Ferry with 477 Passengers Sinks off Southwest Coast
A 6,852-ton passenger ship sank in waters off Jindo, South Jeolla Province on Wednesday. The ferry left Incheon at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday and was heading to the southern resort island of Jeju, carrying over 470 passengers including 340 youngsters. >> Full Text

Obama to Return Royal Seals to Korea
U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Korea on April 25, the White House announced Monday. Obama stops in Japan on the first leg of his Asia trip and then moves on to Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. He is also likely to return lost royal and national seals of the Chosun Dynasty and the Korean Empire. >> Full Text
Nearly 1 Million Koreans Look for Jobs
The number of people looking for jobs reached almost 1 million last year as unemployment among young Koreans soared. The Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training found that 960,000 people between 15 and 29 were looking for jobs last year, up 40.8 percent compared to 2007. >> Full Text

Students take photos of royal azalea at Korea University in Seoul on Tuesday. /News 1

A model poses during a horseback fashion show at a racecourse park in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province on Tuesday. /News 1

Visitors have fun at Haeundae Beach in Busan on Tuesday. /Newsis

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