camp in Ethiopia housing just some of the four million displaced people from South Sudan.

Full stalls, empty markets as South Sudan’s economy crumbles

In the South Sudanese capital Juba and other towns across the country, the price of essential items has rocketed as a direct consequence of almost uninterrupted civil war since December 2013 with inflation reaching record levels.

Rebel Leader Riek Machar Denied Permission to Return to Juba

After nearly a week of false starts and confusion, South Sudanese opposition leader Riek Machar finally arrived at Ethiopia’s Gambela airport on Saturday to fly to Juba to take up his position as vice president, theoretically ending the country’s two-and-a-half year civil war. But a series of administrative disagreements with the rival Juba government of president Salva Kiir has prevented his journey, throwing the success of the long hoped-for peace process into doubt.

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Riek Machar Discusses His Return to South Sudan’s Capital

South Sudan’s opposition leader Riek Machar is expected to return to Juba to form a unity government led by president Salva Kiir, a crucial step toward ending a violent civil war.

However his return to South Sudan has been delayed due to disagreement with the government over the number of troops he can bring and the weapons they carry, under the terms of a peace agreement.

VICE News traveled to Machar’s rural base in Pagak, South Sudan, to find out what will happen next.

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VICE News Daily: Colombia’s Largest Mass Grave Unearthed

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Kuwait steps up mosque security, French farmers protest against German agricultural produce, Colombia begins to unearth its largest mass grave, and separated South Sudanese children are reunited with their families.

KUWAIT
Heightened Security After Mosque Bombing
New measures include frisking, checkpoints and scans with metal detectors.

FRANCE
Farmers Protest ‘Unfair’ German Competition
Demonstrators say their neighbor employs cheap eastern Europe labor giving them an advantage.

COLOMBIA
Mass Grave Excavation Begins
An estimated 300 people are believed to be buried in La Escombrera landfill on the outskirts of Medellin.

SOUTH SUDAN
Displaced Children Reunited with Families
UNICEF has registered nearly 9,000 separated minors.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 30, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Peruvian government evacuates Amazonian villages following raid by indigenous tribe, UN transports food aid to South Sudanese civilians by the Nile River, dozens of rare seals mysteriously die off UK beaches, and displaced Afghan families face a harsh winter in makeshift camps.

PERU
Tribal Attack Forces Evacuation of Amazonian Communities
Around 200 men of the Mashco-Piro tribe raided a village for food and tools last week.

SOUTH SUDAN
UN Begins Aid Delivery Using Nile Route
Sudan’s border had been closed since South Sudan declared independence in 2011, forcing shipments to be delivered by air.

UNITED KINGDOM
Mysterious Seal Deaths Worry Conservationists
Wildlife experts have not yet determined why more than 40 rare gray seals have died off Cornish beaches over the last two months.

AFGHANISTAN
Difficult Winter Ahead for Displaced Families in Makeshift Camps
​Thousands have fled their homes as the Taliban retake areas previously cleared by foreign forces.​

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