Frederick Tiffin

VICE News Tonight on HBO

Scientists accidentally discovered a plastic-eating enzyme that could revolutionize recycling

Scientists have found an enzyme that "eats" plastic, breaking the building blocks down into pieces that can be used to make plastics again
Frederick Tiffin
5.12.18
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Scotland is trying to stop its alcoholics from drinking so much

Some of Scotland’s cheapest drinks, with the highest alcohol content, will more than double in price.
Frederick Tiffin
Hind Hassan
5.8.18
Europe

Kosovo's Government Headquarters Set on Fire After Riot Erupts at Huge Protest

Protesters upset over recent government agreements with Serbia and Montenegro threw bricks and Molotov cocktails as clashes broke out in the capital Pristina.
Frederick Tiffin
1.9.16
africa

Drive-by Attackers at Egyptian Pyramids Kill Two Policemen

Gunmen killed two tourist police at the Giza Pyramid plateau near Cairo on Wednesday, in a rare attack on an Egyptian tourist site.
Frederick Tiffin
6.3.15
Afghanistan

'Unprecedented in its Brutality': Gunmen Kill Aid Workers as They Sleep in Afghan Guesthouse

Gunmen burst into guests' rooms overnight, the third attack on a guesthouse in as many weeks in Afghanistan. Violence has surged since the Taliban launched its spring offensive in April.
Frederick Tiffin
6.2.15
middle east

Suicide Attack on Shia Mosque Rocks Saudi Arabia

An attack on Shia mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia has been struck by a massive explosion during Friday prayers, when more than 150 worshippers were in attendance.
Frederick Tiffin
5.22.15
africa

There's No Chance That the Rohingya People Will End Up in the Gambia

The small West African nation has offered to host all of the Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh, but considering the country's poor human rights record, experts say the offer is insincere.
Frederick Tiffin
5.21.15
africa

Family of Abducted Zimbabwean Activist Accuses Mugabe Regime of Disappearing a Man It Feared

Itai Dzamara, described by rights groups as "a significant threat" to the government, was dragged out of a Harare barber's shop ten days ago. VICE News spoke to his family about the case.
Frederick Tiffin
3.19.15
africa

At Least 47 Surrendered Rebels 'Executed' as Burundi Makes a Bloody Start to 2015

VICE News has obtained images taken by local witnesses which show the dead bodies of young men, said to be rebels, some with their hands apparently tied behind their backs.
Frederick Tiffin
2.12.15
Europe

The 42 Things that Authorities Want to Know About Everyone Flying In or Out of Europe

The latest European Commission counter-terror plan permits the collection of 42 pieces of personal information from every passenger — including what you ate on the plane.
Frederick Tiffin
1.28.15
Europe

Terror 'Expert' Mocked After Saying Birmingham Is a 'Totally Muslim City' on Fox News

Steven Emerson says he is an "internationally recognized expert on terrorism." But Twitter definitely disagrees and UK Prime Minister David Cameron called him a "complete idiot."
Frederick Tiffin
1.12.15
environment

The 'Dark Side of Conservation' — NGOs Accused of Trampling Tribal Rights in Push to Protect Environment

A report by indigenous rights group Survival International says that conservation is in some cases destroying tribal communities and endangering the terrain it aims to protect.
Frederick Tiffin
11.20.14