#AceWorldNews A Panamanian cargo ship sank off the coast of Japan following a collision with a South Korean ship, Japan’s media reported.
Eight out of twenty crew members are still missing following the accident, the local coastguard stated.
According to authorities, the Panamanian cargo ship Beagle-3 collided with South Korean Pegasus Prime in the Uraga Channel that connects Tokyo Bay to the Sagami Gulf on Tuesday at 03:20 local time.
There was no one injured on the second ship.
#AceWorldNews says that North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea Monday in the second such launch in less than a week, AP said, citing South Korean officials.
The launches came amid ongoing annual military exercises between Seoul and Washington. Seoul said that North Korea last Thursday fired four short-range Scud missiles with a range of more than 200km into the North’s eastern waters.
#AceWorldNews says a `South Korean’ – Baptist missionary who was arrested in early October in North Korea told reporters Thursday he is sorry for his “anti-state” crimes, AP reported.
Kim Jung-wook, who was accused of trying to establish underground Christian churches in North Korea, appealed to the country’s authorities to show him mercy by releasing him from the custody.
Kim Jung-wook told a news conference he was arrested after entering the North from China with “assistance from South Korea’s intelligence agency” and trying to make his way to Pyongyang with Bibles, Christian instructional materials and movies.
#AceBreakingNews says that Militant group warns tourists to leave Egypt before Feb 20
The Islamist militant group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, has warned tourists to leave Egypt “before it’s too late.” It also threatened, on an affiliated Twitter account, to attack anyone who stays in the country after the February-20 deadline, Reuters said.
The Sinai-based group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed two South Korean tourists and an Egyptian on Sunday.
#AceWorldNews says according to latest reports a South Korean court on Monday sentenced an opposition legislator to 12 years in prison, AFP reported.
A rare treason trial saw Lee Seok-ki, 52, convicted of plotting an armed revolt in support of North Korea. Prosecutors had demanded 20 years for the MP, who was tried along with six other members of his left-wing United Progressive Party.
They were sentenced to terms ranging from four to 12 years. Lee was the first member of the National Assembly to face treason charges since the country’s transformation from a military-backed autocracy to a fully-fledged democracy in the 1980’s.