Adul Sam-on (right)    inside the Tham Luang cave. He can speak English, Chinese, Burmese, Thai and Wa. The latter is the language of the ethnic minority to which he belongs. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

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The All Burma Students Democratic Front  has signed the ceasefire. Photograph: AFP

The Government of Burma, also known as Myanmar, and eight armed ethnic groups signed a ceasefire agreement on Thursday, the culmination of more than t(...)