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The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Wall Street players are identified in the Panama Papers, Bernie says Hillary isn't qualified to be president, Kanye leads tributes to Phife Dawg at his memorial, and more.
April 7, 2016, 9:18am

Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.

US News

  • Wall Street Players Identified in Panama Papers
    The names of US executives have emerged from the Panama Papers, including people accused or convicted of financial crimes. The leaked documents show that more than 200 people with US addresses set up offshore companies, including Benjamin Wey, the Wall Street financier recently charged with securities fraud. —USA Today
  • Bernie Says Hillary Not Qualified to Be President
    Bernie Sanders said Hillary Clinton was not qualified to be president because of her special-interest funding and her vote for the war in Iraq. Sanders later said his rival "might want to apologize to the families who lost their loved ones in Iraq." Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon called Sanders' attack "a new low." —The Washington Post
  • Woman Found Dead at Austin Campus
    Police in Austin are searching for a possible killer on a college campus after the body of a woman in her twenties was found at the University of Texas. The death has prompted the college to bring in additional safety patrols and shuttles for students during late nights, but classes are going ahead. —NBC News
  • Tennessee Bill Could Stop LGBT Care
    The Tennessee House passed a bill which would allow mental health counselors to deny help to clients based on religious grounds. Opponents of the bill say it will be used to block care to LGBT individuals, and the Tennessee Equality Project has called on the state governor to veto. —Reuters

International News

  • Panama President Promises Transparency
    Panama's president Juan Carlos Varela has announced that an international panel of experts will help create transparency in his country's financial industry. The latest leaks from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca show that three members of the Chinese Communist Party's most powerful committee have relatives who control offshore companies. —BBC News
  • Bangladeshi Activist Hacked to Death
    A law student who posted pro-atheism comments online has been murdered, according to Bangladeshi police. Nazimuddin Samad was hacked with machetes by at least three men riding on a motorbike, then shot to death. It is the latest in a series of killings of secular activists in the country. —Al Jazeera
  • France Introduces Prostitution Ban
    The French parliament has passed a controversial law that makes it illegal to pay for sex and imposes fines of $1,700 for those caught buying sexual acts. Supporters of the law say it will help fight trafficking, but some sex workers protested against the law outside parliament. —The Guardian
  • Cyprus Agrees to Extradite Hijacker
    Cyprus has agreed to extradite the Egyptian man accused of hijacking an airliner last week. Held in Cyprus since he used a fake suicide belt to hijack an EgyptAir flight and forced it to fly to Larnaca, the extradition process for Seif al-Din Mustafa, 58, is expected to be fast-tracked. —Reuters

Kanye's speech at the Phife Dawg tribute in Harlem

Everything Else

  • LAPD Investigates Sheen Murder Threat Claims
    The Los Angeles Police Department has opened a criminal investigation against Charlie Sheen over alleged death threats he made against ex-fiancee Scottine Rossi. Rossi also claims Sheen did not tell her he was HIV positive during their relationship. —CBS News
  • Video Shows School Cop Body-Slamming 12-Year-Old
    Officials in San Antonio are investigating video which shows a school district police officer body-slamming a 12-year-old middle school student to the ground. The school district has placed the officer on paid leave. —ABC News
  • CIA Helped Produce 'Top Chef' Episode
    Newly released details from a CIA watchdog reveal the agency "supported" a spy-themed episode of Bravo reality show Top Chef, along with movies like Argo and Zero Dark Thirty. The agency wanted an "accurate portrayal" of CIA work on screen. —VICE News
  • Kanye Leads Tributes to Phife Dawg at Apollo Theater
    The legendary venue in Harlem hosted hip-hop royalty for a tearful sendoff to a Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg. Kanye West, Chuck D, Andre 3000, Busta Rhymes and D'angelo all paid tribute.—Noisey

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