The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Shelling kills dozens of civilians in eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, Tokyo protesters criticize prime minister's response to hostage situation, journalist who first reported on death of Argentinian state prosecutor flees to Israel, and three densely populated Brazilian states are facing their worst drought since 1930.
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Shelling Leaves Dozens Dead in Mariupol
President Petro Poroshenko says a de-escalation of the conflict is the only way forward.
Tokyo Protesters Criticize Government Response to Hostage Crisis
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe refused to heed to the Islamic State's demands of $200 million in exchange for the release of two Japanese hostages. One is believed to have been executed after the Friday deadline was not met.
Journalist Who First Reported Nisman Death Flees to Israel
Damian Pachter said he left because he feared for his life. Alberto Nisman was found dead the night before he was due to testify that he suspected the country's president had conspired to cover up a notorious 1994 bomb attack.
Severe Drought Persists in Densely Populated States
The environment minister says residents in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Minas Gerais must conserve water to cope with the worsening situation.
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