July 9, 2018

The cave odyssey that captured the attention of the world

ABC News(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) -- These are the faces of hope that captured the hearts and prompted the prayers of millions across the world -- and drew dozens of the world’s most elite rescue divers to the Chiang Rai province of northern Thailand to risk everything to plunge into the depths of a pitch black cave and bring the boys back to daylight. The boys, ages 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach became trapped on June 23 after exploring the depths of the Tham Luang Nang Non cave following ..
July 8, 2018

Woman sickened by nerve agent Novichok in England dies

Jack Taylor/Getty Images(LONDON) -- A woman who was exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in southern England has died, police announced Sunday. Dawn Sturgess, 44, succumbed to her injuries in a hospital in Salisbury, according to the Metropolitan Police in the United Kingdom. “Today is the day we hoped would never come,” said Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Kier Pritchard. “On behalf of all officers, staff and volunteers working for Wiltshire Police, I wish to pass on our condolences to the fami..
July 8, 2018

What it’s like inside the Thai caves

ABC News(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) -- To get an idea of what rescuers are facing during the attempted extraction of a dozen Thai soccer team members and their coach, ABC News correspondent Matt Gutman crawled, slid, crouched, wriggled and stumbled through an empty cave near the site in Mae Sai, Thailand where the rescue efforts continued throughout the weekend. “What’s remarkable about this is that you’re crouching the whole time, and you get tired very, very quickly -- because you’re basically in a..
July 8, 2018

Where was US when Europe, Canada slapped new sanctions on Myanmar over Rohingya treatment

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Trump administration has a list of between six and nine senior Myanmar officials to sanction over the Rohingya crisis, but the effort has stalled amid internal debates over sanctions’ effectiveness and U.S. leadership, two sources tell ABC News. Since the Myanmar military launched its latest round of deadly violence last August and hundreds of thousands of Rohingya were displaced, the U.S. has sanctioned only one Myanmar official, even after Canada and the Euro..