VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – August, 4 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Lebanese army fights Islamist militants on Syrian border, Liberians fear contracting ebola through victim burials, girl’s murder prompts Thailand to launch all-female train cars, and Mexico passes press ‘gag law’ in Sinaloa state.

Army Boosts Security on Syrian Border Amid Clashes
Soldiers killed and abducted in battles with fighters of the Islamic State.

Fear Hinders Burial of Ebola Victims
Residents of a Monrovia neighborhood angrily confronted health workers trying to bury nearly two dozen bodies.

Rail Service Introduces All-Female Carriages After Teen’s Murder
A 13-year-old girl was raped, beaten, and thrown from a train car last month.

Journalists Outraged by Sinaloa ‘Gag Law’
The legislation would ban the press from taking photos or recording video or audio at crime scenes in the violent northwestern state.

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