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4 min ago | The New Zealand Herald

Transcript of conversation between ferry, shore

Following is the transcript released by the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the conversation between Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center on Jeju Island and The Sewol, the ferry that sank on Wednesday.

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5 min ago | Weyburn This Week

Probe into South Korea ferry focuses on sharp turn, captain's actions and slow evacuation

Investigations into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers scrambled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead.

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4 hrs ago | Surreycomet.co.uk

Kingston mayor sends out message of support to South Koreans after ferry disaster

The mayor of Kingston has sent out a message of support to South Koreans in the borough after a ferry sank in the region.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Sunherald.com

Vietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Games

"Hosting this could help us promote the country's image and position. However if the hosting is not properly and successfully prepared, it will have the opposite effect," the statement said.

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National Public Radio

UN Security Council Meets On Rights In North Korea

The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world," and he told reporters that most council members "expressly said" the matter should be referred to the International ... (more)

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KFMB-TV San Diego

Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

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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TheCourier.com

Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferrySouth Korean rescue ...

South Korean rescue team members prepare to search for passengers of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Canada.com

'Grandma, I think I'm going to die,' said girl on doomed South Korean ferry

The Vancouver Canucks have the sixth overall pick in the June 27-28 NHL Entry Draft.

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MDJonline.com

Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

Desks in the classrooms of Danwon High School in Ansan, where dozens of students were missing and feared dead Thursday after a ferry disaster, are cluttered with textbooks, gym clothes, empty water bottles - small bits of ordinary school life now infused with heartbreak.

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KVOR-AM Colorado Springs

Captain of Doomed Ferry Under Investigation as Relatives Grieve

The captain of a ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing, is under investigation as a criminal and was one of the first people to escape the doomed vessel, Coast Guard officials said.

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4029TV.com

287 still missing after S. Korean ferry sinks

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Iol.co.za

Weather hampers South Korea's ferry search

Rescuers fought rising winds, strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, mostly teenage schoolchildren, still missing after a South Korean ferry capsized more than 24 hours ago.

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The Daily Tribune

Families cling to hope, texts amid ferry disaster

Relatives weep as they wait for missing passengers of a sunken ferry at Jindo port on April 16, 2014 in Jindo-gun, South Korea.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Mashable

Passenger Texts Mother From Ill-Fated South Korean Ferry: 'I Love You'

Six people are dead, 55 are injured and hundreds remain missing after a ferry capsized off the southern coast of South Korea Wednesday morning.

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TheIndyChannel

Lady Gaga to return to South Korea after... Lady Gaga is set to...

LADY GAGA is set to return to South Korea two years after censors banned young fans from attending her Born This Way Ball concert in Seoul.

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WGBH

Hundreds Missing After Ferry Sinks Off South Korea's Coast

About 300 people, many of them high school students and teachers who were on a trip to a resort island, were missing Wednesday after a ferry disaster off the southern coast of South Korea.

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KCCI-TV Des Moines

Survivors tell of panic on board ferry

It was supposed to be a class trip to a resort island that's considered the Hawaii of Korea.

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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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KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Rescuers search for Korea shipwreck survivors

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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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