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Dramatic rescue as typhoon capsizes Chinese fishing boats off South Korea

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Reuters reports — A typhoon with winds of up to 106 mph buffeted South Korea's west coast on Tuesday, killing five people at sea and leaving 10 missing when two Chinese fishing vessels capsized. Typhoon Bolaven barreled up the coast...

South Korea is disbanding its coast guard after the ferry disaster

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South Korea's National Assembly announced Friday that it would disband its coast guard. The guard was criticized for its failure to save hundreds of passengers from the sinking Sewol ferry in April. The Sewol ferry's sinking killed ...

Typhoon Chaba leaves six dead in South Korea

Local Interest / France : France 24

South Korea cleaned up Thursday after Typhoon Chaba lashed its southern coast with powerful winds and heavy rains that triggered flash floods and left six people dead and four missing. The violent storm passed over the southern tip ...

South Korean president wants coast guard disbanded

News : The Newsroom

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president pledged Monday to disband the coast guard amid mounting criticism of its failure to save hundreds of passengers trapped last month in a sinking ferry. Critics said President Park Geu...

2 Chinese ships hit by typhoon; 5 dead, 10 missing

News : The Newsroom

A powerful typhoon pounded South Korea with strong winds and heavy rain Tuesday as it churned up rough seas that smashed two fishing ships into rocks, killing at least five fishermen and forcing the coast guard to perform a daring r...


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