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No sympathy from North Korea over ferry disaster

The body of a passenger aboard the Sewol ferry which sank in the water off the southern coast, is carried by rescue workers upon its arrival at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

South Korea’s devastating ferry disaster has elicited messages of sympathy, condolence and support from around the world, with one glaring, though not wholly unexpected, exception.

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

South Korean relatives divided over whether to raise ferry

In this April 16, 2014 file photo,  released by South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats try to rescue passengers of the sinking Sewol ferry, off South Korea's southern coast,near Jindo, south of Seoul. AP Photo/South Korea Coast Guard via Yonhap, File

Four days after South Korea’s shattering ferry disaster, grieving relatives were split Sunday over whether to approve an end to the search for survivors and let cranes raise the vessel to the surface.

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

‘I’ll make it,’ says young ferry passenger to family

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In a last terrified, tearful call to his elder sister, 16-year-old Kim Dong-Hyup promised to get off the sinking ferry alive.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry in Korea

The body of a passenger aboard the Sewol ferry which sank in the water off the southern coast, is carried by rescue workers upon its arrival at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

After more than three days of frustration and failure, divers on Sunday finally found a way into a submerged ferry off South Korea’s southern shore, discovering more than a dozen bodies inside the ship and pushing the confirmed death toll to 49, officials said Sunday.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

South Korea school locked down by grief over sunken ferry

South Korean Coast Guard officers search for missing passengers aboard a sunken ferry in the waters off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea on Thursday, April 17, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

Danwon High is a school in emotional lock-down — its classrooms closed and empty, with textbooks and personal belongings scattered around and heart-wrenching messages posted on the windows.

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

21 rescued from damaged boat

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Twenty-one persons, including 14 foreigners, were rescued from a motorized boat off Cauayan town in Negros Occidental early Saturday after one of the vessel’s outriggers broke, the Philippine Coast Guard said Saturday.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PCG has yet to name ship that rammed boat

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The Philippine Coast Guard has yet to identify the Manila-bound cargo vessel that reportedly collided with the Navotas-based fishing boat Dan Israel-G on Wednesday night three nautical miles off Ternate, Cavite, leaving four fishermen dead and three others missing.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mother watches child, relatives swept away in Sicily river

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An Italian woman watched aghast as her seven-year-old daughter and two other female relatives were swept to their deaths Sunday when an overflowing river in Sicily engulfed their car, media reported.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

2 dead, 2 survive as boat capsizes in Quezon

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Two persons drowned but their two companions survived when big waves battered their motor boat after it stalled in rough seas off Burdeos in Quezon earlier this week, a belated police report said.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Coast Guard, cleanup crews move to contain oil slick off Guimaras

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The Philippine Coast Guard said on Wednesday it has started efforts, along with local cleanup teams, to contain the oil sheen and oil drops that were detected off Guimaras, following the sinking of a cargo ship last Sunday.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

5 fishermen rescued off Davao Oriental

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Five fishermen from Surigao del Sur were rescued off the coastal village of Licod in Baganga, Davao Oriental, according to Governor Corazon Malanyaon.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ship with 600 passengers goes adrift after engine conks out off Siquijor

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A Trans Asia passenger ship carrying over 600 passengers went adrift after its engine stalled around midnight Sunday at around 20 nautical miles from Lazi, Siquijor.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic

In this image made available Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013, Harrison Odjegba Okene looks in awe as a rescue diver surfaces into the air pocket which has kept Okene alive for nearly three days, recorded by the diver's headcam video the full impact of the miraculous encounter becomes plain the see. AP

Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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