bangkokpost.com – Cover-up charged
A 27-year-old heir to the Red Bull fortune has been charged with killing a policeman and fled the accident in his black Ferrari – and a police inspector has been sacked from his job for trying to scapegoat the incident onto a family servant.
nationmultimedia.com – Malaysia ‘is not involved’
Malaysia was not involved in violence in the far South despite its flag being hoisted during a series of insurgent attacks in the region last week, Ogosalim bin Omar, deputy secretary of Malaysia’s National Security Council, said yesterday.
bangkokpost.com – Democrats query graft buster’s transfer
The Democrat Party on Monday expressed concern over reports that the chief of the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) may be transferred following his investigation into several corruption cases involving politicians.
nationmultimedia.com – Too late to rescue this year’s exports
The government should look beyond this year’s export figure, which it is too late to shore up, and urgently implement measures to promote exports next year amid expectations of a worsening global economic climate.
nationmultimedia.com – Yingluck to speed up development of crisis centre for women, children
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra vowed to speedily develop the One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCS) to be a permanent agency to improve the life quality of children and women.
bangkokpost.com – Ponoh impounded
Five years after a southern Islamic school was raided for making bombs and teaching violence, authorities have seized its land and assets.
bangkokpost.com – Canal testing
It seems necessary to open the floodgates into Bangkok on Wednesday to test whether the khlongs will work when the real floods come in a month or two.
nationmultimedia.com – Amphawa’s ancient shophouses saved
Millionaire Choochai Chairitlert has relented after media and public criticism over his ambitious project to build a luxury hotel in place of a century-old row of wooden shophouses in Samut Songkhram’s Amphawa district, telling locals at a meeting on Sunday he was ready to drop his plans. The area is famous for its wooden shophouses.
bangkokpost.com – Eriksson joins BEC Tero
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson was officially named technical director of BEC Tero Sasana on Monday, hoping to return the Thai Premier League club to its former glory.
nationmultimedia.com – Laos proceeds with another dam project despite controversy
Laos has begun work on a second hydropower dam on the Mekong River, weeks after its ongoing construction of the Xayaburi dam on another stretch of the river drew sharp criticism.
bbc.co.uk – Typhoon ‘kills 48’ in North Korea
Typhoon Bolaven kills 48 people in North Korea and leaves more than 50 others injured or missing, the state-run KCNA news agency reports.
news.com.au – Strong quake hits off Bali
A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck off the Indonesian resort island of Bali early today, but there was no tsunami warning and no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
news.com.au – Sri Lankans refuse to leave ship
Sri Lankan asylum seekers are refusing to disembark from their boat, after it ran out of fuel and was towed to an Indonesian port, authorities say.
bbc.co.uk – PM switches Mitchell in reshuffle
David Cameron moves the international development secretary to the role of government chief whip as he begins his first major government reshuffle.
bbc.co.uk – Police fire baton rounds in riot
Police fired baton rounds during further trouble in the Carlisle Circus area of north Belfast, after a number of officers are injured on Monday night.
bbc.co.uk – UK calls for Ecuador talks on Assange
Britain’s foreign secretary calls for further talks with Ecuador to resolve the fate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
bbc.co.uk – Christians take fight to Europe
Four British Christians who claim they lost their jobs because of discrimination against their beliefs take their cases to the European Court of Human Rights.
nationmultimedia.com – Moody’s downgrades EU outlook to ‘negative’
Moody’s Investors Service early Tuesday downgraded its outlook for the European Union’s debt rating to “negative” from “stable,” raising the stakes in the eurozone crisis.
bbc.co.uk – Andalusia pleads for state help
Spain’s Andalusia becomes the latest region to request a financial lifeline from the central government.
bbc.co.uk – Portugal asks for EU fire help
Portugal says it has asked for EU assistance to tackle dozens of forest fires which have left at least one person dead.
bbc.co.uk – Eurozone manufacturing PMI falls again in August
Manufacturing output across the 17-country eurozone shrank again in August, according to a widely-watched survey.
news.com.au – Swedish websites shut down by ‘Assange allies’
Swedish government websites have been jammed by hackers for hours, with some supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claiming responsibility on Twitter.
news.com.au – FARC rebel chief confirms peace talks
Colombia is on course for another try at ending Latin America’s last armed conflict, with the FARC leftist rebel leader confirming preliminary talks with the government on launching a full-blown peace process.
news.com.au – Brazil slum blaze rages through Sao Paulo
Brazilian firefighters have controlled a blaze that raged through shantytown shacks in Sao Paulo.
bbc.co.uk – ‘Deadly strike’ in Syria’s Aleppo
Activists report a deadly air strike in Aleppo province, as the new UN envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, tells the BBC his task is “nearly impossible”.
bbc.co.uk – Protests over Lebanon smoking ban
A ban on smoking in closed public spaces in Lebanon has led some restaurant-owners to stage sit-in protests, while smokers bemoan the new law.
news.com.au – US actor Michael Clarke Duncan dies
Green Mile actor Michael Clarke Duncan, who had a heart attack in July, is dead at the age of 54, his fiance says.
bbc.co.uk – Michael Jackson ‘despondent’ before comeback concerts
Internal emails sent by the promoters of Michael Jackson’s planned 2009 comeback concerts saw them voice concerns over his stability and health.
news.com.au – Russell Crowe gets lost on kayaking trip
Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe has been rescued by the US coastguard after getting lost on a kayak trip off New York’s Long Island.