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Three months later, body recovered from Korea ferry SEOUL: Divers retrieved another body Friday from the site of South Korea's ferry disaster -- the first to be recovered in nearly four weeks from the submerged vessel that sank three months ago.The body of a female was found inside a dining hall of the upturned ferry which is lying on the seabed at a depth of 40 metres (130 feet), rescue authorities said.The 6,825-tonne Sewol ferry was carrying 476 passengers and crew -- including 325 high school students -- when it capsized and sank off the southern coast on April 16.The latest body brings the number of confirmed dead to 294, with 10 victims still unaccounted for.Although more than three months have now elapsed since the disaster, dive teams continue to carry out dangerous daily missions to scour the inside of the vessel for the missing bodies.Victims' families insist that heavy cranes can only be brought in to lift ...

Ukraine crash less like accident than crime: Australia PM SYDNEY: The Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine looked less like an accident than a crime, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday, as he urged Russia to cooperate with an investigation into the incident.The airliner carrying 298 people came down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Thursday, and US officials said it appeared to have been shot down by a surface-to-air missile.Abbott said he owed it to the families of those onboard, including 27 Australians, to ...
North Korea blames 'absurd' South for Asiad talks failure SEOUL: North Korea on Friday blamed South Korean duplicity for the breakdown of talks on Pyongyang's participation in the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon and threatened to pull out of the event.The North's official KCNA news agency said the talks in the border truce village of Panmunjom on Thursday had turned sour following what it suggested was the intervention of the presidential Blue House in Seoul.After a long delay, the South began the afternoon session ...
China braces for Super Typhoon Rammasun BEIJING: China on Friday braced for a powerful super typhoon heading for its southern coast after the storm left a trail of destruction and at least 40 dead in the neighbouring Philippines.China's National Meteorological Center (NMC) said Super Typhoon Rammasun was on course to hit Hainan island and Guangdong province late in the afternoon.The outer bands of the storm lashed Hong Kong overnight with heavy rain and strong winds but the city was spared a ...
Some 100 on board crashed Malaysia flight were AIDS workers: reports MELBOURNE: As many as 100 of those killed on a Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in Ukraine were delegates heading to Australia for a global AIDS conference, unconfirmed reports said Friday.The Australian broadsheet and the Sydney Morning Herald both said that more than one-third of the nearly 300 who died were AIDS researchers, health workers and activists en route to Melbourne.The Herald said those attending a pre-conference meeting in Sydney were told that around 100 ...
China studies floating gas plants for South China Sea BEIJING: Chinese energy giant CNOOC Group is studying the possibility of building a multi-billion-dollar floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel, as-yet untried technology that would likely be used to produce gas from the deep waters of the South China Sea. While the state-run company has made no public announcement, a pre-feasibility study was well under way, CNOOC and other industry officials said. CNOOC was already talking to global engineering firms about possible joint design of ...
South Korea’s carbon trading to cost $27 billion should be delayed SEOUL: South Korea’s emission trading to start next year will cost a total of 27.5 trillion Korean won ($26.64 billion) for the next three years and should be delayed to 2020.A business lobby group said that the scheme is due to start January 1, 2015 to cap greenhouse gas emissions from over 400 of the country’s major polluters such as power generators and manufacturers. It aims to cut emission in 2020 at 30 percent below ...

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