Bangkok Post – Private sector help
Businesses in the deep South will fund an enhanced network of CCTV surveillance, to try to cover the city centre of Hat Yai and other key areas.
Bangkok Post – F-for-failure
The Democrat Party has rated the performance of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the government after a year – and their grade is not an “A”.
news.com.au – Grenades, AK-47 found on bus
Thai police are looking for the owner of a bag left on a public bus in Bangkok with an AK-47 assault rifle, more than 200 bullets, 10 hand grenades and five mines inside.
The Nation – Mixed rating for PM’s battle to prevent a repeat of last year’s flood crisis
Water experts have expressed mixed views about Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s leadership in managing water and flood prevention efforts over the past year.
Bangkok Post – Boxer Kaew Pongprayoon wins
Kaew Pongprayoon, the last Thai boxer with a gold medal chance, easily defeated rugged Ecuadoran Carlos Quipo early Sunday to advance to the light flyweight quarter-finals.
Bangkok Post – Champion returns home
Olympic silver medallist Pimsiri Sirikaew arrived home on Sunday to be greeted by hundreds of well-wishers and (above) her parents – as the Army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha said he would welcome Nong Taew into the military.
bbc.co.uk – Looted Afghan artefacts returned
Hundreds of archaeological artefacts looted from Afghanistan are handed over to the country’s national museum during a ceremony in Kabul.
news.com.au – Human rights Burma’s big challenge: envoy
A UN special envoy says human rights remains the greatest challenge facing the Burmese administration
bbc.co.uk – UN backs Philippine contraception
The United Nations urges the Philippines to pass a bill that will allow the government to provide free contraception, amid concern over maternal mortality rates.
bbc.co.uk – Heavy rain floods homes around UK
Heavy rain leads to flooding and disruption to parts of south-west England, Wales and the Scottish Borders.
news.com.au – Anger over Hunt and Murdoch meeting
British Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, under pressure over his association with News Corp, has been seen chatting with its boss, Rupert Murdoch.
bbc.co.uk – Kidney care ‘needs to improve’
An NHS report calls for better detection and earlier treatment to help tackle chronic kidney disease, potentially saving lives and money.
bbc.co.uk – Fewer fake passports being found by UK’s border force
The number of forged passports detected at ports and airports across the UK has almost halved in the past five years.
bbc.co.uk – Bottle thrown on to Olympic track
A man is arrested after a bottle was thrown on to the track at the start of the men’s 100m final in the Olympic Stadium.
bbc.co.uk – Libya Red Cross building attacked
Unknown assailants lay siege to a Red Cross residential building in Misrata, Libya – prompting the agency to withdraw staff from two cities.
bbc.co.uk – Deal agreed on Sudan aid flights
A deal is reached to fly aid into two Sudanese regions, South Kordofan and Blue Nile, where hundreds of thousands are critically short of food.
news.com.au – ECB ready to break ground in crisis fight
There are signs the European Central Bank could intervene directly in the bond market to help countries in trouble.
bbc.co.uk – Monti warns of psychological rift
Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Monti warns of a “psychological break-up” of Europe, while talks over Greek reforms make progress.
news.com.au – Italy sees no need for EU rescue
Italy’s central bank chief says there’s no need “at the moment” to request help from European funds to fight soaring borrowing costs.
bbc.co.uk – Athens police target immigrants
Police in the Greek capital Athens round up 5,000 suspected illegal immigrants, amid fears fighting in Syria could lead to a new refugee influx.
bbc.co.uk – Troops ‘mass for Aleppo assault’
More than 20,000 Syrian troops are said to be massing for a full-scale assault on Aleppo within days, as fighting rages for control of the city.
bbc.co.uk – Seven dead at Wisconsin temple
At least seven people, including a gunman, have died in a shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, police say.
news.com.au – Clinton to meet with Mandela
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet with South Africa’s anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, hours after her arrival in SAfrica.
bbc.co.uk – Storm halts Lollapalooza festival
Organisers thank concert-goers for their cooperation after Chicago’s Lollapalooza music festival is temporarily evacuated due to weather concerns.
bbc.co.uk – Williams sisters win doubles gold
Venus and Serena Williams make Olympic tennis history as they became the first pair to win the women’s doubles title three times.