Limerick, Ireland has long held the nickname of 'Stab City.' I found out that reputation hasn't entirely faded.
VICE speaks to a Syrian refugee who has wound up in purgatory, via Calais and people traffickers, after his passport was lost by the British government.
Peruvian photographer Omar Lucas travelled to the town of La Rinconada to spend time with women who spend 11 hours a day panning for gold.
Every Monday night, a group of black-clad, silver-studded punks meet under an overpass in downtown Yangon to distribute food to people living on the streets.
Because of the agility required, many of the collectors are children.
Over the last 21 years, the secretive and controversial US-backed drug war effort dumped weaponised herbicide on 4.3 million acres of land.
"Flying a sign," as it's called, is a way for the homeless to make their pleas to passersby quickly, silently, and without defying laws against aggressive panhandling.
Plagued by poverty and mental illness, William Gibby sold his face to internet companies. Now he's trying to get it back.
Life is difficult in austerity Britain and now, too, is death. Rising funeral costs and reduced state support means many poor families are forced to rely on the council to bury their loved ones.
David Graeber follows up his international bestseller Debt: The First 5000 Years with an attack on capitalism's love affair with bureaucracy, asking why our lives revolve around forms, fines and threats.
No one in Wroclaw pawns their possessions to buy books, but many do so to buy a flask of vodka and cigarettes.
With fliers, menus and business cards serving as their advertising arsenal, these street workers – mostly immigrant men – struggle to survive in America's largest city.