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Local news for Seoul, South Korea continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | News Times

There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday.

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7 hrs ago | WMUR-TV Manchester

Death toll jumps to 20 in S. Korea ferry disaster

As a ferry carrying 475 people sank Wednesday off South Korea, many students on board texted their parents what could be their last words.

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10 hrs ago | The Independent

South Korea ferry: Powerful images show dramatic rescue operation as...

Nine people have been confirmed dead after the ferry carrying more than 470 people, many of them high school students, capsized in South Korea Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.

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14 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

Hundreds Missing As Students On School Trip Are Rescued From Sinking South Korean Ferry

South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank Wednesday with 462 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Town Talk

Families cling to hope, texts amid ferry disaster

Families of missing passengers showed anger and anguish Thursday as they protested the South Korean government's handling of the Sewol ferry sinking as an increasingly anxious search continued for 287 passengers still missing a day after the ferry capsized off the southern coast of South Korea carrying 475 people.

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Chosun Ilbo

Lady Gaga, Psy to Share Stage in Seoul

Superstar Lady Gaga and Korean rapper Psy will share a stage in Seoul this August.

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Time

South Korea Bans 'Immoral' Hook-Up Website Ashley Madison

Authorities in Seoul have blocked a global adultery hook-up site, calling it an incitement to immorality in a nation where marital infidelity is punishable with jail-time.

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KHQ-TV Spokane

Spread the News: WSP Looks For Man Charged With 59 Counts Of Sexual Misconduct With Children

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL: The Washington State Patrol's Criminal Investigation Division has been assisting Minnesota's Pine County Sheriff's Office in attempts to locate a subject charged with 59 felony counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct involving two young females.

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WAPT-TV Jackson

Rescuers search for Korea shipwreck survivors

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CNN

Theories on how a South Korean passenger ferry suddenly sank

Rescue crews attempt to save passengers from the Sewol, a South Korean ferry ship, as it sinks in the Yellow Sea on Wednesday, April 16. Of the 459 people on board, 325 were students from a Seoul high school on their way to a resort island called Jeju.

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Trend

Georgian- South Korean business workshop held in Seoul

The event was organized by the Georgian National Investment Agency, the Georgian embassy in South Korea and the Federation of Korean Industries , the Georgian National Investment Agency told Trend on April 15. The heads of about 30 leading Korean companies attended the event.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Japan official heads to Seoul for 'comfort women' talks

A senior Japanese official left for Seoul on Wednesday to discuss the thorny issue of wartime sex slavery, in a move Tokyo hopes will lead to a diplomatic thaw.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

National Public Radio

1 Dead, After Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast

Dozens of military boats and helicopters scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, officials said.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Rescue at sea: South Korean passenger ship in distress

A South Korean passenger ship, with more than 400 passengers on board, is seen listing heavily in the sea off Jindo.

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ABC News

US Declines to Name China a Currency Manipulator

The Obama administration is raising concern about the value of China's currency but is declining, as in recent years, to accuse Beijing of manipulating it.

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Thanh Nein News

Film fest brings Vietnamese flicks to Seoul

Five Vietnamese films will be featured in the first ever Vietnamese film festival in Seoul, South Korea on on April 16-19.

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Asia News Network

SEOUL: Korean Air, Asiana Airlines bet big on Paris routes

South Korea's two top airlines - Korean Air and Asiana Airlines - are pouring more resources into the lucrative Incheon-Paris route with the aim of appealing to high-spending travellers, and more importantly, to restore profit.

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The Straits Times

South Korean online gamer charged over suffocating son

A man looks into a mirror and tidies his hair while carrying a bag suspected to be containing his son's dead body in this CCTV capture, taken on Friday, April 11, 2014, in an elevator in Gumi, north Gyeongsang province.

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Korea Herald

Big Day South to show off creative talent in Daegu

Two expat magazines and an expat record label are getting together for a creative festival on April 26 to show off creative talent in the southeast of Korea.

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The Daily Star

Lady Gaga, Psy to perform at S. Korea festival

SEOUL: US pop diva Lady Gaga is slated to perform at a summer music festival in South Korea, where her first show two years ago received an adult-only rating from state censors.

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