This Guy Taught a Pug to Heil Hitler and Was Convicted of a Hate Crime
The "professional shitposter" who goes by the name Count Dankula could wind up behind bars for up to six months.
'Asian Store Junkies See God,' Today's Comic by Berliac
One of the ASJs gets so high off MSG that he has a religious vision.
'It's a Small World,' Today's Comic by Cecilia Valagussa
A bunch of odd characters from different places of origin attempt to converse and understand the world in this comic by Cecilia Valagussa.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
Watch Three Buddhist Monks Brawl in Front of a Temple
Cell phone footage captured three monks throwing wild haymakers at one another while a woman screamed.
Cambodian Ghosts Love Sticky Rice Cakes
On Pchum Ben or "Ancestors' Day," Cambodians believe the ghosts of dead relatives return to earth. They are offered Num Om Saum, a sticky rice cake wrapped in banana leaves.
Nathan A. Thompson
Talking Breakdancing and Buddhism with Chinese Artist Huang Yulong
The Jingdezhen-based sculptor spins the traditional icon on its head.
the people speak
Should Religion Stay Out of Politics? - The People Speak
In this episode of 'The People Speak,' VICE News traveled around the world to ask people about the role of church in state.
3D Holograms Resurrect Destroyed Buddha Monuments
Technology might be the answer to the decade-old problem of reconstructing the world's largest Buddhas.
Enter a Rainbow Universe of Glitchy Electronic Music and Badly-Drawn Pokemon
Hundreds of Pikachus. Hundreds.
VICE News Capsule - Tuesday, May 5
Thai police arrest three officials on human trafficking charges, Kathmandu residents mark Buddha's birthday, US pledges support for Kenya's refugee crisis, and a different face to a South African tradition.
A Prison Sentence for a Facebook Image Shows How Restrictive Burma's Anti-Free-Speech Laws Have Become
New Zealander Philip Blackwood is going to spend two and a half years behind bars because he posted a photo of the Buddha wearing headphones.
asia & pacific
Myanmar Jails Trio for Two and a Half Years Over Bar Advert Deemed Insult to Buddhism
The sentence, handed to a New Zealander and two Burmese colleagues over a poster depicting Buddha wearing headphones, comes amid concern over rising Buddhist nationalism in the country.