The three Chechen women would contact IS militants on social media, asking for money to make the journey to Syria. Between them, they received more than $3,100 before being caught.
This month has seen at least six women of color die while in custody—but some statistics show that such incidents are sadly not rare.
American and allied aircraft will now be able to launch attacks on IS from southern Turkey, while Turkey's own jets have already begun to pound Kurdish militants in Iraq and Turkey.
In 2013, Health Canada mailed 41,514 letters that included full names and the words "Marihuana Medical Access Program". Plaintiffs say they suffered damage to their reputation, employment prospects and mental health as a result.
Sex worker Corrie Ottenbreit had given the Royal Canadian Mounted Police a hair sample so that they would have her DNA on file in case she ever went missing.
As the Sunshine State attempts to curb violence with a lockout policy, we look at how the plan has worked out in Sydney.
That guy who said Muslims aren't allowed in his store says the discrimination suit is "bullshit."
The group behind the painting, which showed two Indigenous women tied up and gagged, apologized but was still defiant.
It's starting to seem like city cops are taking synthetic weed seriously, and perhaps even conducting a bonafide crackdown. But changing attitudes and policies on regular weed are complicating the situation.
If you hold the budget to the standards of the UK government's own equality legislation, it looks like discrimination.
Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters called the shooting "totally unwarranted," and "the most asinine act I've ever seen a police officer make."
The world's largest animal sacrifice has been cancelled in Nepal, in a landmark victory for activists. At the event in 2009 around 500,000 water buffalo, goats, chickens, and other animals were killed.
From Charleston to Chattanooga to Lafayette, senseless killings by deranged gunmen have dominated the news—but how many mass shootings have occurred in 2015? And how do you define "mass shooting," anyway?
Meagan Taylor, a 22-year-old jailed while visiting Iowa with a friend earlier this month, got released last week after a flurry of activism drew attention to her plight—and what was probably a bogus arrest.
Topless women are having something of a moment this week in Canada, though not without conflict.
It is being reported today that elusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead. A Taliban spokesperson told VICE News that he couldn't confirm anything at this time, but that the group would respond shortly.
The leader of the National Police Chiefs Council said that small grow operations are likely to be merely "recorded" rather than investigated.
Everything was fine until a tourist sprayed it with a hose. Then it got mad and was eventually put down.
"People who want to defend their families don't need a 100-round drum magazine and an automatic weapon to do it," said LA City Councilman Paul Krekorian.
The footage was taken during the three days Sandra Bland spent in a Waller County, Texas jail before she was found hanging in her cell on July 13.
Cincinnati community leaders and officials called for calm but braced for unrest in a city that was paralyzed by riots after a similar police shooting 14 years ago.
Meanwhile, VICE has obtained a leaked letter from Peel Police, who are angry about claims that they "tampered" with a knife at the scene of a police shooting.
Walter Palmer, an American trophy hunter and dentist, reportedly paid almost $55,000 to hunt and kill Cecil, a cherished Zimbabwe lion.
And a lawyer seems to think the mom is trying to get rich off her baby.