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Anti-cancer drug wakes up HIV in hiding

Anti-cancer drugs can wake up hidden reservoirs of HIV in patients, according to researchers who say the results provide a hint that curing AIDS …

Meet the British Grandfather Who Taught Brazil’s Riot Police How to Fight

Brazil has a reputation for dealing with protesters by killing them. Sensing PR problems in the lead up to the World Cup, they called Steve Costello, a 72-year-old British karate instructor, so riot cops would have an arsenal of effective fighting...<p><i>Steve Costello in action</i><p>The Brazilian police …

Justice

More Photos of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch

You demanded more photos from the urban exploring trip to Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. You're in luck, because here they are in all their illicit glory.<p>Although Michael Jackson’s body shut down from a suspicious drug overdose five years and a week ago, worldwide interest in the …

Urban Exploration

ISIS Stole Some Shiny New Weapons From the Iraqi Army

Six months ago, as it swept into the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah in Iraq, ISIS was looking a lot less triumphant in Syria. Since then, ISIS has rampaged even further into Iraq, enabling them to turn their attention back to Syria, now armed with a...<p><i>ISIS parades captured Iraqi Army vehicles in its</i> …

Middle East

Japan or China? Australia Picks Both

Last week Australia finalised a free trade agreement with Japan and Tony Abbott praised the skill and honour of Japanese soldiers in World War Two. China, Australia's largest trading partner who has bad blood with Japan, was less than impressed.<p>Last week there was a lot of talk in the media about …

China

Pissing Into A Strange Wind: Australia Abolishes the Carbon Tax

Australia now has the questionable honour of being the first country to abolish a carbon pricing system.<p>The reason you don’t piss into the wind is because the piss would immediately gust back onto your body. But what if the wind you were pissing into wouldn’t gust back all at once? What if instead …

Carbon Tax

Russia Is Tightening Its Grip on Crimea

As Ukraine's interim government tries to organize a coherent response, occupying force appears to be executing a three-phase operation.<p><i>Photo by Frederick Paxton. This story is from VICE News, our new news website. See more and sign up now at vicenews.com.</i><p>A little more than a week after the …

Russia

As Crimea Votes to Join Russia, Ukrainian and Russian Troops Head Toward Border

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Voters in Crimea went to the polls today to vote on a referendum the outcome of which was never in …

Ukraine's Military Is Pulling Out of Crimea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Ukraine will draft a plan to remove its military and civilians from Crimea, essentially ceding …

Russia

Russia Says It Took Down a U.S. Drone Over Crimea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A Russian-owned arms and technology company claims that an American surveillance drone was disabled …

Drones

Invisible Standoff Continues as Russia Bloodlessly Extends Control in Crimea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While many of us in the U.S. spent last night watching a star-studded selfie break Twitter, Russia …

Russia

Seizure of Crimea as a Political Move to Keep Russia's Status Quo

Many have asked if it was worth it for Russia to go so far as to annex Crimea. Ryan Rappa wrote an interesting article about the economic incentive behind the annexation. However, I tend to think that, given Crimea's economic underdevelopment and the perception of power in Russia, the seizure of …

Russia

Ukraine's new defence minister promises Crimea victory

<b>New Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey has promised that the army would retake Crimea, restoring the country's territorial integrity.</b><p>Addressing parliament in Kiev, he said: "There will be a victory parade... in Ukraine's Sevastopol."<p>Russia annexed the peninsula - which has a …

U.S. warns China not to try Crimea-style action in Asia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China should not doubt the U.S. commitment to defend its Asian allies and the prospect of economic retaliation should also discourage Beijing from using force to pursue territorial claims in Asia in the way Russia has in Crimea, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.<p>Daniel …

Crimea to vote on joining Russia, Moscow wields UN veto

KIEV/SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian leaders in Crimea made final preparations on Saturday for a referendum widely expected to transfer control of the Black Sea region from Ukraine to Moscow, despite an outcry and threat of sanctions from the West.<p>Russia vetoed a U.N. Security Council …

Russian forces seize two Ukrainian bases in Crimea

SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States warned Moscow it was on a “dark path” to isolation on Wednesday as Russian troops seized two Ukrainian naval bases, including a headquarters in the Crimean port of Sevastopol where they raised their flag.<p>The dramatic seizure came as Russia …

West prepares sanctions as Russia presses on with Crimea takeover

SEVASTOPOL/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Dozens of Russians linked to Russia’s gradual takeover of Crimea could face U.S. and EU travel bans and asset freezes on Monday, after six hours of crisis talks between Washington and Moscow ended with both sides still far apart.<p>Moscow shipped more troops and …

The conflict in Crimea will be the downfall of Putin

(Earlier this year, Owen Matthews discussed in the Spectator how the conflict in Crimea will be the making of Ukraine and the end of Vladimir Putin:) - David Cameron says that Russia’s annexation of Crimea ‘will not be recognised’. Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk promises that ‘we will …

Bodies leave Malaysia plane crash site; rebels hand over black boxes

The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands on Tuesday as a senior Ukrainian separatist leader handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts.<p>Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told a news …

MH17: Obama says Putin 'directly responsible' for investigators' safety

• Russian leader must 'compel separatists to cooperate' • Secure recovery of bodies is 'least that decency demands'<p>• Dutch experts arrive at scene as violence resumes • MH17: live coverage<p>President Barack Obama says his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, should be held "directly responsible" for …

Pro-Russian rebels hand over black boxes, release Malaysia Air victims' remains

The bodies of nearly 300 passengers and crew aboard the Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over Ukraine are being turned over to Dutch authorities, while the black boxes from Flight 17 were handed over to Malaysian authorities, pro-Russian separatists said Monday.<p>The announcement came amid increasing …

Poroshenko: Downed plane like 9/11

The Ukranian president compared the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to the Sept. 11, 2001 attack, calling for a global response — including Congress — to condemn those responsible as a terrorist organization.<p>“I don’t see any differences from the tragedy [of] 9/11, from the tragedy of …

Malaysia Air crash: UN approves resolution calling for probe

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding international access to the site of the plane downed over eastern Ukraine and an end to military activities around the area, following intense pressure on a reluctant Russia to support the measure.<p>The resolution calls for a …

Satellite View: Malaysian Jet Crash Wreckage Seen for Miles

DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite captured this image of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in the settlement of Grabovo in eastern Ukraine, on Sunday. MH17, carrying 298 passengers, was struck by a surface-to-air missile believed to have been fired by Pro-Russian separatists on July 17 …

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