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South Korea fires warning shots after North soldier defects

SEOUL, South Korea/December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —South Korean soldiers fired 20 warning machine gun rounds Thursday, turning back North Korean soldiers apparently pursuing a comrade who had earlier dashed across the rivals’ shared border, officials said. It is the fourth time this year a North Korean soldier has defected across the world’s most heavily armed … Continue reading South Korea fires warning shots after North soldier defects

South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea

SEOUL, South Korea/March 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry emerged from the water on Thursday, nearly three years after it capsized and sank into violent seas off the country’s southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the country that continues to search for closure to one of its deadliest disasters ever. More than … Continue reading South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea