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1 hr ago | ABC News
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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5 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
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.
5 hrs ago | Weyburn This Week
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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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)
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.
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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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.
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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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.
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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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.
It was supposed to be a class trip to a resort island that's considered the Hawaii of Korea.
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.