The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Dutch tourist rescued in Mali after three years in captivity, Russian migrants face new residency exam questions, NYC officials remove statue of Edward Snowden from park, and Japan approves controversial textbooks.
Dutch Hostage Free After Three Years in Captivity
French commandos freed Sjaak Rijke, who was captured by Al Qaeda in Timbuktu.
New Additions to Residency Exam
Migrants will need to brush up on Russia’s official version of events.
Police Remove Snowden Statue in New York City Neighborhood
Activists covertly installed a bust of Edward Snowden in a Brooklyn park overnight.
New Textbooks Politicize Territorial Disputes
South Korea summoned Tokyo’s ambassador over claims to Takeshima islands.
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