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August 23, 2018

Young soccer players rescued from Thai cave thank the world for teaching them ‘love’

ABC News(MAE SAI, Thailand) -- Sitting on an ornate carpet in a Thailand temple on Wednesday, a golden Buddha staring over their shoulders, the 12 young soccer players and their coach beamed with smiles and spoke of the uncertainty they faced while trapped in a flooded jungle cave — and the lessons they learned. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, the members of the Wild Boars soccer team reunited, eager to thank the world for the outpouring of love and support that went into rescuing them ..
August 22, 2018

Italian company behind bridge collapse offers 500M euros to help victims, build new bridge

Awakening/Getty Images(GENOA, Italy) -- The toll-road operator that manages a highway bridge that collapsed in northwest Italy has approved more than half a billion dollars in initial funding to help those affected by the disaster and to pay for a new steel bridge. Autostrade per l’Italia’s board members agreed on an initial list of proposed, self-funded initiatives to the tune of an estimated 500 million euros ($572 million) during a meeting Tuesday. Their commitment comes one week after a vast..
August 22, 2018

Pressure on Ireland-bound Pope Francis amid another sexual abuse scandal

Alessandra Benedetti - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images(DUBLIN) -- Pope Francis is set to visit Ireland in the first papal visit there in almost 40 years, but he is expected to come under pressure there from survivors of clerical sexual abuse. The pontiff is to arrive at Dublin Airport Saturday, buoyed by an 84 percent favorability rating among Catholics, according to the Pew Research Center. Even with huge crowds likely to line the streets of Dublin, sexual abuse survivors are calling for an inve..
August 21, 2018

Al-Qaeda’s master bomb maker assessed killed in US drone strike: Official

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Al-Qaeda's chief bomb maker is assessed to have been killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, according to a U.S. official. Ibrahim al-Asiri, a 36-year-old Saudi national, was considered one of the top terrorist bomb makers in the world by U.S. and western counterterrorism officials and was believed to be responsible for the foiled plot to take down an airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day in 2009. Reports of al-Asiri's death began circulating last week..