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Angry relatives hit out at S Korean officials

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Angry relatives of more than 200 people, mostly children, missing inside a sunken South Korea ferry demanded authorities act now to raise the vessel and hit out at officials.

S Korea school official in ferry sinking commits suicide

2014-04-18 18:35

The vice-principal of a South Korean high school who accompanied hundreds of pupils on a ferry that capsized has committed suicide.

S Korea investigates capsized ferry crew

2014-04-18 14:05

A junior officer was steering a South Korean ferry when it capsized two days ago, investigators have said, as rescuers battled strong tides to search for hundreds missing.

Captain not at helm of capsized Korean ferry

2014-04-18 08:00

The captain was not at the helm of the South Korean ferry that capsized two days ago, investigators say, as anger spreads over stalled rescue efforts of hundreds of missing passengers.

Distraught parents shout down S Korea president

2014-04-17 12:55

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has faced the angry parents of hundreds of children missing in a ferry disaster, holding an impromptu meeting in an island gymnasium.

Heartbreaking texts from students on S Korea ferry

2014-04-17 10:50

Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry have added extra emotional weight to the tragedy.

284 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

2014-04-16 17:00

A ferry carrying 462 people on an overnight trip to a tourist island has sunk off South Korea's southern coast, leaving more than 280 people missing and four dead.

South Korea blocks adultery website

2014-04-16 07:29

South Korea has blocked the newly launched Korean version of the global adultery hook-up site Ashley Madison, saying that it threatened family values.

Gamer arrested after son starves to death

2014-04-15 09:12

South Korean police say they had arrested a man for apparently allowing his infant son to starve to death while spending days playing online games at Internet cafes.

Seoul to pay 'dear price' for insults - N Korea

2014-04-14 10:51

North Korea has warned South Korea it would pay a "dear price" for recent criticisms of Pyongyang's nuclear programme and political system, saying they violated a no-slander agreement.

S Korea convinced about N Korea drones

2014-04-11 08:29

South Korea's defence ministry says it was convinced that three crashed drones recovered in recent weeks are of North Korean origin.

S Korea president calls for vigilance against North

2014-04-07 10:53

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has called for tighter vigilance against North Korea, days after its leader Kim Jong-Un warned of a "very grave situation" on the peninsula.

S Korea now has all of North in missile range

2014-04-04 09:55

South Korea says it had successfully test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of carrying a one-ton payload to any part of North Korea.

Seoul says crashed 'drone' likely from N Korea

2014-04-02 10:52

South Korea says it had evidence suggesting an unidentified drone that crashed last month near the northern city of Paju was of North Korean origin.

North, South Korea trade artillery rounds

2014-03-31 20:30

North Korea has fired more than 100 artillery rounds into South Korean waters as part of a drill, prompting the South to fire back, officials in Seoul say.

N Korea condemns South for capturing boat

2014-03-28 14:42

Pyongyang has condemned the South Korean navy's seizure of a North Korean fishing boat near the disputed sea boundary as a "grave provocation" and threatened to retaliate.

N Korea test-fires missiles as Obama hosts summit

2014-03-26 07:39

North Korea has test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, prompting a stern US reaction after President Barack Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit.

North Korea fires two short-range missiles

2014-03-03 06:33

North Korea has test-fired two short-range missiles into the sea off its eastern coast, the second in a series of launches that Seoul has denounced as a calculated provocation.

N Korea fires 4 short-range missiles - South

2014-02-27 15:01

North Korea has fired four short-range missiles toward the sea off the country's east coast, a media official at South Korea's Defence Ministry says.

Privacy for Koreans to bridge 60yr divide

2014-02-21 12:25

Around 80 South Koreans are meeting privately with North Korean relatives they haven't seen for 60 years, on the second day of an emotional reunion for families divided by the Korean War.

Koreans gather ahead of longed-for reunion

2014-02-19 09:38

A group of 83 mostly elderly South Koreans accompanied by family has converged on a coastal resort prior to crossing into North Korea for the first reunion in more than three years.

S Korea resort roof collapses, 8 dead

2014-02-17 19:24

The roof of a resort auditorium has collapsed during a welcoming ceremony for South Korean university freshmen, killing at least eight students and seriously injuring 15 others.

South Korean church mourns after Egypt bombing

2014-02-17 12:08

A bombing that killed three South Koreans and an Egyptian driver on the Sinai Peninsula targeted a bus filled with Korean Christians who had saved for years to visit biblical sites.

North, South Korea agree on family reunions

2014-02-15 14:08

North and South Korea have agreed to proceed with reunions of families separated by the Korean War despite an earlier North Korean threat.

S Korea poll: Abe as unpopular as Kim Jong-Un

2014-02-12 12:39

With Seoul-Tokyo relations at their lowest ebb for years, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is as unpopular with South Koreans as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, a new survey reveals.


South Korea ferry captain arrested

2014-04-18 22:45

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized, leaving 28 people confirmed dead and 268 missing, has been arrested.

Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for S Korea ferry captain

2014-04-18 15:30

Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank.

Ferry tragedy: S Korea in grief-stricken limbo

2014-04-18 12:03

Stunned by a ferry disaster involving hundreds of missing schoolchildren, South Korea has gone into shocked limbo with political campaigns suspended and vigils held to register grief at the unfolding tragedy.

Evacuation came too late for sinking ferry

2014-04-17 19:50

An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilise the vessel.

Evacuation order came too late for many on ferry

2014-04-17 11:50

An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's coast, likely with about 290 people trapped inside, a crew member says.

Fears rise for missing in South Korea ferry sinking

2014-04-17 07:47

Fears have risen for the 287 people still missing more than 24 hours after a ferry sunk off the southern coast of South Korea.

Scores still missing in S Korea ferry accident

2014-04-16 09:13

South Korean officials say as many as 295 people are still missing after a ferry carrying 477 passengers and crew capsized off the south coast.

Ferry sinks off South Korean coast

2014-04-16 07:15

Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers have scrambled to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast.

N Korea marks Kim Il-Sung birthday with pledge

2014-04-15 08:02

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has paid respects to his grandfather Kim Il-Sung as the country marked the birthday of its late founder with renewed calls for loyalty to the Kim dynasty.

North Korea denounces US 'double-standards'

2014-04-11 10:37

North Korea has accused the United States of hypocrisy for remaining silent over a South Korean missile test while condemning Pyongyang's recent launches.

S Korea, US to hold largest-ever joint air drill

2014-04-10 09:15

South Korea's military says it would hold its largest-ever joint air drill with the United States as tensions mount over a series of threats from North Korea.

Suspected N Korea drones reflect new threat

2014-04-04 10:59

South Korean experts say two small drones believed to have been flown across the border by the North amid rising military tensions underscore a potential new threat that must be taken seriously.

2 North Korean ship crew members die off South

2014-04-04 07:28

The bodies of two North Korean sailors have been recovered after their cargo ship went missing off the coast of South Korea but 11 others are still missing, South Korea's coast guard says.

S Korea defends response to North's live-fire drill

2014-04-01 10:29

South Korea has defended its "sufficient" response to a North Korean live-fire drill that triggered the exchange of hundreds of artillery shells across the two rivals’ disputed maritime border.

Two Koreas trade fire across maritime border

2014-03-31 06:48

North and South Korea have traded fire across their disputed maritime border, with the South's military saying it had responded to shells landing in its waters from a North live-fire drill.

22 face charges over S Korea fatal rooftop collapse

2014-03-27 07:38

South Korean police have named 22 people who may face criminal charges over the collapse last month of a gymnasium packed with students that killed 10 people, mostly college freshmen.

N Korea fires rockets in show of force

2014-03-04 14:01

North Korea has fired a volley of rockets from multiple launchers into the sea, in an apparent show of force to coincide with South Korea-US joint military exercises.

N Korea protest US drills with 'scud' missiles

2014-02-28 07:57

South Korea has confirmed that rival North Korea fired Scud missiles into the sea a day earlier in an apparent attempt to protest against ongoing US-South Korean military exercises.

North, South Korea wrap up family reunions

2014-02-25 08:01

North and South Korea have wrapped up their first reunion for divided families in more than three years, an event that raised hopes of an improvement in volatile cross-border ties.

Tearful Korean reunions begin

2014-02-20 15:04

The rival Koreas have allowed for the emotional reunions of families divided by war, the first in more than 3 years.

S Korea to probe after roof collapse kills 10

2014-02-18 09:01

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Tuesday called for a full investigation into the collapse of a student-packed auditorium near the southern city of Gyeongju that killed at least 10 people and injured more than 100.

S Korea building collapse, 3 dead, 50 trapped

2014-02-17 18:29

Piled up snow has collapsed a S Korea college building roof killing 3 and trapping 50.

S Korea 'shocked' as citizens killed in Egypt

2014-02-17 07:49

South Korea has voiced shock and outrage at the bombing of a tourist bus in Egypt that killed three of its nationals as well as the Egyptian driver.

Rival Koreas end meeting with little progress

2014-02-13 10:05

The highest-level talks between the rival Koreas in years have ended with little progress because of North Korea’s call for the delay of annual US-South Korean military drills set to start later this month.

North, South Korea to hold rare high-level talks

2014-02-11 17:39

North and South Korea will hold rare high-level government talks, ahead of a planned reunion of family members divided by the Korean War.

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