VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – January 12, 2015

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Syrian rebels launch attack in northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, Afghan and Pakistani Taliban fighters pledge allegiance to the Islamic State, tens of thousands rally against racism in eastern Germany as anti-Islamic movement grows, and an oil deal with the U.S. could help boost Mexico’s ailing economy.

LEBANON
Syrian Rebels Carry Out Suicide Attacks in Northern City of Tripoli
Double suicide bombing targeted a neighborhood mainly populated by Alawites, who are staunch supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

PAKISTAN
Taliban Fighters Pledge Allegiance to the Islamic State
Video purports to show dozens of Afghan and Pakistani Taliban expressing their support for the militant group.

GERMANY
Tens of Thousands Protest in Dresden Against Racism
Nearly 35,000 participated in a rally to call for unity as the right-wing movement PEGIDA continues to spread anti-Muslim sentiment.

MEXICO
State-Run Oil Company Proposes First Crude Exchange with U.S.
​The deal would boost Mexican oil production, ​which dropped for a 10th consecutive year in 2014.

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