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Thai cave rescue: Thai boys’ tears for lost rescue diver Saman

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The 12 boys and their coach pictured with a drawing of Saman Gunan (also spelled Kunan), who died working to rescue them The 12 young footballers who were saved from a Thai cave after an international rescue effort are mourning a former Navy Seal who died in the operation. Volunteer […]

Thai cave rescue: Thai boys’ tears for lost rescue diver Saman

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The 12 boys and their coach pictured with a drawing of Saman Gunan (also spelled Kunan), who died working to rescue them The 12 young footballers who were saved from a Thai cave after an international rescue effort are mourning a former Navy Seal who died in the operation. Volunteer […]

The full story of Thailand’s extraordinary cave rescue

On 23 June, 12 boys went exploring in Thailand’s Chiang Rai province with their football coach – and ended up trapped deep inside a cave underneath a mountain. What happened over the following two weeks has gripped the world. It is a remarkable story of friendship, human endurance – and the lengths some people will […]

Pakistan election: More than 100 die in bomb attacks on poll rallies

Image copyright EPA Image caption It is the deadliest militant attack in Pakistan since 2014 A suicide bomber has killed at least 128 people and injured more than 150 in an attack on a campaign rally in south-western Pakistan, officials say. An election candidate was among the dead in the town of Mastung. So-called Islamic […]

US lifts order against China’s ZTE

Image copyright Getty Images The US has lifted an order that blocked Chinese tech giant ZTE from doing business with US companies, forcing the firm to halt major operations. US President Donald Trump had intervened to end the ban, which was imposed in April and tied to ZTE violations of US sanctions against Iran and […]

‘Vaping’ pilot caused Air China plane to plunge 6,500m

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Air China is one of the country’s main carriers A co-pilot smoking an e-cigarette on an Air China flight caused the plane to start a rapid emergency descent, investigators have said. They say he tried to hide the fact that he was smoking but accidentally shut off the air-conditioning, causing […]

Ex-Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif returns to face ‘jail cell’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Supporters were outraged when Nawaz Sharif was handed a 10-year jail sentence last week Ousted Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif is returning to Pakistan despite facing a 10-year jail sentence for corruption. Sharif and his daughter Maryam both face arrest when they arrive back in Lahore from London on Friday. The […]

Donald Trump tweets ‘very nice’ letter from Kim Jong-un

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Jong-un (left) and Donald Trump signed the agreement at their historic summit in Singapore US President Donald Trump has published a letter from Kim Jong-un, in which North Korea’s leader voices hopes for a “new future” in bilateral relations. Mr Trump said the letter from Mr Kim (dated […]

Tiwi Islands: The Aboriginal players hooked on ‘fast footy’

Australian rules football is so beloved on the Northern Territory’s Tiwi Islands that about a third of residents play in the local league. Several indigenous Tiwi Islanders have turned professional over the years, becoming idols back home. The BBC asked locals about what those players, and the game, mean to them. Video produced and edited […]

Cave rescue: Key questions answered

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Certain details about the rescue are only now coming to light After 17 days underground, all the Thai boys and their football coach have safely escaped from the Tham Luang cave complex. A team of Thai and international divers mounted a dangerous and complicated rescue to bring the boys out, […]

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