VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – June, 18 2014

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Election monitors report thousands of cases of voter fraud in Afghanistan, U.S. President Obama announces new marine conservation plan, a Lebanese medical center provides anonymous sexual health services, and an entrepreneur equips one South African community with a tool to reduce unemployment and improve diets.

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AFGHANISTAN
Monitors Say Thousands of Violations in Run-Off Vote
Independent poll observers accuse both government officials and warlords of the allegations.

U.S.A.
President Obama Announces Marine Conservation Initiative
The plan would vastly expand the area of the Pacific Ocean that is off-limits to fishing and activities that could cause environmental damage.

LEBANON
Local Efforts to Battle Taboos on Sex
A health center and website provide sexual health services for underserved populations.

SOUTH AFRICA
Cape Town’s Shipping Container Fish Farms
One entrepreneur’s idea could provide opportunities for jobs and healthier diets.

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

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Colombia’s FARC rebels announce three-week ceasefire, more than 30 people killed over cattle dispute in eastern D.R. Congo, hundreds of migrant children sent to makeshift detention center in U.S. state of Arizona, and remains of missing man found inside crocodile in northern Australian park.

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COLOMBIA
FARC Rebels Announce Three-Week Ceasefire
The announcement was made in a scathing open letter to President Juan Manuel Santos’ rival candidate.

D.R. CONGO
Dozens Dead in Attack Over Land and Cattle Dispute
Ethnic and political violence has plagued South Kivu province for years.

U.S.A.
Arizona Sends Aid for Hundreds of Migrant Children
Up to a thousand children, mostly from Central America, were transferred to the state from Texas over the weekend.

AUSTRALIA
Human Remains Retrieved from Crocodile in National Park
The family of a 62-year-old man says a crocodile snatched him from their boat on Saturday.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – June, 3 2014

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Spain’s king steps down, France arrests four in suspected fighter recruitment network, Syria to make Russian language mandatory in schools, and Afghanistan unhappy about U.S. prisoner swap deal.

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SPAIN
King Juan Carlos Abdicates for Son
After nearly 40 years in power, the monarch makes way for his more popular son.

FRANCE
Four Detained for Suspected Fighter Recruitment
Arrests made after revelation that suspect in Belgium’s Jewish museum murders spent time in Syria.

SYRIA
Russian Language to Become Compulsory in Schools
French will be dropped, a move Syrian officials say had nothing to do with political differences.

AFGHANISTAN
President Karzai ‘Angry’ Over Prisoner Swap
The Afghan president apparently didn’t know about the deal until it was finalized.

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

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Indians protest over the alleged kidnapping of a prisoner by police, at least 10 Yemeni soldiers killed in fighting with Al Qaeda fighters, Nigerian villagers kill scores of Boko Haram fighters in the northeast, and Human Rights Watch reports child nicotine poisoning in four U.S. states.

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INDIA
Alleged Abduction of Prisoner Sparks Protest
Police say they don’t know where Bikramjit Singh is, or why he was taken.

YEMEN
Government Forces Clash With Al Qaeda Fighters in the South
At least 10 soldiers and 13 fighters were killed.

NIGERIA
Vigilantes Reportedly Kill Boko Haram Fighters
Villagers have detained a number of the fighters in Borno State.

U.S.A.
Rights Group Says Kids Get Sick Working on Tobacco Farms
Children as young as seven report symptoms of nicotine poisoning.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – May, 6 2014

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram threatens to ‘sell’ more than 200 abducted schoolgirls, South Sudan’s government and rebels fight for key territory despite plans for new peace talks, the U.S. Supreme Court passes up another chance to define the breadth of the Second Amendment right to gun bear arms, and hundreds of thousands march to urge the Brazilian government to better protect the LGBT community.

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NIGERIA
Boko Haram Threatens to ‘Sell’ Kidnapped Schoolgirls
The Islamist group releases a video message offering a grim view of what’s planned for the more than 200 girls.

SOUTH SUDAN
Government Recaptures Territory from Rebels
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is threatening sanctions and ‘other consequences’ if rebels don’t agree to join peace talks.

U.S.A.
Supreme Court Refuses to Rule on Guns in Public
Court turns away a case dealing with New Jersey state restrictions on gun ownership.

BRAZIL
World’s Biggest Gay Pride Parade Held in Sao Paulo
Activists urge legislation criminalizing discrimination against the LGBT community.

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

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Iraq votes in its first national election since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. forces, pro-Russia separatists storm more government buildings in eastern Ukraine, security forces in Pakistan destroy hundreds of acres of poppy fields, and the White House urges colleges to step up efforts to battle sexual assault.

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IRAQ
Parliamentary Vote Under Way
No party is expected to win the majority in the first national ballot held since the withdrawal of U.S. forces.

UKRAINE
Separatists Seize Government Buildings in Luhansk
The provincial government building, police headquarters, and prosecutor’s office are taken over by several hundred pro-Russia separatists.

PAKISTAN
Poppy Fields Destroyed in Anti-Drug Operation
Security forces take on hundreds of acres of farm land in the tribal regions along the border with Afghanistan.

U.S.A.
White House Bolsters Campaign Against Campus Sex Assault
A special task force report calls on universities to make changes to the way they handle the growing issue.

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A Bizarre Night in Thailand: Correspondent Confidential

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Correspondent Confidential Producer Carrie Ching traveled to Thailand in 2004 to interview ex-pat Vietnam War veterans for a story about the upcoming Bush-Kerry presidential election. The story took her to the country’s raunchiest neighborhood during Thailand’s New Year festival — on what is notoriously one of the country’s rowdiest days of the year. She wound up in the heart of Boyz Town, the gay red light district famous for illegal prostitution of underage boys. The interviews that day may have been about U.S. politics, but the real story — illegal sex tourism and child prostitution — was happening right before her eyes.

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Immigrant America: The High Cost of Deporting Parents

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As Barack Obama considers ways to enforce immigration laws “more humanely,” VICE News travels to Guatemala to meet a deportee named Ray Jesus, who lives apart from his American wife and 5 American children. When Ray lived in the U.S., he was the family’s breadwinner. Now they rely on welfare to get by. It turns out that deporting parents costs much more than the price of a one-way ticket home.

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