Turkey's President Was Just Rejected by His Own Hometown

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party demanded a do-over of Istanbul's mayoral election⁠—and lost by an even wider margin the second time.
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China Is Allegedly Forcing Its Muslims to Break Their Ramadan Fast

And most Muslim majority nations, most notably Saudi Arabia, are silent about it.
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Turks Banned from Attending Dawn Service at Gallipoli Amid Security Fears

The Turkish government has prohibited locals from attending tomorrow's Anzac Day ceremonies citing post-Christchurch tensions.
Gavin Butler

The Dangers of Leaving Islam

VICE News meets a network of ex-Muslims based in London, helping others who have left Islam, as they escape imprisonment, violence, forced marriage, kidnapping, exclusion, and ostracization from their communities and families.

The Jamal Khashoggi Murder Saga Is Just Getting Started

If Saudi Arabia thought it might silence (execute) a critic without much fuss, it was wrong.
Francisco Alvarado

Is This the First Historical Dick Pic?

Archaeologists in Turkey have discovered second century mosaics of “Narcissus enchanted with his own penis.”
Emma Specter

This Diplomatic Dispute Will Not Be Televised

The Saudi's ban on Turkish soap operas is the latest example of how political conflicts affect pop culture.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
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Volcano Eruption, Anonymous Bitcoin Trading, Slayer's Last Tour, and More: The VICE Morning Bulletin

Everything you need to know about the world this morning.
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Duterte Says He Should Be Shot If He Becomes Dictator, Bombing in Thailand Kills Three, and More: The VICE Morning Bulletin

Read these stories and you're all set this morning.
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Aung San Suu Kyi Visits Rakhine, CIA Releases Bin Laden Files, and Beyoncé to Star in 'The Lion King': The VICE Morning Bulletin

Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.
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Traffic Jams, a Polygamy App, and the Drug War Finds a New Target: The VICE Morning Bulletin

Indonesia's polygamy app is back, Bank Indonesia will distribute 1.5 million e-money cards next week to combat traffic, the anti-narcotics chief lashed out against death penalty critics, and more.
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In the Face of Terror, Istanbul's Underground Is Still Dancing

Even after attacks on nightclubs, a failed coup, and changes in regulations that threaten the existence of all but the most wealthy venues, groups of misfits are still finding places to dance in Turkey.
Shawn Carrié