The VICE Morning Bulletin


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The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Donald Trump pledges to ban Islamic State from "our internet," the UN says Iran broke a missile test ban, there was no Nazi gold train, and more.

Everything you need to know in the world this morning, curated by VICE.

US News

  • Trump Wants to Stop Islamic State Using "Our Internet"
    Donald Trump outline his strategy to counter the Islamic State online in a feisty Republican debate on Tuesday. He suggested "closing parts of the internet" when pressed to explain his plans. "I sure as hell don't want to let people that want to kill us and kill our nation use our internet." —VICE News

  • LA Schools Reopen After Hoax
    Los Angeles schools will reopen today, after all 900 schools were shut due to a bomb threat emailed to education officials. Investigators decided the threat was not credible, while New York law enforcement dismissed a nearly identical threat as an obvious hoax. —Los Angeles Times


  • Teenagers Love Vaporizers
    E-cigarettes are now more popular than cigarettes among high school teens, according to a new survey. Less than 10 percent of high school students used vaporizers to quit cigarettes, with the majority using them either "to experiment" or because "it tastes good." —USA Today

  • Interest Rates Set to Rise
    The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates today for the first time in nearly a decade. Fed chiefs have signalled that they are likely to raise the lending rate by a quarter of a percentage point from the current near-zero level. —The Washington Post

International News

  • Iran Breaks Missile Test Ban
    Iran violated a United Nations Security Council resolution by test-firing a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, according to a UN panel. The finding could trigger moves to impose sanctions on Iran, although that would require agreement from China and Russia. —Al Jazeera

  • China Wants Cyber Sovereignty
    President Xi Jinping has called on nations to respect one another's right to choose how they regulate the internet. Although Mr Xi wants China to have more of a say in global governance of the internet, he also said no country should pursue "cyber hegemony." —BBC News

  • Nine Killed in Philippines Typhoon
    Nine people were killed and hundreds spent the night on their roofs, as Typhoon Melor caused flooding in many villages in the central Philippines. Five people were also listed as missing, with floodwaters chest-deep in some areas. —Reuters


  • North Korea Imprisons Canadian Preacher
    A North Korean court has sentenced a Canadian Christian pastor to a life of hard labour for "crimes against the state." Toronto pastor Hyeon Soo Lim, 60, was shown at a news conference confessing to a plot to overthrow the government and set up a "religious state." —AP

Everything Else

  • Critics Really Love New Star Wars
    The first "professional" reviews are in, and there is near unanimous praise among critics for The Force Awakens. One British newspaper reviewer admitted to crying three times and called it "wildly exciting." —The Guardian

  • DJ Khaled Snapchats Jet Ski Adventure
    The music producer got lost in the dark while riding home on his jet ski, but thankfully he snapchatted the whole ordeal. "It's so real out here smh," he let everyone know at his lowest moment. —VICE

  • There's No Nazi Gold Train
    Scientists have dismissed claims by amateur treasure hunters after excavating the site the Nazis supposedly smuggled gold. "There is no train," said the head of the Polish mining academy. —CNN

  • New Troll Protection Guide
    Three women who have survived doxxing, harassment and rape threats have produced an online resource to help others stay safe and deal with noxious trolls. —Broadly

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