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Updated less than 1 min ago 6:10 a.m. ET, July 8, 2018 What we’re covering here 1:45 a.m. ET, July 8, 2018 The rescue: 13 international divers and 5 Thai Navy SEALs have entered the cave to start the difficult process of freeing 12 boys and their soccer coach.
Four boys who have been trapped inside a Thai cave for 15 days have been rescued, as authorities race against time to free the remaining members of the group.
President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning that the US is working with the Thai government to rescue children trapped in a flooded cave.
Dozens of people have been killed and 2 million forced to flee their homes after record rains pounded southwest Japan, triggering widespread flooding and deadly landslides.
Less than a month after President Donald Trump talked about opening “a new chapter” between the US and North Korea, the relationship between the two nations has taken a tense and hostile, but predictable turn.
The heart medicine valsartan is being recalled in 22 countries due to a potential cancer risk.
There may be a glimmer of hope in the fight to protect people from getting HIV-1, the most widespread form of the virus and the one that causes the most infections.
(CNN) – Airbus is making a splash with the design for the latest version of its Beluga transport airplane. The brand new BelugaXL (Airbus A330-700L) was unveiled in Toulouse, France, earlier this week with a very special paint job. Its livery includes a whale-style nose cone, sparkling blue eyes and a smiling mouth.
At least two of a group of boys trapped inside a cave in northern Thailand for two weeks have been been successfully brought out, reports say. Rescuers decided to go ahead with the hazardous operation on Sunday because of fears of rising waters.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has begun a visit to Eritrea, days after the two countries agreed to end a two-decade-old border dispute. He was welcomed in the Eritrean capital Asmara by President Isaias Afewerki. The trip follows a visit to Addis Ababa by an Eritrean delegation.
Parts of western Japan hit by deadly floods and landslides are facing unprecedented danger as more downpours are expected, officials warn. “We’ve never experienced this kind of rain before,” a weather official said. More than 60 people are dead and dozens missing after record rainfall caused rivers to burst their banks in Hiroshima and other areas.
Judge orders release of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva pending appeal on corruption conviction
After England made it through to a first World Cup semi-final for 28 years, inevitably there were wild celebrations from long-suffering fans. However, some supporters have been called “mindless” after cars and property were damaged in the wake of the 2-0 win over Sweden in Samara.
Rescuers have begun a mission to evacuate 12 boys and their coach from the cave where they have been trapped for two weeks. Teams entered the cave at 10:00 local time (03:00 GMT), operation chief Narongsak Osottanakorn told reporters. All non-essential staff have been cleared from the site near the entrance, leaving only diving teams, medics and security forces.
This post is part of Me, online , Mashable’s ongoing series digging into online identities. If you’ve ever found yourself mourning the downfall of Vine by binging compilations late at night – because really, who hasn’t? – you’ve probably seen Drew Gooden’s iconic “Road work ahead? I sure hope it does!”
If you can’t remember the last time you downloaded a new app you loved, you’re long overdue for a home screen refresh. Luckily, we’re halfway through 2018, and the last six months have been filled with plenty of new apps and games worth your attention.
English sportsmanship: Assembly will definitely be required. Rowdy (translation: terrible) fans celebrated England’s 2-0 win over Sweden in the World Cup quarterfinal on Saturday by invading an IKEA in London. What in the name of a reasonably priced Billy bookcase is going on here?! Well, England’s World Cup fans are notoriously …
Historically, weddings and world soccer championships haven’t exactly blended together. The wedding guests of Britain are doing what they can. All around the country, attendees are patiently checking their phones and scrambling for scores as the country proceeds to the World Cup semifinals. These fans are resilient. Let’s show them some respect.
Elon Musk is coming to the rescue. The tech leader, along with SpaceX and Boring Company engineers, have been working with cave experts in Thailand to rescue the boys’ soccer team of 12 that’s been stuck in a cave system since June 23.
Oprah is so humble it took her until 2018 to Google herself. For comparison, I first “Googled” myself with WebCrawler in 1997. Either way, it’s disarming. Oprah revealed the results of her very first Google in an interview with British Vogue this week. “I am so impressed with myself,” Oprah told Vogue editor Edward Enninful.
This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about the only nice thing that happened on the internet this week. It’s been a long, hot week for many of us. The constant presence of sweat, on top of continuous political chaos and the confusing nature of a mid-week holiday break, can be a lot to deal with.
Maisie Williams, a.k.a. Arya Stark, has officially said goodbye to Game of Thrones . On Saturday morning, the actress announced she’d finished filming the show’s eighth and final season by sharing a photograph of blood-stained white sneakers. “Goodbye belfast. goodbye arya. goodbye game of thrones. what a joy i’ve had.