A rhetorical battle between the rival Koreas intensified Monday with a South Korean official saying North Korea “must disappear soon.”
North Korea is making final preparations to conduct its fourth nuclear test, South Korea’s defense minister said Thursday, but he added that it could be a bluff.
15 crew from the capsized ferry are in custody, authorities say more than 300 dead or missing.
North Korea has detained a 24-year-old American man for what it called improper behavior while he was being processed to enter the country as a tourist, a U.S. official confirmed to CBS News.
Divers are ripping through cabin walls to retrieve more victims; more than 150 still missing.
South Korean officials say their earlier conclusion that the ferry that sank last week, leaving more than 300 people dead or missing, had made a sharp turn shortly before the disaster was incorrect, and that the vessel made a less severe turn than initially reported.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye says the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed “unforgivable, murderous acts” in the disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing.
Death toll now stands at 46 with 256 people still missing, most of them high school students.
A coast guard official says divers retrieved three bodies from inside a ferry that sunk off South Korea, raising the confirmed death toll to 36 with more than 265 people still missing.
Lee Joon-seok is charged with suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need.