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S. Korea urges China to avert N. Korea nuclear test

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Wednesday urged Chinese leader Xi Jinping to make "further efforts" to dissuade North Korea from conducting a fresh nuclear test, warning of serious repercussions for regional stability.
In the Media by AFP

Grim S. Korea ferry disaster search enters second week

- The search for scores of passengers still missing from South Korea's ferry disaster entered a second week Wednesday, to the deepening distress of their grieving, angry and frustrated families.
In the Media by Chang Won Lim (AFP)

Ferry crew desertion like murder, South Korea's president says

South Korea's president said Monday that the captain and some crew members who escaped a ferry that sank with hundreds of vacationers had committed acts "tantamount to murder."
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

Death toll in South Korea ferry disaster crosses 120

- The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose sharply to more than 120 Tuesday as divers speeded up the grim task of recovering bodies from the submerged ship and police took two more of its crew into custody.
In the Media by Lim Chang-Won (AFP)

South Korea says North may be close to nuclear test

Seoul - North Korea could well be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, South Korea said Tuesday, citing increased activity at its main test site, just days ahead of a visit to Seoul by US President Barack Obama.
In the Media by Giles Hewitt (AFP)

Death toll rises to 61 as searchers enter capsized ferry

Ansan - Divers recovered more than a dozen bodies Sunday from a sunken ferry believed to still contain more than 250 passengers, mostly South Korean high school students on vacation who died Wednesday when the boat they were riding in capsized in the Yellow Sea.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

S. Korea ferry transcript reveals evacuation panic

Gwangju - Panic-stricken and fumbling for a response, the crew of a South Korean ferry dithered over the evacuation of passengers in the crucial final moments before it sank, a transcript released Sunday revealed, as divers began retrieving bodies from the vesse...
In the Media by Ed Jones (AFP)

School official kills self as hopes for ferry passengers diminish

Jindo - An assistant principal from the high school attended by hundreds of students aboard the South Korean ferry that sank in the Yellow Sea this week committed suicide Friday outside a gymnasium where parents of the presumed victims had gathered.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

South Korea ferry captain defends actions, bodies seen in ship

- Divers began to locate bodies Saturday inside a submerged South Korean ferry as the detained captain defended his decision to delay evacuation of the ship when it capsized nearly four days ago with 476 people on board.
In the Media by Park Chan-Kyong (AFP)

Arrest warrant sought for S. Korea ferry captain

- South Korean prosecutors sought arrest warrants Friday for the captain and two crew members of the ferry that capsized two days before with hundreds of children on board, a coastguard official said.
In the Media by AFP

Arrest warrant for S. Korea ferry captain as divers enter ship

- Investigators sought arrest warrants Friday for the captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized two days ago, as divers overcame strong currents and near zero visibility to enter the submerged vessel for the first time.
In the Media by Park Chan-Kyong (AFP)

Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

Seoul - Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation.
In the Media by Jung Ha-Won (AFP) - 3 comments

Grieving S. Korean parents consumed by agony and anger

- The pin-drop silence as the student's name was read out was broken by a piercing scream of anguished recognition as her shattered parents clutched each other in the cold, harbour gymnasium.
In the Media by Park Chan-Kyong (AFP)

Scientists makes graphene breakthrough

Researchers have made a key development in relation to the commercialization of grapheme. Graphene is a unique material ideally suited for electronic devices.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Ship sinks, hundreds missing in South Korean ferry tragedy

Reports from South Korea are contradictory but it now appears that up to 300 passengers, most are high-school students, are unaccounted for on a ferry that sank Wednesday. Only four are confirmed dead but that number is expected to rise.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

S. Korea, Japan hold rare 'comfort women' talks

Seoul - South Korea and Japan held rare high-level talks Wednesday on the extremely sensitive issue of wartime sex slavery, which has contributed to a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.
In the Media by AFP

Two dead, 368 rescued from capsized S. Korea ferry

Seoul - Two bodies have been recovered and 368 people rescued from a South Korean ferry that capsized at sea Wednesday with 477 passengers and crew on board, a senior government official said.
In the Media by AFP

South Korea blocks Ashley Madison adultery website

Seoul - South Korea has blocked the newly launched Korean version of the global adultery hook-up site Ashley Madison, saying Wednesday that it threatened family values in a country where marital infidelity is a crime.
In the Media by AFP

One dead as S. Korea ferry with 476 passengers sinks

Seoul - South Korea's coastguard said Wednesday one person had been killed as it struggled to rescue 476 people -- mostly high school students -- aboard a ferry that ran aground and sank off the southern coast.
In the Media by Jung Ha-Won (AFP)

Online-addicted Korean man arrested over son's death

Seoul - South Korean police said Tuesday they had arrested a man for allegedly allowing his infant son to starve to death while spending days playing online games at Internet cafes.
In the Media by AFP
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