Thailand cave: Rescuers in race against weather as rains close in

Thailand cave: Rescuers in race against weather as rains close in

Rescuers are racing against the rains to free 12 boys and their football coach, who are trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand. A deluge is expected to hit in a matter of days that could force the water level up, threatening to flood the pocket where the group took refuge. The teenage boys […]

Thailand cave: New video shows boys in good health

Thailand cave: New video shows boys in good health

Media playback is unsupported on your device A new video has been released of the 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a Thai cave, in which they say they are in good health. Smiling and at times laughing, they introduce themselves one by one. They were found on Monday after nine days trapped […]

Italy Wikipedia shuts down in protest at EU copyright law

Italy Wikipedia shuts down in protest at EU copyright law

Italian Wikipedia blocked readers from its own pages on Monday in protest over the future of EU online copyright law. Critics say the rules, due to be voted on this week, could put an end to memes and remixes, and require platforms to pay for linking to news. Instead of an encyclopaedia entry, visitors to […]

Thailand cave rescue: Rescuers weigh boys' escape options

Thailand cave rescue: Rescuers weigh boys' escape options

Media playback is unsupported on your device Rescuers are considering how best to bring to safety a group of boys trapped in a flooded cave network in Thailand. The 12 boys and their football coach were found alive on Monday and have received medical treatment and food. Divers reached them nine days after they entered […]

Kadyrov foundation delivers tons of aid to war-hit regions of Syria

Kadyrov foundation delivers tons of aid to war-hit regions of Syria

A Chechen charity organization has delivered hundreds of tons of food and other aid to the Syrian people and is now sponsoring the restoration of historical mosques in the country, the government’s press service reports. In a press release timed to coincide with the 14th anniversary of the Akhmat Kadyrov Public Foundation – the charity […]

Ministers prepare for Queen’s death in ‘unprecedented’ exercise – reports

Ministers prepare for Queen’s death in ‘unprecedented’ exercise – reports

UK ministers took part in a secret exercise to prepare for the aftermath of the Queen’s death, according to a report by the Sunday Times. The scale of the high-level gathering was dubbed “unprecedented.” Thursday’s meeting was chaired by UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s deputy David Lidington, and was attended by Home Secretary Sajid Javid, […]

Russia announces sanctions over Lithuanian memorials policy

Russia announces sanctions over Lithuanian memorials policy

Russia will introduce reciprocal restrictions on Lithuanian memorial projects as a reply to the Baltic nation’s recent toughening of rules regulating Russian memorials, the Foreign Ministry has stated. The announcement on Friday was issued shortly after mass media reported that Lithuania had frozen all restoration works at memorials to Soviet soldiers who liberated the country […]

Indian football fan dies in car crash near Wold Cup city of Sochi

Indian football fan dies in car crash near Wold Cup city of Sochi

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French court drops money-laundering charges against Russian Senator Kerimov

French court drops money-laundering charges against Russian Senator Kerimov

A court in France’s Aix-en-Provence has cleared Russian senator and key shareholder in the country’s largest gold producer, Suleiman Kerimov, of money-laundering charges and changed his status to ‘witness.’ However, Nice Public Prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre has indicated that his agency will analyze the decision and is likely to appeal it, Russian news agency RBC reported […]