S Korea police find body of fugitive ferry owner

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: South Korean police announced Tuesday that a badly-decomposed body found last month had been identified as that of the fugitive tycoon whose family owned the ferry which sank in April with the loss of 300 lives. Yoo Byung-Eun had been the target of an unprecedented, months-long manhunt involving tens of thousands of police officers and army troops. The body was found nearly six weeks ago on June 12, lying in a... 

North Korea fires 100 artillery shells into sea

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: North Korea fired 100 artillery shells into the sea Monday in a live-fire drill near the eastern maritime border with South Korea that followed a recent series of missile tests. The drill began shortly before midday (0300 GMT) using land artillery units based at the eastern tip of the Demilitarised Zone that bisects the Korean peninsula, the South´s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. It lasted for 30 minutes... 

N Korea fires missiles ahead of Xi´s Seoul visit

Posted by on Jun 29, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: North Korea Sunday fired two ballistic missiles into the sea, Seoul´s military said, in an apparent show of force ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the South. The North fired the missiles into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) Sunday morning, a defence ministry official told AFP. “Both landed in international waters beyond its sea border,” the official said. He did not elaborate on the... 

Algeria beat South Korea 42 to close in on last 16

Posted by on Jun 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ALEGRE: Algeria opened the goal scoring floodgates swamping South Korea 4-2 in a thrilling World Cup Group H clash on Sunday that kept hopes of securing a spot in the last 16 alive and triggered celebrations across the Arab nation. Algeria´s first World Cup victory since 1982 moved them into second place in the group on three points behind Belgium, who beat Russia 1-0 earlier in the day to top the standings on six. South... 

US tourist arrested in North Korea KCNA

Posted by on Jun 06, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: North Korea arrested a US tourist last month for violating visa regulations, Pyongyang´s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Friday. The tourist was arrested on April 29 and has since been undergoing questioning, it said. He is believed to be the third US citizen currently detained by the North. View full post on www.geo.tv  Read More →

Diver dies at S Korea ferry disaster site

Posted by on May 30, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: A South Korean diver died Friday during efforts to cut a new access hole into a submerged ferry that sank last month with the loss of around 300 lives, the coastguard said. The 46-year-old diver, identified only as Kim, was pulled from the water unconscious and bleeding from his face, a coastguard official said. He was later pronounced dead in hospital, but the precise cause of death was not immediately clear,... 

S Korea hospice fire kills 21 patient arson suspected

Posted by on May 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

JANGSEONG: A fire swept through a South Korean hospice for elderly, infirm patients early Wednesday, killing 21 people, as police investigated an 81-year-old suffering from dementia who may have started the blaze. Most of the victims died from asphyxiation, rescue officials said, as the fire on the upper floor of the three-storey facility filled the rooms and corridors with toxic clouds of choking smoke. Another seven... 

Seven killed in S Korea bus terminal fire

Posted by on May 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: At least seven people were killed and two dozen injured in a fire at a bus terminal near Seoul on Monday, emergency officials said. It was the latest in a series of deadly transport-linked accidents in South Korea which is still reeling from the loss of around 300 lives — mostly schoolchildren — in a ferry disaster last month. The fire department said the blaze at the terminal in Goyang, northwest of... 

Search resumes for S Korea ferry victims

Posted by on May 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: Recovery operations in South Korea´s ferry disaster resumed Tuesday after dangerous conditions forced a three-day hiatus, while officials promised counselling for divers traumatised by retrieving children´s bodies from the sunken vessel. Operations at the site off the southern coast, where the 6,825-tonne Sewol with 476 people on board sank on April 16, had been suspended since Saturday morning because of... 

Head of S Korea ferry owner detained

Posted by on May 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: The head of the maritime company that owns the South Korean ferry that sank with the loss of around 300 lives last month was detained Thursday ahead of formal manslaughter charges. Prosecutors said Kim Han-Sik, chief executive of Chonghaejin Marine Co., was taken into custody at his home and would be formally arraigned later in the day. “Kim faces various charges including manslaughter and violating maritime...