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Police Believed to have Found Body of Sewol Ferry Owner Yoo Byung-eun

Busan Haps - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:22
Police Believed to have Found Body of Sewol Ferry Owner Yoo Byung-eun
While final confirmation is still needed, police believe they have found the body of Sewol ferry operator Yoo Byung-eun.

According to officials, police have found what is believed to be the body of fugitive owner of the Sewol Ferry. The body was first discovered back on June 12th in a plum orchard in the southern city of Suncheon, about 300 kilometers south of Seoul.

The decomposing body was lying face up, wearing a winter jacket and a hat, officials said. Alcohol bottles were also found littered around the body, but the exact timing and cause of death are not yet known.

"We carried out a DNA test after finding a dead body in Suncheon, and the results fairly matched that of Yoo's brother," a police official said. "We need to look more closely into this, but the body is believed to be Yoo's."

"We are waiting for the final results due from the National Forensic Service," said a senior prosecution official.

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9th Busan International Kids Film Festival Begins Wednesday

Busan Haps - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 22:48
9th Busan International Kids Film Festival Begins Wednesday
The 9th Busan International Kids' Film Festival gets underway in Haeundae this weekend with over 70 films to choose from.

The 9th Busan International Kids’ Film Festival (BIKI) will be held July 23-27 at the Busan Cinema Center in Haeundae, the Busan Community Media Center and the Design Center Busan. The Festival is hosted and organized by the Busan Int’l Kids’ Film Festival Organizing Committee and supported by Busan Metropolitan City and the Busan City Board of Education. 

This year’s film festival is titled “Your Dreams on the Shelf” and will showcase movies based on children’s books and stories. Screened movies include 20 films in the “Ready Action” category (movies made by children), about 20 films in the big narae moeum (full length films that have been invited) category and roughly 30 films in the small narae moeum (invited short films) category.  

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