MAE SAI, July 9: Thai authorities said the second phase of the operation to rescue a youth soccer team trapped in a flooded cave was underway Monday, a day after four of the 12 boys were pulled from the complex after more than two weeks underground.
LONDON, July 9: The Socialist International, or SI, has endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in their call for the rights of Palestinian people. SI, a global alliance of 140 political parties, as well as 35 parties currently in national governments, urged for a military embargo to be imposed against Israel until it ceases its violations against the Palestinian people.
DAMASCUS, July 9: State news agency SANA confirmed the that a deal had indeed been reached between the Syrian army and the rebels. The Syrian army and rebels forces have stopped military operations after a Russian-backed deal was brokered enabling some 28,000 people to re-enter the region.
REYNOSA, July 9: Since 2012, Mexican authorities have put 138,000 migrant children in detention centers where they must await deportation, sometimes separated from their parents. 97 percent are from Central America, mainly Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, and 65,000 were traveling alone.
PORTO ALEGRE, July 9: The president of the Federal Regional Court (TRF-4), Thompson Flores, has decided to keep Lula in prison. In an apparent turn in events judge Thompson Flores rules that the case returns to judge Gebran and that therefore its decision to maintain Lula in prison remains valid.