The VICE News Capsule is a daily roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Myanmar’s war on opium, the Taliban destroyed Pakistan’s silk industry, the UK pulls out of Afghanistan and serious starvation risk among Syrian refugee children.
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Myanmar Opium Fight Failing
Despite Myanmar’s attempts to eradicate the farming of opium poppies, production is picking up again.
Pakistani Taliban Destroys Silk Industry
The silk industry in northwest Pakistan’s Swat Valley collapsed when the Taliban took control of the area. Five years later, the industry hasn’t bounced back, leaving thousands unemployed.
Britain Pulls Troops Out Of Afghanistan
British troops have pulled out of all but one frontline outpost, marking one of the last steps of its 13-year mission in Afghanistan.
Severe Starvation Risk Among Syrian Children
About 10,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are suffering from severe malnutrition.
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