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South Korean Ferry Disaster (2014)

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  • Top world stories of 2014

    Islamic State: An offshoot of al-Qaida — first known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and finally, the Islamic State — strung together military victories against Syrian government forces, Syrian rebel groups and Iraqi government forces to seize a swath of territory across Syria and Iraq and declared they had established a caliphate. In August, President Barack Obama ordered a U.S.-led air campaign to target Islamic State positions in Iraq — later expanded to Syria — and deployed American military advisers to train Iraqi troops.
  • South Korean ferry operator gets 10 years in prison

    The chief executive of the company that operated a South Korean ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people, was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.  Cheonghaejin Marine Chief Executive Kim Han-sik was found guilty of professional...

    South Korea ferry verdicts bring disappointment, vow to appeal

    South Korea ferry verdicts bring disappointment, vow to appeal
    The sheer magnitude of the tragedy was pain enough for South Korea: more than 300 people, many of them high school students, lost in the April sinking of the Sewol ferry. Then, as details of how the captain and crew behaved when the ship began taking on...

    South Korea prosecutors seek death for captain of doomed ferry

    South Korean prosecutors on Monday sought the death penalty for the captain of a ferry that capsized in April, leaving 304 people, most of them school children, dead or missing, in a trial of 15 crew who abandoned ship before it sank. Lee Joon-seok, 68,...

    Documentary about Sewol ferry sinking roils South Korea film festival

    Documentary about Sewol ferry sinking roils South Korea film festival
     With South Korea still healing from the aftermath of the Sewol ferry sinking, one of its worst maritime disasters, a documentary that makes damning allegations about the government response to the crisis is taking the spotlight at the country's biggest...