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South Korean officials feel heat of ferry tragedy

In the hothouse atmosphere of anger and grief triggered by South Korea's ferry tragedy, the slightest misstep or ill-timed remark by any official can carry career-ending consequences. The heavy death toll, and the fact that so many of those who died were children, has fuelled a desire for retribution that has taken on a... Read More

A vendor holds a bust of the late Pope John Paul II at a shop in Kielce, southern Poland, April 16, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to 1963, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005, will be declared saints by Pope Francis on April 27, 2014 at an unprecedented twin canonisation that has aroused both joy and controversy in the 1.2 billion-member Church. – Reuters pic, April 25, 2014.

A vendor holds a bust of the late Pope John Paul II at a shop in Kielce, southern Poland, April 16, 2014. Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958 to 1963, and Pope John Paul II, who reigned for nearly 27 years before his death in 2005, will be declared saints by Pope Francis on April 27, 2014 at an unprecedented twin canonisation that has aroused both joy and controversy in the 1.2 billion-member Church. – Reuters pic, April 25, 2014.

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