Brekky Wrap: Four Boys Freed; Naked Melbourne Shoot; Haddad Murder Arrest
All the news you need to know this Monday.
Four of 12 boys trapped in a Thai cave for two weeks have been rescued. Each boy was escorted by two trained divers as they navigated four kilometres of submerged caves to reach safety. The four saved soccer players were sent directly to a local hospital to receive medical treatment.
Rescue operations have now ceased and are expected to resume on Monday, where the rest of the team including some weaker players and others as young as 11 are preparing to make the risky journey to safety. Rescuing the remaining team members could take between three and four days however, this is yet to be confirmed by officials.
The 12 boys and their 25-year-old soccer coach were discovered by two British divers nine days after they went missing on July 26. Efforts to rescue to the boys have involved over 90 international and Thai divers and emergency crews. One former Thai navy SEAL lost his life due to lack of oxygen attempting to return from the cave after dropping supplies to the team.
NSW detectives are set to fly to Brazil to assist local police with their investigation into the death of murdered Sydney woman Cecilia Haddad. Haddad's former boyfriend, Mario Marcelo Santoro was arrested by Brazilian Police on Sunday AEST over her death. Santoro travelled from Australia to Brazil around the time of Haddad's murder. Her body was discovered in the Lane Cove river in April.
85 people are dead and another 58 are missing after heavy rains caused extreme flooding and deadly landslides in the southwest of Japan. A further two million people have been forced to flee their homes after more than 1.5 times the average amount of rain fell in the region, which includes major centres Kyoto and Hiroshima. Emergency services are now working to evacuate people from at-risk areas and 54,000 search-and-rescue personnel have been mobilised to find those missing.
500 people are expected to brave the cold to be photographed by artist Spencer Tunick on Monday. The shivering sea of Melbournians will gather in a car park above a Woolworths supermarket on Chapel Street for the picture. Woolworths originally stopped the shoot from going ahead on a Saturday as they said blocking access to the car park could inconvenience customers. The supermarket later agreed to have the photo shoot so long as it took place during a quieter trading period.
They might have been knocked out in the quarterfinals, but fans couldn't be prouder of the Russian football team, who gave a surprise performance at the FIFA World Cup. Losing to Croatia in a penalty shootout that saw them leave the competition, Russia has been praised for their 'fighting spirit' by many. The tournament is now at the semifinal stage, where England is set play Croatia and France will meet Belgium for a spot in the final.
Singer Justin Bieber and model girlfriend Hailey Baldwin became engaged over the weekend according to TMZ. The couple dated in 2016 before splitting, but they appeared together a number of weeks ago, sparking speculation that the two had reunited. Baldwin posted a video of the pair in the Bahamas on Sunday where it is believed Bieber popped the question. Bother Jeremy Bieber's own social media post came just hours after Baldwin's where he wrote, "Proud is an understatement! Excited for the next chapter." There has been no official confirmation that the pair are engaged.
Over 150 corgis have attended a beach party in Vancouver. The event included a costume contest and a race for the canine competitors and was a success despite organisers being concerned the event had become too popular. With such adorable event participants it's hard to imagine how having too many corgis could ever be a problem.
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