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Source: Al Jazeera

Seoul :: South Korea | updated 2014-04-18 14:12:40 -0700 | travel-news

45 Prosecutors in South Korea are requesting an arrest warrant for the captain of a ferry that sank two days ago. The move to arrest the captain, Lee Joon-seok,  on Friday, comes after it emerged that a junior officer was...
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Breaking News: South Korean authorities order arrest the captain 'Sewol' and two crew
 
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Seoul :: South Korea | updated 2014-04-18 12:14:45 -0700 | disasters-news

South Korean authorities have issued arrest warrants for the ferry captain 'Sewol' sunk since last Wednesday, and two of his crew, as reported to the U.S. television network CNN a spokesman for the accident investigation team. One of the skippers...
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Source: USA Today

Seoul :: South Korea | updated 2014-04-18 06:26:12 -0700 | political-news

Hundreds of text messages allegedly sent by missing students aboard a sunken ferry to family members were faked, according to Korea's Cyber Terror Response Center, South Korean media report. The South Kerry ferry sank on Wednesday off South Korea's southwest...
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Seoul :: South Korea | updated 2014-04-18 14:12:37 -0700 | disasters-news

The deputy director of the school south of Seoul, whose students sank a ferry, has been found dead. According to local press reports, the body of Min-Kyu Kang, 52, was found hanging from a tree, so it seems that this...
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Breaking News: The South Korean ferry captain handed the helm to third officer before sinking
 
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Seoul :: South Korea | updated 2014-04-18 14:12:37 -0700 | disasters-news

The captain of the ferry that sank two days ago in the Southwest and left so far 28 dead and 268 missing, handed the helm to the official third just before the ship went under, today announced the prosecution Korean...
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Source: The Motley Fool

Seoul :: South Korea | updated 2014-04-18 07:06:09 -0700 | business-news

Offshore Drilling's Biggest Players Are Now Negative on the Industry Outlook The offshore oil and gas drilling market is, according to many analysts, heading into a two year slowdown. With this forecast the outlook for many drillers has been downgraded...
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Source: CNN

Seoul :: South Korea | updated 2014-04-18 02:20:19 -0700 | political-news

Outrage grows after ferry sinks Divers struggle to reach ferry passengers The texts also fueled a tense atmosphere at Jindo -- where distraught families viewed them as proof several passengers were alive. This led to remonstrations and the hurling of...
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Source: CNN

Seoul :: South Korea | updated 2014-04-18 01:59:58 -0700 | travel-news

How likely is it there are still survivors?...They know the odds aren't in their favor, particularly after the entire ferry went underwater Friday. But they point to one especially miraculous tale of survival for their reason for not giving up....
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Source: CNN

Seoul :: South Korea | updated 2014-04-18 01:19:21 -0700 | political-news

With difficult weather conditions conspiring against rescue efforts and frustrated, angry relatives accosting officials at Jindo port, chances of finding survivors from the Sewol ferry that unexpectedly sank Wednesday are decreasing with each passing hour.
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Breaking News: S.Korean ferry : Toll rises to  25, still 271 missing
 
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Seoul :: South Korea | updated 2014-04-18 11:10:29 -0700 | disasters-news

SEOUL - The death toll from the sinking of the South Korean ferry "Sewol" this morning rose to 25, from nine until then recovered as authorities fear the number will increase rapidly since Thursday are becoming more bodies found floating...
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Seoul :: South Korea | updated 2014-04-18 14:12:37 -0700 | disasters-news

South Korean divers Friday in a new effort to get a ferry overturned in which hundreds of students are afraid of a trap, as the grieving parents ' pain and frustration gave way to anger and recrimination. The number of...
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Source: CNN

Seoul :: South Korea | updated 2014-04-18 00:20:50 -0700 | political-news

Tethered to an IV drip, 71-year-old Shin Young Ja lies under a thin fleece blanket, nursing a broken back and wracked with survivor's guilt. "How could it be that an old woman like me survived and all these young people...
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Source: Fox

Mokpo :: South Korea | updated 2014-04-18 00:18:35 -0700 | travel-news

South Korea   Divers have begun pumping air into a submerged South Korean ship 48 hours after it listed and sank, coast guard officials said Friday. But it wasn't immediately clear if the air was for survivors or for a...
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Breaking News: South Korea: The death toll in a ferry sinking Sewol up to 25.
 
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Seoul :: South Korea | updated 2014-04-18 12:14:46 -0700 | odd-news

The South Korean government said 179 people were found and 101 of them are being treated in hospital, five of them seriously wounded, in ferry sinking Sewol on 16/4. The coast guard officials and agencies of the Ministry of Disaster...
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Source: BBC

Seoul :: South Korea | updated 2014-04-17 20:58:46 -0700 | travel-news

The third officer was at the helm of the ferry that capsized off South Korea, investigators said, as divers worked to access the sunken hull...Twenty-six people are now known to have died and 179 were rescued. It is not clear...
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