The VICE News Capsule is a daily roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: fatwa on emoticons, a Mexican drug lord, African migrants, and malaria.
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Vilayat Dagestan Issues a Fatwa on Emoticons
The cute smiley faces and cartoon symbols sent from phone to phone pose no threat to Islamic sensibilities.That’s according to a new fatwa issued by a Russian Jihadist group.
Mexican Drug Lord Thought Dead in 2010, is Reported Killed
A leader of Mexico’s Knights Templar drug cartel has been declared dead… for the second time.
Dozens of African Migrants Drown off the Coast of Yemen
At least 42 African migrants have drowned in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Yemen.
Climate Change Could Mean More Malaria in Africa
Global warming could lead to a spike in new malaria cases in densely populated regions of Africa and South America.
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