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N Korea slams UN human rights report because it was led by gay man

25-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

A North Korean state news agency has lashed out at the United Nations’ recent report into human rights in the Hermit Kingdom – by using homophobic insults against [...]
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Prof: Ferry turned further than 3rd mate ordered

25-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A maritime professor who spoke with the third mate who was steering the South Korean ferry before it sank said Wednesday that he suspects there was a problem with the [...]
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N Korea by night: satellite images shed new light on the secretive state

25-Apr-2014 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

New images taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station this year captured a fresh view of the Korean peninsula at night. Though theme is familiar – [...]
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Acts of bravery emerge from pilloried ship crew

Acts of bravery emerge from pilloried ship crew

25-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others [...]
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SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

25-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still [...]
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New Clues About Cause Of Korean Ferry Disaster

25-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A maritime professor who spoke with the third mate who was steering the South Korean ferry before it sank said Wednesday that he suspects there was a problem with the [...]
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Koreans Bid Farewell to Victims of a Disaster, and Even the North Speaks Up

25-Apr-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

With hopes of finding more survivors of the South Korean ferry sinking all but gone, some families, as well as the nation, began bidding farewell on Wednesday to the students [...]
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SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

25-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim [...]
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Grief, anger at memorial for Korea ferry student victims

Grief, anger at memorial for Korea ferry student victims

25-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thousands of mourners paid tearful respects Wednesday at a temporary memorial to the hundreds of student victims of South Korea’s ferry disaster, as the grim search for [...]
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S. Korea urges China to avert N. Korea nuclear test

25-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Wednesday urged Chinese leader Xi Jinping to make “further efforts” to dissuade North Korea from conducting a fresh [...]
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Korean authorities search ferry owner’s offices as probe widens

Korean authorities search ferry owner’s offices as probe widens

25-Apr-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

South Korean authorities searched the offices of the company that owns the sunken ferry Sewol on Wednesday, prosecutors confirmed to CNN, broadening a criminal investigation [...]
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3 ways to thwart N. Korea nukes

25-Apr-2014 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

News reports indicate that North Korea may be preparing for a nuclear test, potentially scheduled to coincide with President Obama’s visit to South Korea this week. The [...]
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Hopes Fade for Families in Korean Ferry Disaster

25-Apr-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

With hopes of finding more survivors of the South Korean ferry sinking all but gone, some families, as well as the nation, began bidding farewell on Wednesday to the students [...]
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Ferry disaster fills Korea with shame

25-Apr-2014 Intellasia | LA Times | 6:00 AM

For South Korea, a country that pulled itself out of abject poverty to become the world’s 15th-largest economy, the most stinging accusation about last week’s [...]
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Accountability in N Korea

25-Apr-2014 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

After years of neglect, the United Nations Security Council has finally taken up the issue of North Korea’s crimes against humanity. It could no longer avoid the issue [...]
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