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Misery at sea: The Rohingya boat bounced between nations

Amphoe Hankha - The fate of around 300 ethnic Rohingya migrants whose overcrowded trawler has been bounced for days between Thai and Malaysian waters dramatises the desperate plight of Southeast Asia's new boat-people.

Shunned migrant boat leaves Thai waters: Governor

Amphoe Hankha - A boat packed with desperate Rohingya migrants left Thai waters early Friday bound for Indonesia, authorities said, in line with the kingdom's policy of blocking entry to such vessels.

Over 150 rescued from fire-stricken ferry off Spain, three injured

Madrid - A fire broke out on a ferry off Spain's Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean on Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of 156 passengers and crew in lifeboats and injuring three crew members, officials said.

Appeals court convicts South Korea ferry captain of murder

Seoul - A South Korean appeals court on Tuesday found the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank a year ago guilty of murdering the 304 people who died in the disaster and upped his sentence to life imprisonment.

South Korea announces plan to raise sunken Sewol ferry

Seoul - The South Korean government announced on Wednesday it would raise the wreck of the Sewol ferry, one year after it sank with the loss of more than 300 lives, most of them schoolchildren.

S. Korea vows to raise sunken ferry but angry relatives unmoved

Seoul - South Korea's president vowed to raise the sunken Sewol ferry Thursday, but was still snubbed by grieving relatives on the first anniversary Thursday of the disaster that claimed 304 lives -- most of them schoolchildren.

Flowers and tears as families mourn South Korea ferry dead

Jindo - More than 100 relatives of victims of South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster tearfully cast flowers into the sea Wednesday at an emotional memorial event on the eve of the tragedy's first anniversary.

Hepburn family to create forest memorial for Korea ferry victims

Seoul - The family of late actress Audrey Hepburn unveiled plans for a memorial forest in South Korea to remember the 304 victims of last year's Sewol ferry disaster.

S. Korea prosecutors seek death penalty for Sewol ferry captain

Seoul - South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday urged an appeals court to hand down the death penalty for the captain of the ferry that sank a year ago, accusing him of intentionally abandoning more than 300 people to their certain deaths.

South Korea leader considers salvaging sunken ferry

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye promised Monday to consider raising the Sewol ferry that sank a year ago with the loss of more than 300 lives, in response to an emotional protest by victims' relatives.

Parents of S. Korean ferry victims complete marathon protest march

Seoul - Grieving parents of the victims of last year's South Korean ferry sinking completed a 46-kilometre (28-miles) marathon march Sunday to call for an independent probe into the tragedy.

Seattle Mariners pitching prospect dies in Venezuela

Tunapuy - Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died Saturday from head injuries suffered two months ago in a boating accident.

Myanmar ferry sinks with scores feared dead in tragedy

Cox's Bazar - Rescuers were frantically searching for survivors Saturday after an overloaded ferry sank in rough waters off the coast of western Myanmar killing more than 30 people and leaving at least a dozen more missing.

Scores dead as Bangladesh boat sinks after collision

Dhaka - The death toll in a ferry accident in central Bangladesh soared to 69 on Monday, after emergency workers recovered more bodies from the wreckage of an overcrowded boat that sank after colliding with a cargo vessel.

41 dead as Bangladesh ferry sinks, search for missing

An overcrowded ferry sank in a Bangladesh river on Sunday leaving at least 41 people including 11 children dead as rescuers searched for missing passengers, officials said.

Six-year-old girl eaten by piranhas after Brazil canoe capsize

A six-year-old Brazilian girl has died after being eaten alive by piranhas when she fell into the river she was canoeing along on January 27. The piranhas tore all the flesh from her legs.

Fishing boats finds WW2 mustard gas bomb in catch

Danish fishermen fishing around the island of Bornholm, south of Sweden, found a dangerous mustard gas bomb among their catch after trawling the hazardous region of the Baltic Sea.

Tugboat sinks in China killing 22 including eight foreigners

Bejing - Twenty-two people including eight foreigners have been confirmed dead after a tugboat sank on a trial voyage on the Yangtze, China's longest river, state media reported Saturday.

Foreigners among 22 missing after boat sinks in China

Shanghai - More than 20 people, including four Singaporeans, were missing Friday after a tugboat sank on a trial voyage on the Yangtze, China's longest river, state media and authorities said.

100 feared missing after boat sinks in C. Africa

Bangui - Nearly 100 people are feared missing in the Central African Republic after a boat caught fire and sank on a river in the strife-torn country this week, officials said Thursday.

Huge transport ship beached off southern English coast

Southampton - A huge transport ship that ran aground off the south coast of England was being assessed for its stability Sunday as experts work out how to attempt salvaging the stricken vessel.

At least 129 drown in DR Congo boat disaster

Lubumbashi - At least 129 people drowned when a passenger ship capsized on Lake Tanganyika in the southeast of Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a new official death toll Sunday.

Eleven bodies from S. Korea trawler found in Bering Sea

Seoul - Eleven more bodies were recovered Wednesday from the area where a South Korean trawler sank in the Bering Sea as hopes dimmed of finding any survivors among 41 crew members still missing.

S. Korea court jails ferry operator CEO for 10 years

Seoul - The head of the company that operated South Korea's ill-fated Sewol ferry was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday, after being convicted of manslaughter over the disaster that killed more than 300 people.

Korea ferry captain jailed for 36 years, acquitted of murder

Gwangju - The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank in April with the loss of more than 300 lives was jailed for 36 years Tuesday, but acquitted of murdering those who died in the disaster.

Judgement in murder trial of South Korea ferry captain

Gwangju - A South Korean court will Tuesday deliver its verdict -- and possible death sentence -- on the ferry captain at the centre of one of the country's worst peacetime disasters, as officials finally ended the long search for bodies.

South Korea halts search for bodies from sunken ferry

Seoul - South Korea on Tuesday finally called off the search for bodies from the sunken Sewol ferry, nearly seven months after the vessel capsized with the loss of more than 300 lives.

Divers find body six months after Korea ferry disaster

Seoul - South Korean divers discovered another body inside the sunken Sewol ferry on Tuesday -- six months after it capsized and more than 100 days after the last corpse was recovered, officials said.

Two scientists die when research boat sinks

Taiwan - Two scientists died, although several dozen researchers and crew-members aboard an oceanographic research vessel survived, after the boat capsized near Taiwan.

Sewol captain admits he 'deserves death penalty' for ferry disaster

Seoul - The captain in charge of the Sewol ferry when it sank told a South Korean court Wednesday that he "deserved the death penalty" but denied sacrificing passenger's lives to save his own.
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