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Thai cave boys speak for first time after leaving hospital: ‘We didn’t think we would see our families again’

The 12 boys rescued from a flooded Thai cave have made their first public appearance since the 17-day ordeal came to a dramatic conclusion last week, leaving hospital to take part in a news conference broadcast around the world. To anyone who somehow missed the rolling coverage of the search …

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British climber presumed dead is rescued after being spotted by drone in Himalayas

A world-renowned British climber has been rescued from one of the world’s highest mountains after being spotted by a drone in the Himalayas.  Rick Allen, from Aberdeen, was presumed dead after falling from an ice cliff during a solo climb to the summit of Pakistan’s Broad Peak (8,047m), the 12th highest mountain …

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Indian police arrest 18 men over repeated rape of 12-year-old girl

Eighteen men have been arrested in the Indian city of Chennai, for allegedly repeatedly raping a 12-year-old girl over a seven-month period.  The group which included security guards, lift operators and plumbers are accused of sedating the child and taking her to vacant apartments in the block where she lived and they worked, to abuse her.  …

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Japan heatwave: 14 dead and thousands treated for heatstroke as temperatures rocket to 40 degrees

At least 14 people have died and thousands have been treated in hospital after an intense heatwave swept across Japan over the weekend. Temperatures rocketed to close to 40C in some inland areas on Monday and were accompanied by high humidity, producing dangerous conditions, according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA). One …

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Thai cave rescue boys promise to be ‘good boys’ as they mourn diver who died helping to save them

The young football team rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand have paid tribute to the former Navy Seal who died during the mission. The 12 boys and their coach were told of what happened to Saman Kunan on Saturday after spending a few days recovering. Doctors monitoring the Wild Boars football …

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Elon Musk could face legal action after calling British diver who helped Thai cave rescue a ‘pedo’

Elon Musk could face legal action after referring to a British cave diver who played a key role in the Thai rescue operation as a “pedo”. The billionaire Tesla and Paypal founder published two tweets on Sunday night describing Vernon Unsworth as “pedo guy” without offering any evidence, and then betting someone …

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