Iraq’s Yazidis Train to Prevent Another Massacre: VICE News Capsule, February 9

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Kurdish forces train Iraq’s Yazidi community to thwart attacks by the Islamic State, U.S. delivers $25 million in weapons and ammunition to Lebanon, Honduras helps poor families with the costs of burying loved ones lost to drug-related violence, and authorities in Washington, DC, are struggling to keep homeless families indoors this winter. IRAQ Kurdish Peshmerga Give Weapons to Yazidi Men Volunteers of the religious minority have mobilized a force to protect their land, women and children from another siege by the Islamic State. LEBANON U.S. Delivers $25 Million in Military Equipment The weapons and ammunition are aimed at helping the country fortify its border from Islamic militants fighting in Syria’s war next-door. HONDURAS Government Programs Provide Coffins to Low-Income Families Officials try to reduce the burden of costs associated with losing loved ones to drug-related violence. U.S.A. DC Officials Scramble to Secure Shelter Amid Surge in Homelessness ​The nation’s capital currently hosts a record 4,000 homeless families, and authorities are having a hard time keeping them indoors during the frigid winter months. Subscribe to VICE News here: Check out VICE News for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram: More videos from the VICE network:

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Lenovo Celebrates 100 Millionth ThinkPad with Hangout Event

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Lenovo is celebrating the shipment of its 100 millionth ThinkPad.

It took a little more than 20 years to hit the milestone. And Lenovo, the current maker of ThinkPad devices, marked it with a live Google Hangouts On Air event on Feb. 10, 2015.

The event featured a roundtable discussion and Q-and-A session with key members of the Lenovo ThinkPad team. The public was able to type in questions alongside the forum and have them addressed by the team.

Lenovo believes that customer loyalty specific to the ThinkPad has led to its longevity in what has become a very competitive field.

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Running Supplies with the Dudayev Battalion: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 92)

Thousands of foreign nationals have flocked to join the fighting in eastern Ukraine since the conflict began last April. Though both sides have benefited from foreign fighters, many are Russian soldiers who traveled to Ukraine voluntarily or followed orders from their superiors, and most have fought with the breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic. Their presence has helped tip the scales of the battle in favor of the separatists. Many of the Russian fighters hail from Chechnya and are loyal to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. A former rebel in Chechnya’s conflict with Russia, Kadyrov switched sides and eventually became head of the Chechen Republic and an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. In Ukraine, some Chechens that never abandoned the struggle against the Russian military back home are now fighting against the separatists, using their battlefield experience to help the Ukrainians defend their homeland. One Chechen fighter has a history of confrontation with Russia that stands out from the rest: Adam Osmayev. Educated in a private school in the UK, Osmayev was arrested in Ukraine in 2011 and accused of plotting to assassinate Putin. He managed to avoid being extradited to Russia and was recently released from prison in November. After securing his freedom, Osmayev traveled to eastern Ukraine to join the Dudayev Battalion, a volunteer group created by former Chechen guerrilla fighter Isa Munayev to fight pro-Russia separatists in the Donbass region. When Munayev was killed last week during clashes near Debaltseve, Osmayev took control of the battalion. VICE News met with Osmayev to find out more about the battalion, and to follow his fighters on a supply run to the frontline near Debaltseve. Subscribe to VICE News here: Check out VICE News for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram: More videos from the VICE network:

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How to Make the Most Out of an International SEO Campaign

International SEO is worth the investment in time, money, and intellectual resources if it improves a business’ global reach, expands their customer base, and offers them long-term stability in a global market.

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