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  • State of Emergency: Ferguson, Missouri - Part 9

    VICE News meets St. Louis County wine store owner Al Prince, who prepared to go to extreme measures to protect his business.

  • Russian Roulette: The Invasion of Ukraine

    On Sunday, rebels in eastern Ukraine held their first ever elections, voting for the incumbent leader Alexander Zakharchenko to continue to run the territory under separatist control.

  • Fortress Italia

    VICE News travels to Lampedusa a year after the boat capsizing disaster that killed 360 migrants and brought the refugee crisis to the forefront of the European immigration discussion.

  • The Lake That Burned Down a Forest

    Lake Enriquillo is the largest lake in the Caribbean—and for the past 10 years, it's been getting larger. Having already doubled in area, the lake is destroying everything in its path and displacing local residents who are being forced to take extreme...

  • The Lake That Burned Down a Forest

    In part four, VICE News heads to the Dominican Republic's largest open-air market, on the border with Haiti, to witness the illegal coal trade in action.

  • The Lake That Burned Down a Forest

    VICE News heads into the hills near Lake Enriquillo to see how people whose livelihoods have been ruined by the lake's unstoppable expansion are now surviving.

  • The Roma People's Struggle to Survive

    In January, European Union restrictions on Romania and Bulgaria were lifted, meaning citizens of those countries were free to travel and work throughout the EU. This inspired anger in wealthier countries—an anger directed most fiercely at the Roma.

  • Rockets and Revenge

    Hamas and other militant groups have been raining crude rockets into Israel since Operation Protective Edge launched last week—more than 1,000 at last count. VICE News heads there to get a feel for life under constant attack.

  • The Sahara's Forgotten War

    The bloody, 16-year war in Western Sahara between the native Sahrawi and the Moroccan occupiers who forced more than 100,000 Sahrawis into exile across the border in Algeria is barely noticed worldwide, so VICE News travels to Western Sahara to learn...

  • The Aboriginal Gangs of Winnipeg

    Years of poverty and discrimination have driven Aboriginal street gangs to make Winnipeg the murder capital of Canada.

  • Israeli Urban Warfare

    The city has become a battlefield. As modern militaries must adapt to a landscape that often gives the upper hand to insurgents, proper training becomes more essential than ever.

  • Mexico's Immigrant Oasis

    The town of Altar, Sonora, is the last stop for thousands of migrants who plan to illegally cross the border that separates Mexico and the United States in search of a better life. Here, the economy revolves around migration.