The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Russia enforces its ban on Western food imports, California firefighters struggle to control blaze, Japan’s elderly are at risk from a record heat wave, and Nigeria’s new alternative to firewood and kerosene.
Authorities Destroy Illegally Imported Bacon
The country’s agricultural watchdog burned more than 300,000 pounds of pork for violating a food ban.
Wildfires Spread in Drought-Stricken California
More than 13,000 residents have been asked to leave their homes.
Record Heat Wave Strikes Tokyo
At least 40 people have died and more than 11,000 people have been hospitalized.
New Biofuel Helps Reduce Cooking-Related Deaths
Almost 100,000 Nigerian women die each year from using kerosene and firewood inside.
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