Economic growth and increasingly interlinked markets have allowed both methamphetamine and the chemicals used in its production to flow across the Pacific region.
Over 1,000 people have died during the latest heatwave, and temperatures are projected to remain high this week – and soar over the course of the century.
Every time government officials make noise about how the Islamic State is threatening a series of deadly attacks on American soil, it only adds to the group's notoriety.
Apparently it was an attempt to highlight the hypocrisy that people show when it comes to animal welfare.
We went on a bar crawl around Dublin on Saturday night to talk to Ireland's young and drunk about the legalisation of same-sex marriage.
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch criticised a law enacted by Russia over the weekend as a "draconian crackdown" on foreign NGOs.
It appears that the commission is ending just as it was gaining speed.
This weekend, Ireland voted to legalise gay marriage, and a topLAD was found duct-taped to a lamppost in Manchester with a beer taped to his hand.
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 21 people on Friday at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia.
We talked to biker expert Edward Winterhalder about his reasons for joining a gang 40 years ago and how an argument over a patch turned into a deadly shootout on Sunday in Texas.
In the final part of the series, Secretary Carter speaks about how the Edward Snowden revelations have affected the NSA and big tech, and about his push to bring Silicon Valley innovation to the Department of Defense.
The United States remains the largest exporter of weapons to the Middle East. VICE News travels to Abu Dhabi to examine the competition between arms manufacturers wanting a bigger part of the lucrative market.
Saskatchewan has cracked down on strippers, so many have resorted to performing in private homes and hotels across the province.
About 70kg of dope is now in police custody.
In the third of a four-part series, Shane Smith asks Ashton Carter about the recent surge in violence in Afghanistan and what US withdrawal means for Afghan people.
A weird cult thinks that drinking bleach will cure pretty much anything.
West Africa's new role as a transit hub for drugs headed to Europe means illegal narcotics are more readily available on the continent, a top UN official says.
The head of Britain's largest trade union warned the labour party to pick the 'correct leader', 700 migrants were rescued off of the Indonesian coast and a restaurant in Nigeria was found to be serving human flesh.
VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky was in Moscow's Red Square for the 70th anniversary Victory Day parade.
In the second of our four-part series, Secretary Carter explains how the Islamic State became so popular so quickly, and what will have to be done to ensure a lasting defeat.
"Part of our spiritual practice is drinking kombucha," a temple spokesman told us.
On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives passed a bill to rein in the NSA's dragnet phone surveillance programs. But as the debate moves to the Senate, it's not clear whether we're debating a phone dragnet or an internet one.
VICE founder Shane Smith interviews US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter about Putin's nukes, the rise of the Islamic State, Afghan tumult and repairing the NSA's reputation.