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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – July, 21 2014

Written by Mark

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Libyan militias battle for country’s main airport, Iraqi military drives militants out at a cost, American smoker’s widow wins massive wrongful death suit, and Spanish police detain Colombian drug boss.

LIBYA
Fighting Intensifies Around Country’s Main Airport
Rival militias have fought for control of Tripoli International Airport since last Sunday.

IRAQ
Military Aims to Stop Militant Advance to Baghdad
The UN says the military hasn’t done enough to protect civilian populations.

U.S.A.
Widow Wins Wrongful Death Case Against Tobacco Company
Cynthia Robinson to be paid $23 billion in damages in suit against the country’s second-largest cigarette maker.

SPAIN
Police Arrest Colombian Druglord
Hernan Alonso Villa is wanted in connection to more than 300 murders.

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