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A long way from home

Thailand | Before getting lost in a cave, Adul Sam-on found direction for his future at a Thai church and school
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 7/13/18, 09:59 am

When British divers earlier this month located the group of 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped inside a flooded cave in northern Thailand, only one boy, 14-year-old Adul Sam-on, could communicate with the divers in English. 

“What day is it?” Adul asked the divers before telling them the group’s greatest need: food. By that point on July 2, the Wild Boars soccer team had been stuck in the Tham Luang Cave system for 10 days, eating birthday snacks, drinking water dripping from the cave walls, and digging deeper into the cave to keep warm. 

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Will Italy’s political unrest spark a eurozone crisis?

International | Italian president appoints new interim prime minister amid populist party calls for protests
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/29/18, 02:20 pm

Italian President Sergio Mattarella this week selected another interim prime minister to create a new government after the country’s populist parties lost their bid to govern. The political uncertainty that began after elections in early March likely will continue as the populist parties prepare to protest the move.

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Attacks on Nigerian Christians spur protests

International | Fulani herdsmen targeted worshippers and priests in an attack during Catholic Mass
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/01/18, 02:32 pm

A herdsmen attack that killed two priests and at least 15 other worshippers during a Catholic Mass in Nigeria’s Benue State has sparked anger across the country and triggered calls for the president to step down.

Armed gunmen on April 24 attacked St. Ignatius Catholic Church in the state’s Gwer local government area as parishioners gathered for an early morning Mass. The dead include the Revs. Joseph Gor and Feliz Tyolaha.

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