Death toll in ferry sinking tops 150 as hope dwindles

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Death toll in ferry sinking tops 150 as hope dwindles

JINDO, South Korea, April 23 (Yonhap) -- Divers retrieved scores of bodies from a capsized South Korean ferry Wednesday as hope had all but vanished that isolated pockets of air might be able to support some of the 150 passengers still missing.The death toll from the sinking of the 6,825-t...

Updated : 2014.04.23 21:57

[Ferry Disaster] Despair sinks in over Sewol

It has been a long, silent week in South Korea since the fateful morning of April 16.Much of what happened inside the sunken ferry remains unknown, leaving the victims’ relatives, and South Koreans i...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:27

[Ferry Disaster] Investigation reveals holes in witness accounts

Most of the surviving crew of the sunken ferry Sewol is to be prosecuted for their part in the accident and failing to implement safety measures during the sinking. On Wednesday, investigators took th...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:24

[Graphic News] Sewol was dangerously overloaded

Analyses found that multiple factors, including a sharp change of direction and cargo overload, caused the Sewol to capsize.The Korean Register of Shipping ― the organization that inspected and appro...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:19

Tragedy leaves Korea scarred

A week after ill-fated ferry Sewol plunged into the ocean, taking the lives of more than 100 people, people across the nation are suffering from emotional scars. The mass depression appears to be taking a larger toll on students and teachers, as the majority of the deceased had been studen...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:17

[Ferry Disaster] Yellow ribbons carry hopes for miracle

A growing number of South Koreans are joining a “yellow ribbon” online campaign, expressing their hope that there are still some survivors from the Sewol ferry disaster. As the death toll continued ...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:16

Insensitive comments, behavior draw outrage in wake of disaster

A conservative commentator came under public fire on Wednesday after making highly controversial remarks on the ferry disaster, saying that the tragic accident will be used as a pretext for a civil uprising. Jee Man-won, head of the private research institute System Club, urged President P...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:16

[Ferry Disaster] Crowd mourns ferry victims

Grief and anguish continued to overwhelm the city of Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, on Wednesday as thousands of mourners visited a memorial altar for the victims of the ferry that sank off Korea’s southwestern coast on April 16.The memorial altar was set up temporarily inside a gymnasium by t...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:13

[Eye on English] ‘Interpretation is about more than language’

Interpreters are often just seen as people who have mastered a foreign language. But interpretation goes far beyond the linguistic aspect, calling for an array of attributes including cultural underst...

Updated : 2014.04.23 20:10

S. Korean jailed for spying in Iran released

A South Korean citizen who was jailed in Iran on spying charges last year has been released and plans to return home soon, a government source said Wednesday.The 43-year-old South Korean man, surnamed Kim, was convicted of espionage in an Iranian court last September for taking pictures of...

Updated : 2014.04.23 13:50

[Ferry Disaster] S. Korean official sacked over remarks on ferry rescue effort

A South Korean coast guard official was relieved of his duties on Tuesday for comments deemed insensitive to the grieving families of the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster.The official told reporters last week that "Is there anything the coast guard couldn't do? Wouldn't it be wonderful ...

Updated : 2014.04.23 09:28

[Ferry Disaster] Four ferry crew members issued arrest warrants

Investigators intensified their probe on Tuesday into what caused the ferry Sewol to list and capsize and arrested more crew members allegedly responsible for the tragic accident. Four crew members we...

Updated : 2014.04.22 21:27

[Reporter's Column] Disaster weighs on national economy

As the death toll from the sunken ferry Sewol continues to mount, many government offices and public organizations have either canceled or scaled down scheduled events this week to show respect to the victims.But questions are now cautiously surfacing about how the government expects to br...

Updated : 2014.04.22 21:20

[Newsmaker] Thin line between G-men and Mafia

Government men and women ― affectionately called G-men in the past ― had once been looked upon with respect and often portrayed in movies as heroes and protagonists who take on bad guys such as gang...

Updated : 2014.04.22 21:20

UD United Dental slapped with 9.4 billion won of fines

The National Tax Service has slapped UD United Dental with fines worth 9.4 billion won ($8.9 million) for tax evasion, according to industry sources on Tuesday.UD United Dental, which operates a chain of dental clinics, was found to have dodged taxes for three years between January of 2010...

Updated : 2014.04.22 21:20