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  • Ferry disaster fills South Korea with shame

    Ferry disaster fills South Korea with shame
    ANSAN, South Korea — For South Korea, a country that pulled itself out of abject poverty to become the world's 15th-largest economy, the most stinging accusation about last week's ferry sinking is that it looks like a Third-World disaster.
  • South Korean ferry disaster: Debate rages on who is to blame

    South Korean ferry disaster: Debate rages on who is to blame
    SEOUL -- In the wake of what appears to be South Korea’s worst maritime disaster in decades, a national debate is raging over just who bears the lion’s share of the blame. Officially, 87 people are confirmed dead and 215 remain missing in...

    South Korea ferry: Divers recover bodies, transcript shows confusion

    South Korea ferry: Divers recover bodies, transcript shows confusion
    SEOUL -- Divers reached the hull of the sunken Sewol ferry Sunday, recovering 16 bodies and bringing the confirmed death toll to 50. With more than 250 people still missing since the ship went down Wednesday, hope of finding survivors has all but...

    South Korea ferry: Death toll at 36; hope fades for finding survivors

    South Korea ferry: Death toll at 36; hope fades for finding survivors
    SEOUL — The official death toll in South Korea’s ferry disaster rose to 36 early Sunday. In a sign that hope had run out for finding survivors, authorities have asked relatives of the missing to provide DNA samples to expedite the task of...

    South Korea ferry sinking: Arrest warrants sought for captain, 2 crew

    South Korea ferry sinking: Arrest warrants sought for captain, 2 crew
    ANSAN, South Korea – Prosecutors asked a court Friday to issue arrest warrants for the captain and two crew members of a ferry that capsized off the southern coast of South Korea, leaving 28 people confirmed dead and 268 missing, most of them...