Soldiers Liberate Nigerian Town from Boko Haram: VICE News Capsule, March 20

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Troops from Chad and Niger retake town from Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, rights groups don’t want the UN funding Iran’s counter-narcotics programs as long as it punishes drug crimes with the death penalty, French parliament could make it illegal to hire models with eating disorders, and Brazilian scientists solve a fungal mystery. NIGERIA Chad and Niger Troops Retake Town from Boko Haram Some 200 militants died in fighting during the 10-day offensive in Damasak, and residents have been told it’s safe to return. IRAN UN Funds Anti-Drug Efforts Despite Capital Punishment Rights groups say the death penalty does nothing to curb addiction and trafficking. They’re urging the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to stop providing aid so long as capital punishment is part of Tehran’s strategy. FRANCE Parliament Considers Modeling Weight Restrictions to Battle Anorexia A health bill could include language that makes it illegal to hire women and girls who have eating disorders. It could also target websites that glorify “excessive thinness”. SCIENCE Researchers Explain Why Certain Mushrooms are Truly Magical Seventy-one species of fungi emit light to attract insects that can help them colonize new habitats. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News 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 More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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Soldiers Liberate Nigerian Town from Boko Haram: VICE News Capsule, March 20

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Troops from Chad and Niger retake town from Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, rights groups don’t want the UN funding Iran’s counter-narcotics programs as long as it punishes drug crimes with the death penalty, French parliament could make it illegal to hire models with eating disorders, and Brazilian scientists solve a fungal mystery. NIGERIA Chad and Niger Troops Retake Town from Boko Haram Some 200 militants died in fighting during the 10-day offensive in Damasak, and residents have been told it’s safe to return. IRAN UN Funds Anti-Drug Efforts Despite Capital Punishment Rights groups say the death penalty does nothing to curb addiction and trafficking. They’re urging the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to stop providing aid so long as capital punishment is part of Tehran’s strategy. FRANCE Parliament Considers Modeling Weight Restrictions to Battle Anorexia A health bill could include language that makes it illegal to hire women and girls who have eating disorders. It could also target websites that glorify “excessive thinness”. SCIENCE Researchers Explain Why Certain Mushrooms are Truly Magical Seventy-one species of fungi emit light to attract insects that can help them colonize new habitats. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News 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 More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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