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Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested after joint investigation

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago, leaving 28 people confirmed dead and 268 missing, was arrested early Saturday, Yonhap news agency reported. Lee Joon-Seok faces five charges, including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law, the agency said. A joint investigation team of…

Amazon, Halong Bay, Iguazu Falls among new 7 natural wonders

The Amazon rainforest, Vietnam’s Halong Bay and Argentina’s Iguazu Falls were named among the world’s new seven wonders of nature, according to organisers of a global poll. The other four crowned the world’s natural wonders are South Korea’s Jeju Island, Indonesia’s Komodo, the Philippines’ Puerto Princesa Underground River and South…

Floods wash N. Korean landmines into S. Korea

North Korean landmine parts apparently churned up by torrential rains have washed up across the border in South Korea, prompting a search for more weapons, the defence ministry said Saturday. The wooden shells of two North Korean landmines were found Thursday in a cistern near the Hantan River in Cheolwon…

North Korea digging tunnels for likely nuclear test: report

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea is digging tunnels at a site where it has launched two nuclear tests, suggesting it is preparing a third, the South’s Yonhap news agency said on Sunday, a development which would trigger concern across the region. Tensions rose on the divided peninsula when 46 sailors…

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