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South Korea ready to start work to salvage sunken ferry

South Korea's oceans ministry today said that it was ready to start work to salvage a ferry that sank last year, killing more than 300 people, and that the operation would begin soon after it gets formal approval.

Clashes, pepper spray at rally for South Korea ferry disaster

Mourners clashed with police in Seoul on Thursday after a mass rally drew 10,000 people to mark the first anniversary of South Korea`s Sewol ferry disaster that claimed 304 lives.

South Korea to pay about $380,000 for each student killed in ferry disaster

The South Korean government said on Wednesday it would pay about 420 million won ($380,000) compensation for each of the 250 students who died or remain missing from last year`s ferry disaster, in the first settlement offer to victims` families.

Korea ferry captain `murdered` passengers: Appeals court hears

 The captain of the Sewol ferry, which sank in April with the loss of 304 lives, murdered his passengers by intentionally abandoning them to their certain deaths, a South Korean appeals court heard Tuesday.

Convicted crew of doomed South Korean ferry file for appeal

Eight of the 15 surviving crew members of a South Korean ferry that capsized in April have filed for appeal against their convictions on negligence charges in the country`s worst maritime disaster in more than four decades. 

Another body recovered from sunken South Korean ferry

South Korean rescue teams Tuesday recovered one of the 10 bodies still missing from the Sewol ferry which sunk off the country's southwest coast April 16 this year leaving 304 people dead, most of them high school students.

South Korea ferry victim`s father ends 45-day hunger strike

The father of one of the high school students killed in South Korea`s ferry disaster on Thursday abandoned a hunger strike aimed at forcing lawmakers to set up a full independent inquiry.

Some South Korean ferry mourners tire of the politics of closure

A man whose 17-year-old child was killed in the April sinking of a South Korean ferry, the country`s worst maritime accident in decades, said he is ready to move on, tired of the political wrangling and mud-slinging four months after disaster struck.

Doomed South Korean ferry boss``s driver turns himself in

The driver of the South Korean businessman wanted over the sinking of a ferry that killed more than 300 people in April turned himself in on Tuesday, potentially unlocking the mystery of the man`s final days after the disaster.

South Korea ferry businessman`s cause of death impossible to decide: Agency

South Korea`s forensic agency said it was impossible to determine the cause of death of a businessman linked to a ferry that capsized and killed more than 300 people in April.

South Korea changing maritime rules after ferry mishap

South Korean government is scrambling to fix what the prime minister calls the "deep-rooted evils" that contributed to last month`s ferry sinking, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.

Second diver dies in Korea ferry search as fugitive businessman`s car found

A diver searching for bodies in a sunken ferry died on Friday after an accident, the coast guard said, as a car believed to be used by a fugitive businessman linked to the ship was reported found.

Families of South Korea ferry dead march on presidential palace

Parents of children killed when a passenger ferry sank last month led a sombre march on South Korea`s presidential palace in the early hours of Friday morning, where they demanded to meet with President Park Geun-hye.

Families of South Korea ferry dead march on presidential palace

Parents of children killed when a passenger ferry sank last month led a sombre march on South Korea`s presidential palace in the early hours of Friday morning, where they demanded to meet with President Park Geun-hye.

South Korea looks to wrap up ferry recovery effort

Recovery teams should try to wrap up their search for bodies from South Korea`s ferry disaster by the weekend, Prime Minister Chung Hong-Won said Wednesday, three weeks after the ship sank with hundreds of schoolchildren on board.

Body recovery from sunken South Korean ferry suspended, toll 187

Concerns are growing among anguished families that the bodies of those who died in the sinking of a South Korean ferry may never be found, as search teams suspended work on Saturday because of bad weather.

Boy who raised alarm on doomed South Korean ferry had no time to call parents

The frightened boy who first raised the alarm that a South Korean ferry with hundreds on board was sinking did not have time to call his parents, his father said, and was found dead not wearing a life jacket.

South Korean ferry death toll rises to 171, parents of victims demand autopsies

Doubting the delay in rescue operation to be the cause of their children`s death, some parents have demanded autopsies which may show that their kids were alive inside the capsized ferry.

South Korea ferry tragedy: Divers continue to look for missing passengers

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday said that the behaviour of the captain of the ferry that sank with over 400 people on board `tantamount to murder.`

Arrest warrant issued against captain, two other crew members of sunken South Korean ferry

The captain of the sunken South Korean ferry and two other crew members were issued arrest warrant by a court on Friday, as per CNN reports.