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Two helicopters wait near the cave for more evacuations of the boys and their soccer coach who have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Monday, July 9, 2018. Thailand's interior minister says the same divers who took part in Sunday's rescue of four boys trapped in a flooded cave will also conduct the next operation as they know the cave conditions and what to do. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 09, 2018 - 4:31 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Thai authorities said the second phase of the operation to rescue a youth soccer team trapped in a flooded cave was underway Monday, a day after four boys were pulled from the complex after more than two weeks underground. Chiang Rai acting Gov. Narongsak Osatanakorn said...
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A woman walks past debris caused by a heavy rain in Uwajima, Ehime prefecture, western Japan Monday, July 9, 2018. People prepared for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan on Monday, where several days of heavy rainfall had set off flooding and landslides in a widespread area. (Takuto Kaneko/Kyodo News via AP)
July 09, 2018 - 4:29 am
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on heavy rains and flooding in western Japan (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Japan's government says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has canceled his planned July 11-18 trip to Europe and the Middle East to oversee the emergency response to deadly heavy rains. Chief...
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FILE- In this June 6, 2018 file photo, Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis delivers a speech in London, on Britain's vision for the future security relationship with the EU. British media outlets say the most senior official in charge of negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union has quit Prime Minister Theresa May's government. The Press Association news agency, the BBC and others say Davis resigned Sunday, July 8, 48 hours after May announced that her divided government had at last agreed on a plan for ties with the EU after the U.K. leaves next year. (Leon Neal/Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 09, 2018 - 4:17 am
LONDON (AP) — Former Brexit Secretary David Davis says he won't seek to challenge Prime Minister Theresa May's leadership after resigning from her Cabinet, but that he will pressure her to toughen her position on Britain's departure from the European Union. Davis says he resigned because he didn't...
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A Chinese relative of a victim in the recent boat sinking is consoled at the Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket, Thailand, Sunday, July 8, 2018. from Chalong pier in Phuket, Thailand, Sunday, July 8, 2018. Thai authorities have begun operations to salvage a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket, killing 41 people, as they search for another 14 missing tourists. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 09, 2018 - 4:01 am
PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on a boat capsizing in Thailand (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The Chinese foreign ministry has urged Thailand's government to step up its efforts to rescue any survivors from the sinking of a tour boat off a southern island in the Southeast Asian nation. Ministry...
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Two helicopters wait near the cave for more evacuations of the boys and their soccer coach who have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Monday, July 9, 2018. Thailand's interior minister says the same divers who took part in Sunday's rescue of four boys trapped in a flooded cave will also conduct the next operation as they know the cave conditions and what to do. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 09, 2018 - 3:48 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Authorities were preparing Monday to resume the urgent, dangerous operation of extracting a youth soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand a day after four boys were rescued and as rain threatened to raise water levels inside the cave again. A heavy but brief downpour...
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A Chinese relative of a victim in the recent boat sinking is consoled at the Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket, Thailand, Sunday, July 8, 2018. from Chalong pier in Phuket, Thailand, Sunday, July 8, 2018. Thai authorities have begun operations to salvage a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket, killing 41 people, as they search for another 14 missing tourists. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 09, 2018 - 2:38 am
PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Five people reported to have been missing from a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket are alive, Thai authorities said Monday, though it's unclear if the five survived the sinking or never got on the boat. Phuket Gov. Norrapat Plodthong...
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FILE- In this June 6, 2018 file photo, Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis delivers a speech in London, on Britain's vision for the future security relationship with the EU. British media outlets say the most senior official in charge of negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union has quit Prime Minister Theresa May's government. The Press Association news agency, the BBC and others say Davis resigned Sunday, July 8, 48 hours after May announced that her divided government had at last agreed on a plan for ties with the EU after the U.K. leaves next year. (Leon Neal/Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 09, 2018 - 1:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's most senior official in charge of negotiating the country's exit from the European Union resigned Sunday, accusing Prime Minister Theresa May of undermining Brexit with her plan to keep close trade ties with the bloc. Brexit Secretary David Davis quit just two days after May...
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In this grab taken from video provide by Chiang Rai Public Relations Office, emergency workers carry a stretcher with one of the rescued boy to be transported by ambulance to a hospital, in Mae Sai, in the district of Chiang Rai, Thailand. Sunday, July 8, 2018. Expert divers Sunday rescued four of 12 boys from a flooded cave in northern Thailand where they were trapped with their soccer coach for more than two weeks, as a dangerous and complicated plan unfolded amid heavy rain and the threat of rising water underground. (Chiang Rai Public Relations Office via AP)
July 08, 2018 - 11:42 pm
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave in northern Thailand (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Thailand's interior minister says the same divers who took part in Sunday's rescue of four boys trapped in a flooded cave will also conduct the next...
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A woman walks past debris caused by a heavy rain in Uwajima, Ehime prefecture, western Japan Monday, July 9, 2018. People prepared for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan on Monday, where several days of heavy rainfall had set off flooding and landslides in a widespread area. (Takuto Kaneko/Kyodo News via AP)
July 08, 2018 - 11:31 pm
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on heavy rains and flooding in western Japan (all times local): Noon The Japanese government says at least 100 people have died or are presumed dead from the heavy rains, floods and mudslides that have struck western Japan. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga...
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A helicopter flies over a flooded housing area in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, western Japan Monday, July 9, 2018. People prepared for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan on Monday, where several days of heavy rainfall had set off flooding and landslides in a widespread area (Kyodo News via AP)
July 08, 2018 - 10:18 pm
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — People prepared for risky search and cleanup efforts in southwestern Japan on Monday, where several days of heavy rainfall had set off flooding and landslides in a widespread area. Japanese media reports said 88 people died and 58 people were missing. Some residents in...
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