So far, as at 12.40pm, two of the 33 miners trapped underground in Chile for 69 days have been rescued.

The Chilean president, Sebastian Pinera, has publicly given thanks to God, describing the rescue as a miracle.

Watch live BBC video footage of the Chilean miners being rescued here.

Why can’t there be the same level of urgency and media coverage for all the other major problems the world faces such as famine, poverty, environmental degradation and climate change?

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