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3 hrs ago | KEPR CBS 19

Families of ferry's lost confront S. Korea officials

Angry relatives of some of the more than 130 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where families have been waiting for word of their loved ones for more than a week.

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6 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 2-Body of Korean boy who raised ferry alarm believed found

A South Korean boy whose shaking voice first raised the alarm that an overloaded ferry with hundreds of children on board was sinking has been found drowned in the submerged wreckage of the vessel, his parents believe, the coastguard said on Thursday.

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11 hrs ago | The Straits Times

South Korea ferry disaster: Tourism hit hard by accident

Local festivals, school trips and ferry tours have been cancelled or postponed after the deadly ferry sinking off the southern coast on April 16, bringing South Korea's tourism industry to a grinding halt.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Mourning South Korea pulls team from Tattoo

Haksoo Lee, a warrant officer with the Republic of Korea's army band, takes a cellphone picture of a Norfolk International Tattoo festival banner at Scope Plaza in Norfolk on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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Greenwich Citizen

Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts

This Oct. 12, 2008 file photo shows a U.S. U2 reconnaissance plane taking off at the U.S. airbase in Osan, south of Seoul, South Korea.

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KPLR-11

South Korean authorities search ferry owner's offices as probe widens

South Korean authorities searched the offices of the company that owns the sunken ferry Sewol on Wednesday, prosecutors confirmed to CNN, broadening a criminal investigation that has already ensnared 11 members of the ill-fated ship's crew.

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Washington Times

Seoul, Hiroshima advance in Asian Champions League

Last year's runner-up FC Seoul beat Beijing Guoan 2-1 to advance to the knockout stage of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday.

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Star-Telegram.com

SKorean city full of grief prepares for more

The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being recovered from the ferry Sewol.

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TheCourier.com

SKorean city full of grief prepares for more

A mourner weeps as he pays tribute to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast at a gymnasium, in Ansan, South Korea, Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

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4029TV.com

No air pockets found on two floors of ferry

Divers have found no air pockets on the third and fourth floors of the sunken ferry Sewol, South Korean authorities said Wednesday.

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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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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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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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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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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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Mon Apr 21, 2014

KYTX-TV News

Death toll his 87 in South Korea ferry sinking

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