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The military took power in 2014 and has since cracked down on human rights, banned public gatherings, censored media, and jailed critics. But the cave rescue mission helped show what the military, and thus the government, can accomplish ahead of elections next year.
Thailand is considering giving citizenship to four stateless members of the Thai soccer team who were trapped in a cave
Four members of the Thai soccer team rescued from a cave are being considered for Thai citizenship, officials said. Three of the boys and their 25-year-old coach are members of different ethnic groups and face travel restrictions, cannot access financial services, get married, or buy property.
Thai cave rescue: Boys who lived furthest away were chosen to leave the cave first so they could ride their bikes and tell everyone to prepare food
The Thai soccer team who had been trapped inside a cave decided to allow the boys that live furthest away to be rescued first. 25-year-old coach Ekapol Chanthawong said the boys were not chosen based on the state of their health, as had previously been reported.
Drinking cave water and not thinking about fried rice: Here’s how the Thai soccer team survived 9 days in a flooded cave with no food or drink
The Thai soccer team that was trapped inside the Tham Luang cave complex for 17 days told reporters on Wednesday why they entered the cave and how they managed to survive for so long. They entered the cave on June 23 after soccer practice and only planned to stay for an hour.
The Thai soccer team who were rescued from a cave held a press conference on Wednesday evening in their first public appearance. The 12 boys, aged 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach have been recovering in the hospital for the last week after surviving more than 10 days inside the cave.
Elon Musk has apologized for insulting a British cave-rescue diver, who threatened to sue the billionaire
"I apologize to Mr. Unsworth and to the companies I represent as leader," Musk said on Twitter. "The fault is mine and mine alone." The diver Vernon Unsworth, who was involved in the Thai cave rescue mission, had said he was considering legal action over Musk's comment that he was a "pedo guy."
The two Australian divers that helped rescue the 13 members of the Thai soccer team will be recieving civilian honors for their efforts. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said arrangements for honoring Richard Harris and Craig Challen are "already underway."
The rescued Thai soccer team dug a 16-foot-deep hole inside the cave wall, despite not having anything to eat
The soccer team stuck in the Tham Luang cave complex dug a massive hole into the wall of the cave to try to free themselves, despite not having any food to eat, Thai army doctor Pak Loharachun said. All of the boys were freed from the cave on July 10 after a 17-day ordeal.
An Australian diver who was part of the rescue efforts to free 12 Thai soccer players and their coach said the boys themselves chose when to leave the flooded cave. It had been previously reported that the weakest boys were selected to exit the caves first.
The British diver from the Thai cave rescue whom Elon Musk called a ‘pedo’ is considering suing the billionaire
A British diver involved in the Thai cave rescue mission has indicated he intends to sue Elon Musk, who called the diver a "pedo" on Sunday before later deleting his tweet.