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Midday Roundup: Bizarre hunt for ferry owner takes in South Korean church

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/13/14, 11:35 am

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Baptist missionary sentenced to lifetime of hard labor in North Korea

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/03/14, 12:52 pm

North Korea has sentenced South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jung Wook (or Kim Jung Uk, according to North Korean spelling) to a lifetime of hard labor for alleged spying and trying to set up an underground church, according to state media.

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Associated Press/Photo by Ahn Young-joon

Globe Trot: Prime minister resigns over ferry disaster

by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/28/14, 04:30 pm

SOUTH KOREA: Prime Minister Chung Hong-Won resigned on Sunday over South Korea’s ferry-sinking disaster. With more than 200 people dead and over 100 still missing, the clearly botched operation also led to the arrest of all crew members of the Sewol passenger ferry.

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