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S. Korea parliament to begin ferry disaster probe

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South Korea's parliament is to open an investigation into the ferry disaster that has left 300 people dead or missing, politicians confirmed Sunday, as the government counters criticism of its handling of the tragedy. 

Relatives of victims of the sunken South Korean ferry 'Sewol' stage a sit-in protest demanding a meeting with President Park Geun-Hye near the presidential Blue House in Seoul on May 9, 2014

A special parliamentary session will open this week and a number of committees will begin work from Monday, the government and opposition said, dedicated to confirming the cause of and responsibility for the sinking of the Sewol.

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