Thai navy commandoes who were leading the mission said all thirteen were now safe. The plight of the group and the massive, dangerous operation to free them has gripped the world's attention. Also: the wife of the widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has left China after eight years in unofficial detention, and the football World Cup reaches its semi-final stage, with the 1998 winners France facing what's been called Belgium's 'golden generation' in St Petersburg.
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