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Boys rescued from cave, once stateless, get Thai citizenship

Three young soccer players and their coach, who were rescued with other teammates after almost three weeks in a flooded cave, were granted Thai citizenship on Wednesday.


Thailand’s rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

MAE SAI, Thailand – With their heads bowed and wearing orange robes, the members of the boys’ soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in northern …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Out of hospital, Thai boys recount moment they were found

Trapped in the recesses of a flooded cave in northern Thailand, the 12 boys and their soccer coach were trying to dig their way out when they heard voices in …


Thai soccer players crave food, wait to go home

The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are recovering well and are eager to eat their favorite comfort foods after their expected …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 11:10 a.m.

After daring rescue, entire Thai soccer team out of cave

A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand has saved the 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Jubilation as 4 more boys rescued from flooded Thai cave

Eight of the 12 boys trapped in a flooded and labyrinth cave system in far northern Thailand are safe and recuperating in a hospital after another four were brought out …


UPDATED: Sun., July 8, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Four rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 remain inside

Rescuers in northern Thailand on Sunday extracted four members of a youth soccer team from the cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks, part of an …


Family of Thai boat disaster victims reveals ominous video

The family of a Chinese woman and her two children who were among the victims of a tourist boat disaster off the Thai resort island of Phuket shared ominous video …


UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

Thai cave rescue underway

The operation has begun to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach who will need to dive out of the flooded Thai cave where they have been trapped for more …


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

Thai rescuers say trapped boys not yet ready to dive out

Thai rescuers said they will not immediately attempt an underwater evacuation of 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach who have been trapped in a cave for almost two weeks because …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Thai authorities say rescuer in cave dead from lack of oxygen

A former Thai navy SEAL working as part of the effort to rescue a soccer team trapped in a cave died Friday from lack of oxygen, authorities said.


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Thai police say 56 still missing from capsized boat off Phuket

Thai police said Friday that 56 people were still missing in waters off the resort island of Phuket after a storm capsized a diving boat packed with tourists.


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Rescuers race to drain water inside Thai cave before rains

With more rain coming, Thai rescuers are racing against time to pump out water from a flooded cave before they can extract 12 boys and their soccer coach with minimum …


Forecast of heavy rain could complicate Thai cave rescue

Heavy rains forecast for northern Thailand could worsen flooding in a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach are waiting to be extracted by rescuers, possibly forcing authorities to …


UPDATED: Mon., July 2, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Thai rescuers locate missing boys and coach alive in cave

Rescuers located 12 boys and their soccer coach alive deep inside a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand late Monday, more than a week after they went missing, bringing hope …


‘I beg skies to show mercy’: Thais rally behind cave rescue

In northern Thailand, 12 boys aged 11-16 and their soccer coach disappeared a week ago in a flooded mountain cave.


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

Lull in rain allows Thailand cave rescue to pick up pace

The effort to locate 12 boys and their soccer coach missing in a cave in Thailand for a week picked up pace Saturday, as a break in the rain eased …


Spirit of mythical princess looms over Thai cave crisis

Along a muddy mountain path not far from the entrance to a flooded cave where 12 young members of a Thai soccer team have been missing for four days is …


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Thai officials believe 12 boys missing in cave are alive

Anguished parents of 12 members of a boys’ soccer team missing in a flooded cave in northern Thailand were spending a third night without their children Monday as water continued …


Fire on bus in Thailand kills 20 migrant factory workers

A fire on a double-decker bus carrying migrant workers killed 20 people early Friday, a week after 18 people died in another bus accident that showed the continuing dangers of …


Japanese man given custody of 13 surrogate kids

A Thai court on Tuesday granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a secretive Japanese millionaire who is their biological father, reviving a bizarre tale that …


Thai leader tells reporters to quiz cardboard mock-up

Thailand’s prime minister evaded journalists’ questions on Monday by bringing out a life-sized cardboard cutout of himself and telling the reporters to quiz it instead of him.


U.N. report: Access to energy crucial for escaping poverty

A United Nations report says the world’s least developed countries need access to electricity if they are to break out of poverty.


Thailand grieves in elaborate final goodbye to King Bhumibol

With solemn faces and outright tears, black-clad Thais said farewell to their king and longtime father figure Thursday on Bangkok’s streets and at viewing areas around the nation, capping a …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 11:37 a.m.

Trump welcomes Thailand’s junta leader at White House

President Donald Trump welcomed Thailand’s junta leader to the White House on Monday – a rare instance of a military ruler being feted in Washington before even a nominal return …


Visit to Thailand for sisters is poignant journey home

This is the story of a priest, an airman and a family in Spokane.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 5:57 p.m.

Analysis: Flight of ex-Thai prime minister boosts junta rule

As a prominent opponent of Thailand’s ruling junta, ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra would have been a thorn in the government’s side no matter how the country’s top court ruled …


Thai court to issue arrest warrant after ex-PM doesn’t show

Thailand’s Supreme Court said it will issue an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra after she failed to show Friday for a contentious trial verdict in which she …


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:10 p.m.

Group finds Asia’s performing elephants are treated harshly

An animal protection group wants tourists to know: That elephant you are thinking about riding during your vacation in Thailand is probably a miserable victim of abuse.


Thai police raid ‘click farm,’ find 347,200 SIM cards

Three Chinese men arrested in Thailand have acknowledged that they were operating a “click farm,” using hundreds of cellphones and several hundred thousand SIM cards to run up “likes” and …