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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Defending New Kurdish Borders with the PKK: The Battle For Iraq

After conquering large swathes of Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State is now tearing up the near century-old map of the region and drawing new boundaries.

The ethnically mixed city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq was captured by the Kurds in mid-June, in the first days of the Islamic State's advance. Outside the city, VICE NEWS interviewed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters from Turkey, Iran, and northern Iraq, who are defending the new frontier of Kurdish villages from fighters from the Islamic State-held Sunni Arab villages only a few hundred meters away.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines - August 25, 2014


The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Donetsk separatists mock Ukraine's split from Soviet Union by parading prisoners through the city, China executes eight in Xinjiang on terrorism charges, President Obama sends three officials to funeral of Michael Brown, and Mexico inaugurates small federal police force to protect economic sectors.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

‘UK praised Islamic State massacre in Syria’



It is estimated that the Islamic State, which has seized large parts of northern Iraq and Syria, has up to 400 recruits from the UK in its ranks. Some 69 people suspected of Syria-related jihadist activities have now been arrested in the UK. RT talks to Dan Glazebrook, an expert on British Military Policy.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

RAW COVERAGE: Ferguson, Missouri Round Six



VICE News was live from the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, where protests over the August 9 police killing of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown have become a daily occurrence. Early Monday morning, Governor Jay Nixon signed an executive order to direct additional law enforcement resources through the Missouri National Guard.

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