World News Briefs -- July 9, 2018

Daily Mail: EIGHT boys are now free from Thai cave and in hospital after heroic divers 'pulled them through the flood water' - leaving just four children and their coach trapped for another night

* Four more boys have been rescued from the cave in the northern Chiang Rai region, Thailand, on Monday
* Another four team members and their coach now remain underground and will be rescued later this week
* Hazardous rescue operations to save 12 young Thai footballers from a flooded cave began Sunday morning
* Four members of the football team were brought out on Sunday evening and taken to hospital
* Boys, many of whom can't swim, are effectively being 'pulled along' through tunnels by divers
* Fear of monsoon complicating a Tuesday rescue calmed by forecast of comparatively little rain
* Parents waiting at cave are not told who is about to be rescued and don't know who was brought out Monday
* Following health assessment by Australian doctor, the weakest of the boys is being evacuated first

Four more boys have today been rescued from the cave complex in northern Thailand where a youth football team became trapped two weeks ago, leaving just four teammates and their coach stuck underground for at least another day.

The first of today's rescued Wild Boar FC players, whose identities have not yet been confirmed, was seen being carried out on a stretcher shortly before 5pm local time, a few hours after the mission entered its second day.

Boys number six and seven were brought out little over an hour later, with boy number eight spotted being taken out at about 7.40pm local time.

They were all carried out on stretchers still wearing their full-face diving oxygen masks, and cared for at a nearby field hospital before being airlifted to the Chiang Rai Pranukroh Hospital, where the four players rescued on Sunday are recovering.

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