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World leaders urged not to COP out of climate action in Madrid

Political leaders, diplomats and negotiators are meeting for two weeks of talks amid a growing sense of urgency.

It began with the bang of a gavel in a cavernous hall on the outskirts of Madrid.

The latest round of UN climate talks. More than 25,000 people, more than 50 heads of state.

And an urgent call to action from the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres.

World leaders congratulate rescue mission of 12 Thai boys and coach

The last five survivors of the ordeal were brought out safely by the rescue team on Tuesday (Jul 10), joining eight others who were rescued in a similarly risky mission on Sunday and Monday.

United States President Donald Trump tweeted his congratulations: "On behalf of the United States, congratulations to the Thai Navy SEALs and all on the successful rescue of the 12 boys and their coach from the treacherous cave in Thailand. Such a beautiful moment - all freed, great job!," he said.