VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – August, 5 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Ukraine urges civilians to evacuate areas in the embattled east, Iraq’s air force to help Kurdish forces fight Islamist militants, UN says at least 20 kids die weekly in South Sudan of illnesses related to malnutrition, and villages in China submerged in lake formed by a powerful earthquake.

UKRAINE
Military Urges Evacuation from Eastern Cities
Officials say they’re intensifying a campaign to drive out pro-Russia separatists.

IRAQ
Prime Minister Orders Air Force to Help Kurds Fight Militants
Kurdish Peshmerga forces have launched a counter-offensive against fighters of the Islamic State.

SOUTH SUDAN
UNICEF Cites Surge in Child Deaths by ‘Preventable Illnesses’
The agency says at least 20 die weekly from hunger-related ailments.

CHINA
Search and Rescue Efforts Continue After Yunnan Earthquake
A barrier lake formed by a landslide has buried entire communities.

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