South Korea: Divers risk lives to find, save missing passengers
Hundreds of civilian, Coast Guard and Navy divers are putting their lives on the line to search for the missing passengers of the capsized ferry Sewol.
Late Saturday, divers successfully entered the wreckage after four days of efforts that were frustrated by dangerous conditions.
The rescue divers are taking on the daunting task despite the potentially life-threatening circumstances, in the hopes of finding survivors inside the vessel. … (Read more)
The Korea Herald
Bali has tremendous business and investment opportunities that have yet to be explored, especially in areas other than the opulent Badung and Denpasar areas, US Ambassador to Indonesia Robert O. Blake Jr. said. … (Read more)
Cruise lines said Thursday their biggest ships would give Venice a wide berth from November 30 after a long-running row about their effect on the delicate lagoon city. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) made the vow after a meeting with Italian culture, environment and transport ministers. … (Read more)
Tens of thousands of people visited the northern French resort town of Berck-sur-Mer to attend the 28th International Kite Meeting which runs from the 12th and 21st of April.
Spectators gathered on the beach and in the dunes to watch a unique aerial ballet consisting of giant octopi, teddy bears, manta rays, or smiling lobsters. … (Read more)
New Zealand: Clerical error saw convict walk free for 14 years
It might have been better for Mike Anderson of Missouri if he had been sentenced to life instead of 13 years when he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000. That way the time for his release would never have arrived and, more importantly, no one would have noticed that he had never actually shown up to serve his sentence. If this sounds like a mess, it is. After being convicted of holding up a Burger King, Anderson, 36, was sentenced and was freed on bail pending an appeal. … (Read more)
The New Zealand Herald
A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said. … (Read more)
The Garden Island
Connor Jones is following in the footsteps of his elder brother Jordan, 21, who has worked extensively all over Europe.
Life is a breeze for a Welsh student who has landed a dream job on a luxury 35m superyacht based in the South of France as part of an unusual apprenticeship.
Connor Jones, 18, from Llangain, Carmarthenshire, has just completed the first six month phase of the revered superyacht cadetship course run by sail training … (Read more)
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