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Drowning in Plastic

BIG STORY: Drowning in Plastic

It’s one of the biggest threats we’ve ever faced: trillions of pieces of plastic choking the very lifeblood of our earth, and every marine animal – from the smallest plankton to the largest mammals – being affected.

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THE LOST CHILDREN OF TUNISIA

BIG STORY: The Lost Children of Tunisia

The Lost Children of Tunisia is a harrowing portrait of the devastating effects terrorism has had on Tunisia. It introduces viewers to families whose lives have been forever-altered by sons who have – sometimes secretly – left to join ISIL.

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BIG STORY | Landing Strip

BIG STORY: The Landing Strip

With eight percent of the drugs that come into the United States passing through its borders, the mark left on Honduras is dark, and plagued with destruction.

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BIG STORY OVERDOSE

BIG STORY: Overdose

A public health emergency that claims over 130 lives every day in the U.S. With millions misusing prescription opioids, and hundreds of thousands turning to heroin, “Overdose” goes to the heart of a crisis that is grappling an entire nation.

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BIG STORY: Another News Story

Following the migrant crisis, Another News Story takes a poignant, up-close look at the challenges of balancing objectivity and humanity in a packed and fast-moving news cycle.

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BIG STORY: Sand Wars

Sand is not an infinite resource, and the planet’s gigantic demand for it is threatening its very existence. “Sand Wars” investigates this modern day “gold rush,” one that poses a real danger to humans, and the environment, in every corner of the globe.

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Road to Riches

BIG STORY: Road to Riches

With a goal to fully eliminate poverty by 2020, China’s rural and underserved population is being given an unprecedented opportunity for upward social mobility. Yet the challenges are enormous, for the masses and individuals alike.

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BIG STORY: A hard land for women

It’s of the world’s most dynamic countries, a vast subcontinent with a rich millennial history. This is the story of India, a land of vast contradictions, where women struggle to survive and thrive.

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The Thai cave rescue

BIG STORY: Out of the Dark

On June 23, 2018, twelve young soccer players and their coach set off to explore a cave in northern Thailand, becoming trapped 4KM deep inside it. This is the story of how a massive effort became an even bigger miracle.

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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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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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TERROR PART IV: Boko Haram

On Big Story, VICE founder Suroosh Alvi travels to Pakistan – where he spent many summers growing up – to trace the roots of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan. As Pakistan’s umbrella organization for the Taliban, the group has engaged in ruthless terror campaigns that have killed tens of thousands in Karachi and beyond.

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TERROR PART III: TEHRIK-I-TALIBAN PAKISTAN

TERROR PART III: Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan

On Big Story, VICE founder Suroosh Alvi travels to Pakistan – where he spent many summers growing up – to trace the roots of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan. As Pakistan’s umbrella organization for the Taliban, the group has engaged in ruthless terror campaigns that have killed tens of thousands in Karachi and beyond.

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TERROR PART II: al Shabaab

On Big Story, VICE founder Suroosh Alvi travels to eastern Africa, where he documents the spread of al Shabaab and its relentless reign of terror, made notorious by its large-scale attacks in Somalia, Kenya and beyond.

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TERROR PART I: Al Qaeda

On Big Story, VICE founder Suroosh Alvi risks his life to meet with al Qaeda members, government officials, civilians and victims to investigate the organization’s origins, impact and plans for the future.

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Forget Me Not

“De Verrekijker” looks like a normal Dutch primary school. However, the boys and girls are children of rejected asylum seekers.

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Reinventing Cuba

CGTN’s Gerry Hadden, a long time Cuba watcher takes viewers on a personal journey. Hadden portrays vibrant, hopeful, and resourceful characters facing enormous challenges in today’s Cuba.

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On Thin Ice

On Thin Ice

Reporter Sean Callebs and photographer Andrew Smith spent three months in the Arctic, documenting the changes in the region for the original documentary: “On Thin Ice: The People of the North”.

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Big Story: Please remember me

Please remember me

Among China’s increasingly ageing population, there are more than nine million Alzheimer’s patients; the largest number in any country.

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