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Jun 25, 2014 — Only 75 of the 323 students aboard the ferry Sewol survived after the ship sank in April. Some bowed their heads and wept as they walked into Danwon High School in Ansan, South Korea.
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Jun 5, 2014 — Nearly two months after the disaster in South Korea, the death toll now stands at 289 and 15 people are still unaccounted for.
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May 19, 2014 — President Park Geun-hye announced the changes a bit more than one month after the ferry Sewol sank, killing more than 300 people. It also comes as South Korea prepares to hold national elections.
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May 1, 2014 — The cellphone footage was shot by a 17-year-old victim of the ferry disaster, recording classmates as they realize that they probably will not escape.
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Apr 29, 2014 — The exercises, while not uncommon, are considered provocative in the immediate wake of President Obama's visit to South Korea.
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Apr 28, 2014 — South Korean President Park Geun-hye was called a "capricious whore who asks her fancy man to do harm to other person while providing sex to him." The "fancy man" in question: President Obama.
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Apr 25, 2014 — Authorities say divers are finding it harder and harder to get into places where passengers' bodies are still trapped. On Friday, 185 deaths had been confirmed. Another 117 people remained missing.
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Apr 24, 2014 — More bodies were recovered Thursday from the ship, which sank last week. So far, at least 171 deaths have been confirmed. Another 131 people, many of them students from one school, remain missing.
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Apr 23, 2014 — Divers have found no air pockets where passengers might have taken refuge. They have, however, retrieved more bodies. The number of confirmed deaths has topped 150. An equal number remain missing.
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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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