Fighting for Iraq: Shia Militias vs The Islamic State (Trailer)

Last summer, the Sunni terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) swept from Syria into northern Iraq, routing Iraqi security forces and seizing the city of Mosul. Soon afterward, the group declared the establishment of a dubious “caliphate” in the area it controls and rebranded itself the Islamic State. With Iraq’s army weakened and radical militants advancing on Baghdad, the country’s Iran-backed Shia militias — which have their own history of sectarian abuses — fought back, halting the Islamic State’s advance. The militias have successfully combated Islamic State fighters on the ground with the assistance of air strikes from a US-led military coalition. But their growing influence within Iraq’s government amid accusations that they have harmed Sunnis in areas that they control has led many to fear that the militias threaten the country’s fragile sectarian and political balance. VICE News traveled to Iraq in December to witness firsthand how Shia militias are taking the fight to the Islamic State, and to document the fallout of their controversial rise to power. More from VICE News: The Islamic State (Full Length): http://bit.ly/1peSag2 The Battle for Iraq: http://bit.ly/16I25Yt Syria: Wolves in the Valley – http://bit.ly/175zUE5 Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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New CloudBerry Box Heats Up Competition with Dropbox, Box

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There are files that we feel confident saving to the cloud alone.

And then there are files which we believe are best saved locally, either on our laptops or desktops.

But if something is saved on your desktop and you’ve only got your laptop and need those files on the desktop, there’s little you can do.

Enter Cloudberry Box.

This is the latest offering from Cloudberry Lab. Cloudberry Box is meant for users who have files that can’t be trusted to stay in the cloud alone. They could be sensitive financial files, employee files, or confidential documents.

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Intolerance After The Violence: Paris Gun Attack (Dispatch 4)

Terrorism has aggravated anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and social segregation across France. VICE News correspondent Milène Larsson travelled to Paris to see how the attacks on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket in early January have impacted its disparate communities. Larsson meets the French branch of controversial political organization Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA), which has gained support across Europe on the back of its anti-Islamization rhetoric. She also visits a Jewish school in Paris under heavy security, and speaks to activists from Muslim Students of France about the stigmatization of young muslims. Finally, she travels to the Paris suburb Villiers-sur-Marne — where a girlfriend of one of the attackers once lived — to find out what pushes young people towards radicalization. Watch “Millions March in Unity: Paris Gun Attack (Dispatch Three)” – http://bit.ly/1BAEOCI Read “French Jews Nervous in Wake of Paris Kosher Market Attack, Rising Anti-Semitism” – http://bit.ly/1K8pwcq Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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Face to Face with a Gunman (Excerpt from ‘Terror in Peshawar’)

On the morning of December 16, armed members of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan entered the Army Public School in Peshawar, the largest city in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The men moved from classroom to classroom, telling the schoolchildren to say their prayers before shooting them at point-blank range. According to the military, the massacre left 141 people dead, including 132 children. In this extra scene from ‘Terror in Peshawar,’ VICE News visits the Lady Reading Hospital, where a recovering survivor of the shooting tell us what happened that day. Watch “Life After the Massacre: Terror in Peshawar” – http://bit.ly/1BVoMRJ Read “Thousands Flee Kashmir as Pakistan and India Exchange Heavy Shelling Across Border” – http://bit.ly/1DcEv0s Read “Pakistani Forces Kill Suspected Mastermind Behind Peshawar School Massacre” – http://bit.ly/1A3lU9Q Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos

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