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South Korea ferry disaster: President condemns crew`s inaction, calls it `akin to murder`

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 19:04

Describing the ferry disaster as `akin to murder`, South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday condemned the action of the crew members of the ship which capsized and sank off the country`s south-western coast last week, a BBC report said.

Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation, death toll reaches 58

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 00:30

The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released on Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.

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

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 17:38

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.

Rescued South Korean school vice principal in apparent suicide

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 14:57

A high school vice principal rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry that sank with hundreds of his students on board was found dead Friday, in what media reports said was an apparent suicide.

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.

Settle Posco's ore lease issue without delay: Centre to Odisha

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 14:15

The development comes in the wake of a high-level panel's meeting last month. The committee was formed to address issues impeding mega projects in the steel sector.

North,South Korea exchange fire in disputed western coast

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 10:26

In response to North Korean shells from a live-fire drill that landed in disputed maritime border, South Korea on Monday swiftly fired artillery shells into the former`s waters.

South Korean missionary arrested in North makes `confession`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 21:21

A South Korean missionary arrested in North Korea in October told a news conference staged in Pyongyang on Thursday that he had been working for South Korean intelligence.

South Korean missionary arrested in North makes `confession`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 12:05

A South Korean missionary arrested in North Korea in October said Thursday he had sought to establish underground churches while operating under the orders of South Korea`s intelligence agency.

S Korea, Australia sign $4.5 bn currency swap deal

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 15:28

South Korea and Australia signed Sunday a currency swap deal worth USD 4.5 billion, Seoul`s central bank said, in a move to boost trades and help curb currency swings.

France condemns attack on tourists in Egypt

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 07:17

France Monday condemned the terrorist attack on a tourist bus in Egypt`s Sinai peninsula, which killed four people, including three South Korean tourists Sunday.

Four killed, scores injured as bomb strikes Egypt tour bus

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 21:50

A bomb tore through a bus carrying South Korean sightseers near an Egyptian border crossing with Israel on Sunday, killing three tourists and the Egyptian driver, a senior official said.