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Explosion on tanker off Japan coast – coastguard

Japan Tanker Explosion

Japan’s coastguard was rushing Thursday to deal with an explosion and subsequent fire aboard a tanker off the country’s coast, officials and the prime minister said.

Posted: May 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US locates missing British yacht in Atlantic, but no crew

In this photo provided by the United States Navy, the overturned hull of the Cheeki Rafiki is shown approximately 1,000 miles east of Cape Cod, Mass., Friday, May 23, 2014. Although the warship located the overturned hull of the British yacht that went missing last week in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, officials said the search for any survivors will conclude on Friday evening. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)

A US Navy warship helicopter has spotted a missing yacht in the Atlantic but found no trace of its four-man British crew now feared dead, American officials said Friday.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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


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 »