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Thai cave rescue 'nearly ended in disaster' after water pumps failed
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Thai cave rescue 'nearly ended in disaster' after water pumps failed

Jul 12th 2018, 11:53 AM 21,920 Views 19 Comments

The water was up to head level at one point in the cave.

First photos emerge of Thai cave rescue boys in hospital
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First photos emerge of Thai cave rescue boys in hospital

Jul 11th 2018, 2:23 PM 24,781 Views 15 Comments

The images were released at a press conference today.

Thai Navy Seals have posted a video of the football team rescue
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Thai Navy Seals have posted a video of the football team rescue

Jul 11th 2018, 1:23 PM 32,636 Views 8 Comments

The last four boys and their 25-year-old coach were rescued from the cave complex yesterday.

Rescued Thai boys will be monitored for psychological distress for six months
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Rescued Thai boys will be monitored for psychological distress for six months

Jul 11th 2018, 7:11 AM 18,927 Views 11 Comments

The boys will be monitored for psychological distress.

'We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science or what' - World reacts to Thailand cave rescue
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'We are not sure if this is a miracle, a science or what' - World reacts to Thailand cave rescue

Jul 10th 2018, 5:04 PM 26,869 Views 49 Comments

The news emerged earlier today that all 12 boys and their football coach had been rescued.

So who exactly is Ekapol Chanthawong, the football coach who led the Thai children into the cave?
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# Wild Boars

So who exactly is Ekapol Chanthawong, the football coach who led the Thai children into the cave?

Jul 10th 2018, 3:26 PM 35,374 Views 48 Comments

Chanthawong’s actions have been criticised, but mostly in western media. In Thailand, he was seen as the trapped boys’ protector.

All 12 boys and their coach rescued from flooded Thai cave
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All 12 boys and their coach rescued from flooded Thai cave

Updated Jul 10th 2018, 12:54 PM 85,975 Views 76 Comments

The remaining boys were rescued today.

Eight down, five to go as rescue efforts to resume tomorrow in Thai cave
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Eight down, five to go as rescue efforts to resume tomorrow in Thai cave

Updated Jul 9th 2018, 10:31 PM 104,697 Views 41 Comments

Yesterday, four members of the Wild Boars team were successfully brought out from the cave.

'Primal fears come out': The conditions inside the Thai cave and how the rescuers are getting the boys out
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# Tham Luang Caves

'Primal fears come out': The conditions inside the Thai cave and how the rescuers are getting the boys out

Jul 9th 2018, 9:12 PM 58,741 Views 14 Comments

Brían MacCoitir of the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation says the rescue mission is one of the most complex he has ever seen.

Four members of boys soccer team rescued from Thai cave they've been trapped in for 15 days
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Four members of boys soccer team rescued from Thai cave they've been trapped in for 15 days

Jul 8th 2018, 1:58 PM 143,084 Views 49 Comments

Rescuers officially began the hazardous operation to rescue the 12 trapped boys and their soccer coach this morning.

No rescue attempt tonight as Thai boys 'aren't ready' to dive out of cave complex
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No rescue attempt tonight as Thai boys 'aren't ready' to dive out of cave complex

Jul 6th 2018, 7:42 PM 32,682 Views 24 Comments

Heavy rain is on the way for northern Thailand, putting rescuers under pressure to get the boys out in the next few days.

At least 10 dead and dozens missing as tourist boat sinks in Thailand
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# Phuket

At least 10 dead and dozens missing as tourist boat sinks in Thailand

Jul 6th 2018, 8:10 AM 21,563 Views 4 Comments

The boat was carrying 105 people.

Thai rescuers are taking 'no risks' in evacuation of boys trapped in cave
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Thai rescuers are taking 'no risks' in evacuation of boys trapped in cave

Updated Jul 4th 2018, 9:36 PM 37,798 Views 26 Comments

“We will take care of them like they are our own children,” the provincial governor said.

Medics reach Thai football team trapped in cave
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Medics reach Thai football team trapped in cave

Jul 3rd 2018, 8:08 PM 29,159 Views 10 Comments

Heavy rain is forecast for northern Thailand, which could mean the boys will need to be evacuated within the next week.

Explainer: Why it'll be very difficult to rescue the Thai children trapped in the cave
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# Tham Luang

Explainer: Why it'll be very difficult to rescue the Thai children trapped in the cave

Jul 3rd 2018, 12:11 PM 48,531 Views 30 Comments

There are a number of options available to rescuers, but all will take time.

Thai cave boys to get four months' food and are being taught to dive
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# Pattaya

Thai cave boys to get four months' food and are being taught to dive

Jul 3rd 2018, 7:08 AM 35,685 Views 32 Comments

Rescuers prepared for the possibility that they may be there for some time.

'You're very strong': Thai football team lost for nine days in a cave have been found
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'You're very strong': Thai football team lost for nine days in a cave have been found

Updated Jul 2nd 2018, 9:49 PM 100,358 Views 72 Comments

The boys and their coach entered the cave on 23 June.

Divers with extra supplies make progress in search for 12 missing boys in Thai cave
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Divers with extra supplies make progress in search for 12 missing boys in Thai cave

Jul 2nd 2018, 8:32 AM 14,348 Views 9 Comments

The boys and their 25-year-old coach entered Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province on 23 June.

Easing of bad weather opens crucial window in search for missing football team in cave
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Easing of bad weather opens crucial window in search for missing football team in cave

Jul 1st 2018, 12:01 PM 14,830 Views 4 Comments

“We will not stop until we find them,” the Thai navy seal commander said.

Divers come within three kilometres of where missing football team is thought to be trapped
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Divers come within three kilometres of where missing football team is thought to be trapped

Jun 30th 2018, 2:28 PM 55,820 Views 21 Comments

The desperate, round-the-clock search for the team has been beset by torrential downpours.

Rescuers battle heavy rain as search continues for 12 children trapped in cave in Thailand
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Rescuers battle heavy rain as search continues for 12 children trapped in cave in Thailand

Jun 27th 2018, 10:39 PM 14,296 Views 1 Comment

The youngsters, aged 11 to 16, and their coach have been stuck since Saturday.

Heavy rain hampering rescue efforts for missing Thai football team trapped in cave
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Heavy rain hampering rescue efforts for missing Thai football team trapped in cave

Jun 27th 2018, 7:27 AM 13,762 Views 7 Comments

Hundreds of rescuers worked overnight to pump water out of the cave.

Desperate search continues for 12 children trapped in cave in Thailand
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# Tham Luang Cave

Desperate search continues for 12 children trapped in cave in Thailand

Jun 26th 2018, 1:46 PM 15,800 Views 6 Comments

They went there with their football coach to escape a heavy downpour which caused flooding.

12 children and their football coach trapped for two days in flooded Thai cave
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12 children and their football coach trapped for two days in flooded Thai cave

Jun 25th 2018, 1:41 PM 14,627 Views 7 Comments

Rescuers were sent to find them today.

Beach made famous by Di Caprio closes due to mass tourism
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# The Beach

Beach made famous by Di Caprio closes due to mass tourism

Jun 3rd 2018, 9:15 AM 60,628 Views 36 Comments

The attraction is being closed for four months to give its coral reefs and sea life a chance to recover.

€60,000-worth of cannabis from Thailand seized in Tralee
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€60,000-worth of cannabis from Thailand seized in Tralee

Mar 9th 2018, 3:12 PM 22,122 Views 30 Comments

The drugs were concealed in household linen.

Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 children born to Thai surrogates
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Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 children born to Thai surrogates

Feb 20th 2018, 7:20 AM 32,884 Views 15 Comments

Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, became the centre of a surrogacy scandal in 2014.

'In total shock': Donegal woman dies while on holiday in Thailand
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'In total shock': Donegal woman dies while on holiday in Thailand

Jan 21st 2018, 5:01 PM 52,660 Views 7 Comments

It is understood Louise Furey died after falling from a balcony.

Thai police arrest Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' caught smuggling €800k of rhino horns
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Thai police arrest Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' caught smuggling €800k of rhino horns

Jan 20th 2018, 10:56 AM 10,599 Views 19 Comments

He was caught smuggling 14 rhino horns from Africa to Thailand.

Thailand's PM tells reporters to direct questions on 'politics or conflict' to this cardboard cutout
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# Dodging Tactic

Thailand's PM tells reporters to direct questions on 'politics or conflict' to this cardboard cutout

Jan 9th 2018, 10:40 AM 8,823 Views 13 Comments

He told reporters, “If you want to ask any questions on politics or conflicts – ask this guy.”

Irish man dies in Thailand after kitesurfing accident
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Irish man dies in Thailand after kitesurfing accident

Dec 20th 2017, 10:20 PM 45,262 Views 13 Comments

The man is reported to have been living in Thailand for some time.

Irish snooker player shocks world number 3 at UK Championship
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Irish snooker player shocks world number 3 at UK Championship

Nov 29th 2017, 1:39 AM 10,894 Views 7 Comments

Limerick’s Leo Fernandez had not won a match in four tournaments since returning from a 15-month ban.

Funeral of beloved Thai king starts after a year of mourning
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Funeral of beloved Thai king starts after a year of mourning

Oct 26th 2017, 8:36 AM 14,277 Views 40 Comments

200,000 Thais had gathered around the Grand Palace to bid an emotional farewell.

Tourists face €2.5k fine or a year in prison for smoking on Thailand's beaches
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Tourists face €2.5k fine or a year in prison for smoking on Thailand's beaches

Oct 22nd 2017, 10:00 AM 24,484 Views 56 Comments

The new ban follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometre stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket.

Former Thai PM 'dodges court and flees country' as she faces 10 years in prison
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Former Thai PM 'dodges court and flees country' as she faces 10 years in prison

Aug 25th 2017, 10:51 AM 21,138 Views 18 Comments

She is believed to have fled to Singapore.

Spanish police recover 3 Francis Bacon paintings stolen in 2015
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Spanish police recover 3 Francis Bacon paintings stolen in 2015

Jul 20th 2017, 12:26 PM 10,704 Views 23 Comments

Five paintings by the British artist were stolen from the home of a friend of Bacon in July 2015.

14-year-old becomes youngest Ladies European Tour winner
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14-year-old becomes youngest Ladies European Tour winner

Jul 9th 2017, 11:43 AM 4,386 Views 3 Comments

Most people go their whole life without winning a professional golf tournament. Atthaya Thitikul has achieved it in her teens.

Thai doctors battle to stop people eating a 'silent killer' fish dish
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Thai doctors battle to stop people eating a 'silent killer' fish dish

Jul 2nd 2017, 9:30 AM 43,926 Views 18 Comments

The raw fish meal ‘koi pla’ attract parasites that can cause a lethal liver cancer which kills up to 20,000 Thais annually.

Thai man jailed for 35 years for 'defaming' royals in Facebook posts
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Thai man jailed for 35 years for 'defaming' royals in Facebook posts

Jun 9th 2017, 9:27 PM 15,826 Views 45 Comments

The man’s last name has been withheld from publication to protect his relatives from ostracisation.

Morbidly obese Thai monkey placed on strict diet after years gorging on junk food
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Morbidly obese Thai monkey placed on strict diet after years gorging on junk food

May 19th 2017, 5:48 PM 17,075 Views 7 Comments

“He had minions and other monkeys bringing food for him,” a vet said.