49 Days

Shin Ji Hyun was enjoying absolute bliss as she was about to marry her fiancé, Kang Min Ho, but her perfect life is shattered when she gets into a car accident that leaves her in a coma. She is given a second chance at life by a reaper, but it comes with a condition: she has to find three people outside of her family who would cry genuine tears for her. In order to do this, she borrows the body of Yi Kyung, a part-time employee at a convenience store for 49 days.

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Top Asian News at 1:30 a.m. GMT

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside a sunken South Korean ferry Monday, as a newly released transcript showed the ship was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing. The transcript suggests that the chaos may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300. About 30 minutes after the Sewol began tilting, a crew member asked a marine traffic read more

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Top Asian News at 1:00 a.m. GMT

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300. About 30 minutes after the Sewol began tilting, a crew member asked a marine traffic controller whether passengers would be rescued if they abandoned ship off South read more

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Three Korean films to be featured at Cannes

SOUTH KOREA – Three Korean films have been invited to this year’s Cannes International Film Festival, according to the movies’ local promoters.
Actress Bae Doo-na’s latest drama film “A Girl at My Door” will be screened in the festival’s Un Certain Regard section, along with Ryan Gosling’s “Lost River” and Wang Chao’s “Fantasia,” and 16 others, while director Chang’s “The Target” has been included in the Midnight Screenings section. Chung-Ang University student Kwon Hyun-ju’s short “Breath” read more

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South Korean Ferry Text Messages Convey Teens' Fear

Heartbreaking text messages from high school students on board the sinking ferry off South Korea painted a picture of terror and tragedy on board as the hunt for survivors continued Thursday.“Mom, in case I don’t get a chance to speak to you…I love you,” one student, named in Korean media as Shin Young-Jin, said in a text to his mother.“Oh, I love you too son,” she replied, apparently unaware of the deadly drama unfolding at sea.Shin was one of 179 survivors rescued before the ferry became totally submerged.Some 475 passengers and crew were on the vessel when it suddenly listed and sank into the sea early Wednesday, many of read more

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Hundreds Missing in Korean Ferry Disaster

SEOUL–South Korean military divers worked into darkness Wednesday to search for close to 300 people missing after a
ferry sank near the country’s southwest coast, in what many fear will become one of the nation’s worst passenger-ship
Most of those missing are 16- and 17-year-old students from a high school near Seoul who were headed for a spring
vacation, officials said. Murky waters and fast currents hampered the search for read more

Article source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/hundreds-missing-in-korean-ferry-disaster-20140415-01339

GALLERY | Drama at sea as South Korea races to save 477 people, mostly students, from sinking ferry

By: Agence France-Presse
April 16, 2014 4:14 PM

InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5

In a heart-stopping race to save lives of mostly child passengers from a sinking ferry, South Korean officials said as many as 295 people were still unaccounted for after the ferry carrying 477 passengers and crew capsized off the south coast on Wednesday.As the government retracted an earlier announcement read more

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Korean TV Drama Causes Surge in Beer Sales to China

Korean beer exports to China spiked some 200 percent in March, thanks to the huge popularity of a Korean TV drama featuring a heroine with some quirky eating habits.’Frozen’-Crazy South Korea Spawns Countless K-Pop Covers of ‘Let It Go’ (Video)Popcorn Sales Boom Showcases China Film Industry Growth
My Love from the Star follows an extraterrestrial who falls in love with a top Korean actress (played by real-life mega-star Jun Ji-hyun), who happens to have a thing for chimaek, the popular Korean read more

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