Tham Luang Rescue Operation

187 heroes in Tham Luang cave rescue honoured by HM the King

A total of 187 Thai and foreign heroes, who were actively involved in the rescue of the 13 Wild Boar footballers and their coach from Tham Luang cave in Mae…

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National Geographic competes to make Tham Luang rescue documentary

National Geographic has recently contacted the government-appointed Creative Media Committee for the rights to shoot a documentary about last July’s dramatic rescue operation at Tham Luang cave. British diver Rick Stanton, who was…

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Tham Luang cave closure postponed until further notice

Cancelling Friday’s order to close the famous Tham Luang cave in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai from February 19th, the public relations office in Chiang Mai announced today that…

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Tham Luang cave to be closed from Feb 19

Thailand’s famous Tham Luang cave in the northern province of Chiang Rai will close to all visitors from February 19th to allow Thai Navy SEALs to recover equipment left in…

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Australian cave divers Harris and Challen honored Australian of the Year 

Two Australian cave divers who helped in the dramatic rescue of the 12 Wild Boar footballers and their football coach from Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai last July have…

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British cave divers in Tham Luang cave rescue mission honored by Queen Elizabeth II

The seven British cave divers who helped save the 12 Wild Boar footballers and their coach from the flooded Tham Luang cave in Mae Sai district of the northern province…

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Ja Sam’s bronze statue arrives at Wat Rongkhun in Chiang Rai

A bronze statue of Lieutenant-Commander Samarn Kunan, alias Ja Sam, a former Navy SEAL member who died in the dramatic rescue operation at Tham Luang Khun Nam Nang Non in…

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Greenlight for Wild Boar  boys to be interviewed by local media

After three months of strict supervision, authorities have finally decided to allow the Wild Boar boys and their football coach to be interviewed by local media  provided they get prior…

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Tham Luang cave to be opened to tourists this week

Tham Luang Khun Nam Nang Non cave complex, the scene of a rescue drama that grabbed worldwide attention four months ago, is expected to be reopened to tourists this week….

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Wild Boar team presents Pride of Britain awards to five British divers in London

The 13 Wild Boar boys and their football coach on Monday presented the Pride of Britain awards to five British divers who took part in their rescue from the flooded…

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Ceremony held at Tham Luang to mark 100th day of the death of “Ja Sam”

A religious ceremony was held on Friday at a temple and at the entrance of Tham Luang cave in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai to mark the 100th day of…

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Beautiful landscape of Khun Nam Nang Non, Mae Sai, Chiang Rai, after the recent restoration, 80% is expected to open in early December.

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Wild Boar boys and their coach have 22 film offers awaiting approval

As many as 22 movie, documentary and book projects about the Tham Luang cave rescue operation and about the life of the 12 Wild Boar boys and their football coach…

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Wild Boars soccer team calls on PM Prayut at Government House

Members of the Wild Boars soccer team capped their week-long journey that took them to Argentina and the United States with a meeting this morning with Prime Minister Gen Prayut…

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Wild Boars boys, thank-you party, Australian underwater cave explorer

Govt dismisses report Wild Boar kids seal deal with Universal Pictures

Deputy government spokesman Werachon Sukondhapatipak today (Oct 15) dismissed a report by The Wall Street Journal that the 13 Wild Boar footballers and coach had signed a contract to grant…

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Huge painting in memory of Tham Luang rescue unveiled as “Wild Boars” boys prepare to go on foreign trip

A huge black and white water colour painting depicting all the Thai and foreign rescuers involved in the operation to rescue the 13 Wild Boar boys and their coach from…

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Tham Luang to offically reopen to public on December 1

The Tham Luang Khun Nam Nang Non in Chiang Rai province which has been closed for renovation to restore its natural environment following the dramatic rescue operations to save the…

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Untold story of rescue of 4 Thais trapped in Tham Luang cave by British divers

Scarcely anyone knew about the rescue of four Thais trapped in flooded Tham Luang cave by two British cave divers days before they found the 13 Wild Board and their…

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Thai film to retell Tham Luang cave rescue drama

A Thai film retelling the dramatic story of the Tham Luang cave rescue operation will start filming in November, the Bangkok Post reported this morning.   Titled “Nang Non” in…

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Tham Luang rescue saga: From struggle to celebrations 

The Tham Luang Cave rescue efforts during June 23-July 10, 2018 involved thousands of people from all over the world. They included divers, rescue workers, police officers, soldiers and volunteers…

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Thais and foreigners to receive Royal decorations for roles in Tham Luang rescue 

A total of 114 foreigners and 74 Thai civilians who were involved in the operations to rescue the 12 Wild Boars boys and their football coach from Tham Luang cave…

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Wild Boars boys, thank-you party, Australian underwater cave explorer

“Wild Boars” boys dream of taking Thailand into World Cup

The 12 Wild Boars boys and their coach whose dramatic rescue from Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai in July riveted the whole world  said today they have a dream…

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Over 7,000 people to attend “Wild Boars” thank you party

More than 7,000 people, including about 3,400 from Chiang Rai province alone, have accepted invitations to attend the reception to be hosted by the government on the courtyard of Dusit…

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British cave diver’s lawyer prepares libel lawsuit against billionaire Elon Musk 

British cave diver Vernon Unsworth who played a crucial role in the rescue of 12 Wild Boars boys and their coach from the flooded Tham Luang cave in July has…

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AOT accepts Ja Sam’s widow as an airport inspector

The Airports of Thailand has accepted Mrs Waleeporn Kunan, widow of the late former SEAL member Lt-Cmdr Samarn Kunan, as an inspector attached to Suvarnabhumi international airport, in recognition of …

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“Communication misunderstanding” cited for ABC News interview with Wild Boars

“Communication misunderstanding” was blamed as the reason why US-based ABC News television was the first news outlet to  interview the 13 Wild Boars boys and their football coach  following their…

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Wild Boars boys thank the world for teaching them ‘love’

The 12 Wild Boars soccer players and their coach who captured the world’s attention last month while stranded in the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai said they wanted to…

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Thank-you party for Tham Luang rescue operations scheduled for Sept 6

The government will hold a thank-you party for all the people involved in the search and rescue operations at Tham Luang cave, including members of the Thai and foreign media,…

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Tourists stream into Wat Rongkhun to see Samarn’s statue

The famous Wat Rongkhun in Chiang Rai’s Muang district now has a new attraction — the half-finished statue of Lt-Commander Samarn Kunan, former Thai Navy SEAL member who died during…

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The 12 Wild Boars return to their class-rooms

The 12 members of the Wild Boars soccer team who grabbed world’s attention with their ordeal inside Tham Luang cave have finally returned to where they truly belong  — their class-rooms.   A…

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British cave diver Richard Stanton arrives at the Tham Luang cave area as rescue operations continue for the 12 boys and their coach trapped at the cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 6, 2018. A former Thai navy diver helping to rescue a football team trapped inside a flooded cave died July 6 as officials warned the window of opportunity to free the youngsters is “limited”. / AFP PHOTO / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA

British rescuer Stanton honored by Coventry town

Richard Stanton, one of the British cave divers involved in the Tham Luang cave rescue operation last month has been bestowed with the Coventry Award of Merits by the Coventry…

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11 Wild Boars leave monkhood

The 11 Wild Boars soccer team members who were ordained as novices late last month left monkhood in a ceremony held this morning at Wat Phra That Doi Wao in…

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Panel to be set up to screen approaches to Wild Boars

A provincial committee will be set up to screen approaches made for the 12 Moo Pa Academy football players and their coach to attend various events and activities, Chiang Rai…

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Foundation stone laid for museum in memory of Tham Luang rescue operation

A foundation stone laying ceremony was held at the entrance of Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district today for the construction of a gallery-cum-museum in memory of…

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Wild Boars team joins final farewell to ex-SEAL Samarn

The 12 Wild Boars footballers and their coach who are all in their monkhood, with the exception of Adul Sam-on who is a Christian, joined the family of the late…

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Chalermchai unveils “The Heroes” painting in Chiang Rai

“The Heroes”, the 13×3 metres canvas painting which tells the story of the dramatic rescue of 12 Wild Boars boys and their football coach from Tham Luang cave in Mae…

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Australian doctor reveals how Wild Boars were sedated

The Australian doctor involved in the Tham Luang cave rescue has revealed that he taught divers how to administer dangerous anaesthetic drugs so they could sedate the Wild Boar team…

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12 companies interested in making films based on Tham Luang rescue

At least 12 companies have so far shown interest in making movies or documentary based on the incredible rescue of the 12 Moo Pa Academy footballers and their coach from…

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12 Wild Boars ordained in Chiang Rai

Eleven Moo Pa Academy football players and their coach Ekapol Chanthawong were ordained on Wednesday at Wat Phra That Doi Tung in Chiang Rai in a ceremony attended by a…

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British Prime Minister Theresa May (centre) stands with the Thai Ambassador to the UK Pisanu Suvanajata and members of the British cave diving team and their support team as they pose for a photograph outside Number 10 following a reception at Downing Street on Tuesday.

PM Theresa May honours British cave divers

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May hosted a reception on Tuesday for the British divers who were involved in the dramatic rescue of the 12 Wild Boars soccer team members and…

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12 Wild Boars attend pre-ordination ceremony

Eleven of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach will this afternoon have their heads shaven in a ceremony at a local temple in Mae Sai District of Chiang…

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Minister Weerasak recounts how international rescuers were brought in

International rescuers, British cave divers in particular, played as much a crucial role as the Thai Navy SEALs in the successful search and rescue of the 12 Wild Boars footballers…

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PM welcomes movies on rescue operation but calls for caution

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has no objection to Thai or foreign movie companies making movies about the Tham Luang rescue operation as it would  help enhance Thailand’s image, government spokesman…

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Media warned against interviewing Wild Boars boys or face legal action

Members of the Thai and foreign media have been asked not to interview any of the 12 Wild Boars young footballers or face legal that could lead to a six-month…

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Govt’s thank-you party set for Aug 1

The government has set Aug 1 for a party to thank all the people and organizations that were involved in the operation to rescue 13 Wild Boars out of Tham…

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ABC News interviews one of the Wild Boars boys

Foreign media slammed for pursuit of Wild Boars boys

Justice deputy permanent secretary Thawatchai Thaikhieu today expressed disappointment at the conduct of some foreign journalists who defied advice of psychiatrists and child welfare officials against interviewing the young members…

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Government to try to protect Wild Boars’ rights to privacy

Deputy Prime Minister Wisanu Krea-ngarm will seek Cabinet’s approval for a proposal to set up an ad hoc committee tasked with protecting the privacy rights of the 12 Wild Boars…

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Wild Boars, soldiers in religious ceremony dedicated to ex-SEAL Samarn

Members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach this morning attended a traditional blessing ceremony at a local temple in Mae Sai District in Chiang Rai as nine…

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One-hour trip that ended in a saga gripping the world

The 12 Wild Boars footballers and their coach originally intended to spend just an hour exploring the Tham Luang cave on June 23 and to leave the cave before 5…

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“Wild Boars” boys recount their cave ordeal with smiles  

The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from the  flooded Tham Luang cave waved, smiled and offered traditional “wai” greetings in their first public appearance tonight at a national…

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Journalists begin arriving for press conference with “Wild Boars”

Journalists, both Thai and international, have started arriving at the office of Chiang Rai provincial administration for the first press conference with the 12 Wild Boars soccer team and their…

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British divers praise courage of the Thai Navy SEALs

The British Cave Rescue Council has praised the Thai Navy SEAL rescue team for their courage in carrying out the rescue operation to extract the 12 Wild Boars footballers and…

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When Navy SEALs face their toughest challenge

  The Navy SEALs are known as the toughest warriors of the Thai fighting forces.   But even their most grueling training apparently didn’t prepare them for what they had to…

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13 Wild Boars to be discharged tomorrow

The 12 Moo Pa Academy football players and their coach will be released from hospital tomorrow — a day earlier than planned, Chiang Rai Governor Prajon Pratsakul confirmed today. Mr…

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Criteria for granting Thai nationality must be strictly adhered: Anupong

The legal criteria for granting Thai nationality to stateless people must be strictly adhered to in the case of three members of the Moo Pa Academy football team and their…

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Australian diver admits boys and coach sedated in rescue

One of the two Australians who were with the Wild Boars football team and helped them escape safely from the Tham Luong cave in Chiang Rai has revealed the boys…

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Tham Luang forest closed  indefinitely due to heavy damage 

Tham Luang Nang-Khun Nam Nang Non forest park has been closed indefinitely due to extensive damages caused to the park’s environment during the recent dramatic rescue operations. Forestry officials said…

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“Doctor Pak” in emotional reunion with Wild Boars boys

There was an emotional scene when Lt Col Dr Pak Loharnchun, a military doctor better known as “Mor Pak”,  visited the 12 young footballers and their coach in a happy…

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Thank-you party planned for those involved in Tham Luang rescue operation

The government is planning to hold a party to thank all the people who were involved in the successful operation to rescue the 12 Wild Boars soccer players and their…

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Thailand says “thank you” to the world for rescue mission

The Thai Government thanks international efforts to rescue the “Wild Boars” soccer team and their coach from captivity in Tham Luang cave.  The show of gratitude comes in the form…

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Public invited to submit pictorial materials of Tham Luang operation

The Ministry of Culture is inviting members of the media and the public to send their still pictures, video clips, paintings, drawings or documents about the Tham Luang dramatic rescue…

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Wild Boars in tears after being told of Samarn’s death

The 12 members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were today informed of the sacrifice made by Petty Officer 1st Class Samarn Gunan, and ex-Navy SEAL who lost…

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Works on museum and painting of Tham Luang rescue underway 

The huge painting in Sepia colour which will tell the amazing story of the Tham Luang rescue operation is almost completed – thanks to the joint efforts of more than…

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No special treatment for citizenship for 4 “Wild Boars”

Mae Sai district officials are searching for the birth certificates of three members of the Wild Boars Academy football team and their coach, Aekkaphol Chanthawong, legally required for the process…

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Royal cremation today for ex-SEAL member Samarn

A large number of people have since this morning gathered at Wat Nong Khu temple in Tambon Muang Hong of Chaturaphak Phiman district in the northeastern province of Roi-et where…

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Big cleaning day at Tham Luang

A big cleaning day has begun today at Tham Luang cave in the Tham Luang – Khun Nam Nang Non National Park in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district which was…

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“Wild Boars” boys and coach to be discharged Thursday

The 12 young members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach are expected to be discharged from Chiang Rai hospital this coming Thursday, Public Health Minister Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn….

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King thanks all involved in Tham Luang rescue operation

His Majesty the King has expressed his appreciation and thanks to all the people – both Thais and foreigners from the government, private and public sectors – who were involved…

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“Wild Boars” expected to return home next week

The state of health of the 12 Wild Boars Academy football team members and their coach has continued to improve and they are expected to be allowed to go home…

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VIP treats for international rescuers

As a show of gratitude to the international rescuers who took part in the 17-day rescue operations at Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district, the government is…

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Navy SEAL members given hero’s welcome at their home base

A total of 159 naval officers, including 127 Navy SEAL members, were given a hero’s welcome upon their arrival at the U-tapao airbase in Sattahip naval base, Chon Buri province,…

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Farmers of flooded farmland near Tham Luang cave given material support

The Department of Agricultural Extension today (Thursday) presented plant seeds, plant saplings, and biological control products to about 100 rice farmers who sacrificed their farmland to be used as a…

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“Wild Boars” thank their “heroes” on Facebook

The 12 football players of the Wild Boars Academy today go on Facebook to express their thanks to all those who took part in the high-profile operation to rescue them…

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Australian doctor-diver praises Wild Boars boys

The Australian doctor who was the last man out of Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai has praised the 12 young footballers whose ordeal sparked the rescue, according to ABC…

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Dwindling oxygen and looming rains prompted rescue mission

The dwindling amount of oxygen in Tham Luang cave coupled with looming monsoon rains were two crucial factors that forced the rescue teams to decide to extract the 12 members…

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Prayut thanks all for helping with rescue mission

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today thanked all who have contributed to the successful search and rescue mission that saved 12 young footballers and their coach from more than two weeks…

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Survivors seen in high spirits in first clips from hospital

Authorities this evening showed the first video clips of the 12 young footballers and their coach recuperating at Chiang Rai hospital after they were taken out of Tham Luang cave…

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Praises pour in over the successful rescue operation

Messages of congratulations and praises have poured in from government leaders around the world over the success of the rescue operation to bring the 12 Wild Boars footballers and their…

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Navy SEAL thanks for support in rescue operation

The Thai Navy SEAL, hailed as hero in the two-weeks-long Tham Luang ordeal, this morning thanks all the people and organizations that contributed to the success of the high-risk rescue…

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All 13 survivors found to be in good health

All the 12 young Wild Boars footballers and their coach who have been rescued after being trapped for two weeks in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai were this morning…

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“Wild Boars” the movie?

Hollywood film producers are wasting no time and have already started plotting a movie based on what is seen as one of the world’s most daring rescue operations that saw…

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Applause and cheers greet international and Navy SEAL divers

The international divers and Thai Navy SEAL frogmen who were involved in the high-risk operation to bring all the 13 survivors out of Tham Luang cave were given a resounding…

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Mission accomplished: All Tham Luang survivors safely rescued

The five remaining survivors of the Wild Boards soccer team have been safely brought out of Tham Luang cave, ending three days of high-risk rescue operation that has captivated the…

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PM Prayut denies survivors tranquilized 

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha denied today that the young footballers trapped in Tham Luang cave were tranquilized before being put on the journey out to freedom but admitted that…

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Three more bodies believed to be boat accident victims plucked from the sea

Naval search teams have plucked three more bodies from the sea, bringing the number of confirmed deaths from Phoenix dive boat accident to 44 and the number of missing down…

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Rescue mission resumes, last 5 survivors expected to emerge this evening

The final operation to extract the remaining five survivors out of the flooded Tham Luang cave began at 10.48 am this morning. Rescue operations commander Mr Narongsak Osotthanakorn said at…

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Elon Musk visits Tham Luang

Elon Musk, Americian chief executive of Tesla Inc, SpaceX and Boring Company, visited Tham Luang this morning, and left behind a mini-sub prototype  in the cave where five members of…

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Doctors confirm 8 Tham Luang survivors in good health

The first eight members of the Moo Pa Academy football team who have been brought out of Tham Luang cave are in good health though two of them are found…

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Rescuers preparing to bring out the last 5

Thai and international divers are preparing to resume the rescue operation to bring out the last five members of the “Wild Boars” soccer team from Tham Luang cave in Chiang…

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Narongsak promises last 5 survivors to be extracted faster tomorrow

Rescue operations commander Narongsak Osotthanakorn announced the successful extraction of four more “Wild Boars” soccer team members out of the Tham Luang cave and expressed confidence that rescuers would be…

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Tham Luang cave ordeal puts spotlight on Thai media

Thai media have come under heavy criticisms for what is seen as their overzealous competition in covering the Tham Luang rescue operation, with some being accused of breaching ethics and…

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4 more survivors taken safely out of Tham Luang cave

The 5th survivor of the 13 who have been trapped inside Tham Luang cave for more than two weeks was brought out and sent to Chiang Rai hospital this evening while…

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Mission to extract remaining survivors launched

The mission to extract the second batch of the remaining nine survivors out of the flooded Tham Luang cave started at 11 am this morning, with the same team of…

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PM says remaining 9 survivors to be brought out “as soon as possible”

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said this morning that rescue teams are trying their best to bring the remaining  9 “Wild Boars” soccer team members out of Tham Luang cave…

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Rescue operation for remaining 9 survivors to resume today

Attempts to bring out the remaining 9 survivors trapped in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai will resume this morning after four of the young footballers were safely extracted in…

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Australian doctor plays crucial role in rescue mission — paper

An Australian doctor is at the centre of the onging attempt to rescue the young footballers and their soccer coach trapped in Tham Luang  cave in Chiang Rai.   The…

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Next operation to bring the rest to safety to begin in 10-20 hours: ex-governor Narongsak

Former Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn announced Sunday night that four survivors were safely extracted out of the flooded cave and are now in the hands of doctors at Chiang…

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Joining hands to bring the boys home!!

A picture of hand links of SEAL members was posted on the Facebook of Thai Navy Seal this morning, accompanied by the following statement: “Thai and international teams joining hands…

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Rescue operation to extract cave survivors has begun

   Divers have begun an operation to try to extract the 13 survivors out of Tham Luang cave, chief of the rescue mission Narongsak Osotthanakorn announced at 10.30 am this…

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Rescue operation appears imminent as media ordered out of cave areas

In what is seen as an indication that the operation to extract the 13 survivors trapped in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai is imminent, authorities ordered all the hundreds…

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