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Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Wednesday 25th July 2012

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Wednesday 25th July 2012

THAILAND
Bangkok Post – ‘Radical’ rewrite
Pheu Thai plans extreme amendments to the constitution – senate elections, court reform and changes to the election and anti-graft bodies.

Bangkok Post – First HFMD death
A little girl was the first victim of hand, food and mouth disease but doctors say she died from complications, not a new or virulent virus strain.

Bangkok Post – Vicente causes floods in North, flight woes
Tropical storm Vicente has triggered floods in parts of the North and caused delays and the cancellation of several flights, officials said Tuesday.

The Nation – One year on, govt looks to secure its position
The political rumour mills are hard at work again, floating news of a Cabinet reshuffle as the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra prepares to celebrate the first anniversary of her appointment in August.

The Nation – Sutiya takes aim at a medal
Sutiya Jiewchaloemmit is upbeat about her chances in the Olympics following intensive training in Germany with her coach Jan Henrik Heinrich.

ASIA
bbc.co.uk – Japan’s exports fall 2.3% in June
Japan’s exports dip in June, the first drop in four months, as slowdown in key markets including Europe and China, hurts demand.

bbc.co.uk – India in tiger zone tourism ban
India’s Supreme Court bans tourism in “core zones” of more than 40 government-run tiger reserves.

news.com.au – 6.6 quake hits Indonesia’s Sumatra
Terrified residents have been sent fleeing after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra.

UK
bbc.co.uk – Hacking accused protest innocence
Journalists from the now-defunct News of the World (NoW) protest their innocence after it was announced eight people are to face charges over phone hacking.

news.com.au – Jaguar to create 1,100 new jobs
Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will expand its Castle Bromwich plant in the UK and create 1100 new jobs.

bbc.co.uk – Team GB welcomed to Games village
Team GB athletes have been welcomed to the Olympic village in a ceremony that opened with a rendition of Queen’s “Bicycle Race”.

AFRICA
bbc.co.uk – Deadly floods in central Nigeria
At least 39 people die in flooding in central Nigeria after heavy rainfall caused a dam to overflow near the city of Jos, the Red Cross says.

EUROPE
bbc.co.uk – Spain finances under new pressure
Spain and Germany sought to reassure investors that Spain would not need to seek a full international bailout, after the country’s borrowing costs hit a record high.

bbc.co.uk – Greece recession will deepen, says Antonis Samaras
Greece will suffer a much deeper recession than thought this year, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has said.

new.com.au – Sunbeds kills 800 in Europe every year
Sunbed users run a 20 per cent higher risk than non-users of developing skin cancer.

US
bbc.co.uk – Apple’s $8.8bn profits disappoint
Apple makes a net profit of $8.8bn in the three months ending in June, up 21% from a year earlier but lower than forecasts.

bbc.co.uk – Obama health ruling to save billions
The ruling that upheld the Obama health law will save the government $84bn (£54bn), but mean less coverage for millions of poor people, US auditors say.

news.com.au – US lawmakers press for gun law reform
A group of Democratic lawmakers are pushing to ban assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines in the wake of Colorado’s shooting massacre.

news.com.au – George W Bush wants privacy
George Bush says he is trying to reclaim his anonymity and doesn’t want to be in the press anymore.



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