Thai boys spend eighth night in flooded cave as weather eases

Thai boys spend eighth night in flooded cave as weather easesTwelve Thai boys and their assistant football coach spent their eighth night trapped in a flooded cave, as a round-the-clock search was aided by better weather on Sunday. Rescue teams attempted to reach deeper into the chambers of Tham Luang cave in the hope of locating the children, aged 11 to 16, and the coach more than a week after they ventured in and were blocked by heavy rains. Despite the tireless effort and international assistance, there has been no contact with the group since they were reported missing, and monsoon rains have complicated the rescue by blocking passageways.


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Celebrated Japanese climber with one finger dies on eighth attempt to summit Everest

Celebrated Japanese climber with one finger dies on eighth attempt to summit EverestA Japanese climber, who lost nine fingertips to frostbite in a previous expedition, died on Monday during an attempt to climb Mount Everest, an official said, the second person to die on the world’s highest mountain during the current climbing season. Nobukazu Kuriki, 36, was found dead while sleeping in a camp 2 tent at 7,400 metres (24,278 feet) on the 8,850-metre (29,035-feet) mountain, tourism department official Gyanendra Shrestha said from base camp. “Sherpas found his body inside the tent,” Shrestha told Reuters. Details of the incident are not immediately available due to poor communication with the higher camp, he said. Kuriki had made seven unsuccessful attempts to scale Everest. In 2012, Kuriki spent two days in a snow hole at 27,000 feet (8,230 metres) on Everest in temperatures below minus 20 Celsius. That was when he had to have his fingertips amputated. Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki poses with a Nepalese flag during a press conference in August 2015 before an attempt to be the first to scale Mount Everest since the April 2015 earthquake  Credit:  Bikram Rai/ AP Macedonian Gjeorgi Petkov, 63, died at the weekend climbing Everest, hiking officials said without giving details. Scores of climbers have successfully made it to the top of Everest this month taking the benefit of good weather, officials said. Nepal has allowed more than 340 foreign climbers to ascend the peak during the current season which started in March and continues through this month.


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Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt on Everest: official

Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt on Everest: officialA Japanese climber, who lost nine fingertips to frostbite in a previous expedition, died on Monday during an attempt to climb Mount Everest, an official said, the second person to die on the world’s highest mountain during the current climbing season. Nobukazu Kuriki, 36, was found dead while sleeping in a camp 2 tent at 7,400 meters (24,278 feet) on the 8,850-metre (29,035-feet) mountain, tourism department official Gyanendra Shrestha said from base camp. Macedonian Gjeorgi Petkov, 63, died at the weekend climbing Everest, hiking officials said without giving details.


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