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i'm sophie long, live outside the hospital in northern thailand where all 12 rescued boys and their football coach are now being treated. officials say the boys are healthy, fever—free and seem to be in high spirits. translation: no one thought we could make it up when we did, it was a first for the world. the thai navy seals are also out of the cave safely. as is the doctor who was with them. they say they're not sure if by a miracle or science. i'm kasia madera, in london. also in the programme: president trump arrives in brussels ahead of a key nato summit and bashes europe again on its record of defence spending. and les bleus are through! france make it to the world cup final after beating belgium. live from our studios in singapore
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and london, this is bbc world news — it's newsday. it's midnight in london, and 6am here in northern thailand where divers have rescued all 12 boys and their football coach from flooded caves, seventeen days after they got trapped underground by heavy rains. they were trapped in a cave underground for more than two weeks. a rescue mission unprecedented in its scale and complexity. they have ca ptu red its scale and complexity. they have captured the hearts and minds of the whole country and millions around the world. when the last ambulance drove here last night, there were cheers and applause from the people on the streets. our first report is from our south east asia correspondent,
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jonathan head. would this be the day that saw all the boys and coach out safely? with the sky darkening, it had to be today. helicopters in the afternoon told us they were getting ready. then the tell—tale flashing lights. this is the second ambulance we have seen and behind it, the third on this, we hope that being the last day of this truly remarkable operation. and every ambulance we have seen so far has meant another life saved. inside the caves, dozens of divers have been working in wet, claustrophobic conditions to support the rescuers. there has not been a cave rescue this big ambitious before. the boys were fed and treated underground by an army medic to strengthen them for the journey out and even some divers said it was too
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dangerous to try but the threat of new floods made it the only option. these men run the boys football team. 17 days of worry, of apps when the boys were found and downs when they could not get out were over. translation: i want to hug them first. i want to cheer them on and tell them how worried i have been. i don't know what to say. we had something else to tell the coach. an invitation from manchester united to the rescued boys. most of them man u fans. to visit old trafford next season. this is the man who has run the rescue operation from the start. bureaucrats in thailand rarely get this reception but he pulled off rescue the whole country had longed for. translation: today people
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of thailand, the government agencies and the private sector, together with media and all the international support, no—one thought we could make it, but we did. we accomplished admission deemed by many as impossible. it was a first for the world. everyone involved in this huge and complex mission was celebrating. these are engineers who had been diverting streams to lower water levels in the caves. people came out to cheer the ambulances as they brought the last of the boys into hospital, safe and sound. only one week ago, when they were found, trapped and exhausted, who would have believed this was possible. jonathan head, bbc news, chiang rai, northern thailand. the last four boys and the courage
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came out the caves and will waking up came out the caves and will waking up this morning, in a comfortable bed. divers came from all over the world to help thai authorities. some said it would never work, that it was too dangerous and complex but on day one they brought out for boys, day one they brought out for boys, day two, another for boys came out safely. and then official confirmation that all 12 boys and their coach had been wrought out, not only alive at relatively healthy given their ordeal. the bbc‘s lucy williamson has been speaking to some of the rescuers. there is a nation hidden by exhaustion. they arrived back from the mountain tonight with barely the
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words and energy to tell their story. good. very good. these are the men who won against a mountain, heroes from all walks of lives, all corners of the world, united not in a single act of bravery but in dozens a single act of bravery but in d oze ns of a single act of bravery but in dozens of them. earlier today, they we re dozens of them. earlier today, they were amongst the last divers to lead the mountain with the thai navy seals, the cheese marking the end of a crisis that gripped the world and took a global team to solve. there organised, a thai rock singer who drew donations from her followers. we think tanks, hiking equipment. i asked her what they would do tonight. celebrate. the whole country, maybe all around the world, celebrate for us, for the team, for the government, all everybody who
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has worked very hard. down the road, navy seals were celebrating. we have had to blow their faces. after weeks of holding its breath, thailand is celebrating the stock they say faith can move mountains, thailand chose to put their faith can move mountains, thailand chose to put theirfaith in can move mountains, thailand chose to put their faith in the can move mountains, thailand chose to put theirfaith in the men here. well, the boys went 10 days without food. the boys you can imagine a very hungry. chocolate spread on brad is a favourite food what they have not been given that yet. —— bread. they have not yet seen their parents properly. the first eight boys have seen theirfamilies properly. the first eight boys have seen their families but only through glass. authorities worried about
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potential infections and that is something the boys families and the boys themselves will be looking forward to very much. but now it is back to london for the rest of the news. great news that the boys are now safe but important to remember the tie—in may be still —— navy seal diverfrom thailand tie—in may be still —— navy seal diver from thailand who lost his life. stay with us for more on the story later in the bulletin. let's take a look at some of the day's other news: the british man poisoned by the novichok nerve agent has regained consciousness, two days after his partner, dawn sturgess, who was also poisoned, died. doctors treating charlie rowley in a hospital in southern england say there's been a small but significant improvement in his condition. police are investigating a possible link to the case of
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russians sergei and yulia skripal, who were poisoned with the same substance in nearby salisbury. also making news today: a suicide bomb attack has killed 12 people and injured another 30 in the pakistani city of peshawar. it happened at a political rally for an anti—taliban party. national elections in pakistan will be held in a fortnight. a political candidate is among the dead. more than 150 people are now confirmed dead in the worst floods to hitjapan in three decades. rescuers have been searching for survivors after torrential rains devastated parts of western japan. thousands of people gathered outside buckingham palace to watch a flypast of aircraft for the centenary of the british royal air force. the crowds were treated to a spectacle in the sky, cheering for the colourful display,
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while the queen and other members of the royal family watched from the palace balcony. president trump has arrived in brussels, ahead of a nato summit where he'll try to persuade european nations to spend more money on defence. his calls have prompted a rebuke from the president of the european council donald tusk, who told mr trump to "value his allies" because he "didn't have that many". from brussels, our europe editor katya adler sent this report. the united states self appointed dealmaker in chief has landed on european soil. long—awaited but also kind of dreaded by his allies here who wondered, after the iran deal and the climate change accord, will make her be the next agreement to be
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trampled by president trump. his tweets were not encouraging. he is not wrong in terms of domestic military spending. president trump points to europeans as the worst offenders. the us always tops defence charts. a host of others come nowhere near, including three of the biggest economies in the eu — germany, italy and france. forget decades of peace, the nato secretary general has homed in on cash and flattery ahead of the summit in the hope of persuading donald trump of nato's merits. nato is a good deal for all 29 allies. i have thanked president trump for his leadership on defence spending and it is having
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a clear impact. all allies have started to increase and spend on defence. he is a general unpredictability has europeans spooked and feeling expos. they have relied on the us for security since the second world war but feel nothing can now be taken for granted, fearing russia, cyber attack on cross—border terror, the eu is now beginning mode —— modestly to boost its defence. today, some blunt european words for the us president. dear president trump, america does not have and will not have a better ally than europe. today europeans spend on defence many times more than russia and as much as china. america, appreciate
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your allies, after all, you do not have that many. at nato headquarters, at packed agenda await leaders tomorrow. but what really matters most and the question hanging heavy here, will donald trump deliver? you're watching newsday, with sophie in thailand. i'm in london. also on the programme: france edges past its european neighbours belgium to secure a spot in the world cup final. we'll have all the reaction right here on newsday. central london has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks. police say there have been many casualties and there is growing speculation that al-qaeda was responsible. germany will be the hosts of the 2006 football world cup.
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they pipped the favourites south africa by a single vote. in south africa, the possibility of losing hadn't even been contemplated and celebration parties were cancelled. the man entered the palace through a downstairs window and made his way to the queen's private bedroom, then he asked her for a cigarette. and on the pretext of arranging for some to be brought, she summoned a footman on duty, who took the man away. one child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. education is the only solution. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: divers have rescued all twelve boys and their football coach from flooded caves in northern thailand
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17 days after they got trapped underground by heavy rains. and president donald trump has arrived in brussels ahead of a high stakes nato meeting. welcome back to chiang rai in northern thailand. i'm outside the hospital where the 12 boys and their football coach are recovering after that massive high risk rescue operation that lasted three days. last night we had confirmation that all the boys had not only been brought out safely, alive, but they're also all in relatively good health. let's have a chat now tojennie brand miller, who is a nutritionist and the professor of nutrition at syd ney and the professor of nutrition at sydney university. she joins us from australia. what impact would it have had on their young bodies to be
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without food for ten days? ok, so they would have been using .mac using some of their muscles stores, protein stores around their muscles, in order to provide their brain with some glykos —— using some of their. —— luke. they would have used fat stores. —— glucose. that would have affected their brain, the brain of a human is huge and it demands 20% of oui’ energy human is huge and it demands 20% of our energy requirements on a normal day. if you are resting, like these boys were, it's probably using 50% of the energy being generated by the body. but they are using their stores and you will be able to see that. they will look a bit skinny and they will soon, maybe within a week to ten days, be back to their normal weight. we've
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week to ten days, be back to their normalweight. we've heard week to ten days, be back to their normal weight. we've heard from sources within the hospital that they are very hungry, some of them, as you can imagine, lots of requests for their favourite foods. pork skin, chocolate spread on bread. we're told they've been given soft easily digestible foods at the moment. how do you go through reintroducing food into their diet after that time without anything at all? well, if you haven't had food for as long as a week, what's happening is all the enzymes that are normally used in digest you have kind of wound back their production. they are at very low levels therefore. so it's important to reintroduce food, whether it's carbohydrates, proteins oi’ whether it's carbohydrates, proteins orfacts, to reintroduce them slowly. as you said, they should be
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easily digestible. —— fats. i think under these conditions they should have introduced some foods that are sugary, that could have beenjust glucose, because that's immediately absorbed. they would have given small amounts i think of high—quality proteins and high—quality proteins and high—quality fats. 0k. jennie brand—miller, good to have you with us. thank you so much for taking the time to speak to us. hopefully it won't be too long before the boys are given some of their favourite foods they've been requesting. the last four and their coach will wake up for the first time this morning in the building behind me in a comfortable bed for the first time in a long time. we're told they're all in good spirits. they haven't been reunited with theirfamilies. the they haven't been reunited with their families. the first eight have seen their families. the first eight have seen their parents through a glass screen, health officials are concerned about infection and we are told soon the families will be
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allowed in wearing protective clothing, but they will have to keep a distance of two metres. 0ne clothing, but they will have to keep a distance of two metres. one of the fathers said after his boy was brought out of the cave and safely that he was dying to hug his son, u nfortu nately that he was dying to hug his son, unfortunately he would be able to do that yet. exciting times for the boys ahead. we are told they will be keptin boys ahead. we are told they will be kept in hospitalfor at boys ahead. we are told they will be kept in hospital for at least seven days. potentially bad news because they was that invitation from fifa to the world cup final, when the doctors asked about that yesterday they chuckled and said they would be watching it on television. they've also got invitations to old trafford as well. lots of people keen to see these boys. not sure when we will do that because we're told they will be in the building behind me for at least seven days. kasia, back to you. sophie, we wish them the best of luck. sophie mentioned the boys have been invited to the world cup final.
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france have booked their place in the world cup final after beating belgium i—0 in the first semi—final in st petersburg. samuel umtiti scored the only goal of the match in the 51st minute. the bbc‘s 0lly foster is in moscow, where excitement is building as the first world cup finalist was chosen. france heading here for that sunday final at the luzhniki stadium in moscow. not the greatest game, i think we expected a few more goals because these two teams, france and belgium, they had were the ones that knocked out argentina and brazil on their way to the semi—final. so many world stars in those two teams. they seem to cancel each other out, both goalkeepers had to be very good and pulled off those smart saves but it was that umtiti header that deflected off maroune fellaini, the belgian man, pastor thibaut courtois. i—0 belgian man, pastor thibaut courtois. 1—0 to the french, they are in theirthird courtois. 1—0 to the french, they are in their third world cup final. winners in 98 and runners—up in 2006. didier deschamps, winner as
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captain in 2008, and he's the coach as well, so maybe he's on for a 20 year double. but of course we wait to see who the french will face because we're waiting for that second semi—final with interest at the lucy li key on wednesday. absolutely. in theory, 0lly, at this time tomorrow we will know who is going through. who will be meeting france? unless the penalty shootout is going on for a long time we should know but let's not hope for that. england have been so assured. they had a penalty shootout against colombia but it's an inexperienced and young team but their manager gareth southgate has been repeating that mantra, let's make our own history. but my word, they're in their first history. but my word, they're in theirfirst semi—final history. but my word, they're in their first semi—final for 28 years, will they get to their first final ata will they get to their first final at a world cup since 1966? croatia, fatigue might be an element because they've had to come through to back penalty shootouts, they've never been to a world cup final but they have a fantastic group of players
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there who's been there for a long time, know each other inside and out and it luka modric and deavin rakitic at the heart of their midfield, they have a pairing that is truly unplayable when they're at their best. england just seem unfazed by everything that they'd encountered here and they have been making their own history. they certainly have, 0lly foster in moscow. the world cup is dominating the international papers. other stories are being covered, including of course, the amazing rescue operation in thailand. let's look at the straits times which has much more about the 12 thai boys and their football coach. they'd been stranded in a flooded cave for 17 days. the paper says this ordeal ended with ecstatic scenes of celebration, as the last five were brought to safety. the south china morning post leads with a story of the widow of chinese nobel peace prize winner liu xiaobo. liu xia, his wife, has arrived in berlin after being allowed to leave china. she had been under house arrest since her husband won the prize in 2010. he died of liver cancer last year.
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some of the stories making the front pages of the international newspapers. that story of the rescue of those children trapped in that cave for nearly two weeks has been dominating the papers. the teacher of some of those children has been speaking about how important their language skills are. he's been celebrating not only the fact that they were rescued, but he's also been celebrating how they were able to use their language skills as part of their rescue. just have a look at this. how many of you? 13? basically you never know when you will need english. my english. my name is francois, known as
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teacher frankie, i'm from canada. i teacher frankie, i'm from canada. i teach computer in english. when i saw the video of the british divers speaking english, there was an a nswer speaking english, there was an answer from the kids. speaking english, there was an answerfrom the kids. i speaking english, there was an answer from the kids. i thought this is great, this is extraordinary. how many of you? 13? brilliant! i was proud. i was really proud of those kids that they could actually a nswer those kids that they could actually answer something in english. that's why i came up with the idea of doing that sign. the situation with the cave at tham
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luang created an opportunity for the kids to realise that... it's great if you can say a few words in english, you know? basically you never know when you'll need english. english is universal, you know? all these kids have to learn about english at one point if they want to improve their career in the future. we are in a remote area of thailand. we're not in bangkok. it's an awareness, it's open their mind that there's something else in the world than thailand. a very proud teacher. that's all for now, stay with bbc world news. hello again. yesterday's pressure
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weather brought an end to a run of remarkable feat really. somewhere in the uk over the last 60s we've seen temperatures into the low 30s with the exception of yesterday's maximum temperature, which was at schrivener in devon, we only got to 16 celsius. for most of us a bit less humidity around, feeling a good dealfresher than recent days. a beautiful end to the day, this was the scene of the setting sun in lincolnshire. looking at the weather picture for the early risers today, we do have a weather front across western scotland, that will threaten to bring some rain into northern ireland as well. 0therwise, into northern ireland as well. otherwise, it's a dry start to the date and a fresher feel to the weather as well. now, this rain early wednesday morning is actually going to get a little bit heavier, particularly across south—west scotland. it might welljust particularly across south—west scotland. it might well just about scrape into antrim and down in northern ireland as well but a turns heavier for northern ireland as well but a turns heavierfor a time on northern ireland as well but a turns heavier for a time on wednesday morning it will then begin to ease off as the moisture gets spread
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around the front bringing the risk ofa around the front bringing the risk of a few showers in wales and south—west england as we head into the afternoon. apart from that, a dry looking day with the early day cloud tending to break up with spells of some tried. again, not feeling cold in the sunshine but continuing to feel pleasantly fresh really. temperatures reaching a high of around 25 or so in the warmest spots, thicker cloud in scotland and northern ireland, generally high teens to low 20s here but getting warmer over the next few days. if you're planning to watch the football later on this evening, should be a fine end to the day if you're at some of these outdoor venues and temperatures holding up quite reasonably as well. actually, should be a comfortable night's sleep ahead as well. allotting at the weather charts on into thursday, we still got our wiggling weather front out to western areas of the uk but a weak affair, a zone of moisture out to the western side of the country that will provide the
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focus of a few isolated showers. the broad picture, though, is a lot of dry weather underneath a ridge of high pressure. quite a bit of cloud around again with spells of sunshine coming through. probably more sunshine generally as we get towards the latter part of the week and that will help boost the temperatures. so high on thursday reaching 27 celsius in london. 25 in cardiff, 21 in edinburgh. again, there will be a few isolated showers across these western areas. that theme continues on into friday, most having a dry into the week but a few showers knocking around before it turns warm and sunny into the weekend. that's your weather. i'm kasia madera, with bbc world news. our top story: rescue workers and volunteers are celebrating the end of a daring mission to free twelve boys and their football coach. thejunior team had been trapped in flooded underground tunnels, before being found by british divers last week. donald trump has arrived in brussels for a nato summit. ahead of his visit, the us president hit out at his nato allies forfailing to spend enough on defence,
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claims that were quickly refuted by eu leaders. and this story is trending on bbc.com the actor george clooney has suffered minor injuries after a motorcycle crash in sardinia. the 57 year—old's scooter was hit by a car that failed to stop, causing him to slam into its windshield. the star was taken to hospital, but is now recovering at home. that's all. now on bbc news, hardtalk‘s stephen sackur speaks to
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