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South Korean Coast Guard and rescue teams search for missing passengers at the site of the sunken ferry off the coast of Jindo Island on April 17, 2014 in Jindo-gun, South Korea. (credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

High School Vice Principal Rescued From South Korean Ferry Hangs Self As Death Toll Expected To Rise Sharply

Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.

04/18/2014

The ferry was carrying about 470 passengers, including students and teachers, traveling to Jeju island when it began turning on its side.   (Photo by The Republic of Korea Coast Guard via Getty Images)

Massive Rescue Operation Underway After Ferry Sinks Off South Korea

More than 470 people, including 325 high school students, were on board the ferry when it capsized.

04/16/2014

This NASA photo shows North Korea as a patch of darkness on Earth. (Credit: NASA Earth Observatory)

NASA Photo Shows North Korea In The Dark

North Korea from space shows country in literal darkness.

03/01/2014

Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Korean Ambassador Meets Virginia Politicians

RICHMOND, Va. — A debate between Japan and South Korea over what to call the body of water that separates the two countries is being played out in the Virginia Capitol. The South Korean ambassador […]

01/30/2014

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un recently ordered the execution of an uncle. (Getty Images)

North Korea Threatens To Strike South ‘Without Notice’

North Korean threats come after anti-Pyongyang protests in the South.

12/20/2013

File photo of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Congressman: Talking To Sebelius Is ‘Like Talking To The Republic of Korea’

A Republican congressman said talking to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is “like talking to the Republic of Korea.”

12/12/2013

Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

US Vet Merrill Newman, 85, Home From North Korea

A tired but smiling 85-year-old U.S. veteran detained in North Korea for several weeks returned home to applause from supporters, yellow ribbons tied to pillars outside his home and the warm embrace of his family.

12/08/2013

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the number of international students studying in America to record levels.  PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Record Number Of Foreign Students In US, Americans Studying Abroad

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the number of international students studying in America to record levels.

11/11/2013

South Korea's military needs to improve its missile defense and cyber capabilities to better defend against persistent threats from Pyongyang, the commander of U.S. forces in Korea said Tuesday. ((Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

US Worried About North Korea’s Cyber, Missile Threats

South Korea’s military needs to improve its missile defense and cyber capabilities to better defend against persistent threats from Pyongyang, the commander of U.S. forces in Korea said Tuesday.

10/01/2013

File photo of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.  (credit: Jacquelyn Martin - Pool/Getty Images)

Pentagon Wants More Workers Exempt From Furloughs

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Pentagon and administration lawyers are looking for ways to expand the number of Defense Department civilians who are exempt from furloughs, amid worries that the government shutdown is damaging U.S. credibility among its international allies.

10/01/2013

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