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Japan lawmakers demand continued whaling

Japanese lawmakers today demanded the government redesign its "research" whaling programme to circumvent an international court ruling that described the programme as a commercial hunt dressed up as science. The 40-strong fisheries committee, made up of a cross-section of members of the lower house, unanimously passed a... Read More

The mother of a passenger who was on a sinking ferry reacts as she finds her son at a gym where rescued passengers gather in Jindo today. More than 300 people were missing after a ferry sank off South Korea with a three-fold increase in the number of passengers unaccounted for put down to a miscalculation by officials. The ferry Sewol was carrying 477 people, 164 confirmed rescued. Two people were confirmed dead. – Reuters pic, April 16, 2014.

The mother of a passenger who was on a sinking ferry reacts as she finds her son at a gym where rescued passengers gather in Jindo today. More than 300 people were missing after a ferry sank off South Korea with a three-fold increase in the number of passengers unaccounted for put down to a miscalculation by officials. The ferry Sewol was carrying 477 people, 164 confirmed rescued. Two people were confirmed dead. – Reuters pic, April 16, 2014. Read More

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