Thai cave boys mark year since ordeal with Buddhist rites

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Members of the Wild Boars football team who were rescued from a flooded cave offer foods to a Buddhist monk near the Tham Luang cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province of Thailand. (AP)
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Members of the Wild Boars football team attend a news conference as they mark the one-year anniversary of being trapped in a cave, in Chiang Rai, Thailand on June 24, 2019. (Reuters)
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Members of the Wild Boars football team who were rescued from a flooded cave, pray during a religious ceremony near the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai province of Thailand. (AP)
Updated 24 June 2019

Thai cave boys mark year since ordeal with Buddhist rites

  • The boys were lost in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for nine nights before being found
  • It took another eight days for all to make it out safe

MAE SAI, Thailand: The 12 young Thai football players and their coach who grabbed global attention last year when they were trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks have marked the anniversary of their ordeal start with a religious ceremony.
The members of the Wild Boars took part in a Buddhist ceremony Monday before attending a news conference to talk about their lives over the past year.
Many of the boys — now aged 12-17 — say they still dream of becoming professional football players, while others say they want to become Navy SEALs like those who took part in their rescue.
The boys were lost in a cave in northern Thailand for nine nights before being found. It took another eight days for all to make it out safe.


Trump says next G7 summit won't be at his Miami golf resort

This file photo taken on April 03, 2018 shows a view of the entrance of Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida. (AFP)
Updated 20 October 2019

Trump says next G7 summit won't be at his Miami golf resort

  • Trump cited what he termed “Crazed and Irrational Hostility” from Democrats and the news media in explaining the reversal

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump late Saturday abandoned plans to host next year’s Group of Seven economic summit of leaders of developed nations at his Florida golf resort, after Democrats and others decried the decision as evidence of the president misusing his office for personal gain.
In a series of tweets, Trump said he would drop the plan announced Thursday by White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. Trump cited what he termed “Crazed and Irrational Hostility” from Democrats and the news media in explaining the reversal. “We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately,” he wrote.