GUARDIANS OF THE EARTH

BIG STORY: Guardians of the Earth

In 2015, 20,000 negotiators, representing 195 nations, descended upon Paris for a tension-filled, high-stakes 11 days, in the name of reaching an accord. Guardians of the Earth tells the story of how it was done.

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FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL

From Local to Global

Forty years ago, China opened its economy to the world, and also stepped out into it, creating extraordinary change both inside China, and beyond it.

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POWER SHIFTS

Power Shifts

Peter Frankopan explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology. Mirroring behaviors seen across Asia for millennia, this shift gives way to a new paradigm of power.

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DIRTY BUSINESS

Big Story: Dirty Business

This is an investigation into how old electronics, discarded in some of the world’s richest countries, end up unrecycled. It’s the story of the trail of pollution – and corruption – that is left when trash is illicit, and business is dirty.

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Mr. Deng goes to Washington

Mr. Deng goes to Washington

On January 1, 1979, China and the United States re-established full diplomatic relations. A few weeks later, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping made an official visit to the United States, a trip that would go down in the history books.

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Gold miner shaking rug

Unsustainable

Gerry Hadden goes into the heart of South America to meet the people affected by a unique paradigm: fighting scarcity in lands of tremendous abundance.

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The Battle for Mosul

The Battle for Mosul

Mosul is the second largest city in Iraq. In 2014, it was seized by Islamic State, becoming de-facto capital of the terror group. French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy embedded with troops from all sides to witness the last days of the battle to liberate this important city.

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Islamic State

TERROR PART V: Islamic State

On Big Story, VICE founder Suroosh Alvi traces the Islamic State’s origins back to a U.S. prison camp, and shows how the group’s rise has left a trail of unparalleled brutality. He meets with U.S. government officials, Iraqi military, and victims who have narrowly escaped the group’s beheadings or mass executions.

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