Migrants Crossing Balkans Face Routine Police Abuse and Extortion
A report released on Tuesday by Amnesty International claims that migrants and asylum seekers taking the Balkans route are being let down by a flawed EU system.
Deadly Female Suicide Bombings Hit Nigeria Days After Attack On Mosques Kills 97
Two suicide bombings have killed 13 in Maiduguri, and come just two days after Boko Haram killed nearly 100 people in brutal attack on Nigerian town
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Ferry Capsizes in the Philippines, Killing at Least 36
A ferry carrying 189 passengers capsized in the Philippines. The secretary general of the Philippine National Red Cross told VICE News that the country now needs a review of its maritime safety.
Yemen Jailbreak Frees 1,200 Inmates, Including Al Qaeda Suspects
A security expert told VICE News that it's unlikely the prisoners who broke out on Tuesday will be rearrested, as the rule of law has effectively collapsed in Yemen.
Greek Banks Close for a Week Before Crucial Debt Repayment
Uncertainty prevails in Greece as the country's banks today closed for a week before a $1.8 billion debt repayment is due and Greeks are only allowed to withdraw $66 a day.
Grandson of Hamas Founder Says He Faces Certain Death if Canada Deports Him Back to the West Bank
VICE News spoke to John Calvin who turned his back on the Hamas leadership, converted to Christianity, accepted he was gay, and fled to Canada. Now he's being sent back for his links to the group.
Tens of Thousands Take to the Streets of London Demanding Action on Climate Change
The march comes ahead of a UK general election in May and international climate talks in Paris at the end of the year.
Thousands of FGM Cases Identified in UK Are Just the 'Tip of the Iceberg'
Nearly 2,000 cases of female genital mutilation were newly identified in England from September to December 2014. But this doesn't come as a surprise to survivors of the procedure.
Moving Beyond 'No Means No': Questions Raised over New UK Guidelines on Consent in Rape Cases
New instructions to police and prosecutors in England and Wales this week hope to clear up "myths and stereotypes" around issues of consent, but some campaigners they don't go far enough.
'Too Scared to Return': Millions of Displaced Colombians Failed by Land Restitution Efforts, Report Says
Amnesty International says efforts to restore stolen land are falling apart due to violence, threats and ineffective legislation — an issue which could derail Colombia's fragile peace process.
'Europe Is Closing Its Eyes to Human Rights' — Daughter of Jailed Azerbaijan Activist Leyla Yunus Pleads for Help
The Nobel Peace Prize nominee and her husband are languishing in prison while Western countries build business ties with the oil rich nation. VICE News speaks to her daughter Dinara.
The Colombian Farmers Taking On Oil Giant BP in a British Court
Rodrigo Mesa Leon and Rogelio Velez Montoya are among more than 70 smallholders challenging the multinational over environmental damage in one of the largest such cases in UK history. On Monday, they take to the stand.