After 17 days, all 12 boys of the football team, along with their 25 year old coach, who had been stuck in the Tham Luang caves in Thailand, have been rescued
according to The Straits Times. 19 divers were said to be involved in today's rescue operation, which was carried out on an urgent basis since there were fears of the water level in the caves further rising.
The historic agreement made by the leaders -- Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed -- also pledged opening of embassies, resumption
of air connectivity and development of ports which will particularly help the economy of land-locked Ethiopia - a populous and poor state with lot of economic potential.
British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Dominic Raab as the new Brexit Secretary on Monday. Raab was appointed to the role after former secretary David Davis
resigned suddenly late last night. "The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of @DominicRaab MP as Secretary of State for @DExEUgov," the prime minister's office tweeted this morning.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met South Korean President Moon Jae-in today. President Moon is currently on a 3-day visit to India, having arrived in New Delhi
on Sunday evening. He and his wife, Kim Jung-sook, were received by Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh. President Moon will next visit the Gandhi Smriti with PM Narendra Modi
Britain's Brexit minister David Davis and one of his deputies has resigned in a major blow for PM Theresa May as she tries to unite her party behind a plan to
retain strong economic ties to the European Union even after leaving the bloc. Davis was the front-runner in the 2005 Conservative Party leadership contest, but lost out to David Cameron.
The Japan government's top spokesman said that the devastating floods have claimed 100 lives as search-and-rescue operations continued. News agency AFP reported that
87 people had been confirmed dead from the severe floods, with another 13 found with no vital signs, adding that more than a dozen people were still missing.
Iranian teenager Maedeh Hojabri, who was famous for posting videos of herself dancing on Instagram, was arrested recently since dancing publicly or in front of unknown
males or on social media is strictly forbidden by law for women in Iran. However, several girls in Iran have now started posting videos of themselves dancing to express solidarity with the 19 year old.
At least 10 people were killed and 73 others were badly injured as 5 coaches of a train derailed in the Tekirdag province in Turkey. The train was traveling to Istanbul
from the Edirne province when the accident took place. The train had 362 passengers and 6 crew members. The accident took place due to heavy rains, according to Mehmet Ceylan, Governor of Tekirdag.
The social media giant said to have increased the number of personnel working in the area to prevent its abuse during the elections for both the national and provincial
governments of Pakistan, Dawn reported. It also started training officials of the country's election commission to enhance transparency, it added.
According to the Russian defense ministry, a cease-fire agreement has been reached with leaders of various armed groups in Syria's Deraa province. The agreement was mediated
by the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in the Syria. Other terms include evacuation of militants and their families to Idlib if they don't agree to settle their status.