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[Ferry Disaster] Rescuers fight time to find hundreds missing in sunken ferry

Desperate search and rescue efforts for hundreds still unaccounted for in a deadly ferry accident in waters off South Korea's southwestern coast continued for a fourth day on Saturday, with the whole country clinging to dim hope of finding survivors.Hundreds of Navy and Coast Guard officer...

Updated : 2014.04.19 11:00

[Ferry Disaster] ‘Sewol bodies show signs of decomposition’: CSI medical examiner

JINDO, South Jeolla Province -– Bodies recovered on Friday from the waters off Jindo Island where the ferry Sewol sank Wednesday morning show that the victims had died a few days ago, a Crime Scene I...

Updated : 2014.04.18 22:40

12 killed, 3 missing in avalanche on Everest

An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche hit...

Updated : 2014.04.18 22:02

Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ferry captain

Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.Prosecutors said Friday that they have also requested arrest warrants for two other crewmembers.The investigation into...

Updated : 2014.04.18 21:59

[Ferry Disaster] Claims, rumors add to chaos of ferry disaster

Unconfirmed claims by a civilian diver and false Internet rumors are holding back efforts to resolve the chaos that followed the Sewol’s sinking.National Police Agency said Friday it is investigating a claim that the government had stopped civilian divers from participating in the search ...

Updated : 2014.04.18 21:17

[Ferry Disaster] Ferry survivors suffering from extreme stress, anxiety

A majority of young survivors from the ferry disaster are suffering from severe stress and anxiety, which are likely to require months of treatment, hospitals officials said Friday. Of the 179 rescued passengers from the ferry Sewol, 76 survivors, mostly Danwon High School students, are ge...

Updated : 2014.04.18 21:17

[Ferry Disaster] 6-year-old who gave sister his lifejacket still missing

More stories of people who struggled to save others in Wednesday’s ferry tragedy emerged Friday. A 6-year-old boy surnamed Kwon had put his lifejacket on his 5-year-old sister as the ferry Sewol went down. “He told his sister that he would go and find their parents,” the boy’s aunt sai...

Updated : 2014.04.18 21:16

GGGI boosts budget transparency: chief

The Global Green Growth Institute, a Seoul-initiated international green growth body, has improved its budget transparency and remains committed to achieving its goal, the body’s new director-general said Friday.In late 2012, South Korea’s state auditor said in a report that GGGI was fou...

Updated : 2014.04.18 21:15

Korea, U.S. wrap up Foal Eagle military drill

South Korea and the United States finished a two-month long military drill on Friday after conducting a series of combat field trainings aimed at enhancing their joint combat readiness against North Korea. The Foal Eagle exercise, which began in late February shortly after reunions of fami...

Updated : 2014.04.18 21:15

[Ferry Disaster] Rescuers struggle to reach the missing

Rescuers accelerated their search operations to find survivors on the sunken ferry Sewol in waters off Korea’s southwestern coast on Friday as grieving families made desperate appeals for more effort...

Updated : 2014.04.18 19:22

[Ferry Disaster] Vice principal of Danwon High School found dead

The vice principal of Danwon High School in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, was found dead in an apparent suicide on Friday, two days after hundreds of his students died or went missing in a ferry disaster....

Updated : 2014.04.18 18:29

[Ferry Disaster] 'We are fighting against the state'

JINDO, South Jeolla Province ― Night and day merged into each other on Jindo Island off the southwestern coast of the Korean Peninsula, as families of those still missing after Wednesday morning’s f...

Updated : 2014.04.18 16:53

[Ferry Disaster] Gov’t criticized over ‘amateur’ response

As pessimism loomed over search-and-rescue operations for possible survivors on the Sewol on Friday, criticism mounted over the government’s response to the fatal incident.The families of the victims...

Updated : 2014.04.18 16:15

[Ferry Disaster] Families of ferry victims issue statement

The families of the victims who lost their lives or went missing on the Sewol issued a statement in Jindo on Friday, calling for stepped-up search and rescue efforts.The following is the full text of ...

Updated : 2014.04.18 14:57

[Ferry Disaster] 6-year-old who gave sister his lifejacket still missing

More stories of people who struggled to save others in Wednesday’s ferry tragedy emerged Friday. A 6-year-old boy surnamed Kwon put his lifejacket on his 5-year-old sister as the ferry Sewol went dow...

Updated : 2014.04.18 14:38