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South Korea ferry disaster: third mate ‘steering in tricky waters for first time’

The South Korean ferry that sank off the country’s coast on Wednesday was being steered by an inexperienced officer who was navigating the area, which is notorious for its fast currents, for the first time.

The revelation lends weight to the theory that a series of errors by senior crew members caused the Sewol to list and capsize. Full story

MH370 flight recorders search to be completed within seven days

The underwater search for the flight recorders from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 could be completed in five to seven days, Australian officials said on Saturday.

The huge international search-and-rescue effort for any physical evidence of the plane’s wreckage, now in its seventh week, had so far proved fruitless. Full story 

Ferry captain says evacuation was delayed for lack of rescue ships

The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized with 476 people on board said on Saturday he had delayed evacuating the ship because of the sea conditions and the absence of rescue ships.

Lee Joon-seok and two of his crew were taken into police custody in the early hours of the morning, charged with negligence and failing to secure the safety of passengers in violation of maritime law.

A prosecutor said the third mate who was steering the ferry at the time of the accident was navigating those waters for the first time. Full story

Pictured: Journalists question Lee Joon-seok as he walks out of the court in Mokpo. Photograph: Yonhap/Reuters

CIA torture architect breaks silence to defend ‘enhanced interrogation’

The psychologist regarded as the architect of the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” program has broken a seven-year silence to defend the use of torture techniques against al-Qaida terror suspects in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

In an uncompromising and wide-ranging interview with the Guardian, James Mitchell was dismissive of a Senate intelligence committee report on CIA torture in which he features, and which is currently at the heart of an intense row between legislators and the agency. Read more

Photograph: US Department of Defense/AP

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