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Death of ex-SEAL cave diver touches Thais riveted by rescue

Jul 7, 2018

A former member of the Thai navy's elite SEAL unit who volunteered to help his old comrades in their risky mission to evacuate 12 boys and their soccer coach from a partly flooded cave has become the first casualty of the massive rescue effort

33 dead in boat accident off Thai resort island, all Chinese

Jul 6, 2018

Thai authorities have suspended the search for tourists from a boat that sank during a storm off the resort island of Phuket, as the death toll rose to 33, all of them Chinese

Buddhist meditation may calm team trapped in Thai cave

Jul 6, 2018

Team identity, youth and meditation may help young Thai soccer players and coach to cope with mental stress of their ordeal

Rescuers race to drain water inside Thai cave before rains

Jul 5, 2018

With more rain coming, Thai rescuers are racing to pump out water from inside a flooded cave before they can extract 12 boys and their soccer coach with minimal risk

Forecast of heavy rain could complicate Thai cave rescue

Jul 3, 2018

With heavy rains forecast to worsen flooding in a cave in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their soccer coach are waiting to be extracted by rescuers, authorities say they might be forced to have them swim out through a narrow, underwater passage

Boys, coach in stable health after 10 days lost in Thai cave

Jul 3, 2018

The 12 boys and soccer coach found in a partially flooded cave after 10 days are mostly in stable medical condition and have been given food and medicine, though it is not known when they will be able to go home

Bali airport closed as Agung volcano gushes column of ash

Jun 29, 2018

The Indonesian tourist island of Bali has closed its airport, stranding thousands of travelers, as the Mount Agung volcano gushed ash and smoke

7-meter-long python swallows Indonesian woman

Jun 16, 2018

A 7-meter-long (23-foot-long) python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia

Overloaded boat capsizes in Indonesia, at least 13 dead

Jun 13, 2018

A rescue official says a boat overloaded with people heading home to celebrate the end of Ramadan has capsized off Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing at least 13 people

Singapore Postcard: Summit adds value to North Korea's coins

Jun 12, 2018

Stamped with images of "Eternal President" Kim Il Sung, national monuments or ballistic missiles, coins minted in North Korea are renowned among collectors for their scarcity, partly due to sanctions that outlaw them from being auctioned

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