MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck?
By Aleksandar Vasovic SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Gunfire erupted near a makeshift checkpoint manned by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine early on Sunday, killing at least two people. Separatists gave a higher casualty figure, saying they had come under attack from Ukrainian nationalist paramilitaries. The incident represented the first fatalities in eastern Ukraine since a four-way agreement was reached last Friday in Geneva to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine where separatists are rebelling against Kiev's pro-western leaders. He said two of the attackers, whom he said were from the far-right nationalist Right Sector group which figured prominently in the overthrow in Kiev of Moscow-backed president Viktor Yanukovich in February, were killed after the separatists brought in extra men.