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by in World on 9th July, 2018


1) Former Thai navy SEAL Passes away in Thai boys rescue

Saman Kunan’s body was taken to Bangkok, as colleagues and family members lament his dedication to his job and courageous nature. The diver died on Friday at 1 am when he ran out of oxygen coming back to the surface after his mission from ‘chamber 3’ in the Tham Luang caves the boys were found in. 4 boys were rescued on Sunday, and many still remain.

The Thai armed forces website offered condolences to Kunan’s family and wrote: “Cave diving is one of the most difficult jobs in the world.”

Live updates have surfaced since the incident, that the search will resume.

2) At least 24 people left dead after train derails in Turkey

At least 24 people have died, and dozens injured after the train of a packed passenger train, with 362 passengers, and 6 crew members, derailed in Turkey.

Turkey’s ministry of transport said “the ground between the culvert and the rail collapsed” owing to heavy rain.

DHA news relayed witness accounts from survivors, “There were deaths immediately, people whose legs were crushed. It was a horrible accident.” Read more here

3) England may win the 2018 World Cup

Football fever has swept the UK as England takes a lead in the World cup. After Saturday’s game, which put England in the lead against Sweden 2-0, spectators are already predicting their win this Sunday against Moscow.

But what is everyone saying?

Gareth Southgate believes the England team will get a stronger reception than the heroes of the 1966 world cup.  Englands only previous world cup winning. Southgate said, “Social media and everything else, the global thing is so much bigger.” However, a number of Twitter users have been alluding to the fact that Englands wins are causing dangerous riots on the streets, one almost leading to a fatal car accident.

4) Dozens die as Japan tries to save victims from flooding

Authorities have confirmed that at least 100 people have died, from the flood in Japan. Rescue workers are working against the clock to save as many people as they can from the wreckage, caught in ‘devastating record rains.’ Central and western parts of the country, have been massively effective with landslides. At least 44 people have gone missing. 1.5 million people have been forced to leave their homes, amidst the chaos.

5) Theresa May in hot water over Brexit

What happened?

David Davis, the leading minister for Brexit negotiations resigns as Brexit secretary. The secretary illustrated a number of disagreements he had with number 10.  The secretary said it looked less and less likely” the party would deliver on the Brexit result and Tory commitment to leave the customs union and single market.”

“The general direction of policy will leave us in at best a weak negotiating position and possible an inescapable one,” he wrote, adding: “The inevitable consequence of the proposed policies will be to make the supposed control by Parliament illusory rather than real.”

This leaves Prime Minister Theresa May quite vulnerable.

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