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South Korea: safety regulation still lagging 100 days after ferry disaster


24 July 2014 marks the 100th day anniversary of the disaster where some 294 people died – 10 bodies are still unaccounted for. But given a discernible lack of progress in the investigation of the accident’s cause and the rescue operation’s failures, the families of the victims have been protesting in front of the country’s National Assembly

Kenya: tourism sector reeling in the wake of coastal terror attacks


Over 100 people have been killed in six attacks since early June in Kenya’s coastal region, including the latest on Friday which killed seven people

Gaza: where the patients aren’t safe and the hospitals are running on empty


As Israeli air strikes enter a second week, hospitals in the Gaza Strip are running out of fuel and electricity, have been forced to rely on local donations to stay afloat, and may have to suspend some emergency services in the coming days

West Papua crackdown overshadows Indonesian election


West Papuan independence activists have denounced the use of violence by Indonesian security forces in the lead up to the country’s presidential election held on 9 July.