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The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump claims "bigger & more powerful" nuclear button than Kim Jong-un, Weinstein cases referred to LA district attorney, Senate seat opening up for Mitt Romney, and more.
VICE Staff
1.3.18
VICE News Tonight on HBO

The bodies of missing people are rapidly turning up in Mexico

The bodies of missing people are rapidly turning up in Mexico
David Noriega
10.5.17
asia & pacific

Bangladesh police may have killed a hostage by mistake in Dhaka cafe siege

Authorities also said they were hunting for six members of a domestic fundamentalist organization believed to have been behind the attack that killed 20 people.
VICE News and Reuters
7.5.16
Philippines

This is what it’s like to be held hostage by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines

Five years ago, Warren Rodwell was kidnapped by the Islamist militants who held him hostage for 472 days. He shed light on what it's like to live under constant threat, and the people who were his caretakers.
Hilary Beaumont
6.15.16
war and conflict

Second Canadian Hostage Executed by Islamic State Affiliate in the Philippines

"It is with deep sadness that I have reason to believe that a Canadian citizen, Robert Hall, held hostage in the Philippines since September 21, 2015, has been killed by his captors," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement.
Hilary Beaumont
6.13.16
americas

Beheaded Hostage Triggers Debate Over Whether Governments Should Pay Ransoms

After Canadian John Ridsdel was beheaded by Filipino jihadists Abu Sayyaf, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed that under no circumstances would Canada make ransom payments to terrorist groups.
Tamara Khandaker
5.3.16
middle east

British Man Posed for Photo with EgyptAir Hijacker While Still on Plane

At some point during the hijacking, Ben Innes decided to snap a photo with Seif Eldin Mustafa, who was wearing a fake suicide belt. "You know your boy doesn't fuck about!!" he wrote to a friend.
VICE News
3.29.16
Europe

Somali Pirates Charged with a Hijacking That Killed a French Skipper Are on Trial in France

The seven pirates charged in connection to the deadly hijacking have spent the last five years incarcerated in France, and face life imprisonment if found guilty.
Pierre Longeray
3.29.16
Art

A Ukrainian Militia Is Holding Dutch Masters' Paintings for Ransom

But these aren't the most savvy art thieves we've seen...
Beckett Mufson
12.9.15
middle east

First American Killed in Fight Against Islamic State During Hostage Rescue Operation

The secret overnight operation involved US special operations forces who rescued about 70 Kurdish hostages in northern Iraq.
VICE News
10.22.15
war and conflict

American Hostage Kayla Mueller Was Reportedly Kept as Sex Slave By Islamic State Leader

Mueller, an aid worker from Prescott, Arizona, was captured in 2013 in Aleppo, Syria and held by the militant group until her death in February this year.
VICE News
8.14.15
Islamic State

Islamic State Claim to Have Beheaded Croatian Hostage

An online image circulated Wednesday purported to show a Croatian hostage held by the Islamic State group's Egyptian affiliate having been beheaded.
VICE News
8.12.15
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