VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – January 05, 2015

Subscribe to VICE News here: The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Human traffickers make $3 million off migrants abandoned in Mediterranean Sea, Syrian father builds daughter prosthetic limb from plastic soda bottles, undocumented immigrants get driver’s licenses in California, and small motel offers guests protest-themed accommodations in Hong Kong. ITALY Big Pay Day For Human Smugglers Police estimate the traffickers who abandoned a cargo ship in the Mediterranean last week made about $3 million in fees they charged the 359 migrants to board from Turkey. SYRIA Father Builds Prosthetic Leg For Daughter Out of Plastic Bottles The two were injured when a missile landed near their house in eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. U.S.A. Undocumented Immigrants Get Driver’s Licenses in California On Friday, the state became the 10th in the country to ease restrictions. An estimated 11,000 people applied on the first day. HONG KONG Reliving the Umbrella Revolution a Night at a Time A small guesthouse in the city lets visitors sleep in tents taken from protest sites, giving them a taste of the months-long ‘Occupy Central’ protests. Check out VICE News for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram:

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