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  • VICE News Capsule

    The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, hundreds of thousands of people demand an independence vote in Spain's Catalonia region, and Mexican authorities find and destroy the country's first known coca plants.

  • Yemen: A Failed State

    Since 2011, when Yemeni youths took to the streets and sparked the eventual demise of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime, the country has fallen to pieces.

  • VICE News Capsule

    The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, a UN report forecasts food shortages in Liberia, and authorities arrest protesting fast food employees.

  • VICE News Capsule

    The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, Ukraine's OSCE representative says Russian troops captured a border city, and Brazil dismantles a deforestation gang.

  • Rosario: Violence, Drugs, and Soccer

    In one of Argentina's largest cities, drug dealers have infiltrated all levels of society, especially the supporter clubs, or "barras bravas," of the city's two soccer teams: Rosario Central and Newell's Old Boys.

  • Water War: Dry in Detroit

    Earlier this year, Detroit's Water and Sewerage Department began turning off water utilities for overdue or delinquent accounts. Since April, the department has cut off the water for nearly 3,000 households per week—meaning roughly 100,000 Motor City residents are without water…

  • State of Emergency: Ferguson, Missouri - Part 4

    We hung out with the kids of Ferguson to find out what they think about what's happening in their town.

  • Guantánamo: Black-Out Bay

    We traveled to Guantánamo Bay and spoke to a former detainee and guard to find out what life's like at Gitmo.

  • VICE News Capsule

    The Islamic State releases a propaganda video of Yazidi men and boys converting to Islam, and the Chinese government advises villagers in Xinjiang to fight terrorism with “angry stares.”

  • The Crisis of Migrant Children

    Between October 2013 and May 2014, thousands of underage migrants ended up in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detention facilities along the US-Mexico border. Capacity at CBP detention facilities was overwhelmed by the influx of migrants, who predominantly came from Guatemala…

  • Mines and Mass Graves in Bosnia

    An estimated 120,000 landmines still litter the Bosnian countryside since the end of the war there in 1995, making daily life a challenge for hundreds of thousands of people.

  • VICE News Capsule

    The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, protests erupt in Ferguson, Missouri, and anti-government protesters demonstrate in Pakistan.

  • The Islamic State - Full Length

    The Islamic State, a hard-line Sunni jihadist group that formerly had ties to al Qaeda, has conquered large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

  • Berlin's Refugee Crisis

    In late June, Berlin’s central Kreuzberg district became the scene of a tense standoff between a group of refugees squatting in an abandoned school and the district authorities.

  • Istanbul's Gentrification Wars

    VICE News met with Turkey's antigentrification militants—the Revolutionary People's Liberation Front, or the DHKP/C.

  • VICE News Capsule

    Today: top leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge sentenced to life for crimes against humanity, Ukrainian official says pro-Russia rebels meant to shoot down a different commercial flight, Egyptian researcher opens museum of torture, and Libyans flee fighting in the capital Tripoli.

  • Back-Alley Nurseries in Bogotá's Red Light District

    In a corner of Santa Fe, one of Bogotá’s seedier neighborhoods, a woman named Luz Marina runs a nursery for the children of prostitutes who work in the city’s red light district.

  • Cocaine & Crude

    VICE founder Suroosh Alvi went to Mexico to meet the drug cartels that are stealing the country's oil.

  • Crimea: March of the Tatars

    Since the Tatars returned to Crimea during the fall of the Soviet Union, they've lived relatively peaceful lives under Ukrainian rule, but since Russia annexed Crimea, the community has worried that history may repeat itself.

  • VICE News Capsule

    The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, a Greek court acquits farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi workers, and the mother of a slain Mexican teen sues the US border patrol agency.

  • Cooking with Cocaine

    VICE News traveled to Medellin to meet gang members—along with top cartel leaders and assassins—who revealed the inner workings of the city's modern-day cocaine industry.

  • Transporting Oil by Rail Is a Crude Gamble

    Oil trains charging through North America are derailing and exploding—resulting in severe environmental damage and human casualties.

  • Jamaica's Gully Queens

    After being forced from shacks, derelict buildings, and their own families, many homeless LGBT Jamaicans have found refuge in the storm drainage systems of Kingston—known locally as the gully.

  • VICE News Capsule

    Russian opposition activists jailed for inciting mass riots, suicide bomb attacks target a cleric and a former president in northern Nigeria, Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar can't get health care, and cargo ships are killing endangered blue whales off America's west coast.

  • The Lake That Burned Down a Forest

    VICE News travels to the Dominican Republic, site of a looming environmental and economic crisis many experts believe is the result of climate change.

  • The Roma People's Struggle to Survive

    In January, European Union restrictions on Romania and Bulgaria were lifted, meaning citizens of those countries were free to travel and work throughout the EU. This inspired anger in wealthier countries—an anger directed most fiercely at the Roma.

  • Belfast Burning

    Protestants and Catholics clash in Northern Ireland.

  • Immigrant America: The Worst Job in New York

    Milking cows is a dirty, monotonous job—it's not a job many unemployed Americans are willing to do. But for some reason the government doesn't give dairy farms a way to recruit foreign workers legally, so most feel forced to hire illegal immigrants.

  • VICE News Capsule

    This week, an Egyptian court handed down life sentences in sex assault cases, Mexican police raided a group home amid sexual abuse allegations, Russia agreed 'in principle' to reopen a spy base in Cuba, and an ancient Chinese town was submerged in floodwaters.

  • The Sahara's Forgotten War

    The bloody, 16-year war in Western Sahara between the native Sahrawi and the Moroccan occupiers who forced more than 100,000 Sahrawis into exile across the border in Algeria is barely noticed worldwide, so VICE News travels to Western Sahara to learn more about one of the world's…