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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.
In the Media by Jung Ha-Won (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Ed Jones (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Park Chan-Kyong (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

'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.
In the Media by Jung Ha-Won (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Jung Ha-Won (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Won Suk-Choi (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Park Chan-Kyong (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Ed Jones (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Won Suk-Choi (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Jung Ha-Won (AFP)

S. Korea ferry owner seeks asylum: report

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors investigating April's ferry disaster said Tuesday the fugitive head of the family that owns the vessel had indirectly approached a foreign embassy in Seoul over asylum, but was rejected.
In the Media by AFP

Daughter of fugitive Korean ferry tycoon arrested in France

Paris - The daughter of a fugitive Korean tycoon accused of being responsible for last month's ferry disaster has been arrested in France and will appear before a judge Wednesday, judicial sources told AFP.
In the Media by AFP

Reward for South Korea ferry owner upped to $500,000

Seoul - Under-pressure South Korean prosecutors on Monday upped to $500,000 a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of a fugitive businessman in connection with last month's ferry disaster.
In the Media by AFP

Tearful S. Korea president says responsibility 'lies with me'

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye took tearful responsibility Monday for the mishandling of last month's Sewol ferry disaster, admitting many lives were lost unnecessarily and vowing to dismantle the national coastguard.
In the Media by Jung Ha-Won (AFP)

Four crew of S. Korean ferry charged with manslaughter

Seoul - The captain and three other crew members of the ferry that sank off South Korea last month were indicted Thursday on charges of manslaughter through gross negligence, a prosecutor said.
In the Media by Chan Kyong Park (AFP)

S. Korea parliament to begin ferry disaster probe

Seoul - South Korea's parliament is to open an investigation into the ferry disaster that has left 300 people dead or missing, politicians confirmed Sunday, as the government counters criticism of its handling of the tragedy.
In the Media by AFP

Time lapse video: Reindeer return to summer island home in Norway

Every year, reindeer herders use an old Norwegian Navy landing craft to ferry around 10,000 reindeer to their summer home on islands in the Finnmark and Troms counties. Photographer Jan Olsen decided to catch the event on a time lapse video.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Diary reveals harrowing search for Korea ferry bodies

Seoul - "Started search and touched a wall. Groped along the wall... moved along further. Felt a body.
In the Media by Park Chan-Kyong (AFP)

S. Korea ferry owner detained, licence to be revoked

Seoul - South Korea said Thursday it would revoke the licence of the company owning the ferry that sank with the loss of around 300 lives last month, as prosecutors prepared manslaughter charges against its chief executive.
In the Media by AFP

Diver dies at S. Korea ferry disaster site

Seoul - A diver died Tuesday while working at the scene of South Korea's ferry disaster, as investigators disclosed that the ship was carrying nearly four times its legal limit of cargo.
In the Media by Chan Kyong PARK (AFP) - 1 comment

Nets reinforced around S.Korean ferry to stop body drift

Seoul - South Korean recovery workers strengthened a ring of netting Monday around a submerged ferry, in a bid to prevent corpses drifting out to open sea, as dive teams recovered 11 more bodies, raising the death toll to 259.
In the Media by AFP

South Korean divers struggle to open blocked ferry cabins

Seoul - South Korean dive teams struggled Sunday to gain access to blocked cabins of a submerged ferry that sank nearly three weeks ago, as the confirmed death toll from the disaster rose to 242.
In the Media by AFP

Death toll from South Korea ferry disaster rises to 236

Gwangju - Eight more bodies were recovered Saturday from the ferry that sank off South Korea last month, reports said, amid concern that some of the missing may never be found.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment
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A view of George Town, the main city of the Cayman Islands, from a cruise ship
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