Thailand parties through the night! Country erupts in celebrations as trapped football team is freed from cave and rescue chief praises successful mission fuelled by the 'POWER OF LOVE'

Thailand has erupted in celebration after all 12 youth football players and their coach trapped in a flooded cave in the northern Chiang Rai province for more than two weeks were rescued, following an astonishing against-the-odds mission that captivated the world. The final four school boys and their coach, who had been trapped in darkness in Tham Luang Cave complex for 18 days, were today carried out on stretchers as the three-day operation came to an end. Residents in Chiang Rai, the city closest to the caves, took to the streets to celebrate, with drivers honking car horns and pedestrians dancing outside the hospital where the Wild Boar FC players are now recovering.

Elon Musk has hit back at the Thai official who oversaw the rescue of the soccer team trapped in a flooded cave after he rejected the billionaire's miniature submarine as 'not practical'.

Leaders of 27 allied countries are expected to sign the 'mobility pledge' on Wednesday when they meet in Brussels for a summit that is expected to be overshadowed by rows over spending.

Shapark Shajarizadeh, 42, posted on her personal website that she had been jailed for 'opposing the compulsory hijab' and 'waving a white flag of peace in the street', during a protest in Tehran, Iran.

The 17-year-old, from Russia, was allegedly subjected to hours of sexual and physical abuse by Aleksandra Dulesova and three of her friends after she began dating Aleksandra's ex boyfriend.

Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the president of Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), issued the warning at an event organised by the Karachi Press Club last week.

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Drawings of Thai Cave rescue flood social media

The dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their football coach in Thailand prompted emotional outpourings online from well-wishers who shared drawings praying for their safe return and homage to the incredible team of rescuers who saved them. On Tuesday, Thailand's Navy SEALs announced all 12 boys and their 25-year-old coach had been rescued from a flooded cave, ending an ordeal that lasted more than two weeks. Four of the boys and their coach were rescued on Tuesday, while the others had been freed from the flooded Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Thailand's Chiang Rai province on Sunday and Monday. Cartoon images of the smiling boys being found by divers have been circulating on social media along with messages for the team: 'Stay Strong, We are Coming' and 'Don't Give Up.' Now, more have flooded social networks, paying tribute to the incredible team of rescuers, from countries across the world, as well as the former Navy SEAL who died.

Flamingo fights off bullying African marabou stork in Kenya

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Keith Dungait, 42, who is thought to live in Newcastle, fractured five vertebrae in his back and is in hospital on a ventilator after diving into a pool in Majorca and hitting his head on the bottom.

The Semenyuk family in Ukraine consists of 346 living relatives. There is a party for every birthday and wedding, and for each newlywed couple a house is built in the village of Dobroslav by the family.

FILE - This June 14, 2018, file photo, shows a Nissan logo on a Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Truismo on display at the automaker's showroom in Tokyo. Nissan Motor Co. says it has altered results of exhaust emissions and fuel economy tests of its new vehicles sold in Japan, in the latest misconduct to surface at the Japanese automaker. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)

Nissan has admitted that it altered the results of exhaust emissions and fuel economy tests of new vehicles sold in Japan after it was caught letting unqualified people take the measurements.

An Israeli Air Force F-35 Lightning II fighter jet

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Erdogan was sworn in as the president of Turkey on Monday under a sweeping set of political reforms that sees him take control of parliament and effective control of the judiciary as well.

The train was carrying 362 passengers and six crew from Edirne, near the border with Greece, to Istanbul when it came off the rails on Sunday evening following heavy rains.

Mass brawl involving British tourists breaks out in front of McDonald's in broad daylight in latest episode of mayhem in Magaluf 

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Photographer captures leopard hiding amid the foliage in Kenya

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Ben Crawford, 19, a student from West Yorkshire, has been identified as the tourist who drowned in the pool of a private villa in Ibiza in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the court in Warsaw on Wednesday, holding posters referencing the constitution as they lashed out at the ruling Jaw and Justice party.

Valley Eyewear made a series of videos in the Balkans using footage of models in sunglasses but some of the images were from Jasenovac, a death camp run by Croatia's Nazi puppet regime.