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Searching for Souls, and Soul-Searching, in Korea

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Wednesday morning edition of the Korea Times contained a fateful cartoon about the plight of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which is believed to have crashed [...]
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The Island in Korea’s Ferry Tragedy Wants Chinese Tourists

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Business Week | 6:00 AM

China’s holiday getaway spot is Hainan, a tropical island in the Gulf of Tonkin not far from Vietnam, while Japanese seeking a beach far from Tokyo head to Okinawa. For [...]
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Korea ferry death toll rises, hopes fade for hundreds missing

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A team of eight divers had entered a capsized South Korean ferry on Friday and was searching for survivors, although they were unlikely to find anyone alive from among [...]
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Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking

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

The most poignant reminders of what’s been lost here are the most ordinary. Desks in the classrooms of Danwon High School in Ansan, where dozens of students were [...]
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Divers struggle in search for Korean ferry survivors

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from the same school, still missing after a [...]
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Obama sends condolences on S Korea ferry disaster

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

President Barack Obama is sending condolences to victims of a South Korean ferry disaster and says he will pay tribute during a visit to the country next week. Obama said at [...]
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Ugandan president praises N Korea security training

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

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has thanked North Korea for providing military training, reports said Thursday, dismissing those who criticise a security deal which [...]
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Anger boils over in search for S. Korea ferry missing

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

South Korean divers renewed efforts Friday to access a capsized ferry in which hundreds of schoolchildren are feared trapped, as the grief and frustration of anguished [...]
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Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

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

An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea’s southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on [...]
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UN inquiry chief wants N Korea hauled before international court

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The chief UN investigator into human rights abuses in North Korea appealed to the UN Security Council on Thursday to refer the situation in the reclusive Asian state to the [...]
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Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

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

The captain of a doomed ferry delayed evacuation for half an hour after a South Korean transportation official ordered preparations to abandon ship, raising more questions [...]
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Questions mount in Korean ferry disaster; hundreds still missing

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

The captain of a South Korean ferry wasn’t at the helm of his vessel when it capsized, an official said Friday, raising another question about the man who families of [...]
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Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

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

Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still [...]
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Divers pumping air into submerged SKorean ship

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

Coast guard officials say divers have begun pumping air into a submerged South Korean ship 48 hours after it listed and sank. But it wasn’t immediately clear if the air [...]
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In Korean school, sombre silence and occasional sobs

19-Apr-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

“Change your thoughts and you change your world,” reads a quotation hanging in the corridors of Danwon High School, where almost 250 students and teachers are [...]
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