Published on Aug 11, 2014
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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Ukraine's military tightens 'ring' around rebels in Donetsk, Islamic State reportedly kills hundreds of Iraqi Yazidis in the north, Typhoon Halong slams southwest Japan, and Canada is on a mission to claim the North Pole.
Military Surrounds Rebels in Donetsk
Ukrainian forces have given pro-Russia separatists in the eastern city two choices: lay down your weapons or face the consequences.
Minister Claims Militants Massacred Ethnic Minority
Hundreds of members of the Yazidi community are said to have been killed, with some victims reportedly buried alive.
Typhoon Halong Brings Death and Destruction
Nine people were killed and dozens are still missing after the storm battered the country's southwest over the weekend.
Six-Week Mission Underway to Map North Pole Seabed
Scientists believe there's a significant amount of untapped oil and natural gas resources under the region's sea ice.
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