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Tight EU borders fuel deadly smuggling business: Amnesty

Brussels - Tight EU border controls are fuelling the business of smugglers who allegedly sank a boat in the Mediterranean last week, killing 500 migrants on board, Amnesty International said Thursday.

'Going crazy': survivors tell of Europe's deadliest migrant shipwreck

Chani - After three days adrift, drinking his own urine to survive as he watched dozens of people sink to a watery grave, Mohamed Raad started to lose his grip.

Traffickers 'laughed' as they capsized boat to drown refugees

Rome - Survivors of Europe's most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown, as the EU cried murder and vowed to step up the fight against people smugglers.

'Worst shipwreck in years' leaves 500 boat migrants feared dead

Lampedusa - As many as 500 migrants are feared to have drowned after traffickers reportedly rammed and sank their boat in what the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) described Monday as "the worst shipwreck in years".

University student buys house boat to avoid accomodation costs

Charlotte Tindle was worried about facing living costs of £1,000 a month in Fulham, London, whilst studying at the London University Tech Music School - so instead she renovated a disused houseboat.

Funeral of disaster-hit ferry owner starts in S. Korea

Seoul - The funeral of a South Korean tycoon who was the target of a massive manhunt connected to April's ferry disaster began Saturday under tight security at the compound of the religious group he led.

Captain blames company for South Korean ferry disaster

Seoul - The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry Friday pinned the blame on the ship's operator for one of the nation's worst maritime disasters, saying it was standard practice to overload the vessel and overlook safety checks.

Indonesia calls off search for Spaniards in boat sinking

Jakarta - Indonesian authorities called off their search for two Spanish men Saturday, finding no sign of them one week after their tour boat sank in central Indonesia.

Indonesia hunts Spaniards missing in tourist boat sinking

Bima - Indonesian rescuers Tuesday expanded their search for two Spanish men still missing after a tourist boat sank at the weekend, forcing survivors to swim hours to dry land and drink their own urine.

Survivors of Indonesia boat ordeal drank urine, swam to volcano island

Bima - Thirteen people lost at sea for two days when their tourist boat sank in Indonesia were rescued Monday after a horrific ordeal that had forced other survivors to swim to a volcanic island and drink their own urine.

Ten foreigners, five locals missing as Indonesia tour boat sinks

Bima - Ten foreign tourists and five Indonesians were missing Sunday after a boat sank as it travelled between islands in the east of the country, while 10 others have been rescued, search and rescue officials said.

Nearly 120 feared drowned in Bangladesh ferry disaster

Munshiganj - Rescuers in Bangladesh searched Tuesday for the wreckage of a heavily overloaded river ferry that sank, amid growing anger among relatives of nearly 120 people still missing.

Bangladesh ferry sinks with up to 200 on board

Munshiganj - An overloaded ferry sank in rough conditions in central Bangladesh on Monday with up to 200 passengers on board, in the latest disaster to hit the country's rivers.

S. Korea ferry survivors recall desperate escape from sinking vessel

Ansan - Student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster testified Tuesday how passengers, abandoned by the crew, improvised means of escape, using fire hoses to pull people to safety as the vessel sank.

Student survivors testify in Korea ferry trial

Ansan - Student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster testified at the murder trial of the captain and crew on Monday how they were left to fend for themselves in the sinking vessel.

Forensic exam of Korea ferry owner's body inconclusive

Seoul - South Korean forensic experts said Friday they were unable to determine a cause of death after examining the body of a fugitive tycoon at the heart of the inquiry into April's ferry disaster.

S. Korean police slammed over ferry tycoon's body

Seoul - South Korea's police force was pilloried as doltish and incompetent Wednesday after announcing that a body found six weeks ago was that of a fugitive tycoon at the heart of a months-long manhunt.

S. Korea police find body of fugitive ferry owner

Seoul - South Korean police announced Tuesday that a badly-decomposed body found last month had been identified as that of the fugitive tycoon whose family owned the ferry which sank in April with the loss of 300 lives.

Three months later, body recovered from South Korea ferry

Seoul - Divers retrieved another body Friday from the site of South Korea's ferry disaster -- the first to be recovered in nearly four weeks from the submerged vessel that sank three months ago.

'We're still here': The enduring anguish of Korea's ferry tragedy

Jindo - When steel worker Huh Hong-Hwan heard his teenaged daughter might be trapped in a sinking ferry, he didn't hesitate.

Tears as wrenching video shown at S. Korea ferry trial

Gwangju - Relatives of the victims of South Korea's ferry disaster wept in court Tuesday as prosecutors played wrenching cellphone video footage from inside the sinking vessel during the murder trial of the captain and crew.

S. Korea's Park keeps PM who resigned over ferry disaster

Seoul - After two failed attempts to appoint a new prime minister, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye announced Thursday her "agonised" decision to retain the incumbent who resigned over April's ferry disaster.

Student survivors to testify in South Korea ferry trial

Gwangju - Student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster will testify in the trial of the captain and crew in a special session at a courtroom in their traumatised home town, a district court ruled Tuesday.

Fugitive's wife arrested over S. Korean ferry disaster

Seoul - South Korean police on Saturday made apparent headway in the manhunt for a fugitive businessman wanted over April's ferry disaster with the capture of his wife.

S.Korean president revamps cabinet after ferry tragedy

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye revamped her cabinet Friday, replacing seven ministers in response to intense criticism over her administration's handling of April's ferry disaster.

First damages suit filed over S. Korea ferry disaster

Seoul - The mother of a student victim of South Korea's ferry disaster has filed a test lawsuit seeking damages from the government and the vessel's owners, a court spokesman said Friday.

S.Korea police raid complex linked to ferry owner for second day

Seoul - Thousands of South Korean police raided the compound of a splinter religious group Thursday for the second day in a row as part of a manhunt for a fugitive businessman wanted over April's ferry disaster.

South Korean police storm compound in search for ferry owner

Thousands of South Korean police forced their way into the compound of a splinter religious group Wednesday in their search for a fugitive businessman wanted in connection with April's ferry disaster.

Murder trial opens for S. Korea ferry captain and crew

Gwangju - The highly charged trial of 15 crew members from South Korea's ferry disaster began Tuesday to shouts of "murderers" from victims' relatives, who called for the defendants to be executed.

Two dead, 293 missing in S. Korea ferry capsize

Seoul - South Korean rescue teams, including elite navy SEAL divers, raced Wednesday to find up to 293 people missing from a capsized ferry carrying 459 passengers and crew -- mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.
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Japanese Coast Guard officials remove the bodies of men found aboard a North Korean fishing boat.
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My children (now 17 and 20) on the boat that toured Doubtful Sound, New Zealand
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A Japanese fishing boat that was lost at sea after the 2011 tsunami has been found off the coast of B.C.
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Seattle, Washington: Ferry and skyline
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Bird on the bow of a sailboat during sunset in Belmar, NJ
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Charlotte Tindle bought a house boat to avoid the costs of university accomodation in Fulham, London
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Sunseeker staff ready to show people around their boats at the Sydney International Boat Show.
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Dzhokhar emerging from boat, no traumatic neck/throat wound.
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Blakes Marina boats in Exhibition Hall 4.
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