Bangkok Post – Here come the floods
Heavy rains in the far North and southern provinces including Chumphon have caused landslides and cut numerous key roads, with floodwater up to two metres in some areas.
bbc.co.uk – East Asia to see Venus Sun transit
Planet Venus puts on a show for skywatchers by moving across the face of the Sun in a transit that will not be seen again for another 105 years.
bbc.co.uk – Australia’s growth beats forecast
Australia’s economy expands more-than-expected in the first quarter allaying fears of a global slowdown hurting its growth.
bbc.co.uk – Queen ‘humbled’ by Jubilee events
In a special message to the nation, the Queen says she has been “touched deeply” by seeing so many people celebrating her Diamond Jubilee together.
bbc.co.uk – New EU plan to stop banks failing
The European Commission has drawn up new proposals designed to stop taxpayers’ money being used to bail out failed banks.
bbc.co.uk – Syria bars Western ambassadors
Syria declares as unwelcome the ambassadors of several Western states; a week after governments around the world expelled its top diplomats.
bbc.co.uk – Walt Disney to ban junk food ads
US media giant Walt Disney has said it will ban junk food ads on its programmes in an effort to tackle the growing problem of child obesity.