A South Korean district court Thursday sentenced the chief executive of Chonghaejin Marine Company — which operated the ferry involved in the April disaster that killed more than 300 people — to 10 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and embezzlement.
In our news wrap Tuesday, hundreds of people in South Sudan have been killed in what the United Nations is calling ethnic slaughter. Rebels from the ethnic Nuer group seized the city of Bentiu last week and murdered people who sought safety in a mosque, say U.N. officials. Also, the death toll in the South Korean ferry disaster climbed to at least 113, with about 190 still missing. Continue reading
Confirmed fatalities from the South Korean ferry Sewol have reached 104, officials said Tuesday, with nearly 200 still missing. Since divers found a way to enter the ferry, which sunk off the coast of South Korea April 16, this weekend, … Continue reading