JINDO, South Korea (AP) — A transcript released Sunday of communications with the South Korean ferry that sank details crippling confusion and indecision, with a crew member questioning whether an evacuation was the right move well after the ship began listing dangerously.
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese Cabinet minister has visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead including war criminals in what has repeatedly caused friction with Japan’s neighbors. Lawmaker Keiji Furuya, who chairs the National Public Safety Commission, said on his website that he paid respects Sunday morning at the Yasukuni shrine ahead of a festival that starts Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is heading to Asia, where countries are keeping a close watch on the crisis in Ukraine amid territorial tensions with China. Obama leaves Washington on Tuesday and is set to visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.
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.
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Divers have recovered 10 more bodies from inside the ferry that sank off South Korea. The confirmed death toll is now 46. Officials said Sunday the bodies were recovered following divers gaining access to the inside of the ferry after three days of failed attempts due to strong currents. Details of how they got inside the ship weren’t immediately clear.
Transcript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 5:23PM UTC
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Sun, Apr 20, 2014 1:13PM UTC
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Sun, Apr 20, 2014 12:49PM UTC
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56 dead, hundreds still missing in South Korea ferry tragedy
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