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Thailand Boys Rescued From Flooded Cave

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Twelve boys on a youth soccer team and their coach were successfully rescued after being stuck in a flooded cave in Thailand for 17 days (AP). Thai Navy Seals guided the boys through the narrow Tham Luang cave complex in pairs with ropes and oxygen tanks (Straits Times). The divers saved eight of the boys […]

Maldives Exiled Former President Abandons Presidential Bid

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Mohamed Nasheed, exiled former president of the Maldives, has abandoned his bid for the presidency in the nation’s upcoming election (AP). Nasheed won 43,922 of 44,011 votes cast in the primary, campaigning from Sri Lanka, where he lives in exile (Reuters). However, the Elections Commission refused to accept the results, citing Nasheed’s conviction on terrorism […]

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Hits Osaka, Japan

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A magnitude 6.1 earthquake killed five people and injured more than 370 in Osaka, Japan on Monday (AP). Just after the earthquake, inspectors halted train service in Osaka for six hours to check for damages (CNN). In Takatsuki, the city in Osaka prefecture that experienced the largest shock, several water pipes broke and roads suffered […]