The VICE News Capsule is a daily roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Guantanamo Bay re-brands hunger strikes, South Sudan’s tension with the UN, earthquakes from fracking and Naxalites in India.
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Guantanamo Calls Hunger Strikes “Long-Term Non-Religious Fasts”
Officials at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility are now calling hunger strikes “long-term non-religious fasts.”
South Sudan Accuses the UN of Arming Rebels
South Sudan’s government said it intercepted weapons in a United Nations convoy marked as food, and accused the UN of arming rebels.
Fracking May Be Linked to Earthquakes in the US
Ohio authorities shut down a fracking operation after two earthquakes were felt in the area, near the Pennsylvania border.
India Maoists Kill At Least 16 Policemen
Indian police say maoists rebels killed at least 16 officers in Chhattisgarh.
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