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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – July, 29 2014

Written by Mark

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: riots kill three in Pakistan over an allegedly ‘blasphemous’ Facebook post, deal struck to reform U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, investigation reveals some migrant workers in Qatar haven’t been paid in a year, and defense team of Blackwater security guards on trial for Iraqi killings accuses U.S. government of concealing evidence.

PAKISTAN
Deadly Riots Over ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Post
Several houses were lit on fire, killing three members of the same family.

U.S.A.
Congress Reaches Veterans Affairs Agreement
The plan would authorize billions of dollars to fund new facilities and hire new staff, as well as offer veterans alternatives for care.

QATAR
Investigation Reveals Plight of World Cup Workers
Some workers who built offices for World Cup organizers haven’t been paid for a year.

IRAQ
Blackwater Defense Accuses U.S. Government of Hiding Evidence
Lawyers say photos that could help corroborate their clients’ claims were withheld for seven years.

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