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Divers enter sunken South Korean ferry in hunt for survivors

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 09:32

Divers battled strong currents and murky waters to finally enter a South Korean ferry two days after it sank, as investigators revealed the captain was not at the helm when the vessel capsized with hundreds on board.

Evacuation came too late for many on sinking South Korean ferry

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 08:47

An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea`s southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside.

Anger boils over in search for South Korean ferry missing

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 21:29

Emotions boiled over on Thursday in the frantic search for 300 people -- mostly schoolchildren -- missing from a capsized South Korean ferry, with angry parents confronting President Park Geun-Hye as prospects dwindled of finding survivors.

Ban sends condolences over ferry sinking victims

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 21:17

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has written to South Korean President Park Geun-hye expressing condolences over the sinking of the ferry "Sewol" in which at least 14 people were believed drowned.

South Korea president shouted down by distraught parents

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 16:36

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye faced today the angry parents of hundreds of children missing in a ferry disaster, holding an impromptu and at times very tense meeting in an island gymnasium.

South Korea ferry disaster: Nine dead, 287 still missing

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 06:31

Efforts to search for the missing ferry entered into a second day on Thursday as emergency teams continued to look for hundreds of passengers who remain unacounted for after ferry Sewol carrying 475 people sank off South Korea.

Japan official heads to Seoul for `comfort women` talks

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:25

A senior Japanese official left for Seoul on Wednesday to discuss the extremely thorny issue of wartime sex slavery, in a move Tokyo hopes will lead to a diplomatic thaw.

Four dead, 284 missing in South Korea ferry sinking

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 08:10

South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank Wednesday with 462 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.

South Korea spurns North`s call for joint drone probe

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 12:14

South Korea on Tuesday rejected Pyongyang`s proposal for a joint investigation into three crashed drones that Seoul believes originated in North Korea.

N Korea denies link to drones recovered by South

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 01:35

North Korea Monday flatly denied any connection to three crashed drones recovered in the South, and accused Seoul of "fabricating" a link in order to smear Pyongyang.

Senior S Korean intelligence official resigns

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 22:19

A top South Korean intelligence official resigned on Monday over a scandal with political ramifications involving the fabrication of evidence in an espionage case.

Senior South Korean intelligence official resigns

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 18:29

A top South Korean intelligence official resigned Monday over a scandal with political ramifications involving the fabrication of evidence in an espionage case.