Boko Haram

Boko Haram has kidnapped another 110 teenage girls

Authorities initially denied that the girls had been kidnapped, saying they were just hiding from the jihadis.
Tim Hume

VICE Sports World News Roundup: July 26, 2016

Start your day with VICE Sports. Here's our morning roundup of the sports news from around the world.
Brian Blickenstaff
war and conflict

Taliban Attacks Have Killed Dozens of Police and Civilians Across Afghanistan in Past Three Days

The violence came as Amnesty International released a report saying that the number of internally displaced people in Afghanistan has doubled in the last three years.
Reuters and VICE News

Secret Bunkers and Sex Contracts: A Horrifying History of Swedish Kidnappings

Kidnappings might not be that common in Sweden, but when they do happen, they're pretty fucked up.
Theo Hagman Rogowski
Islamic State

Nine Foreign Workers Kidnapped by Islamic State Loyalists in Libya

Loyalists to the self-Islamic State reportedly beheaded eight security guards and kidnapped nine workers from the Philippines, Austria, the Czech Republic, Bangladesh, and Ghana.
Alice Speri
2014 World Cup

On the Run During the World Cup With Brazil's Most-Wanted Prostitute

Despite being legal, prostitution is being targeted by Brazilian authorities.
Julie Ruvolo
middle east

Europeans Presumed Kidnapped in Libya

Three Europeans working for an Italian construction company in western Libya are missing and presumed kidnapped.
Liz Fields

Cry-Baby Of the Week: A Woman Kidnapped Her Daughter To Stop Her Being Vaccinated

This week: A woman kidnapped her daughter to stop her from being vaccinated, and a family started a mini riot because they weren't allowed to take knives into an amusement park.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete

Meet the Nigerian-Canadian Woman Who’s Protesting Against Boko Haram

We interviewed Sonia Aimluwu, a Nigerian woman whose group, African Women Acting, has helped keep the news media focused on Boko Haram's kidnappings of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls.
Angela Hennessy
asia & pacific

Activist on Being Tortured by the Man Who Could Be Indonesia's Next President

Nothing piques your interest in a presidential election than having been abducted by one of the candidates.
Rizky Hartono
press freedom day

These People Are Still Being Held by Armed Separatists in Ukraine

Political kidnappings have been on the rise in eastern Ukraine. Here is a partial list of people being held by separatists in Sloviansk.

Ukrainian Mayor Shot in the Back and Pro-Russia Militias Take Yet Another Town

Eastern Ukraine's crisis worsened again, with an attack on a mayor, another town seized by militias, and the discovery of a tortured body.
Alice Speri