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Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Wednesday 29th August 2012

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Wednesday 29th August 2012

THAILAND
Bangkok Post – Accused turns accuser
It was all smooth and polite when former premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his ex-deputy Suthep Thaugsuban went for interrogation at the DSI – until Mr Suthep turned the tables and charged that DSI commander Tarit Pengdith was involved in the 2010 killings.

Bangkok Post – A fine situation
Dtac, the nation’s second largest mobile phone company crashed yet again on Tuesday – and regulators are levying fines of tens of millions of baht.

Bangkok Post – No choice
Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat said he had to transfer three generals because they forced his hand by challenging his authority.

mcot.net – Flooding affects 100 homes in Trang
About 100 houses in the southern province of Trang have been hit by flood.

mcot.net – Thai students’ academic proficiency stagnates
Thailand Prathom 6 (Grade 6) students perform better in the Thai language, mathematics and English but the nation’s overall academic proficiency has not improved, according to the Basic Education Commission (BEC).

nationmultimedia.com –  Thai infidelity claim brings strong denials
Thai lovers and couples have been identified as the world’s most unfaithful in a Durex sex survey of 29,000 people in 36 countries.

ASIA
news.com.au – Japan, N Korea hold first talks in years
Japan-North Korea talks that are due to start in Beijing are being closely watched for their tone and the topics raised.

bbc.co.uk – China fishermen killed in typhoon
At least five Chinese fishermen are killed and 10 others are missing after their boats capsize as Typhoon Bolaven hit South Korea, officials say.

mcot.net – Drug-free ASEAN in 3 years affirmed
Ten ASEAN member countries will reaffirm a joint intention to evolve Southeast Asia as a drug-free region in 2015—the year the ASEAN Economic Community is officially launched.

bbc.co.uk –  Burma trims down entry blacklist
Burma announces the removal of 2,082 names from its blacklist, which bars people deemed a threat to national security from the country.

Bangkok Post – Indonesia, Cambodia ‘to sign rice pact’
Indonesia plans to sign an agreement to import rice from Cambodia if needed to supplement domestically produced supply, Iman Pambagyo, director general of international trade cooperation at the Trade Ministry, said on Tuesday.

news.com.au – Typhoon hits N Korea after floods
A powerful typhoon has hit N Korea, where storms often mean catastrophe because of poor drainage, deforestation and decrepit infrastructure.

Bangkok Post – Myanmar pardons imprisoned aid workers
Myanmar has granted a presidential pardon to three local aid workers imprisoned for participating in recent sectarian unrest in western Rakhine state, the government announced on Tuesday.

bbc.co.uk –  Anger over ‘no Indians’ job ad
An Australian supermarket contractor sparks outrage by advertising for cleaners, but stipulating, “No Indians or Asians please”.

UK
bbc.co.uk – Rich should pay more tax – Clegg
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg suggests the wealthiest people in the UK could be asked to pay more tax for a limited period.

bbc.co.uk – Heathrow capacity ‘harms’ economy, say MPs
The restriction of capacity at Heathrow is harming the UK’s economic potential, a group of MPs has said.

bbc.co.uk – MPs demand action on alcohol tax
The UK’s tax authorities should do more to tackle alcohol smuggling, including more prosecutions, a committee of MPs says.

news.com.au – G4S takes $A76m hit after Olympics fiasco
Swecurity firm G4S says the contract to provide security for the London 2012 Olympic Games has cost it $A76m, after it failed to provide enough guards.

bbc.co.uk -Prince Harry naked photo prompts 3,600 complaints
The Sun newspaper’s decision to print naked photographs of Prince Harry has prompted about 3,600 complaints to the Press Complaints Commission (PCC).

bbc.co.uk – Paralympic torch heads for London
The Paralympic flame is lit and a 24-hour torch relay leaves Stoke Mandeville to make its way to the opening ceremony in London.

AFRICA
bbc.co.uk – Tutu snubs Tony Blair over Iraq
Archbishop Desmond Tutu refuses to share a platform with Tony Blair, saying his support for the Iraq war was “morally indefensible”.

bbc.co.uk – Pirates seize Greek oil tanker
Pirates have seized a Greek-owned oil tanker off the coast of Togo in West Africa, a maritime group reports.

EUROPE
Catalonia seeks 5bn-euro bailout
The debt-ridden Spanish region of Catalonia asks for a bailout of 5bn euros ($6.3bn; £4bn) from the central government.

bbc.co.uk – France opens Arafat murder case
France opens a murder inquiry into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, weeks after his family filed papers alleging he was poisoned.

news.com.au – Female suicide bomber kills six in Russia
At least six people are dead after a female suicide bomber disguised as a Muslim pilgrim detonated a suicide belt in Russia’s Dagestan region.

bbc.co.uk – Norwegian PM ‘sorry’ over Breivik
Norwegian PM Jens Stoltenberg apologises for errors in the response to Anders Behring Breivik’s attacks last year, pledging new anti-terror measures.

bbc.co.uk – Arctic sea ice reaches record low, Nasa says
The Arctic has lost more sea ice this year than at any time since satellite records began in 1979, Nasa says.

LATIN AMERICA
bbc.co.uk – Brazil accepts three-person union
A notary in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo sparks controversy by accepting a civil union between a man and two women.

news.com.au – Haiti death toll climbs after Isaac
At least 24 people have died in Haiti as a result of accidents linked to Tropical Storm Isaac.

news.com.au – Greedy gulls threaten Argentina whales
Seagull attacks on southern right whales have become so common that Argentina authorities are planning to shoot them to reduce their population.

MID-EAST
bbc.co.uk – Deadly car bomb at Syria funeral
Twelve people are killed by a car bomb at a funeral in the Jaramana suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, state TV says.

US
bbc.co.uk – Hurricane Isaac lashes Louisiana
Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in US state of Louisiana, bringing heavy rain and storms surges as it heads towards the city of New Orleans.

news.com.au – Clinton heads for talks in Asia and Russia
US Secretary of State Clinton is on her way to Asia and Russia, where she is expected to discuss disputes in the South China Sea and the violence in Syria.

news.com.au – Lawyers in WikiLeaks case argue over email
A lawyer for US WikiLeaks accused Bradley Manning has argued that prosecutors have not handed over about 700 emails in their possession.

news.com.au – GM to idle production of Volt hybrid
General Motors is to suspend production of its Volt hybrid car, the vehicle once touted as the future of the US car giant, the Wall Street Journal reported.

bbc.co.uk – Virus warning to 1,700 US campers
Yosemite National Park warns 1,700 visitors who stayed in some of its tent cabins this summer that they may have been exposed to a deadly virus.



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