The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Indian villagers voice their frustration by taking two local politicians hostage, Somalia’s first fire department is up and running, the UN fights child labor in Egypt with food incentives, and Italy’s military grows medical marijuana.
Villagers Take Local Politicians Hostage
The residents of Mughalsarai in Uttar Pradesh were angry over frequent power cuts and water shortages.
Firefighters Brush Up on Skills
The department operates with 50 staff, three fire trucks, and three ambulances.
UN Food Program Fights Child Labor
Almost 24,000 Egyptian children have received school meals since the effort began in April.
Military Produces First Medical Marijuana Crop
The plants are being grown in a secure room at a military-run pharmaceutical plant in Florence.
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