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USA 13-0 Thailand: United States claim biggest ever Women’s World Cup win

USA 13-0 Thailand: United States claim biggest ever Women’s World Cup win

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device The United States recorded the biggest ever victory in the Fifa Women's World Cup as they crushed Thailand 13-0.The 2015 winners were 3-0 up at half-time, scored four times in 10 minutes in the second half and then added six more goals in the last 16 minutes.Alex Morgan scored five times for the United States with two goals apiece for Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis. Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd also scored to beat Germany's 11-0 win over Argentina.The United States' previous biggest win in th...
Thailand party accepts king's opposition to Princess Ubolratana PM bid

Thailand party accepts king's opposition to Princess Ubolratana PM bid

World
The party that nominated a Thai princess to run for PM has said it will comply with the king's wishes after he opposed the move.The Thai Raksa Chart party is allied to divisive former PM Thaksin Shinawatra.On Friday Thai King Vajiralongkorn denounced as inappropriate his sister Princess Ubolratana Mahidol's unprecedented bid for political power.The candidacy would have broken with the tradition of the Thai royal family publicly staying out of politics.The party said it "complies with the royal command with loyalty to the king and all members of the royal family".It came in response to a palace statement which said such an act would "defy the nation's culture". Thailand: Land of military coups Why Thais said yes to new constitutio...
9th boy rescued from Thailand cave as final push begins for those remaining inside

9th boy rescued from Thailand cave as final push begins for those remaining inside

World
The final push to bring home four boys and their soccer coach by a crew of international and Thai divers began in earnest on Tuesday. Eight boys have already been brought out of the cave after over two weeks in the darkness. The ninth boy was brought out of the cave at about 4 p.m. local time, according to the Thai navy SEALs. Officials confirmed they had restarted the rescue effort for the third day at 10 a.m. local time, or 11 p.m. Eastern time the prior night. As with the previous rescue efforts, 19 divers have gone into the cave, with two divers escorting each of the boys out of the cave with tethers. "If everything goes to plan, all will come out today," an official said at a Tuesday midday press conference. "We are ready to operate completely today," Chiang Rai Province ...
The boys trapped in the Thailand cave could face an unusual disease

The boys trapped in the Thailand cave could face an unusual disease

Health
As the rescue efforts for the 12 boys and their coach trapped in a flooded Thailand cave have continued, the world has been hoping for the entire group's safe return to the surface. But after surviving the weather conditions, severe body stresses and unimaginable emotional distress of being trapped for days in dark, wet caverns, the 13 have more challenges ahead. All that time inside the caverns has exposed them to a dangerous and rare infection, often called "cave disease." What is 'cave disease?' Cave disease, also called speleonosis, is an infection with a fungus called Histoplasma capsulatum. It was first described in the 1940s as an “unusual” lung disease affecting a group of men camping in an abandoned storm cellar. The fungus is naturally found all over the world...
Rescuers begin process of removing boys from cave in Thailand

Rescuers begin process of removing boys from cave in Thailand

World
Rescuers in Thailand have begun the process of removing the 12 boys and their soccer coach who have been trapped in a cave for two weeks, according to the Chiang Rai governor. Authorities said at a press conference Sunday morning in Chiang Rai province that they made the decision to rescue the boys as oxygen drops and the threat of monsoon rains approaches. Due to the length of the journey out of the cave, officials said the first boy was expected to come out at 9 p.m. local time, which is 10 a.m. Sunday Eastern time. The officials said the operation could take two or three days. At 10 a.m. local time, 13 foreign divers and five Thai SEALs entered the cave to begin the operation. Two divers will escort each of the kids out of the cave. "We have a fraction of a second to help them come ...