— The Erimtan Angle —

‘The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Spain cracks down on members of one of Italy’s biggest mafias, Ukraine’s military says it’s found a secret rebel base after recapturing Sloviansk, Russia launches the first newly designed rocket since the Soviet era, and a U.S. study shows plants can ‘sense’ predators (10 July 2014)’.

‘The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Mexican train derailment strands migrants trying to reach American border, head of U.S. Homeland Security seeks quicker deportation of migrants, Texas city purifies wastewater to increase drinking water supply, and Polish company produces guns for urban warfare.

MEXICO. Train Derailment Strands U.S.-Bound Migrants. About 1,300 migrants were aboard the cargo train when it came off the tracks in Oaxaca state.

GUATEMALA. U.S. Homeland Security Chief Calls for Speedier Deportation. Jeh Johnson told regional officials thousands of unaccompanied children who crossed the border aren’t exempt and will be returned home.

U.S.A. A City’s Toilet-to-Tap Approach to Drought. Wichita Falls, Texas, is purifying sewage water to increase the supply of drinking water.

POLAND. A New Generation of User-Friendly Rifles. The line allows a swift change from sniper to assault rifle (11 July 2014)’.

‘The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: French defense minister announces end to Mali military operations, denial and suspicion hinder efforts to contain ebola virus in Sierra Leone, Afghan presidential candidates agree to accept results of recount, and Peru considers old strategy to combat drug trafficking.

MALI. France to Widen Military Operations to Sahel Region. Foreign minister says the troops will be redeployed to protect the area from extremists.

SIERRA LEONE Fear Fuels the Spread of Ebola. Health workers say many people refuse to get tested and choose to stay home even if they exhibit symptoms.

AFGHANISTAN. Opponents Agree to Accept Recount Results. The United Nations will supervise a full audit of the June 14 presidential run-off.

PERU. Government Considers Old Strategy to Fight Drug Trade. The military may soon be allowed to shoot down planes used to smuggle drugs (14 July 2014)’.

‘The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Boko Haram leader mocks #BringBackOurGirls campaign, French police disperse pro-Palestinian rally, Iraqi cleric calls on volunteers to protect holy sites, and Chinese designers produce small 3D-printed boat.

NIGERIA. Boko Haram Leader Mocks ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Campaign. Abubakar Shekau danced around in a video, calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to release some of his fighters.

FRANCE. Police Disperse Pro-Palestinian Rally in Paris. Ten thousand people marched through the French capital against Israel’s military offensive in Gaza.

IRAQ. Volunteers Help Protect Samarra from Militants. Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his supporters to guard the country’s holy sites.

CHINA. Design Team Test 3D-Printed Boat. The two-person rowboat took 10 hours to make and cost around $80 dollars (15 July 2014)’.

‘The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: U.S. completes first expedited deportations of Central American migrants, North Korean leader directs military drills near South Korean border, Cambodian security forces clash with protesters, and Thailand melts thousands of guns into recycled metal.

HONDURAS. U.S. Completes First Fast-Track Deportations. American officials say they’re the first of several expedited proceedings to deal with the cross-border surge.

NORTH KOREA. Kim Jong-Un Supervises Military Drills. The country rarely carries out such exercises so close to the South Korean border.

CAMBODIA. Protesters Beat Guards in Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park. Activists are demanding the government re-open the capital’s main protest site.

THAILAND. Police Destroy Thousands of Guns. They melted down 34,000 firearms into nearly 30 tons of recycled metal (16 July 2014)’.


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