VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – January 13, 2015

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Egyptian court acquits 26 men detained in raid on Cairo public bathhouse, Rohingya woman dies of suffocation cramped in truck of migrants in southern Thailand, captured Ugandan rebel commander urges LRA fighters to stop fighting, and Saudi cleric issues religious order against building snowmen.

EGYPT
Court Acquits Defendants in Gay Bathhouse Case
Twenty-six men cleared of charges such as from debauchery and public indecency. The bathhouse raid highlights the government’s continued crackdown on Egypt’s gay community.

THAILAND
Children Among Nearly 100 Rohingya Trafficking Victims
A woman died of suffocation while cramped inside one of five trucks carrying the migrants in the country’s south.

UGANDA
Captured Rebel Leader Urges Comrades to Stop Fighting
Dominic Ongwen is being held by U.S. forces in the Central African Republic. He is wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity.

SAUDI ARABIA
Cleric Issues Fatwa Against Building Snowmen Amid Winter Storm
​The sheikh says creating idols of humans and animals is sinful; but people are free to build icy statues of trees, buildings, cars and anything else that doesn’t have a soul.

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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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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – January 06, 2015

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Gunmen kill Saudi guards near Iraqi border, Shia Houthi rebels come under attack in the Yemeni capital, U.S. charges two in connection with Gambia failed coup, and children suffer from malnutrition and malaria in Central African Republic’s ongoing conflict.

SAUDI ARABIA
Guards Killed in Rare Border Attack
Four gunmen attacked the guards early on Monday as they tried to cross into Arar.

YEMEN
Blast Targets Shia Houthi Rebels in Capital
The explosion comes a day after a suicide bomb attack killed at least four people in a mainly Shia district of Sanaa.

U.S.A.
Justice Department Charges Two in Gambia Attempted Coup
Both of the men are of Gambian descent. One is accused of financing the plan and the other of purchasing equipment and weapons ahead of the attack.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Hospital Struggles to Care For Youngest Victims of Conflict
Malnutrition and malaria are on the rise, and aid agencies warn more children are being recruited as soldiers in the civil war.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 31, 2014

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Kremlin critic arrested after defying first day of house arrest to join anti-government protest, Malaysian government criticized for slow response to devastating floods, scientists trace ebola outbreak to tiny Guinean village, and former Korea Air executive detained over ‘nut rage’ incident.

RUSSIA
Putin Critic Sentenced, Then Detained for Violating House Arrest
Alexei Navalny was convicted on fraud charges on Tuesday. He was later arrested after leaving his home to join an anti-government protest in Moscow.

MALAYSIA
Government Criticized Over Delayed Response to Devastating Floods
Prime Minister Najib Razak was slammed for being on holiday in the U.S. as the chaos unfolded across the country.

GUINEA
Ebola Outbreak Traced to Toddler’s Village Playground
Scientists discovered a hollow tree that once housed a colony of fruit bats is likely where a two-year-old contracted the deadly virus.

SOUTH KOREA
Former Airline Executive Detained Over Bizarre Rant
On a flight from New York to Seoul earlier this month, Heather Cho threw a tantrum after a steward served her macadamia nuts in a bag rather than on a plate.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 19, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Kenyan lawmakers approve controversial anti-terror legislation but not without a fight, PETA uncovers shocking dog skin trade in China, U.S. Navy shows off a drone that looks like it belongs in ‘Jaws’, and deadly fighting between vigilante groups in western Mexico.

KENYA
Fists Fly Ahead of Parliament Vote on Terror Laws
Opposition lawmakers warn the new legislation violates civil liberties and freedom of speech.

CHINA
PETA Discovers Sizable Trade in Dog Skin
During a one-year investigation, animal rights group PETA discovered the widespread slaughter of dogs for meat and skin sales.

U.S.A.
Navy Unveils ‘GhostSwimmer’ Drone
It looks and swims like a shark, but this new gizmo could in the future be a useful tool in surveillance, intelligence and reconnaissance missions.

MEXICO
Eleven Dead in Fighting Between Vigilante Groups
Authorities say a turf war between two leaders triggered the violence in Michoacan State.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 15, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Turkish police raid media outlets critical of President Erdogan, International Criminal Court suspends war crimes investigation in Sudan’s Darfur region, Syrian activists show support for U.S. protests against police violence, and first-ever commercial drone expo promotes non-military applications of the technology.

TURKEY
Police Raid Media Outlets Supportive of Erdogan Opponent
Two dozen people were arrested on Sunday as the government steps up a crackdown on supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen.

SUDAN
International Criminal Court Halts Probe Into Darfur War Crimes
The prosecutor said resources needed to be shifted to other crises in the region because the UN Security Council had done little to bring those implicated to justice.

SYRIA
Activists Rally in Solidarity With U.S. Protests Against Police Brutality
Residents of Kafr Nabl showed their support as tens of thousands gathered in several American cities to protest against recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

U.S.A.
Commercial Drone Expo Attracts Thousands in Los Angeles
Companies promoted non-military uses such as delivery of medication to remote areas.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 12, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Taliban attacks French-run high school in Kabul, U.S. and Italian police arrest eight in extortion probe, Google News to shut down in Spain over copyright law, and supporters of Chechen leader pelt Russian rights activists with eggs.

AFGHANISTAN
French-Run School Targeted in Taliban Suicide Bomb Attack
Explosives were detonated during the performance of a play that condemned suicide attacks, killing at least one person and injuring 20 others.

ITALY
Court Orders Mafia Arrests in Extortion Probe
U.S. police issued an arrest warrant for Francesco Palmeri, the underboss of New York’s infamous Gambino mafia. Seven others were detained in a number of Italian cities.

SPAIN
Google News to Shut Down Service Over New Copyright Law
The legislation will allow Spanish media outlets to charge services like Google News for republishing any of their content.

RUSSIA
Human Rights Leaders Pelted With Eggs Over Chechnya Comments
Supporters of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov disrupted a conference of activists who criticized the collective punishment of militants’ families in the Russian region.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – November 19, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines.​ Today: Bangladesh’s navy rescues hundreds of people from human traffickers near Myanmar’s border, Human Rights Watch accuses police in the Democratic Republic of the Congo of mass executions and abductions during gang crackdown, Italian police release rare footage showing initiation ceremony of the ‘Ndrangheta criminal organization, and report claims child homelessness has risen to a record high in the U.S.

BANGLADESH
Navy Rescues Hundreds of Trafficking Victims​
More than 600 people from Bangladesh and Myanmar were found aboard a commercial fishing boat.

D.R. CONGO
Police Allegedly Kill Dozens in Anti-Gang Operation
A report released by Human Rights Watch details witness testimony of mass executions and abductions during a crackdown on Kinshasa’s criminal gangs.

ITALY
Mafia Initiation Secretly Filmed in Northern Town
The video shows the swearing-in of mobsters belonging to the ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate. Police arrested 40 people in several raids on Tuesday.

U.S.A.
NGO Report Warns Child Homelessness at All-Time High
A comprehensive study conducted by the National Center on Family Homelessness claims one in 30 American children were living on the streets in 2013.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – November 17, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines.​ Today: Suicide bomb attack injures female Afghan politician, Pakistan claims more than 1,200 Taliban killed in North Waziristan since June, U.S. government to grant conditional refugee status to young Central American migrants, and Egyptian militant group releases video of attacks on soldiers in Sinai last month.

AFGHANISTAN
Female MP Targeted in Kabul Attack
Shukria Barakzai, a feminist and vocal critic of the Taliban, was injured in the attack.

PAKISTAN
Military Claims Success in North Waziristan
Top commander says more than 1,200 Taliban militants killed since June.

U.S.A.
Refugee Status for Some Central American Migrants
The program goes into effect in December. It applies to people under 21 who live in El Salvador, Honduras or Guatemala, and whose parents are legal U.S. residents.

EGYPT
Militant Group Releases Video of Sinai Attacks
​Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis renamed itself Sinai Province last week after pledging allegiance to the Islamic State.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – November 13, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines.​ Today: UN says opium poppy cultivation reaches record high in Afghanistan, Iranian state television airs footage of alleged replica of captured U.S. drone, Massachusetts school tests gunshot detection system developed to thwart mass shootings, and global regulators fine five major banks a total of $4.3 billion in foreign currency investigation.

​AFGHANISTAN
Poppy Cultivation Hits Record High Despite Anti-Drug Operations
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime warns the country could turn into a narco-state with the withdrawal of foreign forces.

IRAN
State TV Airs Footage of Purported U.S. Drone Replica
A senior official of the elite Revolutionary Guard says at least two more surveillance drones will be built before mass production begins next year.

U.S.A.
Gunshot Detection Technology Tested at Massachusetts School
The ‘active shooter’ sensor system functions like a smoke alarm that immediately alerts school staff and police where and when shots are fired.

FINANCE
Major Banks Fined For Foreign Exchange Manipulation​
Global regulators say for years, traders used online chat rooms to plan their financial positions at the expense of their clients.

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