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"Yellow ribbon" campaign gains popularity, families still in hope of loved ones returning home

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 18:07

A growing number of South Koreans are joining a "yellow ribbon" campaign, to show their support for families still waiting for news of their loved ones who were on the ferry that sank on April 16.

With a heavy heart: South Korean school reopens after ferry tragedy

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 16:46

It was an overwhelmingly sad day at Danwon high school in South Korea, which reopened on Thursday, eight days after a ferry carrying more than 300 of its students and teachers capsized off Jindo Island.

North Korea seals nuclear test tunnel: Seoul official

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 15:16

North Korea has apparently sealed a tunnel at its nuclear test site, a government official said Thursday ahead of US President Barack Obama`s arrival in Seoul for a two-day visit.

Boy and girl on Korean ferry tied life jackets together before they drowned

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 15:07

A boy and girl trapped in a sinking South Korean ferry with hundreds of other high school students tied their life jacket cords together, a diver who recovered their bodies said, presumably so they wouldn`t float apart.

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

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:56

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 engineer says no technical problems

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:12

The senior engineer on the South Korean ferry that sank last week said Thursday he was unaware of any problems with the ship`s engine or ballast when it ran into trouble.

Body found of boy who made first call from Korea ferry: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:02

The body of a high school student who made the first distress call from a sinking South Korean ferry was recovered from the submerged vessel on Thursday, news reports said.

South Korean ferry sinking: Death toll rises to 159

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 09:13

The ninth day into search, 159 people have been confirmed dead, leaving 143 others still missing. The number of the rescued has been unchanged at 174, Xinhua reported.

Senkaku Islands fall under US-Japan treaty, says Barack Obama ahead of Asia tour

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:01

Starting his 8-day tour with Japan, Obama`s next stops will be in three other countries - South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

South Korea ferry disaster: No air pockets found in lower decks, death toll reaches 150

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 09:43

One week after the South Korean ferry sank off Jindo Island, divers were still retrieving the bodies from the lower decks of the sunken ship as death toll kept shooting up with more and more bodies being found with each passing day, dashing the hopes of kins of those missing.

Cries of anguish as S Korea ferry toll reaches 130

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 08:41

For a moment there is silence in the tent where bodies from the ferry disaster are brought for identification.

South Korean special envoy in Sri Lanka meets Mahinda Rajapaksa

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 17:36

A special envoy from South Korea today met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa here on a visit aimed at improving the bilateral relationship between Seoul and Colombo, officials said.