Thailand cave rescue: Mission to save boys under way

Thailand cave rescue: Mission to save boys under way

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The boys, aged between 11 and 16, have been trapped with their coach since 23 June Rescuers in Thailand have begun a hazardous operation to lead 12 boys and one adult out of a...
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Cairo Dispatch: Foreign Belly Dancers? Egyptians Shake Their Heads (and Hips)

Cairo Dispatch: Foreign Belly Dancers? Egyptians Shake Their Heads (and Hips)

Advertisement Cairo Dispatch The arrest of a Russian belly dancer exposed simmering tensions in Cairo’s belly-dancing scene. Critics say foreigners are sullying an ancient art form. Many Egyptians love them. July 8, 2018 CAIRO — When undercover police offi...
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Japan floods: ‘Extreme danger’ amid record rainfall

Japan floods: ‘Extreme danger’ amid record rainfall

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFloodwaters submerged homes and overturned cars over a wide area Parts of western Japan hit by deadly floods and landslides are facing unprecedented danger as more downpours are expected, officials warn...
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An Indian train passenger’s tweet helped save 26 girls from child traffickers

An Indian train passenger’s tweet helped save 26 girls from child traffickers

Twenty-six Indian girls have been rescued from the clutches of human traffickers thanks to a timely tweet from a train passenger. Adarsh Shrivastava was traveling on a train in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Thursday morning when he...
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Thai cave rescue mission begins as rescue divers enter treacherous cave complex

Thai cave rescue mission begins as rescue divers enter treacherous cave complex

The operation has begun to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach who will need to dive out of the flooded Thai cave where they have been trapped for more than two weeks, with officials saying Sunday morning that “today...
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Roman Polanski’s wife turns down offer to join Oscars body

Roman Polanski’s wife turns down offer to join Oscars body

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Actress Emmanuelle Seigner and her director husband Roman Polanski Roman Polanski’s wife has rejected an invitation to become a member of the awards body behind the Oscars, extended weeks after it expelled her h...
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Croatia beat Russia on penalty kicks to join England, France and Belgium in World Cup semis

Croatia beat Russia on penalty kicks to join England, France and Belgium in World Cup semis

Croatia overcame a late injury to goalkeeper Danijel Subasic to defeat Russia on a penalty shootout in the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals, ending the host nation’s fairy-tale run while prolonging their own. Story continues below It was a dramatic end...
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