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Ferry disaster protestors, police clash in Seoul

Apr 18, 2015 - 8:31 PM

The protestors attempt to join a group of the victims families who had been staging a 2 day sit in nearby

PROTEST. South Korean protesters scuffle with police as they march towards the presidential residence during a rally for victims of the sunken Sewol ferry and against the South Korean government's policy, in Seoul, South Korea, 18 April 2015. The protesters gather to demand the vessel's recovery and resignation of South Korean president Park Geun-Hye. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

Parents of S. Korea ferry victims shave heads in protest

Apr 02, 2015 - 5:23 PM

Ten at a time the parents – wearing yellow slogan daubed barber s gowns – sit on plastic stools in the middle of the capital s main ceremonial thoroughfare to have their heads shaved

SHAVED HEADS. Family members of the victims of the April 2014 ferry disaster that claimed more than 300 lives have their heads shaved at Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul, South Korea, 02 April 2015, in a protest demanding the vessel's recovery and the truth behind the accident on 16 April 2014. Photo by Yonhap/EPA

Divers find body six months after Korea ferry disaster

Oct 28, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The body is found inside a women s restroom in the ferry that sank six months ago

HELPING IN SEARCH. Civilian divers jump into the sea to search for missing passengers in the sinking of the ferry Sewol. Photo by EPA/Yonhap News Agency

Funeral of disaster-hit ferry owner starts in S. Korea

Aug 30, 2014 - 1:42 PM

Yoo Byung Eun the head of the family which owned the Sewol ferry that sank in April will be buried on Sunday He was the subject of a national manhunt but his badly decomposed body was discovered in June

Fugitive's wife arrested over South Korean ferry disaster

Jun 21, 2014 - 2:02 PM

But her husband Yoo Byun Eun the owner of the ill fated ferry that sunk in April was not found at the site where she was arrested

Defense in S. Korea ferry trial warns of scapegoating

Jun 17, 2014 - 9:19 PM

The trial of 15 crew members from South Korea s ferry disaster resumes with the defence team warning against making the defendants the sole scapegoats for a national tragedy

‘SCAPEGOAT.’ The captain of the sunken ferry Sewol, Lee Joon-Seok (L) arrives before the second day of the trial at the Gwangju District Court in Gwanju, southwestern South Korea, 17 June 2014. Photo by Kim Hee-Chil / EPA

Rappler Newscast | June 17, 2014

Jun 17, 2014 - 8:38 PM

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S.Korea president revamps cabinet after ferry tragedy

Jun 13, 2014 - 12:15 PM

This is Park s first major cabinet shake up since taking office in February 2013

CABINET REVAMP. In this file photo, South Korean President Park Geun-hye talks to journalists during a press conference at the State Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, 12 October 2013. EPA/Bagus Indahono

First damages suit filed over S. Korea ferry disaster

Jun 13, 2014 - 11:11 AM

The suit filed by a mother of an unidentified student from Danwon High School claims 30 million won 30 000 in compensation from the government and the Chonghaejin Marine Co

NO ONE ON DECK. A handout image released by the South Korean Coast Guard on 28 April 2014, taken from cellphone video footage by a Coast Guard officer on 16 April 2014, shows a rescue boat approaching the ferry Sewol. Nobody is seen on the deck. Photo by South Korea Coast Guard/EPA

S. Korea police storm compound in search for ferry owner

Jun 11, 2014 - 11:17 AM

The huge operation comes a day after President Park Geun Hye urged police and prosecutors to step up a manhunt for Yoo Byung Eun

Victim of S. Korea ferry disaster found miles away

Jun 05, 2014 - 7:05 PM

The discovery fuels fears that some of the deceased may never be found Fifteen passengers remain unaccounted for

OBSERVATION. Families of the capsized Sewol ferry's missing passengers visit the site of the accident aboard South Korea Coast Guard ships off South Korea's southwestern coast on 24 April 2014, to observe the search and rescue operation. Yonhap/EPA

Cash reward to find S. Korea ferry family head

May 23, 2014 - 12:01 AM

Officials suspect that the patriarch is responsible for unsafe business practices which contributed to the ferry tragedy

NO ONE ON DECK. A handout image released by the South Korean Coast Guard on 28 April 2014, taken from cellphone video footage by a Coast Guard officer on 16 April 2014, shows a rescue boat approaching the ferry Sewol. Nobody is seen on the deck. Photo by South Korea Coast Guard/EPA

4 crew of Sewol ferry indicted for manslaughter

May 15, 2014 - 11:17 AM

UPDATED The confirmed death toll now stands at 281 with 23 still missing

CRYING. A relative of a missing passenger aboard the ill-fated ferry Sewol weeps at Paengmok Port, South Korea, 11 May 2014, as search operation was halted due to bad weather conditions.

South Korea names 3 ferry disaster 'martyrs'

May 12, 2014 - 9:02 PM

The behavior of the part time crew members stood in stark contrast to the captain and most of the crew who were among the first to abandon ship

Divers retrieve more bodies in S. Korea ferry disaster

May 10, 2014 - 12:48 PM

Two more bodies are retrieved from the wreck even as deteriorating conditions on the ship make operations difficult

OBSERVATION. Families of the capsized Sewol ferry's missing passengers visit the site of the accident aboard South Korea Coast Guard ships off South Korea's southwestern coast on 24 April 2014, to observe the search and rescue operation. Yonhap/EPA

Rappler Newscast | May 8, 2014

May 08, 2014 - 8:21 PM

An expert blames delays in post Haiyan rehabilitation to a flawed system Former president Arroyo is cleared in the fertilizer fund scam South Korea arrests the operator of the sunken Korean ferry

Rappler Newscast | May 6, 2014

May 06, 2014 - 8:52 PM

Senator Revilla tells Senator Guingona: get the list or resign Presidential assistant Francis Pangilinan vows to clean up ‘problematic’ agriculture agencies A diver dies during retrieval operations in the sunken South Korean ferry

Diver dies at S. Korea ferry disaster site

May 06, 2014 - 1:09 PM

A coast guard official says the diver lost consciousness and was pronounced dead at a hospital after suffering difficulty of breathing in his first dive

S. Korea leader vows to punish ferry disaster culprits

May 04, 2014 - 4:57 PM

As more bodies are recovered South Korea s president promises that those behind the disaster will be sternly punished

LIVES LOST. South Korean rescue workers carry the body of a victim of the ferry Sewol sinking at Jindo-port on Jindo Island in the southwestern province of South Jeolla, South Korea, 19 April 2014. Ten more bodies were recovered Sunday, April 20, raising the death toll to 46. Photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

S. Korean divers struggle to open blocked cabins

May 04, 2014 - 11:43 AM

Divers recover 6 more bodies 18 days after the 6 825 ton Sewol ferry capsized and sank with 476 people on board

REMEMBRANCE AND HOPE. South Korean students display yellow ribbons wishing for the safe return of the sunken ferry Sewol's missing passengers in Seoul, South Korea, 03 May 2014.Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

Recovery of bodies from Korean ferry suspended

May 03, 2014 - 12:03 PM

As days go by personal belongings and debris from the ship have been spotted further and further away fueling concerns that strong currents may have swept some bodies into the open sea

OBSERVATION. Families of the capsized Sewol ferry's missing passengers visit the site of the accident aboard South Korea Coast Guard ships off South Korea's southwestern coast on 24 April 2014, to observe the search and rescue operation. Yonhap/EPA

Rappler Newscast | May 1, 2014

May 01, 2014 - 8:22 PM

Former Senator Saguisag hits lack of transparency in the defense deal | President Aquino warns Filipinos choose your next leader well | Families fear bodies in the ferry may never be recovered

Rappler Newscast | April 30, 2014

Apr 30, 2014 - 9:26 PM

Senator Trillanes says Senator Enrile shouldn’t be placed in an ordinary jail Senator Drilon says the Supreme Court has the final say on the Philippine US military deal The captain of the capsized Korean ferry says his warnings were ignored

Captain says warnings over Korean ferry ignored

Apr 30, 2014 - 3:04 PM

The confirmed death toll from the accident two weeks ago stood at 210 as the recovery operation has stalled in recent days because of strong currents and debris blocking access to some of the cabin decks

WARNINGS IGNORED. In this photo, sunken ferry Sewol's crew members, arrested on charges of causing the deaths of passengers through abandonment, leave Mokpo Coast Guard Office in Mokpo, southwestern South Korea, April 29 2014, to be transferred to prosecutors. File photo by Yonhap/EPA

Video shows S. Korea ferry captain escape sinking ship

Apr 28, 2014 - 9:32 PM

The 10 minute cellphone video – taken by rescue officials – shows ferry captain Lee Joon seok hastily escaping from the bridge of the tilting ship before it sank

NO ONE ON DECK. A handout image released by the South Korean Coast Guard on 28 April 2014, taken from cellphone video footage by a Coast Guard officer on 16 April 2014, shows a rescue boat approaching the ferry Sewol. Nobody is seen on the deck. Photo by South Korea Coast Guard/EPA

Storm swell hampers S. Korean ferry search

Apr 27, 2014 - 11:07 AM

Rolling seas whipped up by strong winds were badly complicating efforts to find the remains of more than 100 people still unaccounted

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All sunken ferry crew in S. Korean custody: prosecutors

Apr 26, 2014 - 10:02 PM

The death toll from the South Korean ferry tragedy is now 187 The captain and his 10 crew members are arrested on charges of criminal negligence and abandoning passengers

ARRESTED. Crew members of the sunken ferry Sewol enter a court in Mokpo in southwestern South Korea, 24 April 2014, to be questioned on charges of causing the deaths of passengers through abandonment. Photo from EPA/YONHAP/SOUTH KOREA OUT

Rappler Newscast | April 22, 2014

Apr 22, 2014 - 8:31 PM

Napoles confirms the involvement of senators A study shows Filipinos like the US more than Americans SoKor ferry death toll exceeds 100

Death toll in Korea ferry disaster crosses 100

Apr 22, 2014 - 9:50 AM

UPDATED The official death toll from the ferry disaster now stands at 104 with 198 still missing

VICTIMS. South Korean rescue workers carry the body of victims of the sunken ferry Sewol at Jindo-port on Jindo Island, in the southwestern province of South Jeolla, South Korea, April 20, 2014. Photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

S. Korea ferry disaster a grim test for civilian divers

Apr 21, 2014 - 7:51 PM

The conditions were extremely challenging with powerful currents and heavy swells buffeting the divers as they sought a way into the inverted submerged ferry in near zero visibility

HELPING IN SEARCH. Civilian divers jump into the sea to search for missing passengers in the sinking of the ferry Sewol. Photo by EPA/Yonhap News Agency

Four more crew detained over S. Korea ferry disaster

Apr 21, 2014 - 2:23 PM

They were charged on counts ranging from criminal negligence to violation of maritime law

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S. Korea transcript fuels anger over ferry disaster

Apr 21, 2014 - 12:56 PM

The weeping of devastated family members could be heard across the harbor on Jindo island

President says ferry crew's actions 'tantamount to murder'

Apr 21, 2014 - 11:39 AM

2nd UPDATE The families have criticized the official response to the disaster saying the initial rescue effort was inadequate and mismanaged

South Korea ferry transcript reveals evacuation panic

Apr 21, 2014 - 8:45 AM

The dramatic transcript released by South Korean officials is bound to fuel anger among distraught relatives of the passengers

S. Korean relatives divided over whether to raise ferry

Apr 20, 2014 - 3:05 PM

South Korean President Park Geun Hye says salvage operations will begin after the search for survivors end

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Devastated family cling to teenager's 'I'll make it' vow

Apr 20, 2014 - 12:35 PM

When he comes back home I ll buy him a lot of chicken Chicken is his favourite says 16 year old Kim Dong Hyup s father

THE WAIT. People sit on a sea wall at a gathering point for relatives of missing passengers from the sinking of the South Korean ferry 'Sewol' at Jindo harbour on April 20, 2014. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Pope sends condolences for S. Korea ferry victims

Apr 19, 2014 - 5:01 PM

Pope Francis asks the world to join him in praying for the victims of the ferry disaster

CONDOLENCES. Pope Francis prays for the victims of the South Korea ferry disaster months before his visit to the country. File photo by Filippo Monteforte/Agence France-Presse

DNA test harsh step for families of missing ferry victims

Apr 19, 2014 - 3:25 PM

As families are asked to provide DNA samples to help identify bodies from the sunken ferry they struggle to accept their loved ones may not be alive

GRIEF, FRUSTRATION. A South Korean relative reacts as she wait for missing passengers of a capsized ferry at a harbor in Jindo on April 18, 2014. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Arrest warrant sought for ferry captain

Apr 18, 2014 - 6:57 PM

UPDATED South Korean prosecutors seek arrest warrants Friday for the captain and two crew members of the ferry that capsized two days before

SEEKING WARRANTS. South Korean prosecutors sought arrest warrants Friday for the captain and two crew members of the ferry that capsized two days before, a coastguard official said.

Divers enter sunken S. Korean ferry in hunt for survivors

Apr 18, 2014 - 6:48 PM

South Korean dive teams finally enter the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago

SEARCHING. South Korean Navy's SSU members prepare to search for missing passengers near the buoys installed to mark a capsized ferry at sea off Jindo on April 18, 2014. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Rescued S. Korean school vice principal in apparent suicide

Apr 18, 2014 - 5:06 PM

The body of vice principal Kang Min Kyu 52 was found near the gymnasium where relatives of the 268 people still missing from the ferry disaster have been staying

APPARENT SUICIDE. A Jindo Island police official says the 'precise cause of death is still under investigation.'

Korea ferry rescue stalls as anger spreads

Apr 18, 2014 - 11:18 AM

Relatives of the victims accuse the government of lying about the scale of the rescue effort

DIFFICULT SEARCH. A giant offshore crane arrives near a capsized ferry at sea off Jindo on April 18, 2014 to assist with the rescue operations. South Korean divers renewed efforts on April 18 to access the capsized ferry in which hundreds of schoolchildren are feared trapped. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

2 Filipinos safe after Korean ferry disaster

Apr 17, 2014 - 10:18 PM

Officials say 300 of 475 passengers of the sunken South Korean ferry remain missing Chances of finding them alive have dimmed

Rappler Newscast | April 17, 2014

Apr 17, 2014 - 8:16 PM

Anger in SoKor as rescuers search for survivors from the sunken ferry PH is the 3rd worst country in unsolved media murders Aquino apologizes for the state of the country’s international airport

Angry parents scream at South Korea president

Apr 17, 2014 - 6:51 PM

South Korean President Park Geun Hye faces the angry parents of hundreds of children missing in a ferry disaster holding an impromptu and at times very tense meeting in an island gymnasium

Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

Apr 17, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Nearly 300 people – most of them students on a high school trip to a holiday island – are still missing

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'Shouldn't we move?' Ferry evacuation under scrutiny

Apr 17, 2014 - 1:07 PM

Multiple survivor testimony highlighted the fact that passengers were repeatedly told to stay in their seats or cabins when the ferry first ran into trouble on Wednesday morning

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Four dead, 291 missing in South Korea ferry sinking

Apr 16, 2014 - 8:54 PM

There are fears the confirmed death toll could rise sharply The 6 825 tonne Sewol listed violently capsized and finally sank – all within two hours of sending a distress signal

FERRY OPERATIONS. An undated file picture made available on 16 April 2014 shows the Sewol vessel at sea, South Korea. The ferry, with 450 people on board on 16 April 2014, was reported sinking off the south-western coast of South Korea while en route from the port of Incheon, west of Seoul, to Jeju Island. The passengers were mostly secondary school students on a field trip to Jeju island. The Coast Guard dispatched patrol boats and aircraft for rescue operations are under way. Yonhap/EPA

S. Korea rescue for sinking ferry with 450 passengers

Apr 16, 2014 - 10:06 AM

South Korea dispatches its coastguard and rescue personnel to aid around 450 passengers of a sinking ferry

FERRY RESCUE. South Korea sends rescue personnel to the aid of around 450 people on a sinking ferry