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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Owner of South Korea ferry that sunk killing 300 is found dead

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:55am by AFP

    ... Korean ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people, police confirmed yesterday. The body was found in a field of apricot trees in the southern city of Suncheon on June 12, police station ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557141/south-korean-police-find-body-fugitive-sewol-ferry-owner
  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Two dead after firefighters’ helicopter crashes in South Korea

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:50am by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Helicopter involved in search operations following the April sinking of the passenger ferry Sewol crashes in the southern city of Gwangju, killing two A firefighting helicopter crashed on Thursday near an apartment complex and school in the southern city of Gwangju, killing two people, South Korean officials said. The helicopter was returning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555547/2-dead-after-firefighters-helicopter-crashes-south-korea
  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

    ... Among the dead were some 250 students from the same high school in Ansan city just south of Seoul. Watch: Video of captain leaping from sinking South Korean ferry, leaving students to die Dozens of family members were in court in the southwestern city of Gwangju and many wept openly at the scenes of passengers desperately trying to escape the ship. They also jeered and shouted in anger ...

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

    Student survivors to testify in South Korea ferry disaster trial

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

    ... 16 with the loss of nearly 300 lives. Among the dead were around 250 students from the same high school in Ansan city just south of Seoul. Captain Lee Joon-seok and three senior crew members ...

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

    South Korea ferry crew claim rescue was coastguard’s job

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:23pm by Reuters

    ... and they were the ones with professional skills and equipment,” lawyer Im Ju-young told the court on the second day of the trial in Gwangju, the closest city to the scene of the disaster. The Sewol, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1534747/south-korea-ferry-crew-claim-rescue-was-coastguards-job
  6. 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

    ... of an unidentified student from Danwon High School in Ansan City, south of Seoul. Of the 476 people on board the 6,825-tonnes Sewol ferry when it capsized and sank, 325 were students from the Danwon school. ...

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

    US troop leader in South Korea urges deployment of new missile defence against North

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 12:21pm by Reuters

    ... the North’s missile threats. Instead, it has been developing its own independent anti-missile system, the Korean Air and Missile Defence System (KAMD). North Korea may be closer than previously ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1524405/us-troop-leader-south-korea-urges-deployment-new-missile-defence-against
  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Park Geun-hye’s ruling party strong at local elections despite South Korean ferry disaster

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 09:50am by AFP

    ... disaster. Despite fears of a voter backlash, Park's New Frontier Party managed to win eight of the 17 main contests for city mayors and provincial governors. The main opposition New Politics ... the political impact on a national level. As well as retaining posts in its traditional regional strongholds, Park's party managed to win a number of key contests in Incheon city and Gyeonggi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1525755/park-geun-hyes-ruling-party-strong-local-elections-despite-south-korean
  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Daughter rocks father’s campaign to become South Korean schools chief

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... favourite to become the capital city's next superintendent of schools- a powerful post in education-obsessed South Korea. But his chances took a battering at the weekend when his estranged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523988/daughter-rocks-fathers-campaign-become-south-korean-schools-chief
  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Divers retrieve more bodies in South Korea ferry disaster bringing death toll to 275

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... school in Ansan City in the southern suburbs of Seoul who were on an organised trip to the southern resort island of Jeju. Initial investigations suggest the ferry was carrying up to three times ... of national mourning, some 2,000 students from various high schools in the city held a candlelit vigil on Friday night for the victims, with yellow ribbons tied to their arms.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1509040/divers-retrieve-more-bodies-south-korea-ferry-disaster-bringing-death-toll

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