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Death of South Korea ferry boss confirmed

South Korean police has said that a body found last month in the south of the country belonged to a fugitive businessman who headed the family that owned the operator of a ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 300 people.

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South Korea's PM offers to resign over ferry disaster

South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Hong-won has offered his resignation amid criticism of governments handling of ferry disaster. The Sewol ferry sank on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the traditional holiday island of Jeju.

South Korea's PM has resigned. Credit: Reuters

In a brief announcement, he said a sombre Chung said: "Keeping my post too great a burden on the administration. Chung has been booed and someone threw a water bottle at him when he visited grieving parents the day after the disaster.

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