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In this image taken from video, released by the Thailand Government Spokesman Bureau, three of the 12 boys rescued from the cave near Chiang Rai recover in their hospital beds in Mae Sai, northern Thailand. Photograph: Thailand Government Spokesman Bureau via AP

The first video of the Thai boys rescued from a flooded cave after 17 days was released on Wednesday, showing them smiling and waving from their hospi(...)

Onlookers cheer as ambulances transport the 10th rescued schoolboy in Thailand. Photograph: Linh Pham/Getty Images

Rescuers freed the last four of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from deep inside a flooded cave on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission(...)

Detained Myanmar journalist Wa Lone outside a courthouse following his ongoing pre-trial hearing in Yangon on Monday. Photograph:  Myo Kyaw Soe/AFP/Getty Images

A court in Myanmar on Monday charged two jailed Reuters journalists with obtaining secret state documents, moving the landmark press freedom case into(...)

An ambulance reported to  carry some of the rescued Thai boys leaves the Tham Luang cave area after a rescue operation in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province, Thailand. Photograph: Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images

Four boys accompanied by an elite team of rescue divers completed the hazardous journeyed to safety yesterday and were receiving medical treatment las(...)

Thai rescue team members inside the cave where 12 boys   and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23rd, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. Photograph: Royal Thai Navy/AP

The parents of 12 boys stranded inside a northern Thailand cave have written to their children for the first time and to the coach who led them inside(...)

Thai rescue team members enter thea cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23rd. Photograph: Royal Thai Navy/AP

Four of 12 schoolboys have been rescued so far from a flooded Thai cave after divers launched a daring and dangerous mission to free the children and (...)

An honour guard hold up a picture of Samarn Kunan (38), a former member of Thailand’s elite navy Seal unit. Photograph: Panumas Sanguanwong/Reuters

Wearing a grey polo shirt and blue, tinted glasses, Samarn Kunan (38) took a video before boarding a flight on July 1st to join Thai and international(...)

Boys from an under-16 soccer team and their coach wait to be rescued after they were trapped inside a flooded cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Photograph: Reuters

Thai authorities are racing against the clock to rescue 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a cave, saying they may attempt to evacuate the gr(...)

US permanent representative to UN Nikki Haley:  called rights body a “protector of human-rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias”. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

A few years ago, I covered a long hearing in the cavernous hall in Geneva where the UN Human Rights Council holds its plenary meetings. Ireland was in(...)

Filippo Grandi,  the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: crises in South Sudan and Congo, and the exodus of Muslim Rohingya, raised forced displacements in 2017 to 68.5 million. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty

Nearly 69 million people who had fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, the UN refugee agency said, a record for the fi(...)

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