VICE reporter Milène Larsson investigates why the deadly industry of mining and selling asbestos—a known carcinogen that kills more than 100,000 people a year—is still going strong.
The efforts to expand a US Marine Corps base on the island of Okinawa has drawn ongoing protests from wary locals, while a potential conflict with China looms in the future.
Vlach magic is an integral part in everyday life in eastern Serbia, but the country's mainstream media has linked the practice to mass killings and crime across the country. Is there any truth to those claims?
The new Greek ID cards will come with a microchip carrying the holder's NI number. Unfortunately, according to the protesters who took to the streets on Sunday, those microchips and NI numbers are instruments of the devil.
Atlantium is a non-territorial global sovereign entity near Sydney, Australia that almost went to war with another micronation over a dispute about stamps.
With only 10 abortion clinics left in Texas and no government assistance for women looking to have the procedure, a network of volunteer groups have created a system to help women get abortions—$50 and a bus voucher at a time.
You could spend your youth grinding away at your job, paying rent and hating your life, or you could just say fuck it and move into a van.
VICE travels through the many neighborhoods of Halsted Street, the central artery of Chicago.
There weren't any good places to go out in Kabul, so Marc Victor set one up.
Breathwork was born out of LSD research in the 1960s, and suggests that by hyperventilating, you can experience the same feeling as an acid trip.
Cambodian rocket gambling is one of the world's most bizarre gambling schemes. But for the poor locals who live below the launch zone, it's also life-threatening.
Shinjuku 2 Chome is like a gay bar buffet. The Tokyo district is said to have the highest concentration of gay bars in the world, each with its own theme (such as BDSM or J-Pop), and each with less than a 12-person capacity.
Earlier this month, Yassin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) was arrested in South Africa for attempting to use a world passport. But what exactly is one of those?
The seeds, known as rudraksha, are believed to carry mystical powers and can fetch thousands of dollars.
With virtually no money these guys managed to make a documentary series that became one of the first Australian shows ever picked up by Netflix.
Every weekend, hundreds of parents (and grandparents) gather to advertise their kids for marriage.
German photographer Ricarda Messner spent 24 hours in Atlantic City capturing the slot machines, the lights, and Donald Trump's gaudy Taj Mahal.
The New Age nuns are fighting to keep their medical marijuana business alive in the face of a pending local ban on cannabis sales.
The hardest part is making your marriage look real—setting up joint bank accounts, taking fake couples photos, and convincing an immigration officer you're actually in love.
We spoke with the director of Dream Empire, a new documentary about the Chinese real-estate bubble and its connection to the real estate industry.
For every 10,000 people who crossed the Mediterranean by boat last year, 37 died—tragic, but substantially better than the death rate the year before.
Charging toward a cliff face with a belly full of stale alcohol is not the most relaxing way to spend a day.
Lack of affordable housing is pushing many of the working class—ski instructors, waiters, hotel staff—to live out of tents or in their cars, if they want to stay in Jackson Hole.
Producers Erik Osterholm and Alex Braverman describe the "holy shit" moments that informed their understanding of the devastating environmental and human tolls of climate change.