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South Korea Ferry Captain Sentenced to Life in Prison

South Korean appeals court has handed a sentence of life in prison to the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank last year, overturning a lighter punishment by a lower court. The high court in the southern city of Gwangju on Tuesday convicted Lee Joon-seol of the murder of 304 passengers who died when the ferry sank last April off the country's southwest coast. In November, a lower court sentenced Lee to 36 years in jail after finding him guilty of gross negligence and dereliction of...

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