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Thailand cave rescue: Boys found alive after nine days


Finding the Thai cave boys and trying to get them out

 

Twelve boys and their football coach missing in caves in Thailand for nine days have been found by divers, in a drama that has gripped the nation.

They were discovered by two British divers on a ledge in a cavern after a marathon search operation in the Tham Luang caves in Chiang Rai.

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Thai cave: Divers advance in effort to save trapped boys

Divers are about 3km (2 miles) from where they think the missing boys might be

 

Thai navy divers have reached closer to a flooded cave in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their football coach have been trapped for more than a week.

They have been helped by falling water levels inside the cave, and there are plans to pump water out.

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Plastic bags: Shop assistant 'grabbed by throat' as Australia ban starts

More than 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the world's oceans each year



Tempers flared in Australia over the weekend as retailers implemented a ban on single-use plastic bags.

One customer reportedly grabbed a shop assistant by the throat, while another called staff "money-grabbing scum".

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Malaysia 1MDB: Seized tiaras, cash and Hermes bags 'worth $273m'

12,000 pieces of jewellery were seized from properties in Kuala Lumpur



Malaysian police have seized a trove of jewellery, handbags and cash worth up to $273m (£206m) from properties linked to former prime minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor.

A $1.6m gold and diamond necklace, 14 tiaras and 272 Hermes bags were taken as part of corruption investigations into state investment fund 1MDB.

Read more: Malaysia 1MDB: Seized tiaras, cash and Hermes bags 'worth $273m'



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