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Apr 22, 2014 — Although the captain and some of the officers have been called cowards or worse, passengers say other crew members acted heroically. At least seven crew members died or are missing.
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Apr 20, 2014 — The radio call transcript gives new detail to a tragedy that has left about 240 people missing. Early in its plight, the South Korean ferry seems to have listed too far to deploy its life boats.
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Apr 19, 2014 — The captain of the 6,852-ton ferry has been criticized for allowing 30 minutes to pass before giving an evacuation order. He has been arrested, even as a recovery effort continues.
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Apr 18, 2014 — Lee Jun-Seok was taken into custody on Saturday and charged with negligence of duty and violation of maritime law. Nearly 270 of those who were aboard are still missing.
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Mar 31, 2014 — There were no casualties reported. None of the artillery shells are thought to have hit land. The exchange began after a rare announcement by the North that it would be conducting a live-fire drill.
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Feb 27, 2014 — The U.S. and South Korea are conducting joint military exercises. In the past, the North has used missile tests to express its displeasure. On Thursday, South Korean officials say, it did so again.
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Feb 20, 2014 — The reunions are the first since 2010 and involve a few hundred family members from North and South who have not seen one another since the 1950s.
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Feb 11, 2014 — South Korea announced the first high-level meeting in years with rival North Korea. And for the first time since they split in the 1940s, China and Taiwan held government-to-government talks at a senior level.
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Feb 7, 2014 — State lawmakers heard from Korean Americans and Japanese lobbyists before deciding to have the Sea of Japan designated also as the East Sea, the term Seoul prefers.
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Nov 16, 2013 — The latest film from Oscar-winning Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki tells the story the engineer who designed the Mitsubishi Zero, the fighter plane used in attacks on Pearl Harbor. The Wind Rises is drawing sharp criticism from around Asia, where the wounds of World War II have yet to heal.
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