Covered from head to toe in a traditional black cloak and donning an automatic assault rifle on her broad shoulders, 53-year-old Firoza has been defending the people of her town for the past three years.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, TEPCO shareholders fail to shutdown Japan's largest nuclear power plant, and five armed men kill a prominent human rights activist in Libya.
Last week you threw away a Crock-Pot your mom gave you for Christmas 20 years ago. What if some terrorist, or some lunatic mistaken for a terrorist, or a terrorist who is a lunatic, as so many are, fished that Crock-Pot out of the garbage and made a bomb
A soldier called our attention to a severed head facedown in the dust. "Is it Malian, do you think?" The gendarme kicked it over and studied the face. Dark blood dripped from its mouth. A fly crawled up its nose. "Nah, maybe Algerian or Nigerien."
When it comes to going to war, it's not too often we get to see France beat the US to the punch. But in the case of Mali, the troubled north African country with a serious jihadi problem, the French are playing the usual American role of global terrorist-…
his was shortly after 9/11. I had read that two of the hijackers had worked at gas stations and used prepaid cell phones. My brain became alive with farts. I decided to conduct some cursory surveillance.