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Water rushed back into Thailand cave soon after boys soccer team was rescued: Official

(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) -- Just hours after a boys soccer team was rescued from a partly flooded cave in northern Thailand, water rushed back into the mouth of the vast underground cave network, Thai officials said.Chiang Rai provincial acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn, the local official in charge of the extensive…... Read More

Nelson Mandela's prison letters reveal his heartache behind bars

(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- As South Africa – and the world – marks the centennial birth of anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, a book containing his prison letters was officially launched in Johannesburg this evening. The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela is the only authorized and authenticated collection of correspondence spanning…... Read More

Once an assassination survivor, now a Nobel winner, Malala Yousafzai turns 21

(NEW YORK) -- She was an ordinary teenage girl and lived a normal life, not known to many outside her family and school. She woke up in the morning, went to school and then back home to play and lend a helping hand to her mother. She wanted to become…... Read More

After Pompeo visit, Vietnam to put American beaten and held on trial

(WASHINGTON) -- Vietnam has ordered that an American man beaten by police and now detained for a month to stand trial, even after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought up his case during a visit there this week.To the family of William Nguyen, the 32-year old man charged with disrupting…... Read More

Trump: NATO allies should double their defense spending goals

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump again blasted NATO allies on Wednesday for not spending enough on defense and asked them to increase their spending from two to four percent of their gross domestic product, or GDP.Trump doubled down on his demands during a closed-door meeting with leaders at the North…... Read More

Thai journalist says the cave rescue mission 'united' the country

(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) -- For Thai journalist Nattha Komolvadhin, the heart-pounding, 18-day rescue mission of 12 boys and their coach from the depths of a flooded cave in Thailand not only brought the country together but captured the attention of the entire world.“People are united together,” Komolvadhin, a Thai Public…... Read More

Group smuggles pride 'flag' into Russia for the World Cup

(MOSCOW) -- Six people have come up with a creative way of smuggling the pride flag into Russia during the World Cup as a demonstration against the country's restrictive laws on promoting LGBTQ rights.Since 2012, Russia has enforced an "anti-gay propaganda" law, forbidding the so-called promotion of the LGBTQ lifestyle…... Read More

John Kerry blasts President Trump's NATO remarks

(WASHINGTON) -- Former Secretary of State John Kerry condemned President Donald Trump's remarks at the NATO Summit Wednesday morning after the president bashed Germany saying the country is being “controlled” by Russia.“Germany is totally controlled by Russia,” Trump said during a breakfast with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Trump's critique…... Read More

Focus switches from Thai rescue effort to treatment for 12 boys

(CHAING RAI, Thailand) -- The rescue effort for the 12 boys who survived over two weeks underground in Thailand has switched to a treatment process.Authorities held a press conference early Wednesday in Chiang Rai to discuss the boys' continued recovery from a variety of minor ailments. All 12 boys, as…... Read More

Who is who at the NATO summit?

(BRUSSELS) -- When the North Atlantic Treaty Organization meets on Wednesday in Brussels, many world leaders will be engaging in a diplomatic dance with President Donald Trump. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leaders meet in Brussels for a two-day summit on Wednesday amidst a terse environment that threatens to further…... Read More

Navy SEALs who rescued Thai soccer team from cave almost didn't make it out, military officials say

(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) -- Thai Navy SEALs who were clearing the flooded cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach were rescued, barely made it out after the main pump that had been siphoning water out of the cave failed, military officials who were directly involved in the operation told…... Read More

Thai cave where dramatic rescue of 12 boys and coach unfolded may become tourist attraction: Official

(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) -- It may be the most famous cave in the world and could soon become Thailand's biggest tourist attraction.The underground maze where the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach unfolded might be made into a sightseeing destination, Thai officials said Tuesday."In this crisis situation,…... Read More

One dead, several injured after plane crashes in South Africa

(PRETORIA, South Africa) -- One person is dead, several others are in critical condition after a charter plane crashed in Pretoria, South Africa.One person died at the scene and the several injuries range from minor to critical, according to Russel Meiring, a spokesperson for emergency service ER24.At least twenty passengers…... Read More

Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan arrive in Ireland for 1st official foreign trip

(DUBLIN) -- Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan arrived in Dublin Tuesday on their first foreign trip as a married couple.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who wed in May, will spend two days in Ireland.Meghan gave a nod to their host country upon arrival, wearing a green dress by Givenchy,…... Read More