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I’m a survivor of female genital cutting and I’m speaking out – as others must too

I was sitting in an anthropology seminar at the University of Texas cramming for a final, only half-listening to a fellow classmate describe her research project. “Female genital mutilation is the partial or total cutting of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons,” she mechanically …

Female Genital Mutilation

US created ISIS, seeks discord among Muslims – Ayatollah Khamenei

The US is hostile towards Islam and tries to create divisions between Muslims, said Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, also accusing …

Watch Noisey Editor Kim Taylor Bennett's Favorite VICE Docs of 2015

To cap off 2015, we asked some of the bigwigs around the VICE office to put together lists of their favorite documentaries from the past year. Today, Noisey editor Kim Taylor Bennett has given us her list.<p>This has been a great year for VICE documentaries. We released a true crime series called<i>Red</i> …

Awards

Yazidi girl Nadia Murad visits Egypt

Nadia Murad Basee Taha, the 21-year old Yazidi woman brutally tortured and raped by ISIS fighters in Iraq, has embarked on a very tricky mission: to …

Islam

Top five sporting moments that went viral in 2015

2015 saw surfer Mick Fanning fending off a shark attack and Sepp Blatter being covered in dollar bills - here are our 5 best sporting moments from the past year<p>As the end of 2015 approaches, The Telegraph has looked back at some of this year's best sporting viral videos.<p>With lots to choose from, we …

Putin just gave his biggest signal yet that he intends 'to stay the course' in Syria

And, contrary to US President Barack Obama's view that it's only a matter of time before Russia gets bogged down in Syria, experts and military analysts tend to agree with Putin on this one.<p>"The Kremlin is well aware of the publicly perceived danger of getting bogged down in Syria," Andrei …

Here's what Donald Trump and billionaire Sheldon Adelson talked about in their meeting this week

While the mega donor didn't disclose his degree of backing for the front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination, he did say he found Trump to be "very charming" and called his standing in the crowded candidate field "unheard of."<p>"It was very nice," the gambling tycoon told Reuters in a …

Iran calls for concerted international effort to beat Isis and end Syrian war

Iran has called on the US and Britain to “join hands” with Tehran in a common effort to defeat Islamic State and end the war in Syria.<p>In an intervention that will boost the chances of success of Friday’s UN security council talks on Syria, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, pledged …

Middle East

Peace in Syria is vital. And it’s within our grasp

The International Syria Support Group has provided a unique forum for important discussions among a number of significant players, and there is genuine potential to turn the existing political will to help forge peace into tangible action towards this noble end.<p>Focus must turn to the political …

Middle East

Kenyan police rescue hundreds of girls due to undergo FGM

Police in Kenya have rescued hundreds of girls from female genital mutilation before ceremonies often seen as a rite of passage to adulthood begin this weekend.<p>An increase in tipoffs from community activists and officers on the ground in remote regions, where FGM is most commonly practised, is …

Africa

Family of teenage Saudi protester sentenced to death appeal for his life

The family of a teenage protester who faces beheading in Saudi Arabia have come forward in public for the first time to plead for his life.<p>The father of Abdullah al-Zaher, 19, called on the world to help before it is too late and his son is executed in the kingdom along with a reported 51 other …

Middle East

ISIS goes global: 143 attacks in 29 countries have killed 2,043

<b>(CNN) —</b> Since declaring its caliphate in June 2014, the self-proclaimed Islamic State has conducted or inspired more than 140 terrorist attacks in 29 countries other than Iraq and Syria, where its carnage has taken a much deadlier toll. Those attacks have killed at least 2,043 people and injured …

Terrorism

Angela Merkel biography

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands in front of her election-campaign tour bus before a meeting in Berlin on September 16, 2013.Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters<p>The world's most powerful woman earned her Ph.D. in quantum physics, presides over the richest economy in Europe, and was the central broker in a …

Turkish PM accuses Russia of 'ethnic cleansing' in Syria | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s prime minister accused Russia on Wednesday of attempted “ethnic cleansing” in northern Syria, saying Moscow was trying to drive out the local Turkmen and Sunni Muslim populations to protect its military interests in the region.<p>Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu …

Middle East

Rush Just Exposed The Reason Obama Says 'ISIL' Instead Of 'ISIS'

There is a reason why President Barack Obama uses the term ISIL rather than ISIS, and talk show host Rush Limbaugh says the American people won’t …

TIME Person of the Year 2015 Runner-Up: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

They rallied to his call: the violent and the suicidal, the lawless and the fanatical, gathering in cyberspace from around the world to pledge …

Syrian refugees arrive in Texas, even as state tries to block them

Several families of Syrian refugees were resettled in Texas and Indiana this week, even as leaders in both states vowed to step up their efforts to halt the wave of incoming refugees.<p>Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appeared in Washington on Tuesday with Texas Sen.<p>Ted Cruzto tout his proposed State Refugee …

Immigration

Russia accuses Turkish president of benefiting from oil trade with Islamic State

Russian military officials Wednesday accused the Turkish president and his family of involvement in illegal oil trade with Islamic State extremists, the latest salvo in a war of words since Turkey's shoot-down of a Russian warplane last week.<p>Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov charged …

Middle East