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A South Korean court has ruled the government has to pay compensation for the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster.
It is the first time a court has acknowledged the state is liable for the deaths.
The Sewol sank in 2014 killing 304 people, most of them school children.
Some relatives of the victims had turned down an earlier offer
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