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First bodies pulled from submerged S. Korean ferry

Gwangju - Divers retrieved the first bodies Sunday from inside the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized four days ago with hundreds of children on board, as families angered by the pace and focus of the rescue efforts scuffled with police.
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

North Korea denies link to drones recovered by South

Seoul - North Korea on Monday flatly denied any connection to three crashed drones recovered in the South, and accused Seoul of "fabricating" a link in order to smear Pyongyang.
In the Media by AFP

South Korea state insurer sues three tobacco makers

Seoul - South Korea's state health insurer said Monday it had filed a lawsuit against three domestic and foreign tobacco makers, seeking damages of 53.7 billion won ($51.6 million) for payouts over smoking-related illnesses.
In the Media by AFP

Samsung looks to life beyond the smartphone

Seoul - After years of record profit growth, tech giant Samsung Electronics looks to be at a commercial crossroads as it searches for a new growth driver to counter slowing sales of its phenomenally successful smartphones.
In the Media by Jung Ha-Won (AFP)

N. Korea blasts reunification offer as 'psychopath's daydream'

Seoul - North Korea on Saturday blasted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye's proposal on laying the groundwork for reunification through economic exchanges and humanitarian aid as the "daydream of a psychopath".
In the Media by Chan Kyong Park (AFP)

Samsung flagship smartphone goes on sale worldwide

Seoul - The latest version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy smartphone series went on sale worldwide Friday, days after the electronics giant announced it was facing a second consecutive quarter of profit decline.
In the Media by AFP

Kim 're-elected' as North Korean leader

Seoul - Kim Jong-Un was Wednesday "re-elected" as North Korea's leader, state media said, as parliament opened a session expected to endorse personnel changes after the shock execution of his once-powerful uncle.
In the Media by AFP
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