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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – October 20, 2014

Written by Mark

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: heavy smog doesn’t stop marathon runners in Beijing, Sweden investigates reports of ‘foreign underwater activity’ in Baltic Sea, death of northern white rhino in Kenya brings species closer to extinction, and not everyone is enthusiastic about the ‘Clean India’ campaign.

CHINA
Beijing Marathon Runners Undeterred by Heavy Smog
Twenty-six thousand competitors from around the world braved the haze to compete in the race on Sunday.

SWEDEN
Intelligence Reports Trigger Underwater Hunt
The military began scouring the Baltic Sea after officials were told there was reason to believe a Russian submarine was in an area off Stockholm’s coast.

KENYA
One of the World’s Seven Remaining Northern White Rhinos Dies
The species is even closer to extinction now as the 34-year-old rhino was one of only two remaining breeding males.

INDIA
How Helpful is the Government’s Sanitation Initiative?
Residents say the ‘Clean India’ campaign may raise awareness but that much more is needed to clear the streets of garbage and human waste.

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