Search and rescue efforts

Pope Francis blesses the crowd as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, July 1, 2018. Pope Francis has lamented intensified attacks in southern Syria, asking that people be spared more suffering. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 06, 2018 - 8:50 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis thanked aid groups that rescue and care for migrants on Friday and denounced the "sterile hypocrisy" of those who turn a blind eye to the world's poor seeking security and a dignified life. Francis celebrated a special Mass for migrants and those who care for them...
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Soldiers carry a pump to help drain the rising flood water in a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand Friday, July 6, 2018. Thai authorities are racing to pump out water from the flooded cave before more rains are forecast to hit the northern region. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 06, 2018 - 7:51 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Authorities overseeing the rescue operation for 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in northern Thailand said they have a "limited amount of time" to get them out, as they raced against worsening weather and lessening oxygen underground. The massive operation...
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FILE - In this handout photo released by Tham Luang Rescue Operation Center, Thai rescue teams use headlamps to enter a pitch-black cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach went missing, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Monday, July 2, 2018. The group was discovered late July 2 after 10 days totally cut off from the outside world, and while they are for the most physically healthy, experts say the ordeal has likely taken a mental toll that could worsen the longer the situation lasts. (Tham Luang Rescue Operation Center via AP, File)
July 05, 2018 - 10:27 pm
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — At a gilded temple in Thailand's mountainous north, Ekapol Chanthawong honed a skill that will serve him well as he sits trapped underground in a dark cave: meditation. Before the 25-year-old was a coach to the young boys on the Wild Boars soccer team — 12 of whom are...
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In this photo taken on Monday, July 2, 2018, migrant women look at a crew's computer aboard the Open Arms aid boat, of Proactiva Open Arms Spanish NGO. Spain's government said Barcelona will be the docking port for the aid boat traveling with 60 migrants rescued on Saturday in waters near Libya and rejected by both Italy and Malta. (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo)
July 04, 2018 - 12:20 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A rescue ship carrying 60 migrants arrived Wednesday in a Spanish port after being refused entry by Italy and Malta, the second time in a month that a humanitarian group has been forced to travel for days to unload people rescued in the central Mediterranean. The Italian...
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In this July 3, 2018, image taken from video provided by the Thai Navy Seal, Thai boys are with Navy SEALs inside the cave, Mae Sai, northern Thailand. With heavy rains forecast to worsen flooding in a cave in northern Thailand where 12 boys and their soccer coach are waiting to be extracted by rescuers, authorities say they might be forced to have them swim out through a narrow, underwater passage. The 13 are described as healthy and being looked after by medics inside the cave.(Thai Navy Seal via AP)
July 04, 2018 - 6:47 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the search for 12 boys and their soccer coach in a cave in northern Thailand (all times local): 1:05 p.m. The Thai official overseeing the rescue operation of a soccer team trapped in a flooded cave says the boys and their coach may not all be extracted at the...
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This Tuesday, June 19, 2018 photo by Amelia Milling shows her with a 7-year-old Alaskan husky named Nanook, that is credited with helping rescue her when she injured was hiking a trail in the Chugash State Park east of east of Anchorage, Alaska. Milling, a college student from Tennessee, was hiking the Crow Pass Trail and was injured early in the planned three-day hike. She says the white dog found her after she tumbled down a slope. Nanook's owner Scott Swift says Nanook has been taking trips into Chugach State Park for years and accompanies hikers he meets on the trails. (Amelia Milling via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 5:22 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 7-year-old Alaskan husky is credited with helping rescue an injured woman hiking a trail east of Anchorage, Alaska. The dog named Nanook helped pull Amelia Milling to shore after she fell while crossing the Eagle River last month, the Alaska Star reported . Milling, a 21-...
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July 03, 2018 - 1:39 pm
LONDON (AP) — When authorities in Thailand were assembling a group of rescuers to search for a soccer team lost in a flooded cave, one of their first calls went to a retired firefighter and an IT consultant in England. Rick Stanton and John Volanthen were the first to reach the 12 boys and their...
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In this grab taken from video provided by the Thai Navy Seal, a view of the boys and their soccer coach as they are rescued in a cave, in Chiang Rai in Thailand, Monday, July 2, 2018. Rescuers found all 12 boys and their soccer coach alive deep inside a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand late Monday, more than a week after they disappeared and touched off a desperate search that drew international help and captivated the nation. (Thai Navy Seal via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 6:36 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — A top Thai official said Tuesday that heavy rains forecast for the coming days could worsen floods in the mountain cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach were located after being missing for more than a week, forcing authorities to speed up their extraction. The 13 were...
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Relatives of the victims of the ferry that sank on June 18 weep during a prayer on a ship on Lake Toba, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Indonesia on Tuesday stopped searching in one of the world's deepest lakes for the bodies of dozens of victims of the ferry sinking two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Hendra Syamhari)
July 03, 2018 - 4:17 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia on Tuesday ended a search of one of the world's deepest lakes for the bodies of dozens of victims of a ferry sinking two weeks ago. The head of North Sumatra province's Search and Rescue agency, Budiawan, said the decision was made after "intense" discussions...
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Rescuers make their way down at the entrance to a cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach went missing, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand, Sunday, July 1, 2018. The frantic effort to locate them in the cave for a week picked up pace as a break in the rain eased flooding in the system of caverns and more experts from around the world joined the anxious rescue mission. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 02, 2018 - 9:47 pm
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the search for 12 boys and their soccer coach in a cave in northern Thailand (all times local): 8:30 a.m. A Thai provincial governor says the 13 people who had been missing for more than a week have all had an "informal" medical evaluation inside the cave and...
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