The government's recent decision to hire PMCs raised some uncomfortable questions about the future of conflict in the region and on a global scale.
This morning, the US government is suing Ferguson for failing to adopt police reforms, 50,000 people have been displaced after fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Paul McCartney loves emojis, and more.
We spoke with correspondent Danny Gold about the psychological effects of reporting on a deadly epidemic, and if the world will be better prepared for the next one.
Tonya Couch, Carrot Top impersonator and mother of the 'Affluenza Teen,' has been deported from Mexico, Denver issued a recall of 100,000 weed edibles, and Brussels has canceled its New Year's fireworks amid fears of a terrorist attack.
Cristina de Middel's haunting and beautiful photographic interpretation of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts mixes fiction and photojournalism.
A conversation with Virginia Comolli, author of Boko Haram: Nigeria's Islamist Insurgency.
Because of French laws criminalizing sex work, many prostitutes in Paris do their work hidden in the woods. L'Association Les Amis du Bus des Femmes brings the resources directly to them by way of their bus.
Email scammers are convincing old, disabled, and mentally ill people to commit crimes.
"Deport first, appeal later" legislation means immigrants who commit minor crimes can only appeal after they've already been removed and, in many cases, left destitute.
Searching for a better life, a wave of African immigrants have taken jobs as corrections officers in the Lone Star State.
Though the Nigerian military has won victories against the notoriously violent militants, refugees displaced by the violence are still struggling to repair their lives.
In a country where gay men are subject to anal examinations in police cells and imprisonment because of text messages, Alice Nkom has dedicated herself to helping people find justice in a homophobic system.
Today, troops from Chad and Niger retake town from Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, and more.
Nigeria's Nollywood is the second-largest producer of movies in the world. How does it compare with Hollywood and Bollywood?
Thousands of Nigerians flee to Cameroon to escape Boko Haram, Gaza exports first produce shipment to Israel since 2007, and more on today's VICE News Capsule.
Other foreign prisoners slated for execution with Chan and Sukumaran haven't stirred the same passion in their home countries, where reactions range from outrage to disinterest.
Ghanians march against power cuts, Poland faces some of the worst air pollution in the EU, and more.
They want the world to pay more attention when Nigerians are killed in terrorist atrocities.
Ottawa is exporting less military aid overall but upping shipments to India, Egypt, and Tunisia, as well as other non-NATO allies with questionable moral records.
Whenever the world goes to hell in a family-size hand basket, people act surprised that they keep getting surprised.
I talked to human rights campaigners to discuss the UK's attempts to tackle homophobia around the world.
"Witches and wizards in the country are ready to help restore Nigeria's lost glory," according to their spokesman, Dr. Okhue Iboi.
You can create the most sophisticated medicines and vaccines in the universe, but none of that matters if most countries can't afford them-or even afford to train doctors in the first place.
As President Barack Obama announced that he would be sending American military personnel to West Africa to help combat the epidemic, VICE News traveled to Liberia to spend time with those on the front lines of the outbreak.