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1 hr ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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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14 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck? Evacuations can be chaotic and dangerous, and an important principle in maritime circles is that even a damaged ship may be the best lifeboat.

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17 hrs ago | The Straits Times

South Korea ferry disaster: Devastated family cling to teenager's 'I'll make it' vow

In a last terrified, tearful call to his elder sister, 16-year-old Kim Dong Hyup promised to get off the sinking ferry alive.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Nerve News

South Korean cargo ship catches fire in Pacific Ocean

A South Korean cargo ship engulfed in fire Saturday in the Pacific Ocean off Japan's Wakayama prefecture.

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The Japan Times

Korean ferry death toll rises to 32; relatives give DNA swabs to identify dead

Police officers stand guard outside a tent acting as a temporary morgue for victims of the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol at the port of Jindo on Saturday.

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Newsday

South Korean ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

In West Islip closed due to accident on The Southern St Pkwy WB between Robert Moses Causeway/X40 and before Rt-231/Deer Park Ave/X39 in North Babylon.

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The Toronto Star

South Korean ferry captain, 2 crew members arrested, death toll rises

The number of confirmed dead rose to 32 when three bodies were found in the murky water near the ferry.

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Penticton Herald

Captain, 2 crew members of sunken SKorean ferry arrested; confirmed death toll climbs to 32

Lee Joon-seok, third from left, the captain of the ferry Sewol that sank off South Korea, and two crew members prepare to leave a court which issued their arrest warrant in Mokpo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 19, 2014.

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USA Today

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South Korean rescue team members search for passengers aboard a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, on April 17, 2014.

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Oxford Times

Relative flies out to finally pay her respects to soldier killed in the 'Forgotten War'

THE family of a soldier killed in the 'Forgotten War' will finally get to pay their respects at his grave in South Korea more than six decades after his death.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Suria

South Korea ferry captain arrested,...

Investigators on Saturday arrested the captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, as divers finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted what they believed to be bodies.

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New York Magazine

Man Rescued From Sunken South Korean Ferry Hangs Himself; Captain Faces Arrest

Hillary Clinton Wants You to Know That She Faces Very 'Hard Choices,' Like, For Instance, Running for President in 2016 The tragedy in Mokpo, South Korea , where a ferry carrying 475 people, including more than 300 high-school students, capsized on Wednesday, is ongoing.

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Gateway Pundit

Vice-Principal Commits Suicide After 200 Students Perish in South Korean Ferry Disaster

Kang Min-Kyu, 52, who is believed to have hanged himself in shame after surviving the ferry disaster - more than 300 teachers and students were on board.

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ABC News

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The captain of the South Korean ferry that sank with hundreds of high school students aboard is under criminal investigation for his actions, but it's not clear whether he broke any laws by being one of the first people off the crippled boat.

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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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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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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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