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. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 30, 2014

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Peruvian government evacuates Amazonian villages following raid by indigenous tribe, UN transports food aid to South Sudanese civilians by the Nile River, dozens of rare seals mysteriously die off UK beaches, and displaced Afghan families face a harsh winter in makeshift camps. PERU Tribal Attack Forces Evacuation of Amazonian Communities Around 200 men of the Mashco-Piro tribe raided a village for food and tools last week. SOUTH SUDAN UN Begins Aid Delivery Using Nile Route Sudan’s border had been closed since South Sudan declared independence in 2011, forcing shipments to be delivered by air. UNITED KINGDOM Mysterious Seal Deaths Worry Conservationists Wildlife experts have not yet determined why more than 40 rare gray seals have died off Cornish beaches over the last two months. AFGHANISTAN Difficult Winter Ahead for Displaced Families in Makeshift Camps ​Thousands have fled their homes as the Taliban retake areas previously cleared by foreign forces.​ Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 31, 2014

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News 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. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 30, 2014

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Peruvian government evacuates Amazonian villages following raid by indigenous tribe, UN transports food aid to South Sudanese civilians by the Nile River, dozens of rare seals mysteriously die off UK beaches, and displaced Afghan families face a harsh winter in makeshift camps. PERU Tribal Attack Forces Evacuation of Amazonian Communities Around 200 men of the Mashco-Piro tribe raided a village for food and tools last week. SOUTH SUDAN UN Begins Aid Delivery Using Nile Route Sudan’s border had been closed since South Sudan declared independence in 2011, forcing shipments to be delivered by air. UNITED KINGDOM Mysterious Seal Deaths Worry Conservationists Wildlife experts have not yet determined why more than 40 rare gray seals have died off Cornish beaches over the last two months. AFGHANISTAN Difficult Winter Ahead for Displaced Families in Makeshift Camps ​Thousands have fled their homes as the Taliban retake areas previously cleared by foreign forces.​ Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 29, 2014

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Indian government promises to monitor sale of acid following increase in attacks on women, Hamas bans Palestinian children’s trip to Israel, snow and ice strands thousands in the French Alps, and Monday marks one year since Egyptian authorities detained three Al Jazeera journalists. INDIA Government Vows to Monitor Sale of Acid Following Recent Attacks A new web-based application promises to regulate purchases, but campaigners are skeptical it will have any real impact. GAZA Hamas Bans Children’s Trip to Israel Israeli activists organized a week-long tour for dozens of Palestinian kids orphaned by the recent war, but Hamas officials declared the itinerary ‘suspicious.’ FRANCE Days of Heavy Snow Leave Thousands Stranded in Alps Up to 15,000 people spent part of the weekend in shelters or stuck in their cars and unable to safely leave the roads. EGYPT One Year Since Imprisonment of Al Jazeera Journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed are serving between seven and 10 years each on terrorism-related charges. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 26, 2014

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Dominican border security tightened to keep out Haitians who are fleeing political unrest, sick Indian villagers sue company that abandoned asbestos mine three decades ago, UN says hundreds of world heritage sites damaged in ongoing war, and Indonesia builds massive sea wall to protect Jakarta from sinking. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Border Security Tightened to Block Haitians Fleeing Unrest Authorities are on alert as neighbor Haiti continues to cope with political instability. INDIA Abandoned Asbestos Mines Sicken Villagers Sixteen people diagnosed with a fatal lung disease want mining company to clean up debris and pay them compensation. SYRIA Hundreds of World Heritage Sites Damaged in War UN’s research and training arm releases report detailing satellite imagery which shows 290 sites have been destroyed, damaged or looted in the ongoing civil war. INDONESIA Government Builds Sea Wall to Stop Jakarta From Sinking A $293 million project aims to boost coastal defences and revamp the deteriorating canal system. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 25, 2014

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Five protesters are dead in northeast India after a clash with police, four people are dead and at least 50 injured after storms and tornadoes pummel the Southern U.S., Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti plans to equip 7,000 police officers with body cameras in the coming year, the United Nations is providing Sierra Leone with equipment to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. INDIA Rebel Killings Spark Violent Protests Against Police Five protesters are dead in northeast India after a clash with police. MISSISSIPPI Four Dead After Tornadoes Hit Four people are dead and at least 50 injured after storms and tornadoes pummel the Southern U.S. CALIFORNIA. LA to Equip Officers with Body Cameras Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti plans to equip 7,000 police officers with body cameras in the coming year. SIERRA LEONE UN Delivers Autoclaves to Disinfect Waste The United Nations is providing Sierra Leone with equipment to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 24, 2014

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: About 80 Palestinian protesters, many dressed up as Santa, clashed with Israeli security forces in Bethlehem, a 50 year old woman is dead and more than a dozen people are wounded after villagers protesting a copper mine clashed with riot police in Myanmar, Italian police have arrested 14 alleged members of a neo-fascist movement that was planning terrorist attacks, French officials stepped up security for the holidays after three separate attacks left about 30 people injured. PALESTINE Santa-clad Protesters Clash with Police About 80 Palestinian protesters, many dressed up as Santa, clashed with Israeli security forces in Bethlehem. MYANMAR Police Open Fire On Protesters A 50 year old woman is dead and more than a dozen people are wounded after villagers protesting a copper mine clashed with riot police. ITALY Fourteen Alleged Neo-Fascists Arrested Italian police have arrested 14 alleged members of a neo-fascist movement that was planning terrorist attacks against politicians, prosecutors and the police. FRANCE Heightened Security After Three Lone Wolf Attacks French officials stepped up security in public places through the holiday season after several recent attacks. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 23, 2014

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: a video released by the extremist group Boko Haram shows militants executing hundreds of Nigerians inside a school dormitory, China will dispatch its first infantry battalion as part of the United Nation’s peacekeeping mission to South Sudan, South Korea begins cyber security tests after a nuclear facility was hacked, and Iraqis create a nativity scene in an abandoned mall. NIGERIA Boko Haram Releases Video of Mass Killings A new video released by the extremist group Boko Haram shows the group executing hundreds of Nigerians in a cramped dormitory, in the town of Bama. Related: https://news.vice.com/article/boko-haram-slaughtered-hundreds-in-nigeria-waiting-for-military-help CHINA Peacekeepers Depart for South Sudan China will dispatch its first infantry battalion as part of the United Nation’s peacekeeping mission to South Sudan. Seven hundred Chinese peacekeepers, equipped with drones, armored infantry carriers, and anti-tank missiles will be deployed starting next month. Related: https://news.vice.com/article/conflict-in-south-sudan-escalates-with-return-of-dry-season SOUTH KOREA Nuclear Plant Operator Stages Cyber-Attack Drills After Attacks South Korean officials staged drills to test their resilience against possible cyber attacks at four nuclear power facilities across the country. The drills come after a recent successful cyber attack on one of the country’s nuclear plant operators. IRAQ Refugees Living in Deserted Mall Create Nativity Scene for Holidays Thousands of displaced Iraqis have been living in an unfinished shopping mall after fleeing fighting in Mosul earlier this year. For Christmas, the mostly Christian refugees created a nativity scene inside the mall. Related: https://news.vice.com/article/iraqs-christians-flee-mosul-and-fear-for-their-safety-in-baghdad Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 22, 2014

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News ​The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Pakistani officials hanged six militants after lifting their 2008 moratorium on the death penalty, Egypt has opened the Rafah Crossing for the first time in two months, UNICEF health workers encountered resistance in rural Guinea, and an independent Russian TV station has been forced to broadcast from a cramped apartment. PAKISTAN Pakistani officials have waved a 2008 ban on capital punishment and hanged 6 prisoners over the weekend. Pakistani officials tried to paint the executions as a retaliation to the Peshawar school massacre last week, but the militants hanged were being held for unrelated crimes. Related: https://news.vice.com/video/an-interview-with-a-survivor-of-the-peshawar-massacre EGYPT Rafah Crossing Egyptian officials have opened the Rafah Crossing for the first time in two months. Egypt shut down the crossing after militants from the Sinai region killed 33 members of its security forces. Related: https://news.vice.com/article/egypt-will-demolish-a-town-in-its-expanded-gaza-buffer-zone GUINEA UNICEF health workers encountered resistance Sunday as they tried to educate locals in the Diawasou Village, which is located on Guinea’s Southeastern border with Liberia and the Ivory Coast, on the best ways to combat the deadly Ebola virus. A villager threw a rock at the aid workers, who evacuated. Related: https://news.vice.com/article/the-economies-of-guinea-liberia-and-sierra-leone-have-been-wrecked-by-ebola RUSSIA DOZHD TV Independent TV station Dozhd TV has been forced to broadcast out of a cramped apartment because businesses find it too risky to lease space to a news outlet that is critical of the Kremlin. Related: https://news.vice.com/article/the-last-journalists-in-russia Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

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