Intimate Portraits of Tonga's Deportees
"These guys, they’ve been through a lot in life, and I feel like it comes through in their faces."
The Fate of Tonga’s Criminal Returnees
We talked to criminal deportees who have little support to prevent them from reverting to a life of crime.
Damaged Undersea Cable Causes Near-Total Internet Blackout in Island Nation Tonga
The island has just one submarine cable that provides internet access for the entire island.
Someone give that glistening Tongan skier a gold medal already — for his abs
He’s back. And he’s still shirtless and glistening.
Crime & Drugs
Meth, Murder, and the DEA's Mysterious Deal With the 'Most Dangerous Man in the World'
Paul Le Roux allegedly masterminded killings and smuggled drugs all over the globe. So why is the US government cutting secretive deals with him?
How to Claim and Name a New Island
When a new land mass pops up like the one off the coast of Tonga, who does it belong to and how is it named?
Mark Hunt and the History of Broken Hands in the Pacific
Samoan fighter Mark Hunt hit Antonio Silva so hard that he broke his hand, joining a long tradition of ancient Pacific Island martial artists in the process.
asia & pacific
'It's a Time Bomb': How the Pacific is Being Fed to Death by Western Food
The Pacific is facing an obesity and diabetes epidemic, thanks in large part to a world trade system set up by rich Western countries.
defense & security
The World's Largest Naval Exercise, RIMPAC 2014: On the Ground
VICE News photographed various international ground forces getting their war on at the world's largest naval exercise, RIMPAC 14.
Libertarian Sea-Nations Have a Long History of Washing Up
The libertarian sea state isn’t unprecedented, but a successful one would be.