VICE News Capsule: South Korea Braces for MERS Outbreak

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: South Koreans are avoiding public gatherings due to fears of a MERS outbreak, a UN report slammed Eritrea’s human rights record, Beirut’s last public beach space is being threatened by a new resort development, and Myanmar returned 150 Bangladeshi migrants intercepted at sea last month.

SOUTH KOREA
Sixth Death Reported in MERS Outbreak
A sixth patient has died and 80 confirmed cases make South Korea’s MERS outbreak the largest outside the Middle East.

ERITREA
UN Report Slams Human Rights Record
A new UN report says Eritrea may have committed crimes against humanity and calls out its mandatory conscription service.

LEBANON
New Resort Threatens Livelihoods and Beach Access
A new resort development is threatening access to the last bit of public beach in Beirut.

MYANMAR
Bangladeshi Migrants Repatriated After Boat Rescue
Myanmar returned 150 migrants back to Bangladesh who were intercepted in a boat on their way to Malaysia last month.

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