Thailand cave rescue: Why can't they drill from above, other questions you want answered

  1. Thailand cave rescue: Why can’t they drill from above, other questions you want answered  USA TODAY
  2. Thailand cave rescue: Boys ‘can walk but can’t dive yet’  BBC News
  3. Rescue mission seeking to free trapped Thai soccer team may face danger from weekend storms  Los Angeles Times
  4. Thai cave boys: the psychology of surviving underground  Irish Examiner
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Taiwan scrambles fighter jets to track China bomber drill

Taiwan scrambles fighter jets to track China bomber drillTaiwan on Friday scrambled fighter jets to shadow Chinese bombers conducting a drill around the island, just hours after Beijing welcomed Burkina Faso’s move to sever diplomatic ties with Taipei. Taiwan’s defence ministry said it had dispatched fighter jets to monitor two Chinese H-6 bombers that were flying over the Bashi Channel south of Taiwan and the Miyako Strait, near Japan’s Okinawa Island. The scrambling comes a day after Burkina Faso became the second of Taiwan’s dwindling number of formal allies to jump ship to Beijing in a month.


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Chinese carrier leads live fire drill in East China Sea

Chinese carrier leads live fire drill in East China SeaA flotilla of Chinese naval vessels held a “live combat drill” in the East China Sea, state media reported early Tuesday, the latest show of force by Beijing’s burgeoning navy in disputed waters that have riled neighbours. The state-run Xinhua news agency said the vessels, led by China’s sole aircraft carrier the Liaoning, “took part in anti-aircraft and anti-submarine warfare training” with a simulated “opposing force”. Xinhua said the drill, which took place on Sunday, included multiple take-offs from the deck of the Liaoning by J15 fighter jets and that “anti-air missiles were fired from ships surrounding the carrier”.


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Taiwan president joins naval drill a day after huge China exercise

Taiwan president joins naval drill a day after huge China exerciseBy Fabian Hamacher SUAO, Taiwan (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen presided over a military drill by the self-ruled island’s navy on Friday for the first time since she took office in 2016, a day after diplomatic rival China held a large-scale naval display. Taiwan’s drill did not involve live fire. Beijing announced plans to hold live-fire military drills in the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday.


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