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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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