‘Hang in there!’ Chilean miner tells trapped Thai boys

Mario Sepulveda is known as “Super Mario” for helping keep his fellow Chilean miners’ spirits up when they were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010. (AFP/Rodrigo ARANGUA) MEXICO CITY: Mario Sepulveda, one of the Chilean miners who was trapped underground for 69 days in 2010, had a moving message of encouragement on Wednesday (Jul 4) for the boys’ football team trapped in a cave in Thailand: “Hang in there!” In a video message sent to AFP, Sepulveda – known as “Super Mario” for helping keep his comrades’ spirits up during their…

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CHIANG RAI — Eight drug couriers were killed and 600,000 methamphetamine pills

CHIANG RAI — Eight drug couriers were killed and 600,000 methamphetamine pills and three assault rifles seized in a clash between a ranger unit and a band of armed drug couriers near the Thai-Myanmar border in Mae Sai district on Saturday night, according to media reports. The clash occurred at about 8.30pm after a patrol of the 31st Rangers Task Force spotted a band of about 15 armed drug couriers about 2 kilometres from the border in tambon Wiang Phang Kham. When ordered to stop for a search, the couriers…

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Top 10 places to visit, when in Thailand

This is our top 10 must see places to visit when travelling to Thailand, Thailand is an amazing place filled with amazingly friendly people.   Thailand is a collage of animated scenes that comprise bustling modern cities crowded with motorbikes and tuk-tuks, Buddhist temples tended by orange-robed monks, hill tribes selling handicrafts, lush landscapes dotted with traditional farming villages, ancient ruins and stunning coastlines peppered with gorgeous beaches and blue lagoons. Such a captivating portrait explains why Thailand is Southeast Asia’s most popular travel destination. This overview of the best places…

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