Monday, May 25, 2015   

SKorea hopes to wrap up ferry searches
(05-07 15:19)

South Korea's prime minister has called for the completion of underwater searches for missing people believed trapped inside a sunken ferry by the weekend.
More than 30 people are still listed as missing three weeks after the Sewol carrying 476 people sank off South Korea's south coast. Slow searches have deepened the anguish of families of missing people, who have been camping out at a nearby port waiting for the news of their loved ones. About 270 dead bodies have been recovered. Only 174 survived.
Prime Minister Chung Hong-won told a Cabinet Council meeting Wednesday that officials must workers must "resolve to finish searches'' by Saturday as tidal currents are forecast to be weak until then.
Searches have been hampered by strong currents and floating debris inside the ship. --AP   
Other World breaking news:
(Cannes) Eva spices up the evening (05-22 19:33)
(Cannes) Intimate moment (05-22 19:28)
Israel deputy foreign minister insists on biblical ‘right’ to ‘our’ land (05-22 19:21)
Dogs were pals 27,000-plus years ago (05-22 19:17)
EC’s Juncker welcomes Hungary’s ‘dictator’ (05-22 19:11)
Crime-infested Paris shuts Eiffel Tower over criminal gangs (05-22 19:00)
Don't wait to fix Europe's economy: ECB (05-22 17:14)
Abe's wife visits war shrine (05-22 16:41)
Myanmar rescues 208 Bangladeshis from fishing trawlers (05-22 16:27)
Merkel says still 'a lot to do' for Greek debt deal (05-22 15:49)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.