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A Buddhist monk blesses some of the 12 Thai boys who were dramatically rescued from deep inside a cave after being trapped for more than a fortnight during a religious ceremony at a Buddhist temple in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 19, 2018 following their discharge from the hospital after recovering from the ordeal.Members of the "Wild Boars" football team rescued from a cave in northern Thailand prayed for good luck at a Buddhist temple on July 19 morning after spending their first night back home with family. / AFP PHOTO / THAI NEWS PIX / Krit PHROMSAKLA NA SAKOLNAKORN

Thai boys rescued from cave to be ordained in Buddhist ceremony

Most members of the Thai youth football team rescued from a flooded cave will have their heads shaved, don robes and be ordained in a Buddhist ceremony this week, officials said Sunday.
Some of the twelve boys, dramatically rescued from deep inside a Thai cave, after being trapped for more than a fortnight, arrive for a press conference in Chiang Rai on July 18, 2018, following their discharge from the hospital. The young footballers and their coach who became trapped deep in a flooded cave complex tried to dig their way out and survived on rainwater for nine days before being found and later rescued. / AFP PHOTO / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA

It was a miracle, Thai cave boys describe two-week ordeal

It was meant to be a fun excursion after football practice, but it turned into a life-threatening, two-week ordeal for a group of youngsters trapped in a cave with rising waters and no apparent escape route.
Some of the twelve boys, dramatically rescued from deep inside a Thai cave, after being trapped for more than a fortnight, arrive for a press conference in Chiang Rai on July 18, 2018, following their discharge from the hospital. The young footballers and their coach who became trapped deep in a flooded cave complex tried to dig their way out and survived on rainwater for nine days before being found and later rescued. / AFP PHOTO / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA

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.

Elon Musk apologizes to British caver for ‘pedo’ slur

Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British caver who helped rescue 12 Thai boys from a cave a "pedo", retracting a comment that had drawn widespread outrage and briefly sent shares in Tesla tumbling.
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Thai cave boys to leave hospital, speak to media

Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded cave in Thailand are preparing to leave hospital and speak to the media for the first time.
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Thailand gave diplomatic immunity to Australian medical team in cave rescue

Thailand gave diplomatic immunity to three Australians, who helped a boys’ soccer team escape from a flooded cave, in case “something went wrong”, its foreign minister said on Monday.
Twelve Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand will be discharged from hospital next week, health minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said.

Rescued Thai cave boys to leave hospital Thursday

Twelve young footballers and their coach rescued from a Thai cave will be released from the hospital on Thursday, health officials said, offering psychological support and urging the group to avoid media interviews despite huge interest in their against-the-odds survival story.
Twelve Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand will be discharged from hospital next week, health minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said.

Thailand minister: Football team needs to prepare for media storm

Twelve Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand will be discharged from hospital next week, health minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn said.
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Thai boys planned to be inside the cave for only an hour

Twelve boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand planned to explore the cavern complex for only about an hour.
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British diver tells of ‘massive relief’ at unprecedented Thai cave rescue

The British diver who found 12 Thai boys and their coach trapped alive in a flooded cave has described his “massive relief” as he counted them one by one, sparking a rescue bid unprecedented in its daring and complexity.
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Health official: Thai boys’ skinnier but in good health after cave rescue

The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from inside a flooded Thai cave lost an average of two kg during their 17-day ordeal but were generally in good condition and showed no signs of stress, a senior health official said on Wednesday.
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Thailand cave rescue hero emerges to family tragedy

An Australian doctor who looked after a young Thai football team during their harrowing cave ordeal emerged from the flooded underground complex to the sad news that his own father had died.
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Thai cave rescue ends after last four boys and coach are saved

All 12 members of a youth football team and their coach have been rescued from a cave in northern Thailand, bringing an end to a massive operation that has captured headlines for more than two weeks.
Thai soldiers walk out from the Tham Luang cave area as operations continue to rescue the stranded eight boys and their coach. YE AUNG THU-AFP-Getty Images

Rescuers bring eighth person out of Thai cave on second day of rescue

Rescue workers in Thailand brought out four people on Monday from a flooded cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped for more than two weeks, apparently taking the total number rescued to eight.
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Thailand: Over 100 ‘chimneys’ drilled into mountain in bid to reach trapped boys

More than 100 chimneys are being drilled into the mountainside in a frantic bid to reach a Thai youth football team trapped in a cave complex below, the head of the rescue mission said Saturday.
Workers fix the road leading to Tham Luang cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park following news all members of children's football team and their coach were alive in the cave in Mae Sai district on July 3, 2018. Food and medical help reached 13 members of a Thai youth football team found rake thin but alive, huddled on a ledge deep inside a flooded cave nine days after they went missing, as the focus turned on July 3 to how to get them out. / AFP PHOTO / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA

Agonising rescue ahead for Thai cave boys as nation rejoices

Rescuers braced for a difficult evacuation for 13 members of a Thai youth football team found alive in a cave nine days after they went missing, as a phone cable was hurridly fed into the underground chambers in the hope of allowing them to speak to their families for the first time since their ordeal began.
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Thai boys trapped in cave ‘found safe’

Twelve boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded Thai cave for nine days were “found safe” late Monday, in a miracle rescue after days of painstaking searching by divers.
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Thai divers advance through cave in search of missing boys

Thai navy divers still had to navigate through three more kilometres of flooded passages to reach a potential safety spot in a vast cave complex where 12 boys and their football coach have been trapped for more than a week.

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