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Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

By Wed, Apr 23, 2014 2:48PM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. research institute says commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea’s nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent. North Korea recently threatened to conduct its fourth nuclear test and there’s been speculation it may do so as

Death toll rises to 150 in South Korea ferry tragedy

By Wed, Apr 23, 2014 8:40AM UTC Death toll rises to 150 in South Korea ferry tragedy

A passenger ferry capsized and sank of the coast of South Korea today with more than 470 passengers on board. So far 2 casualties have been confirmed, 180 people have been rescued, and at least 290 people people are still missing.

Asia-Pacific navies sign communication agreement

By Tue, Apr 22, 2014 12:48PM UTC

QINGDAO, China (AP) — Naval officials from the U.S. and nearly two dozen Asia-Pacific nations have adopted an agreement aimed at heading off accidents and miscommunication at sea. The Code For Unplanned Encounters at Sea was approved unanimously Tuesday at the Western Pacific Naval Symposium held in the eastern Chinese

SKorea: Ferry didn’t take hard turn before sinking

By Tue, Apr 22, 2014 12:11PM UTC Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials say their earlier conclusion that the sunken ferry had made a sharp turn shortly before the disaster was incorrect, and that the vessel changed course much more gradually.

SKorean president: Sewol ferry crew actions ‘murderous’

By Mon, Apr 21, 2014 1:16PM UTC South Korean President Park Geun-hye speaks during a meeting with parents in Jindo last Thursday. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye says the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed ‘unforgivable, murderous acts’ in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.

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