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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 13, 2014
South Korean sect raided but Sewol boss eludes nationwide manhunt
South Korea's biggest and most bizarre manhunt, linked to a ferry disaster in which hundreds drowned, has come full circle at the compound of a sect known for its organic ice cream as police on Thursday used earth movers to search for tunnels.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 10, 2014
Trial of Sewol crew begins, as captain of sunken ferry called 'murderer'
The trial for 15 crew of a South Korean ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people, most of them children, began Tuesday on charges ranging from negligence to homicide, with the word "murderer" ringing out as the captain entered the court.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 23, 2014
Nepalese man honored for saving woman
Tokyo police on Friday presented a letter of appreciation to a 21-year-old Nepalese man for rescuing a woman who had fallen onto the tracks at JR Yotsuya Station on May 11.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 21, 2014
North Korea building disaster reveals regime vulnerability
It may have taken the collapse of an apartment block in an exclusive district of the North Korean capital to reveal the Achilles' heel of young leader Kim Jong Un's secretive regime.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 20, 2014
Amid 'witch hunt,' S. Korea crew adrift
Tried and convicted by an angry public before their case has even come to court, South Korea's legal system appears to be failing 15 surviving crew members of the Sewol ferry, which sank last month, killing hundreds of children.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 18, 2014
With death toll finalized at 301, Turkey coal mine rescue ends: minister
Turkey on Saturday declared rescue operations over following a devastating blast in a coal mine after retrieving the bodies of the last two trapped miners, bringing the final death toll to 301.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 16, 2014
Crude oil pipeline breaks, floods Los Angeles neighborhood
A faulty valve at a petroleum pipeline pump station ruptured early on Thursday in an industrial corner of Los Angeles, spewing crude oil 40 feet (12 meters) into the air, onto the roof of a strip club next door, and leaving at least four people sick from the fumes.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 14, 2014
Turkey coal mine explosion kills, traps hundreds of miners
An explosion and fire in a coal mine in western Turkey killed 157 miners and trapped hundreds more on Tuesday, a provincial mayor said, in what appeared to be the country's worst mining accident in years.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 9, 2014
Families of S. Korea ferry victims march on presidential palace
Parents of children killed when a passenger ferry sank last month led a somber march on South Korea's presidential palace in the early hours of Friday morning, where they demanded to meet with President Park Geun-hye.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 6, 2014
Two climbers die of exposure, others rescued from Japan Alps
Two men died of exposure while climbing a mountain in the Northern Alps in central Japan, police said Tuesday, as a string of mountain-climbing accidents were reported across the nation on the last day of the Golden Week holiday period.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 6, 2014
Captain of boat carrying Japanese in Bali diving accident goes on trial
The trial of the captain of a boat carrying seven Japanese women during a scuba diving accident in mid-February began Tuesday in Bali, during which the defendant was indicted for negligence.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 4, 2014
Afghan villagers tell of landslide
One minute there was a hill behind his picturesque village, and the next Ataullah watched helplessly as tons of mud split away and tumbled down toward the home where his children were playing and his wife was preparing lunch.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 2, 2014
Malaysia releases missing plane report, reveals confusion
Malaysia on Thursday released its most comprehensive account yet of what happened to missing Flight MH370, in a preliminary report that detailed the route the plane probably took as it veered off course and revealed the confusion that followed.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 27, 2014
The exodus from Everest
The Everest circus is leaving town. With the decision to cancel climbing this year, Sherpas from the 39 expeditions camped at the foot of the mountain are dropping tents and packing gear. Helicopters fly over the Icefall that leads into the Western Cwm, recovering equipment stashed there before the tragic accident that killed 16 Sherpas and other high-altitude workers on April 18.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 26, 2014
Boy who raised alarm on doomed ferry had no time to call parents
The frightened boy who first raised the alarm that a South Korean ferry with hundreds on board was sinking did not have time to call his parents, his father said, and was found dead not wearing a life jacket.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 24, 2014
Body of Korean boy who raised alarm on sinking ferry believed found
The body of a South Korean boy whose shaking voice first raised the alarm that a passenger ferry with hundreds on board was in trouble has been found, his parents believe, but a DNA test has yet to confirm the find, media said on Thursday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 22, 2014
'No response' as S. Korea ferry crew asked for orders to abandon ship
The crew of a South Korean ferry that sank with hundreds of people on board repeatedly asked officers on the bridge whether or not to give the order to abandon ship, but there was no response, a crew member has said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 21, 2014
South Korean class trip to resort island turned into horror with sinking
It was supposed to be their last bit of teenage fun.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 21, 2014
Captain of ill-fated Korean ferry praised safety in promotional video
The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea's southwestern tip, with hundreds feared dead, said in a promotional video four years ago that the journey was safe — as long as passengers followed the instructions of the crew.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 19, 2014
Korean ferry death toll rises to 32; relatives give DNA swabs to identify dead
Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board.

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