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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    HK Electric appeals against HK$4,500 fine over Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com HK Electric appeals Lamma IV fine The owner of a vessel involved in the National Day ferry collision that killed 39 passengers almost two years ago has appealed against a magistrate's ruling that the vessel was short of c ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551404/hk-electric-appeals-against-hk4500-fine-over-lamma-ferry-disaster
  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    President Xi Jinping warns of disaster if Sino-US relations sour

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:01am by Teddy Ng, Kwong Man-ki

    ... Teddy Ng and Kwong Man-ki in Beijing President calls for new thinking as China and US begin two-day talks on issues of mutual concern Xi warns of disaster if relations sour President Xi ... was unprecedented, and some setbacks may occur. If we are in confrontation, it would surely spell disaster for both countries PRESIDENT XI JINPING Xi called on both sides to correctly judge the strategic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550184/confrontation-us-would-be-disaster-says-president-xi-jinping
  3. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Relatives of South Korean ferry disaster victims weep and jeer at trial

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:14pm by AFP

    ... Relatives of victims of South Korea's ferry disaster wept amid angry scenes in court yesterday as prosecutors played video footage of the sinking vessel during the murder trial of the captain ... disaster". The ferry owners had placed "monetary gain over passenger safety" while the crew had acted "irresponsibly", said the report, which was the result of a two-month ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549958/relatives-south-korean-ferry-disaster-victims-weep-and-jeer-trial
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    National Day ferry disaster captain hires QC

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Case is likely to be 'cut-throat' between two captains accused of manslaughter: judge Ferry disaster captain hires QC A captain involved ... of Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry's Sea Smooth, both face manslaughter charges for each of the 31 adults and eight children who died in the October 1, 2012, marine disaster. In allowing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542000/national-day-ferry-disaster-captain-hires-qc
  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Student survivors to testify in South Korea ferry disaster trial

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:01pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gwangju, South Korea Student survivors of South Korea’s ferry disaster will testify in the trial of the captain and crew in a special session at a courtroom ... to the public to protect the students’ “privacy and mental well-being”, it said. Most of the 75 students who survived the disaster were set to return to normal classes at Dawon High School on Wednesday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539604/student-survivors-testify-south-korea-ferry-trial
  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Younger brother of South Korea ferry disaster fugitive arrested

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 07:12pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul South Korean police arrested a younger brother of the country’s most wanted man, a businessman linked to a ferry disaster in which hundreds of school children drowned, ... The sinking of the Sewol was a disaster that prompted a national outpouring of grief and anger, especially after some crew were caught on video abandoning ship while the children, following ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538326/younger-brother-south-korea-ferry-disaster-fugitive-arrested
  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Li Keqiang urges peaceful development of seas, says conflict leads to 'disaster'

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 02:20pm by Reuters

    ... in the past had only brought "disaster for humanity". His words come at time when China is involved in a growing dispute with its neighbours over the energy-rich South China Sea, which China ... flourish, while resorting to conflict to fight over the sea has only brought disaster for humanity." At a forum in Beijing yesterday, China's top diplomat, State Councillor Yang Jiechi, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1537561/li-keqiang-urges-peaceful-development-seas-says-conflict-leads-disaster
  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea arrests wife of businessman linked to disaster ferry's operator

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 02:51pm by Reuters

    ... where your husband is?" She did not reply. The sinking of the Sewol was a disaster that prompted a national outpouring of grief and anger, especially after some crew were caught on video ... in a case that has become an embarrassment for authorities already under pressure for their handling of the disaster. Police and prosecutors twice raided the compound of a religious sect he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537579/south-korea-closes-net-round-family-sunken-ferry-owner
  9. News - Asia

    South Korean president shakes up cabinet to win trust after ferry disaster

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 01:04pm

    ... Associated Press in Seoul President Park Guen-hye replaced seven cabinet members on Friday, following sharp criticism of her administration's handling of the disaster South Korea’s president replaced seven Cabinet members Friday in an apparent bid to win back sagging public trust in her administration after April’s ferry disaster. President Park Geun-hye has come under harsh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1531514/south-korean-president-shakes-cabinet-win-trust-after-ferry-disaster
  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Victim’s mother files first damages suit over South Korea ferry disaster

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:35am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... School The mother of a student victim of South Korea’s ferry disaster has filed a test lawsuit seeking damages from the government and the vessel’s owners, a court spokesman said on Friday. ... Citing results of initial investigations into the disaster, the suit said the ferry’s stability had been undermined by renovations, and water ballast had been reduced to dangerous levels to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1531460/victims-mother-files-first-damages-suit-over-south-korea-ferry-disaster

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