Category Archives: Middle East

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

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

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. The “Wild Boars” team members looked healthy and happy as they answered questions about the nine days they spent in the dark before being discovered by members of an international rescue team. A packed crowd greeted the youngsters after they were discharged from hospital in Chiang Rai, and watched as they played with footballs on a small …read more

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

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

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. Appearing at a press conference beamed worldwide, the “Wild Boars” team members appeared healthy and happy despite the nine days they spent in the dark before being found by an international rescue team and extracted days later. A packed crowd greeted the youngsters after they were discharged from hospital in Chiang Rai, and watched as they played with footballs on a small makeshift pitch before taking their seats.

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Tens of thousands mark 100 years since murder of last Russian tsar

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Tens of thousands mark 100 years since murder of last Russian tsar

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill led some 100,000 people in a nightime procession Tuesday to mark 100 years since the Bolsheviks murdered tsar Nicholas II and his family, amid a simmering conflict between the state and the Church over their remains. The procession began in the early hours of Tuesday from the murder site in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg to a monastery commemorating the slain tsar, his German-born wife and five children, regional authorities said.

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