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  • Poignant video shows students on sinking South Korean ferry

    As a ferry started to tilt dangerously off the South Korean coast, a group of teenage passengers made jokes and talked of posting about the experience on Facebook. One started to hum the theme song from the movie "Titanic." But as the listing got...
  • Obama and Japan's Abe fail to reach trade accord

    Obama and Japan's Abe fail to reach trade accord
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Japan failed to reach agreement on free-trade talks as President Obama left Japan on Friday without the breakthrough needed to advance a key element of his broader agenda of strengthening America's hand in Asia. Despite a...
  • Are good vibrations in store as cinemas amp up film experience?

    In front of me, the movie screen starts at the floor and rises so high it's like seeing "Divergent" on the side of a building. At the moment warrior princess Tris, played by a fierce Shailene Woodley, is about to jump onto a speeding train. I can feel the...
  • Cannes Festival: Full 2014 Lineup

    Opener Grace of Monaco (1) Olivier Dahan, France-U.S.-Belgium-Italy Competition The Captive Atom Egoyan, Canada Clouds of Sils Maria Olivier Assayas, France-Switzerland-Germany Foxcatcher Bennett Miller, U.S. Goodbye to Language Jean-Luc Godard,...
  • Film Review: 'The Eternal Zero'

    A fictional account of a Japanese WWII pilot that features the most breathtaking images of aviation seen in an Asian war film since South Korea's "Soar Into the Skies" (2010), "The Eternal Zero" marks another vfx victory for helmer Takashi Yamazaki,...
  • North Korea celebrates birthday of founding leader Kim Il Sung

    SEOUL -- North Korea on Tuesday celebrated the birthday of its founder, Kim Il Sung, with current leader Kim Jong Un reportedly paying respects at his grandfather’s mausoleum amid efforts to more closely associate him with the late leader’s...
  • Nearly 300 missing after South Korea ferry sinks

    Nearly 300 missing after South Korea ferry sinks
    SEOUL -- The dramatic capsizing of a ferry stunned South Korea on Wednesday as rescuers raced to save 459 people aboard the vessel off the country’s southern coast. By mid-afternoon, however, about 293 people remained unaccounted for and two were...
  • 'I love you,' student texts mom from sinking South Korea ferry

    SEOUL -- As a ferry carrying 462 people slowly sank off South Korea’s southern coast Wednesday, a high school student sent a heartbreaking cellphone text message. “Mom,” it said, “This might be my last chance to tell you I love...
  • South Korea's response to ferry sinking assailed; captain apologizes

    South Korea's response to ferry sinking assailed; captain apologizes
    SEOUL – Angry relatives of passengers aboard a sunken South Korean ferry criticized the government’s response Thursday as the ship’s captain made an emotional apology for fleeing the vessel before hundreds of others had a chance to get...
  • South Korean ferry rescue efforts failing to find survivors

    South Korean ferry rescue efforts failing to find survivors
    SEOUL — Divers struggled against strong currents and murky waters Friday morning in an effort to locate 271 people reported missing after a ferry sank off South Korea’s southwestern coast. Water and weather conditions were making it...
  • Captain, crew of South Korean ferry that sank arrested

    ANSAN, South Korea — The captain and two crew members of a ferry that capsized off the southern coast of South Korea were detained Saturday on suspicion of negligence in the accident that left at least 28 people confirmed dead and 274 missing,...