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Survivors of Korean ferry tragedy struggle with guilt

17-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

“Field Trip” is still written in big letters on a calendar hanging on Yang Jeong-won’s old classroom wall. The letters cover four days in April last year [...]
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Korea orders inspection of Asiana A320 pilots after plane skids off runway

Korea orders inspection of Asiana A320 pilots after plane skids off runway

17-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean authorities said on Wednesday they planned an “urgent competence inspection” of Asiana Airlines pilots flying Airbus A320 planes, the day after one [...]
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China invites Kim Jong Un to its own Victory Day

China invites Kim Jong Un to its own Victory Day

17-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Nknews | 6:00 AM

Should Kim Jong Un attend Russia’s Victory Day celebration this month, he may have the opportunity to attend Beijing’s own celebration of the end of World War II [...]
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US runners defy travel warning on N Korea

17-Apr-2015 Intellasia | USA Today | 6:00 AM

As many as 100 US citizens defied a State Department travel warning and visited North Korea this month to compete in a marathon that celebrated the birthday of the isolated [...]
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Seoul issued strong condemnation of attack on Korea embassy in Libya

16-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The South Korean government issued a statement on April 13 denouncing an attack on its embassy in the Libyan capital of Tripoli the day before by armed assailants claiming [...]
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US Dismisses Disagreement With Seoul on N Korea Nuclear Threat

16-Apr-2015 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

The US has dismissed media reports that Washington and Seoul have different assessments of Pyongyang’s nuclear ability to miniaturise a nuclear weapon. Last week, US [...]
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Korea ferry disaster: Victims’ families express outrage at government’s failure to conduct full inquiry and recover bodies

16-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

It should be a day of mourning for families of the scores of children who drowned when an overloaded ferry, the Sewol, sank a year ago. But parents and friends of the 304 [...]
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Flowers and tears as families mourn Korea ferry dead

Flowers and tears as families mourn Korea ferry dead

16-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

n bright sunshine and on a calm sea, the relatives were taken by boat to the large yellow buoy that marks the site where the ferry sank on April 16 last year with the loss of [...]
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S. Koreans doubt ferry sinking will inspire improved safety

16-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A year ago, as South Korea writhed in grief and fury after more than 300 people, most of them school kids, drowned in a ferry sinking, it seemed things would never be the [...]
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Asiana Airlines Plane Clipped Communications Towers Before Veering Off Japan Runway

16-Apr-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

An Asiana Airlines Inc. passenger plane that skidded off the runway at Hiroshima Airport in Japan on Tuesday, injuring 18 people, clipped several small communications towers [...]
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S. Korea rebuffs N. Korea’s bid for arrears charge

16-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea warned Wednesday against North Korea’s move to collect an arrears charge from South Korean firms at a joint industrial park in the North amid an ongoing row [...]
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French wax museum gets Psy-ched ahead of Seoul opening

16-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

France’s famous wax museum, the Musee Grevin, is adding a slew of South Korean celebrities – including Psy of “Gangnam Style” pop fame – to its [...]
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Ferry tragedy leaves Korean family reeling a year later

Ferry tragedy leaves Korean family reeling a year later

16-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Lee Keum-hui’s face lights up when she shows off pictures of her daughter. It’s one of the few times she’s happy. “Isn’t my Eun-hwa so pretty in [...]
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S. Korea, US hold annual defense talks

S. Korea, US hold annual defense talks

16-Apr-2015 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

Senior defense officials from South Korea and the United States met Tuesday for annual talks expected to centre on strengthening deterrence against North Korean threats and [...]
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Visiting empty desk of S. Korea ferry victim helps mom cope

Visiting empty desk of S. Korea ferry victim helps mom cope

16-Apr-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Once or twice a week, a mother’s ritual begins. Shin Jumja applies pink lipstick and face powder, gets in her car and drives to the high school her oldest son attended [...]
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