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this is bbc world news today. i'm duncan golestani. our top stories. the first ones are out. four of the boys trapped in a flooded cave in thailand are rescued. they're now being treated in hospital. we saw two ambulances go into this hospital earlier, that's another. the boys are coming out. the 12 members of a football team and their coach have been trapped in the caves for almost a fortnight. we'll bring you the very latest from thailand on a rescue which has captivated the whole world. also ahead. japan's deadly floods get worse — now two million people are ordered to leave their homes to seek safety. i'm chris mitchell, coming up later, sebastian vettel extends his lead at the top of the drivers championship holding of a thrilling fightback by hamilton at the british grand prix. hello and welcome to world news today.
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the first ones are safely out. four of the twelve boys trapped for more than two weeks in flooded caves in thailand have been safely rescued after an unprecedented and complex mission by a team of 90 divers from around the world. the remaining eight boys and their football coach are still trapped — with time against the rescuers as more heavy rain is forecast. the four brought out are now recovering in hospital. a warning: our south—east asia correspondentjonathan head's report does contain flashing images. it began with more divers and air tanks going in. and all other non—essential vehicles being sent out. a daring and complex rescue was under way. governor narongsak osotta na korn, who commands the operation, described it as d—day. conditions will never be better, he said. after their dramatic
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discovery on monday, the boys have been fed and treated by an army medic on the rock shelf where they'd been forced to retreat by rising water. they were judged fit enough to make the journey. although none has ever dived before. it involves two divers swimming with each child, who's tethered to the driver in front. they follow a previously laid guide rope to help over difficult terrain and poor visibility. the narrowest part of the route is less than a0 centimetres wide. the boys are helped through by the diver in front, before resting on a rocky outcrop and then continuing. as the light outside faded, the site of flashing lights and the sound of helicopters told us at least some of them were out. they were then flown to the city of chiang rai. this is what all of those who have been involved in this operation have been waiting to see. we saw two ambulances go into this hospital earlier. that is another.
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the boys are coming out. then governor narongsak made this announcement. "after 16 days of waiting, today we were able to see the faces of the wild boars", he said to cheering journalists, referring to the nickname of the boys‘ football team. the four who were brought out today were described by one rescuer as doing remarkably well. they hope to get the remaining nine over the next 2a hours. jonathan head, bbc news, chiang rai. our correspondent dan johnson is in tham luang near the exit of the tunnel. he says the sense of relief that some boys have been rescued is tempered with nervousness about the boys still left underground. yes it is incredible, it is really fantastic news that has been well
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received. the fact that this method of getting the boys out by having essentially taught them in strange circumstances the most of the build pa rt circumstances the most of the build part of scuba diving, the fact that that has succeeded really has raised hopes of a happy ending all around. clearly there is more work to do even though things have gone quiet this evening, we saw the majority of workers leaving the site earlier, people going home to rest so that they can return tomorrow. but they will still be a team overnight taking care of things and making sure this situation doesn't deteriorate seriously. the man in charge of the rescue operation said this was the right time to take a pause. translation: as for when the next operation can be carried out, i can't give an exact time but it will be in about ten hours or so. so we will see those rescue workers tomorrow back in force, probably first thing, ready to resume the operation. they've got a lot more work to do, it is complex and
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tredegar and will take a lot longer. it is delicate careful work that has to be done cautiously but having shown that four boys have made it out alive and have received treatment there is great hope that the rest will follow by the same route. everyone is impressed with the technical skills that have been employed by the team of international diving experts that have come together to work on this impossible puzzle but a great sense of relief that thankfully it appears to be working. the man in charge of the operation today said this was d—day, and seems it's going very successfully so far. danieljohnson just at the exit to the cave system. let's look back at how the whole thai cave rescue story unfolded. the group went missing on 23 june after exploring the tham luang cave. heavy rains struck, flooding the system and trapping them inside. a search operation was set in motion — ten days later the group was discovered alive
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deep inside the caves by two british divers. but the danger of the rescue mission was put into tragic perspective by the death of saman gunan — a former thai navy diver, who had volunteered to help. after several days of training, divers began to bring the boys and their coach out at around 10 am local time on sunday morning. it took almost eight bours before the first boy emerged from the cave. three more soon followed. butjust before 9 pm local time the operation was suspended. it will resume in the morning. as you've heard, the four boys rescued from inside the tham luang caves remain in hospital in chiang rai as rescue teams prepare to extract their team mates. but getting the team to safety is only the first step in what will be a long journey to recovery for these boys. once they've been released from hospital it'll be up to experts and their families to help them to deal with the trauma of what they've been through after being trapped underground for more than two weeks. joining me now to
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discuss the road ahead is child trauma research psychologist rachel hiller. thank you for coming to join me on bbc world news today. what will clinicians look for as they examine these children? yes, there are various common reaction is that we can see children exhibit when they have been in very frightening situations like these boys have been m, situations like these boys have been in, of course, it might be that they are having nightmares or memories that are making them feel unsafe, and to people around them that might look like they are being more jumpy, more easily startled or perhaps more aggressive, on the flip side, perhaps more withdrawn than they used to be before the event happened. so all of these reactions, it's important to note, can be common after a traumatic event. they
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can be an understandable reaction to going through something sad and frightening. but as people working in this area we would be looking at how those signs of distress developed, whether they reduced on their own or whether more formal support might be required. what form might that formal support take? that will obviously be specific to what kind of mental health services are available to that region, but certainly the step before that, the social support around those young people becomes important so even before any formal support might have to be accessed which is around the talking therapies and supporting young people to process and talk about what they have been through, the family and the community around those young people will be particularly important. we've seen over the last week or so from the letters the children sent to their families, there were almost stoical
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about it, saying, we are ok, don't worry too much about us. how do you deal with that? you don't want to force children to feel something they are not feeling that perhaps they are not feeling that perhaps the will of course be coming out saying they are ok and being brave. what do you do in that situation? saying they are ok and being brave. what do you do in that situation7m is something a lot of parents talk to us about, they find this very difficult. you don't want to push children into these things but you also don't want to have them avoid processing what they have been through. carers or other close family members know if a young person has changed because of what they have been through, and it might be quite common in the weeks afterwards. and for these boys, they have been in a unique situation because, as you have said, they have had because, as you have said, they have ha d co nta ct because, as you have said, they have had contact with their families while they've been in the cave but they've also been in there with their good friends, and their soccer team, their football team. so
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they've actually had some social support ongoing while they have been in there. quite a unique situation that those boys have found themselves in. but once they have come out, once things have settled a bit on what is going on, and obviously at the moment this is a fluid situation, they are good friends, they still have good friends, they still have good friends stuck in that cave. what we would like parents to do is provide young people with the opportunity to talk about what they have been through, that doesn't matter if a young person is distrust, it is important that they have a chance to process what they have been through but even if a young person seems to be doing while it is helpful for people in their social system to provide them with the opportunities to process and talk about it, and if needed to support them to face things they might be worried about. rachel, what role, if any, does the lack of daylight they have
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experience to play? it has a big impact on the circadian rhythm and i'm sure there is a medical side which will have to be monitored their eyesight. that's kind of beyond the area that we work in but certainly in terms of their circadian rhythm and sleep and all these processes, notjust slip, the appetite, there is general health will have to be closely monitored and i'm sure that as part of what will happen in the after—care. and i'm sure that as part of what will happen in the after-care. yes, one would imagine. thank you very much, rachel hiller, child psychologist. nopporn wong—anan, editor of the bbc‘s thai service, told me more about the reaction of thailand's media to the rescue efforts and what it means for the government. so it's joy and jubilation that these boys have been rescued, at least for now, for often it has been very sad news, just days before, of this diver who died while trying to rescue these boys and their coach.
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but now four of them have been rescued, and nine more coming. so people are praying for the rest to come out alive and sound. how do the public view how the government and the authorities have dealt with this? has there been any criticism, any concern about the way the operation has been conducted ? at the moment there seems to be quite positive reaction from the public. because they say that the prime minister has been trying to let the people on the ground, let the governor be the commander of this operation. yes, he's been informed of the latest developments every now and then. the interior minister who is the direct supervisor of this provincial
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government visits the area from time to time. but the operations have been under the full control of this government and they do get a lot of support from different operated within the government. at the moment the military has been running the country for over four years, though they are able to deploy all kinds of equipment that they need, look at the navy seals, you have the army, you have the navy, the agencies and the internal ministries that all descended on this operation. so they are doing that very, very well, and in a way, it's positive for the military, who seem to be losing a little bit of popularity on the political front because they promised to hold an election, just a few months after they took power, they keep postponing this election goalposts, until the latest timeline now is february next year. so this somehow gets the media attention away from whether the elections are rescheduled again. but on the other
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hand they seem to get some support and credit for delivering this. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come: we'll look at the other news making headlines at this hour — including the deadly floods and mudslides injapan, which have already killed more than 60 people. central london has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks. police say there has been many casualties and there is growing speculation that al-qaeda were responsible. germany will host the 2006 world cup. they beat the favourites south
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africa by a single vote. in south africa by a single vote. in south africa the possibility of defeat had been contemplated. the man entered through a downstairs window and made his way to the queen ‘s private bedroom and asked for a cigarette. she summoned a footman on duty who took the man away. 0ne one child. 0ne teacher. 0ne book and one pen can change the world. education... this is bbc world news today. the latest headlines. we don't have the headlines at the moment. millions of people injapan have been told to leave their homes because of extensive flooding
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and land slides that have already claimed more than 80 lives. caroline hawley reports. more than 50,000 rescuers are now involved in what the authorities are calling a race against time. these hospital patients were saved by the japanese military. this is where they were rescued from. the only escape was either by helicopter from the rooftop or by boat. and here, we see why. some people are reported to be still stranded in the hospital — and they are not alone. a swathe of western japan has been hit by unprecedented rainfall that's caused flash flooding and landslides. many people died because they weren't able to flee in time. among them, an 80—year—old couple and a three—year—old girl. and the death toll will certainly rise. translation: i went to my father's home, but it was hopeless. we were looking for two people and only found one. several million people have been told to move
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to safer ground if they can. those trapped in their homes have been advised to move to higher floors. some are already as high as they can go and have tweeted desperate calls for help. translation: even now we've not been able to confirm the safety of quite a lot of people and there are many who are stranded, facing the terror of impending inundation and waiting for rescue. nature has delivered this part ofjapan a devastating blow and it's not finished yet. more rain is forecast and with it, officials say, a serious risk of more landslides. caroline hawley, bbc news. let's get the sport now with chris mitchell. lewis hamilton fought from the back of the grid to take second
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in the british grand prix. drove superbly to overtake me when i can and and overtook the safety car. raikkonen crossed the line ahead of va ltteri bottas raikkonen crossed the line ahead of valtteri bottas who had led with only five laps remaining. vettel strengthens his grip on the championship. he will then head to his home race in germany with an eight—point advantage. so we now know the semi—finalists for the world cup. the first match is on tuesday, france take on belgium. the french team have been speaking about the game and about the rivalry that exists between the two nations, given how close they are on the map. translation: there is a big rivalry between france and belgium. it's a derby. they have nine players who play in the premier league. there will be something of a british accent. we know their qualities,
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that's true for hugo, myself and paul. this will be a special game, for sure. spain are looking for a new head coach after it was confirmed that fernando hierro would not be continuing. hierro stepped in after julien lopetegeee was sacked just days before spain's opening world cup game. spain were eliminated from the tournament by the hosts russia. hierro, who had been working as a sporting director for the spain football federation before the world cup, will seek new challenges. russell knox made two incredible long putts on the 18th as he beat brian fox in a play—off to win his second european tour title in the irish open on sunday. it's his first win in two years. he made a birdie from 80 feet. knox begun the day six shots off the pace. despite losing
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out, the runner—up position for knox saw him play in one of three qualifying spots for the open. peter sagan has won the second stage of the tour de france in a sprint finish. the edged out the leader in a reduced sprint to the finish. the overnight leader and a host of others came down. peter sagan and 15 riders avoided it to set up the frantic finish, giving the slovakian the race leader's journey. frantic finish, giving the slovakian the race leader'sjourney. england scored just 87 runs in the final ten overs in bristol on their way to a total of 198—8. jason for a top scoring. —— jason
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total of 198—8. jason for a top scoring. ——jason roy total of 198—8. jason for a top scoring. —— jason roy top scored. rohit sharma's 100 not out was scoring. —— jason roy top scored. rohitsharma's100 not out was the strong performance. australia's miserable run of results in the shorterforms of the game continues — after they were beaten by six wickets by pakistan in harare. fakhar zaman top scored with 91. pakistan reached their target of 184, with four balls to spare. that's all the sport for now. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. ten people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a train derailment in the north west of turkey. the train was travelling from kapikule, on the country's border with bulgaria, towards istanbul. 0ver100 ambulances and a number of army helicopters were sent to the scene to take part in rescue operations. an appeals court in brazil has cancelled an order to release the country's former president, lula da silva. it reverses an earlier — and unexpected — order by another judge of the same court.
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the popular left—wing politician is serving a 12—year sentence for corruption. us secretary of state mike pompeo has dismissed accusations by north korea that he engaged in "gangster—like" behaviour during a visit there. now in the vietnamese capital hanoi, he stressed that denuclearisation was a condition for lifting sanctions. mr pompeo urged north korea to follow the example of vietnam, saying president trump believed pyongyang could replicate its path to normal relations with washington and to prosperity. let's get a little more now on the rescue of the young football team from a cave in thailand. the whole rescue mission has been a race against time, with the fear that heavy rains might return at any moment, flooding the caves again, and making it impossible to bring the trapped boys out. sarah keith—lucas from our weather team has been looking at what's in store for the region in the coming days. it is all eyes on the skies above
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thailand and of course we're in the wet season, from may to october. there has been a drier interlude but over the next 24—48 hours you can see the showers getting going again. some heavy showers. don't take the position of them too literally, they will be fairly hit and miss. more showers over the next seven days but the most frequent and heavy will be during the day on monday. some heavy downpours with thunderstorms. it looks like the showers will ease as we head towards the middle of the week. let's take a look at some front pages asia will be waking up to on monday morning. and as you'd expect the thailand caves rescue is dominating headlines. the bangkok post leads with the headline ‘four 0ut — nine to go' as they report the operation director says
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the successful extraction was a ‘masterpiece.’ they've featured details of the extremely and their rescuers are having to navigate, including a difficult t—junction described as a ‘sliver of space' they need to squeeze through to reach safety. the straits times reports the complex rescue mission will continue monday to retrieve the remaining eight boys and their coach. the team of 18 divers, including 13 foreigners and five from thailand's navy seal team, took a 10 hour break to regroup before they're expected to launch back to the rescue operation at daybreak. and the asia times is also leading on the story gripping thailand, and the rest of asia and indeed the world. the first four boys to be extracted remain in hospital in chiang rai, while medical teams are also preparing for the arrival of the other eight boys and their coach. let's remind you now of the main news — four of the boys trapped in a flooded cave in
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northern thailand for more than two weeks have been rescued. the mission to save the rest of their football team has been paused overnight. a major operation involving international divers and elite members of the thai navy began at 10am local time, to bring the boys safely through the 4 kilometre passage. they were collected by ambulances and then flown to hospital in chiang rai. the rescue effort is due to resume on monday. the risks are still considerable. heavy rain has been falling overnight in thang laung where the cave is located. we'll bring you all the latest here on bbc world. thank you for your company. the midsummer heatwave continues,
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another hot and sunny day, many parts of the country seeing temperatures above 30 degrees. here you can see some fair weather cloud that's been bubbling up. a fair bit of cloud this evening tonight and over parts of scotland into northern ireland. a bit more cloud filtering down the east coast as well. a slightly cooler feel here. 12 degrees in aberdeen but in southern and western england and wales, overnight temperatures of about 18. a warm and humid night ahead. monday very much still high—pressure driving the weather but we have this weather front which is going to be introducing some cooler conditions. it won't be as hot as it has been especially in eastern scotland and north—east england. slightly cloudy and
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wind from the north. elsewhere, another hot and dry day to come and i think the hottest weather on monday is going to be in southern and western parts of england and wales. you can see the red colours. not as hot as it has been in the north—east. temperatures around 18 in aberdeen, 20 in belfast, 18 in newcastle. london and cardiff, 28, 29. the championships continue at wimbledon. another dry day, there will be some more cloud than we've seen. strong sunshine breaking through the cloud and top temperatures around 28 degrees. high—pressure stays in charge of the weather on tuesday and into wednesday. we will be drawing in the cooler airaround thatarea, spilling in from the north—east. through the week a bit of a respite if you're not a fan of the high temperatures.
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slightly cooler. still a lot of sunshine and mainly dry as well. after that cooler interlude especially on tuesday into wednesday, things will hot up again as we head into the weekend. goodbye for now. hello, this is bbc world news, the headlines, the first boys are out, four of the children trapped for more than two weeks in a cave system in thailand have been rescued. they we re in thailand have been rescued. they were taken straight to hospital where they are being assessed by doctors. the operation involved two divers helping each child to the submerged and narrow caves, the rescue effort has been suspended for the night as the team rests but more heavy rain is forecast. the next stage bringing out the remaining boys and the coach will carry on, they are still in the cave but authorities say they are safe. and the japanese prime minister says the race to save people trapped by heavy rain isa
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