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'It was a miracle': Thai cave boys describe two-week ordeal

Chiang Rai - It was meant to be a fun excursion after football practice, but it turned into a life-threatening, two-week ordeal for a group of youngsters trapped in a cave with rising waters and no apparent escape route.

19 drown, dozens missing as migrant boat sinks off Cyprus

Nicosia - At least 19 migrants drowned and up to 30 were missing Wednesday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean off the north of Cyprus, local security forces said.

19 drown, dozens missing in migrant boat sinking off Cyprus

Nicosia - At least 19 migrants drowned and up to 30 were missing Wednesday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean off the north of Cyprus, local security forces said.

Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge

Chiang Rai - Twelve Thai boys and their football coach who were rescued by divers after being trapped in a flooded cave for over two weeks spoke publicly Wednesday of their incredible ordeal.

Thai cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge

Chiang Rai - Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded Thai cave spoke publicly of their incredible ordeal for the first time on Wednesday at a press conference that was beamed around the world.

Thai cave boys to leave hospital, speak to media

Chiang Rai - Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded cave in Thailand are preparing to leave hospital and speak to the media for the first time.

Woman, small child found dead in deflated dinghy off Libya: AFP

Rescuers operating off the coast of Libya discovered the bodies of a small child and woman in a deflated dinghy Tuesday, while a second woman was found alive but suffering from hypothermia and shock, an AFP photographer reported.

Cuba plane crash caused by human error: company

Mexico - A plane crash that killed 112 people in Cuba on May 18 was caused by human error, the Mexican company that owned the jet said Monday.

'Lava bomb' from Hawaii volcano injures 23 on boat

Los Angeles - A projectile from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii struck a boat carrying people watching lava from the two-month-old eruption, injuring 23, the fire department said.

Thailand retrieves final body in boating disaster

Phuket - Thailand has recovered the last body after a boating accident killed dozens of Chinese tourists this month off the southern resort island of Phuket.

Thai cave rescue divers given diplomatic immunity: report

Sydney - Two Australian divers who helped extract the young football team trapped in a Thai cave obtained diplomatic immunity before the rescue in case it failed, national broadcaster ABC reported Monday.

25 survivors of ship sinking reach ports in South America

Montevideo - The 25 survivors of the sinking of a Spanish ship off the Argentine coast reached the mainland Sunday aboard two ships that had picked them up in storm-tossed seas, a Uruguayan navy spokesman said.

Thai boys rescued from cave mourn diver who died

Chiang Rai - The 12 boys and their coach rescued from a Thai cave mourned the death of an ex-Navy SEAL who died while taking part in the mission, the health ministry said Sunday.

Rescued Thai cave boys to leave hospital Thursday

Bangkok - Twelve young footballers and their coach rescued from a Thai cave will be released from hospital on Thursday, a health official said, offering psychological support and urging the group to avoid media interviews despite huge interest in their against-t...

Brit diver tells of 'massive relief' at unprecedented Thai cave rescue

Chiang Rai - The British diver who found 12 Thai boys and their coach trapped alive in a flooded cave has described his "massive relief" as he counted them one by one, sparking a rescue bid unprecedented in its daring and complexity.

Diver describes 'massive relief' finding trapped Thai boys in cave

London - The British diver who found 12 Thai boys and their coach trapped alive in a flooded cave has described his "massive relief" as he counted them one by one, in what he called an unprecedented rescue operation.

Thai 'Wild Boars' return to training after teammates' rescue

Mae Sai - At the first training session since their teammates went missing in a Thai cave, the remaining "Wild Boars" said they cannot wait to see their friends back on the pitch.

Water level surged as Thai cave rescue nearly ended in disaster

Chiang Rai - The water pumps failed, and Commander Chaiyananta Peeranarong heard shouts of alarm as the final stage of an unprecedented operation to rescue 12 Thai boys and their coach from a flooded cave almost tipped into disaster.

Thailand cave rescue to be turned into Hollywood movie

Los Angeles - The mission to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a Thai cave is to get the Hollywood treatment in a movie announced by faith-based production house Pure Flix.

One dead, one missing as Spanish fishing boat sinks near Argentina

Buenos Aires - One person has died and another is missing after a Spanish fishing vessel sank off Argentina on Wednesday, but 25 crew members have been rescued, the Argentine Navy said.

Thai boys were passed 'sleeping' through cave: rescue diver

Chiang Rai - The boys rescued from a Thai cave were passed "sleeping" on stretchers through the treacherous pathways, a former Thai Navy SEAL who was the last diver to leave the Tham Luang complex told AFP Wednesday.

At least 11 dead in Iran bus collision with tanker

Tehran - At least 11 people died Wednesday when a fuel tanker collided with a bus in western Iran, state media reported.

Coach Ek the unlikely stateless hero of Thai cave drama

Mae Sai - Schooled as a monk and now hailed a hero, football coach Ekkapol Chantawong is one of several stateless members of the "Wild Boars", a team whose survival after days trapped in a flooded Thai cave fixated a country that does not recognise them as citiz...

Trauma fears cloud upbeat picture of Thai boys rescued from cave

Chiang Rai - The dramatic rescue of a dozen boys from a flooded Thai cave ended a harrowing two-week ordeal that most seem to have weathered with astonishing mental and physical resilience -- at least for the moment.

Thai boys were sedated and stretchered from cave in dramatic rescue

Chiang Rai - The 12 boys rescued from a Thai cave were sedated and passed on stretchers along the twisting, narrow passageways of the Tham Luang complex, a rescuer said Wednesday as the first footage emerged of an astonishing mission that has captivated the world.

Thai cave rescue hero emerges to family tragedy

Sydney - An Australian doctor who looked after a young Thai football team during their harrowing cave ordeal emerged from the flooded underground complex to the sad news that his own father had died.

Thais rejoice at success of dramatic cave rescue

Chiang Rai - Thailand celebrated the successful mission to free 12 boys and their football coach from a cave Wednesday, with the nation heaping praise on the rescue team as the triumphant tagline "Hooyah" pinballed across social media.

Thai cave rescue: a timeline

Mae Sai - The unprecedented mission to evacuate the "Wild Boar" football team from a flooded Thai cave finished on Tuesday after the final four boys and their coach were extracted by elite foreign divers and Thai Navy SEALs.

All 12 boys and coach rescued from Thai cave

Mae Sai - The final five members of a young football team were rescued from a flooded Thai cave on Tuesday after spending 18 harrowing days trapped deep inside, completing an astonishing against-the-odds rescue mission that captivated the world.

Rain adds urgency to rescue of last five trapped in Thai cave

Mae Sai - Rescuers raced to save four young footballers and their coach who remain trapped in a flooded Thai cave Tuesday, as heavy rains threatened an already perilous escape mission that has seen eight of the boys extracted.
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