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Yesterday | The Nation

'Very moving to see Thai prayers for Koreans in distress'

South Korean Ambassador Jeon Jae Man speaks to Nation Multimedia Group Editor-in-Chief Thepchai Yong about the ferry tragedy near South Korea's Jindo Island and more.

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Yesterday | Skift

Korean Ferry Tragedy Demonstrates Costa Lessons Weren't Learned

Part of South Korean passenger ship "Sewol" that has been sinking is seen as South Korean maritime policemen search for passengers in the sea off Jindo April 16, 2014.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Examiner.com

Successful Korean designer Son Jung Wan launches e-commerce site

South Korean designer Son Jung Wan can count many celebrities as clients, including Kelly Rutherford, Kelly Bensimon , and Adrienne Bailon.

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Weekend Balita

2 Pinoys rescued from sunken ferry

Two Filipino entertainers were among the passengers who were rescued from a ferry that sank off South Korea earlier this week.

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Sunherald.com

Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

Police said a high school vice principal who had been rescued from the ferry was found hanging Friday from a pine tree on Jindo, an island near the sunken ship where survivors have been housed.

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CTV

South Korea ferry probe focuses on sharp turn, slow evacuation

A buoy, right, is towed by a South Korean Navy boat to be installed in addition to the other one, left, to mark the sunken 6,852-ton ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014.

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Newkerala.com

Visa on arrival facility extended to South Korea

New Delhi, Apr 16 : India has extended the facility of Tourist Visa-on-Arrival to Republic of Korea , an official spokesman said here today.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Bloomberg

Ferry Disaster Shows Concordia Lessons Tough to Implement

The sinking of the Sewol ferry off South Korea raises new concerns about ship safety more than two years after the capsizing of the Costa Concordia ocean liner spurred a global campaign to improve passenger security.

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BusinessWeek

The Island in South Korea's Ferry Tragedy Wants Chinese Tourists

China's holiday getaway spot is Hainan , a tropical island in the Gulf of Tonkin not far from Vietnam, while Japanese seeking a beach far from Tokyo head to Okinawa.

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New York Post

Majority of sinking Korean ferry victims were students, teachers

Three-quarters of the passengers aboard the Korean ferry that sank Wednesday came from a single high school now shrouded in sadness.

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KSTP

Evacuation Came Too Late for Many on SKorea Sinking Ferry

An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

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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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National Public Radio

Classmates Celebrating 60th Birthday Among Missing

Kim Jeong-keun woke up on his cabin bed to find out his friends had smeared lipstick on his face while he had been asleep, a prank harking back to their school days.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Star Press

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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NHK World

Japan, S.Korea Diplomats Meet In Seoul -NHK World English

Senior government officials from Japan and South Korea have discussed the issue of the so-called comfort women as a part of their effort to improve the strained bilateral relationship.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

Rescue helicopters fly over a sinking South Korean passenger ferry that was carrying more than 450 passengers, mostly high school students, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, off South Korea's southern coast.

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CBC News

Nearly 300 people missing after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

The government says 295 people are still missing several hours after a ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast.

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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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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Voice of America

Obama to Reassure Asian Allies

President Barack Obama begins a week-long trip to Asia next Tuesday, in a bid to reassure allies in the region.

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Free Republic

Korean Cruise Ship Sinks - 260 lost

It has just been reported that a Korean cruise ship with 450 aboard has sunk. Only 190 are reported to have been saved- many high schoolers aboard.

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