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Istanbul's Kurdish Riots

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  • Istanbul's Kurdish Riots

    VICE News traveled to Istanbul, where a memorial march for two fighters who died in Kobane devolved into a night of chaos. Amid clouds of police tear gas, we spoke to members of a PKK youth wing as they threw Molotov cocktails and shouted support for Kurds in Turkey and Kobane.

  • The True Power of Coal During West Virginia Midterms

    VICE News traveled to West Virginia's third district to cover the midterm elections race between two candidates as they fight to prove who will be coal's greatest champion, and spoke with locals about coal's outsized importance in the region.

  • Amsterdam's War on Weed

    The Netherlands has long been thought to have some of the world's most liberal marijuana policies. But today, the country's government is clamping down on the weed industry.

  • VICE News Capsule

    The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, Turkey shifts its position on helping Kurdish fighters get to the Syrian town of Kobane, and top drug manufacturers may collaborate to speed up production of an Ebola vaccine.

  • Israel's Other Religious War: The Ultra Orthodox Versus the IDF

    Ultra-Orthodox adherents of Judaism have long been exempt from military service in Israel, but lately this exception has sparked outrage from the secular majority.

  • Young and Gay in Belgrade

    VICE News was in Belgrade to monitor the anti-LGBT protests and meet members of Serbia's gay community who were determined to defy the intimidation and march through the streets regardless of the risks.

  • Protesting Ireland's Illegal Abortions

    VICE News traveled to Dublin, where thousands of people marched through the city center, calling for real and realistic abortion access in Ireland.

  • Hong Kong Rising

    VICE News traveled to Hong Kong and embedded with the students leading the pro-democracy movement.

  • VICE News Capsule

    The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, Spanish border police are accused of excessive force against migrants in Melilla, and Kosovo rescues a boy whose father took him to Syria.

  • The High Cost of Cheap Clothes

    Cambodian authorities are pushing former sex workers into a trade where conditions and pay are even worse: making clothing for Western brands.

  • Talking Heads: China Strikes Back

    VICE News sat down with Orville Schell to discuss how the US might benefit from better understanding the "Chinese Dream."

  • Turkey's Border War

    VICE News traveled to the Turkish side of the Syrian border as US airstrikes hit Islamic State positions in the town of Kobane.

  • VICE News Capsule

    India and Pakistan clash in Kashmir, a St. Louis police officer shoots and kills 18-year-old; a source says Kim Jong Un still in control, and Deadly suicide bombs strike Yemen.

  • The Donetsk People's Republic

    VICE News follows the chaotic birth of the DPR as it tries to forge a path to independence and closer ties to Russia.

  • Fortress Italia

    How is Italy dealing with the massive influx of migrants who are making the perilous—and sometimes deadly—journey across the Mediterranean from Africa's northern coast?

  • VICE News Capsule

    This week: walruses, Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the US, South Africa's rejection of the Dalai Lama's visa application, and more bad news from around the world.

  • Fight for the Forest

    Deep in the formerly tranquil Forest of Sivens in the south of France, militant eco-activists and French riot police are fighting a violent battle in woodlands being cut down to make way for a dam.

  • The Fight Against Ebola

    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 the Liberian capital of Monrovia to spend time with those on the front lines of the outbreak.

  • VICE News Capsule

    A man was killed in Chile while handling a homemade bomb, Myanmar released more than 100 child soldiers, Israeli police restricted Palestinian access to Al Aqsa mosque, and the Ferguson police chief issued an apology to Michael Brown's family.

  • The Canadian Jihadist

    VICE founder Shane Smith speaks with Somali-Canadian Abu Usamah Somali Farah Shirdon about the battle being waged by the Islamic State.

  • An Invasive Species of Fish Is Taking Over America's Waterways

    Asian carp—a slimy, ugly, and often gargantuan species of invasive fish—have taken over many US lakes and rivers.

  • Ghosts of Aleppo

    Embedding with the Islamic Front, the rebel group fighting President Assad and the Islamic State.

  • VICE News Capsule

    The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, we examine wildfires, Ebola, an attempted public beheading, and more bad news from around the world.

  • The Fake Abortion Clinics of America

    Crisis Pregnancy Centers will talk to you all about your planned abortion—but they won't give you one.

  • 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…