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Two Indonesians held after fatal Malaysia boat accidents

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 15:28

Malaysian authorities said Friday they have arrested two Indonesian men in connection with one of two boat accidents that have left 15 people dead and 27 others still missing.

Sunken Malaysia boat was massively overloaded: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 09:28

The boat that sank off Malaysia with 97 Indonesian illegal migrants was likely carrying three times more passengers than it could safely transport, authorities said Wednesday as they expanded a search for 26 still missing.

27 missing, nine dead after boat sinks off Malaysia

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 19:29

Twenty-seven people were missing on Wednesday and nine were confirmed dead after an apparently overloaded boat carrying Indonesian illegal migrants headed home for Ramadan sank overnight in rough seas off western Malaysia.

Shout of `murderer` goes up in packed court as Korea ferry crew face trial

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 16:25

Captain Lee Joon-seok, 68, and three senior crew members were charged with homicide, facing a maximum sentence of death.

Hunt on for South Korea`s most wanted fugitive ferry owner

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 10:06

Three aides of the missing owner of the ill-fated ferry Sewol were on Wednesday nabbed by South Korean police on suspicion of helping the billionaire escape, said reports.

You`re not human, South Korean ferry crew told as trial begins

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 11:42

Fifteen crew of a South Korean ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people, mostly children, went on trial on Tuesday on charges ranging from negligence to homicide.

IMF frees $4.6 billion in aid for Greece

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 08:52

The Fund said the Greek government had surpassed targets on closing its budget gap.

South Korea names three ferry disaster `martyrs`

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 18:12

South Korea on Monday recognised three people who died saving others in last month`s ferry capsize as national "martyrs" -- lending a heroic chapter to a disaster narrative dominated by accusations of cowardice, corruption and incompetence.

South Korea arrests CEO of sunken ferry, revokes company`s licence

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 11:05

The head of the company that operated the ill-fated ferry Sewol, was on Thursday detained for questioning by the prosecutors in wake of the sinking disaster that has left more than 300 people either dead or missing.

South Korea changing maritime rules after sinking

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 16:39

The 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.

South Korea ferry toll reaches 260 as divers find 12 more bodies

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 12:50

The death toll from the ferry sinking disaster was confirmed at a higher mark of 259 with divers retrieving 11 more bodies from the sunken ship on Monday. reports said.

South Korean President makes second visit to sunken ferry site

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 17:34

South Korean President Park Geun-hye Sunday visited the site where passenger ship Sewol sank April 16 claiming at least 230 lives.