Thai cave rescue

TWO days, eight rescued. The unprecedented mission to evacuate the “Wild Boar” football team and their coach from a flooded Thai cave has gripped Thailand and dominated global headlines. The complex operation, which began on Monday after several days of meticulous planning, is likely to resume Tuesday. That leaves five …

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Thai cave rescue

THE hike was never supposed to be considered that dangerous. Initially a way for the assistant coach to learn to manage the young soccer players on his own, and a kind of team-building exercise for the Wild Boars, the seemingly innocent excursion quickly took a turn that’s since captivated the …

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Japan floods

A MINIATURE horse that went missing during Japan’s devastating floods last week has been found alive and stranded on a roof. Leaf, a nine-year-old mare used for animal therapy at the Life Town Mabi aged care facility in the Mabicho district of Kakehashi, vanished on July 6 along with her …

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Thailand cave rescue

OPERATIONS are underway to bring the last five members of the Wild Boar soccer team out of the cave to freedom. “We hope that today we can bring out the four, plus one,” said Governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn, referring to coach Ekkapon Chantawongse. He said that 19 divers were now in …

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Thai cave rescue movie

“THIS will make a great movie some day.” It’s a sentiment that’s echoed around the globe as millions of people watch on and champion the ongoing rescue of 12 young boys and their soccer coach stuck in a Thailand cave, in the country’s north. But for some Hollywood producers, there’s …

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Thai cave rescue

ELON Musk has developed a mini-submarine and left it in the cave where four Thai boys and their coach remain trapped, saying it may be useful in the future. The billionaire Tesla CEO posted to Twitter this morning saying he had just returned from inside Cave Three, and brought the …

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Thai cave rescue update

TECH billionaire Elon Musk may have helped keep the lights on in Adelaide with super-sized batteries and his Hyperloop train could slash travel times, but the Thai Government gave him short shrift on his 11th-hour plan to rescue the stranded boys. On Tuesday, mission commander and former Chiang Rai province …

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Thai cave rescue

A TOUCHING cartoon tribute recognising the supreme international rescue effort taking place to rescue 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a waterlogged cave has gone viral. The tribute, posted on the Thai Navy SEAL Facebook page, amid news eight of the boys had now been freed, depicts a …

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Thai cave rescue

THE Australian divers who played a crucial role in the Thai cave rescue have opened up about the dramatic rescue that was “beyond (their) imagination”. Expert cave diver Dr Richard Harris and his friend and fellow diver Craig Challen’s incredible efforts in the Hollywood-like mission to save the trapped Thai …

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Thai cave rescue

THE Tham Luang cave complex may be empty now, but big plans appear to be in place for it. Officials are reportedly preparing for the Chiang Rai site to become a “world-class tourist attraction”, while Hollywood producers are in discussion about making a major film out of it. But while …

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