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1 hr ago | WOI-TV West Des Moines

Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

"He - A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. Yet there he was, captured in video on the day his ferry sank with hundreds trapped inside, being treated onshore after allegedly landing on one of the first rescue boats.

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3 hrs ago | Reuters

Satellites show North Korea nuclear test unlikely - think tank

North Korea is unlikely to be ready to stage a nuclear test timed to coincide with U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Asia, a respected think tank said on Wednesday based on its assessment of satellite imagery.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Johns Hopkins University

Tue Apr 22, 2014

RTE.ie

Korean ferry accident toll rises to 104

The vessel sank last Wednesday on a routine trip from the port of Incheon to the holiday island of Jeju A crew member of the ferry has said the crew tried to launch lifeboats, but could not get near because of the tilt of the ship.

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News24

Company of S Korea ferry has chequered past

The company that owned the South Korean ferry which sank last week, killing possibly hundreds of people, sprang out of a shipping to cosmetics empire founded by a businessman who was jailed for fraud and then went bankrupt.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Boat Disaster,

Daily Herald

Cries of anguish as S. Korea ferry toll tops 100

For a moment there is silence in the tent where bodies from the ferry disaster are brought for identification.

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The Miami Herald

Profiles of some of SKorean ferry's dead, missing

A bicycle, never ridden. A lipstick prank pulled off by old friends. Mother-daughter conversations that now burn in the memory, laden with regret.

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The Huffington Post

South Korea Ferry Sinking Prompted Acts Of Bravery From Pilloried Ship Crew

As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Park Geun-hye, Family, Kids

Norwalk Citizen News

Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

A weeping relative of a passenger aboard the sunken Sewol ferry prays as she awaits news on her missing loved one at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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Star-Telegram.com

Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

President Barack Obama's travels through Asia in coming days aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, World News, Asia, North Korea

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KYTX-TV News

Death toll his 87 in South Korea ferry sinking

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BBC News

North Koreans in 'Emmental' training

North Korea is to send a team of food production experts to France to learn the art of cheese making and improve the quality of dairy products back home, it has been reported.

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AlertNet

Fire forces crew to abandon South Korean trawler off Sierra Leone coast

A fire on board a South Korean trawler fishing off the coast of Sierra Leone forced the crew to abandon ship, fleeing onto boats that came to their rescue, its captain told Reuters on Monday.

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The Toronto Star

Sunken ferry crew actions 'murderous', says South Korea's president

South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed “unforgivable, murderous behavior,” while criticism of her own government's handling of the disaster grew.

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WGBH

'Murder,' South Korean Leader Says Of Ferry Captain's Actions

"The conduct of the captain and some crew members is wholly unfathomable from the viewpoint of common sense, and it was like an act of murder that cannot and should not be tolerated."

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Related Topix: Asia, World News, Boat Disaster, Education Etc.

KFVS12

South Korean president decries actions of lost ferry's crew

Saudi Arabia's health ministry says three more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died amid a recent increase in infections.

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ABC News

Prosecutor Says 4 Ferry Crewmembers Detained

A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation

Relatives of passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol sit near the sea at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014.

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National Public Radio

a S. Korean Community Waits, Prays For Its Missing Students

It's been a week of tragedy for the community of Ansan, an industrial town near Seoul.

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Lincoln Daily News

Vice Principal Of South Korea School In Ferry Disaster Commits Suicide

The vice principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of his pupils on what turned out to be a disastrous ferry trip has committed suicide, police said on Friday, as hopes faded of finding any of the 268 missing passengers alive.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Transcript of SKorea ship sinking: 'We can't move'

The following is a portion of the transcript released Sunday by the South Korean coast guard of the conversation between the ferry that sank Wednesday and the Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center on Jindo island.

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