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Pope baptises father of Korea ferry disaster victim

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 12:44

Pope Francis today baptised the father of one of hundreds of high school students killed in South Korea`s Sewol ferry disaster in April, the pontiff`s spokesman said.

Owner of Bangladesh ferry arrested on murder charge after accident

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 05:03

A special Bangladesh anti-crime unit on Wednesday arrested the owner of a ferry that sank in a river killing about 110 people, the first time authorities took such action in a country where shipping accidents with heavy loss of life are common.

Owner of sunken ferry arrested in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 21:45

The owner of a Bangladesh ferry that sank earlier this month with more than 100 people dead or missing was arrested on Wednesday after weeks in hiding, officials said.

Owner of sunken Bangladesh ferry arrested

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 13:56

Bangladesh`s anti-crime branch early Wednesday arrested the owner of the ferry that had capsized last week in the Padma river, leaving at least 46 people dead and 61 others still missing.

Bangladesh ferry capsize survivor rescued, toll 38

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 18:15

Four days after a ferry capsized in a central Bangladesh district, a man was rescued Friday from a river island far away from the accident site, a police official said.

Bangladesh ferry toll rises to 21

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 12:09

The toll in a ferry that capsized in Bangladesh rose to 21 Thursday, after 10 more bodies were recovered, an official said.

Bangladesh police seek ferry owner, captain as murder case lodged

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 16:30

The ferry, the MV Pinak-6, went down on Monday in a river swelled by monsoon rains about 30 km (18 miles) southwest of the capital, Dhaka, on Monday.

Bangladesh rescuers struggle in hunt for capsized ferry; 120 missing

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 22:09

Bangladeshi rescuers struggled against a strong current and choppy river waters on Tuesday in the search for a ferry that capsized with more than 200 passengers on board with about 120 of them missing, many feared dead.

Bangladesh ferry rescue efforts hampered by weather

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 17:49

A day after an overloaded ferry capsized in the Padma river in Bangladesh, rescuers failed to trace the sunken vessel in the face of high waves and strong winds, an official said Tuesday.

118 feared dead in Bangladesh ferry disaster

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 17:10

At least 118 people were feared dead after an overcrowded ferry with up to 250 passengers on board sank in the Padma river in central Bangladesh, as the efforts to locate the vessel under deep waters is still underway.

Angry S Korea ferry families refuse to budge for Pope

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 11:23

Protesting relatives of victims of South Korea`s ferry disaster vowed Tuesday to "fight back" if any attempt is made to clear them from a ceremonial plaza in Seoul where Pope Francis will hold a mass next week.

Sunken Bangladesh ferry with 200 people on board was `overcrowded`

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 12:02

Just two and half months after a ferry capsized in a river in central Bangladesh, another ferry with some 200 passengers on board sank on Monday, reports cited the police as saying.