More South Korea Articles

  • SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the grim task of recovery soon. At a port on this...

  • SKorea ferry toll hits 146 as search gets tougher

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 146, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims. The victims are...

  • White House 'closely' watching North Korea amid nuclear test fears

    The White House on Tuesday said that it would “closely monitor” North Korea amid reports that Pyongyang is increasing activity at a nuclear test site. “We closely monitor actions such as that,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney aboard Air Force One, en route to Oso, Wash.,...

  • Acts of bravery emerge from pilloried ship crew

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — 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. Others worked from rescue boats to break windows with hammers and pull people trapped in cabins to...

  • Profiles of some of SKorean ferry's dead, missing

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — A bicycle, never ridden. A lipstick prank pulled off by old friends. Mother-daughter conversations that now burn in the memory, laden with regret. Among the 302 people dead or missing in last week's South Korean ferry disaster, there are a multitude of stories. Here...

  • Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago. Dozens...

  • SKorea: Ferry didn't take hard turn before sinking

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials say their earlier conclusion that the sunken ferry had made a sharp turn shortly before the disaster was incorrect, and that the vessel changed course much more gradually. Data from the ferry Sewol's automatic identification system, an on-board...

  • Divers recover 10 more bodies from inside sunken South Korean ferry; death toll now 46

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Divers recover 10 more bodies from inside sunken South Korean ferry; death toll now 46 .

  • Ferry captain arrested in South Korea disaster

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A prosecutor says the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested. Senior prosecutor Yang Jung-jin says 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok and the crew members were detained early Saturday. The ship, the Sewol, sank Wednesday, leaving hundreds...

  • Transcript of conversation between ferry, shore

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Following is the transcript released by the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the conversation between Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jeju Island and The Sewol, the ferry that sank on Wednesday. The original transcript is in Korean and the translation...

  • Police say high school vice principal rescued from doomed South Korean ferry is found hanged

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say high school vice principal rescued from doomed South Korean ferry is found hanged.

  • Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree. The news of the death came Friday as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of people still missing from the ferry and feared dead. The...

  • Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead. Officials also offered a rare look at their investigations,...

  • Divers pumping air into submerged SKorean ship

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Coast guard officials say divers have begun pumping air into a submerged South Korean ship 48 hours after it listed and sank. But it wasn't immediately clear if the air was for survivors or for a salvage operation. Strong currents and bad weather have so far...

  • Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

    ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary. 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...



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