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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – October 24, 2014

Written by Mark

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Turkey shifts position on helping Kurdish fighters get to Syrian town of Kobane, investigation reveals 18-year academic scandal at University of North Carolina, South Korean scientists solve mystery behind ‘weird’ dinosaur, and top drug manufacturers may collaborate to speed up ebola vaccine production.

TURKEY (annotate to: Turkey’s Border War)
Government to Help Group of Kurdish Fighters Reach Kobane
Two hundred peshmerga will be allowed to travel through Turkish territory from Iraq to defend the Syrian border town.

U.S.A.
Probe Uncovers Academic Fraud at University of North Carolina
Over an 18-year period, inflated grades and bogus classes helped thousands of student athletes stay in their programs.

SOUTH KOREA
Scientists Solve Decades-Old Dinosaur Mystery
Nearly complete skeletons discovered in Mongolia give paleontologists a clearer picture of a ‘weird’ creature with a duck’s bill, hoofed feet, and long arms.

HEALTH (annotate: The Fight Against Ebola)
Drug Makers in Talks to Collaborate on Ebola Vaccines
Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline are among the companies under pressure to quickly respond to the global health crisis.

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