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4 more crew detained over S. Korea ferry disaster

South Korea Coast Guard members transfer the bodies of passengers from the sunken South Korean ferry 'Sewol', to a ship at sea off Jindo on April 20, 2014. Divers began retrieving bodies on April 20 from inside the submerged South Korean ferry that capsized four days ago with hundreds of children on board, as families angered by the pace of the rescue efforts scuffled with police. AFP P

South Korean prosecutors Monday detained four more crew members in a widening investigation into a ferry disaster that left hundreds missing, presumed dead, local media reported.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Korea ferry captain promised ‘safe journey’ in 2010 video

Lee Joon-Seok (center), captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized at sea off the coast of Jindo, is interviewed at Mokpo police station in Mokpo on April 17, 2014. AFP

The captain at the heart of South Korea’s ferry disaster took part in a promotional video six years ago in which he said marine transport was safe as long as passengers followed orders.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Fires hit Manila’s Port Area, Malabon

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A fire is currently engulfing a residential and commercial area in Port Area, Manila Monday noon.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Car hits packed US church, injuring about 20

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A driver trying to park before an Easter concert at a packed Florida church inadvertently drove into the building and through several pews, injuring about 20 people, authorities said.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

S. Korea prosecutors turn to mobile app for ferry probe

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Prosecutors probing South Korea’s ferry disaster have turned to a popular mobile chat service to reconstruct the final moments of hundreds feared to have perished on board the sinking ship.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering

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Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside a sunken South Korean ferry Monday, securing a new entryway into the wreck, as a newly released transcript showed the ship was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing. The transcript suggests that the chaos may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

NDRRMC: Dead in Holy Week accidents now 23

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Police and rescuers inspect a passenger bus after it rammed into a cargo truck early Wednesday, April 16, 2014 along a highway at Libmanan township, Camarines Sur province, south of Manila, Philippines. Police said at least five passengers, including a child, were killed and 15 others were injured in the accident Wednesday which came as Filipinos flock to their hometowns for the Holy Week break. AP FILE PHOTO

At least 23 died while 99 were hurt in separate incidents ‎as the Holy Week draws to a close, the disaster mitigation council said Sunday.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Fire engulfs apartments in Sampaloc

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At least 10 families were left homeless after a fire had swept through a stretch of houses in Sampaloc, Manila on Easter Sunday.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

16 workers in Batangas sugar cane factory hurt over toxic chemical shower

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Sixteen workers inside a Batangas sugar cane factory were injured after a toxic chemical was poured accidentally into the water system that burned their skin.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

12 dead, 96 injured in Holy Week accidents–NDRRMC

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At least 12 were reported dead while 96 were injured so far during this Holy Week, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Friday.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Captain not at helm of capsized Korean ferry–probers

Lee Joon-Seok (center), captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized at sea off the coast of Jindo, is interviewed at Mokpo police station in Mokpo on April 17, 2014. AFP

The captain was not at the helm of the South Korean ferry that capsized two days ago, investigators said Friday, as anger spread over stalled rescue efforts for hundreds of missing passengers trapped by the submerged vessel.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Two-year-old among five dead in Camarines Sur road mishap

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Police and rescuers inspect a passenger bus after it rammed into a cargo truck early Wednesday, April 16, 2014 along a highway at Libmanan township, Camarines Sur province, south of Manila, Philippines. Police said at least five passengers, including a child, were killed and 15 others were injured in the accident Wednesday which came as Filipinos flock to their hometowns for the Holy Week break. AP

At least five people were killed and 15 others were hurt on Wednesday after a passenger bus rammed into a truck in Libmanan, Camarines Sur, police report said.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Malaysia says no mid-flight phone call from MH370 cockpit

A U.S. Navy P8 Poseidon takes off from Perth Airport en route to rejoin the ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia, Sunday, April 13, 2014. AP

Malaysia on Sunday rejected claims that phone calls were made from missing flight MH370 before it vanished, but refused to rule out any possibility in a so far fruitless investigation over the cause of the jet’s disappearance.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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