A year after the Islamic State's (IS) lightning conquest of Iraq's second largest city of Mosul, the poorly trained and equipped Kurdish peshmerga forces are the international coalition's only reliable boots on the ground in northern Iraq. For one month, Vice News embedded with the peshmerga fighters on the Mosul frontline, gaining an insight into the coalition's faltering war against IS through the eyes of the Kurdish volunteers bearing the brunt of the fighting.
He's the world's most enigmatic and dangerous dictator, cultivating an air of secrecy around himself and never giving interviews. Deemed the ruler of the hermit kingdom, he's now closer than ever to developing nuclear weapons. But what do we really know about Supreme Leader and 'Rocket Man', Kim Jong-un? Posing as tourists, a crew travels to Pyongyang to experience life under his autocracy.
While everyone is struggling with the new normal, it's a particularly daunting time for people dealing with major life events that can't be put on hold. What will education look like in 2025? Governments are spending up big on infrastructure projects.
For decades we've been told that we can do our bit for the environment by recycling our waste. But as Four Corners revealed in 2017, much of Australia's recycling operations have been effectively a sham with mountains of waste being stockpiled with nowhere to go. Now, in this revealing investigation from PBS Frontline, the actions of the American plastics industry are laid bare. The program shows how over decades clever marketing campaigns were created to persuade consumers they should carry the burden of plastic pollution, by recycling, rather than expecting industry to reduce the amount of plastic it manufactured.
The AMA demand better protection for frontline health workers treating COVID patients. Dr Norman Swan looks at the importance of cleaning surfaces to avoid COVID-19. Coronavirus patients discover some unexpected side effects.
This is an unprecedented documentary that joins hundreds of pieces of footage and audiotape in a seamless historical record, from moments after the first plane crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, to the South Tower being hit, to the aftermath of the collapse of the second building.
David Speers interviews finance minister Mathias Cormann, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with the Guardian's Amy Remeikis. On the panel are Network Ten's Peter van Onselen, Triple J political reporter Shalailah Medhora and 6PR radio's Gareth Parker to discuss Melbourne's stage 4 lockdown, borders, the economy, JobKeeper eligibility eased, plus 14-day quarantine for Victorian MPs before parliament.
We meet three Victorians adjusting to life under lockdown. How families in Melbourne are coping with the new childcare rules. Plus, Leigh Sales speaks with Magda Szubanski about how life has changed in Melbourne.
Victoria's hospital system is likely to reach capacity within weeks, according to an emergency doctor. Are young people getting the message about coronavirus COVID-19? The massive explosion that has devastated Lebanon's capital Beirut.
As the US continues to grapple with its history of racial discrimination, Vice correspondent Alzo Slade explores the legal vulnerability of Black landowners in the South.
Hundreds of new daily coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Victoria are making it harder for contact tracers to track down people who may be infected. The Victorian aged care disaster. A major breakthrough in the early detection of Alzheimer's disease.
On the frontline of the coronavirus COVID-19 fight in Melbourne, we hear from health professionals in hospitals. Norman Swan on the challenges facing contact tracers. Plus, the economic shockwaves from Victoria's outbreak continue.
Around Australia a vocal band of activists have joined a worldwide protest movement against the arrival of the next generation in wireless technology known as 5G. Activists claim 5G is an invisible and potentially deadly health hazard, blaming the radiation emitted by the technology for a range of long-term health problems. Four Corners investigates these claims, exploring how the technology works and examining the scientific studies undertaken into whether the technology is actually a threat to our health. The program investigates the rise of the anti-5G movement and the spread of wild conspiracy theories tying the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic to the 5G rollout. Piecing together the viral spread of these theories, the program uncovers a sophisticated misinformation campaign.
David Speers interviews shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with author Fleur Anderson. On the panel are the ABC's Bridget Brennan, ANU's Mark Kenny and the Australian's Niki Savva to discuss the new Closing the Gap targets for Indigenous Australians, plus the government's response to record coronavirus COVID-19 surges across the east coast.
Australia's leading nightly public affairs program, bringing you more exclusive investigations and real-life stories of extraordinary Australians. Plus, a unique perspective on the issues of the day. Presented by Leigh Sales.
We look into Victoria's hotel quarantine system. There are now more than 800 cases of coronavirus COVID-19 linked to aged care in Victoria. With Olympic dreams on hold, many athletes have returned to full-time work.
Grandmother dies after catching coronavirus following hospital stay. COVID-19 cases surge in the US state of Florida. In the NSW town of Wamberal a number of houses are at risk of falling into the sea.
The show that takes the road less travelled, to the ends of the Earth, in search of the story. Open a window to the world as our network of foreign correspondents uncover stories and meet people you won't see elsewhere.
The financial scandal and human cost of Australia's failing workers compensation schemes. Workers compensation is supposed to be a safety net designed to return injured employees to the workplace and provide assistance to those so badly hurt that they can no longer hold down a job. Australian workers are guaranteed these protections by law, but there is disturbing evidence the system is failing badly. Reporter Adele Ferguson reveals the scandalous state of workers compensation schemes in Australia, in a joint Four Corners, the Age and Sydney Morning Herald investigation.
Many people testing positive for COVID-19 are frontline health workers. Dr Norman Swan looks at how people have coronavirus but are asymptomatic. Hand sanitiser manufacturers have been warned not to breach the rules.
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