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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Venezuela evicts thousands from world’s tallest slum, pro-Russia separatists accused of downing Ukrainian fighter jets, Syrian rebel group claims it’s driven out fighters of the Islamic State from Damascus suburbs, and SpaceX completes test launch of reusable rocket.
Mass Eviction of Skyscraper Squatters Underway
Thousands have lived in the ‘Tower of David’ since the 1990s.
Separatists Accused of Downing Fighter Jets Near Russian Border
Report comes days after intel suggested rebels shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
Rebel Infighting Around the Capital
Fighters of the Islamic Front say they drove out members of the Islamic State from Damascus suburbs.
SpaceX Completes Test Launch of Reusable Rocket
The company says the series could save tens of millions of dollars in future launch costs.
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