bbc.co.uk – Youth unemployment ‘set to rise’
Global youth unemployment will continue rising over the next five years, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization.
bangkokpost.com – Water, water everywhere
From above, the weatherman is throwing buckets of rain and thunderstorms, and from below the government is going to pump water into the khlongs to test the drainage system.
nationmultimedia.com – Residents near canals brace for flood
People living along canals in Bangkok are worried that the drainage test – run today by the national water protection agency – will affect their homes and fields.
nationmultimedia.com – Red Bull heir may face manslaughter charge
Krating Daeng managing director Worrayuth Yoovidhya may face a charge of manslaughter over the hit-and-run crash that killed a Thong Lor policeman, Deputy Premier Chalerm Yoobamrung and senior police said yesterday.
bangkokpost.com – No sympathy
The Bangkok police chief says an officer who tried to scapegoat an innocent man to protect the hit-and-run driver should be sacked from the force.
mcot.net – More foreigners keen to invest in Thailand
Thirty-four foreign investors were granted permissions to invest in Thailand last month, with a combined investment of nearly Bt1.5 billion and employing 941 Thai workers.
nationmultimedia.com – Policy rate expected to remain on hold at 3%
The Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee is today expected to keep the policy rate at 3 per cent, where it has been since January, despite strong domestic demand and higher oil prices.
nationmultimedia.com – 1-week demolition deadline for illegal Samet resorts
Owners of illegally built resorts on the tourist island of Samet in Rayong province have to dismantle their installations within this week or forest rangers will have to step in, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation announced yesterday.
bangkokpost.com – Misplaced charity
The Anti-Money Laundering Office believes an Islamic school in Narathiwat has used a foundation as a front to fund bombs and terrorism classes.
bangkokpost.com – Princess new ambassador to Vienna
Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha has been appointed to the Foreign Ministry and made Thai ambassador to Vienna, Austria, effective from Oct 1, government spokeswoman Sansanee Nakpong said on Tuesday.
bbc.co.uk – China warns US as Clinton visits
China urges the US not to meddle in regional disputes, as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton begins a two-day visit to the country.
bangkokpost.com – Japan govt to buy disputed islands
Japan’s central government has agreed to buy a group of islands in the East China Sea at the centre of a territorial dispute with China, major Japanese newspapers reported on Wednesday.
bangkokpost.com – Cambodia to expel ‘Pirate’
Cambodia said Tuesday that it would deport a co-founder of The Pirate Bay filesharing website who faces a one-year prison sentence in Sweden for promoting copyright infringement.
bbc.co.uk – Endangered tiger cubs and pangolins seized by Vietnam police
Four rare tiger cubs and more than 100 endangered pangolins have been seized from suspected wildlife smugglers in Vietnam, police say.
bbc.co.uk – Police attacked for third night
A number of fireworks and other missiles have been thrown at police lines during a third night of trouble in north Belfast.
bbc.co.uk – Poorest UK children ‘need help’
The charity Save the Children, best known for helping some of the world’s poorest families, has launched its first appeal to help UK children.
bbc.co.uk – FSA demands commission clampdown
The UK’s financial watchdog will call for a clampdown later on commissions paid for selling insurance, loans and bank accounts.
bbc.co.uk – Government warn businesses about cyber crime threat
The government is issuing advice to British business leaders on how to protect themselves from cyber threats.
bbc.co.uk – Kenya’s navy shells Somali city
The Kenyan navy shells areas in Kismayo, the main Somali city controlled by al-Qaeda-linked Islamists, ahead of an imminent attack, a military spokesman tells the BBC.
bbc.co.uk – Deadly bus crash in south Morocco
At least 42 people have been killed and more than 20 injured after a bus plunged into a ravine in southern Morocco, officials say.
bbc.couk – Senegal floods uncover artefacts
Pieces of jewellery, pottery and iron tools dating back thousands of years are discovered in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, after last month’s severe floods, researchers say.
bbc.co.uk – Liberia forests handed to loggers
More than 60% of Liberia’s rainforest has been granted to logging companies in recent years, a report says.
bbc.co.uk – Portugal fires: EU funds water-bombing planes
Firefighting aircraft have arrived in Portugal to help tackle scores of forest fires raging across the country.
news.com.au – No more Dutch aid for Greece: PM
The Dutch prime minister says the Netherlands will not contribute any further aid to Greece.
bbc.co.uk – Gazprom faces EU anti-trust probe
The European Commission says it will investigate Russian energy giant Gazprom for possible anti-competitive practices in central and eastern Europe.
bbc.co.uk – Death prompts Greece dengue scare
An elderly man has died in Greece in what officials believe to be the country’s first case of dengue fever since the 1920s.
bbc.co.uk – Lufthansa cancels flights as crew stage second strike
Lufthansa has cancelled at least 300 flights as cabin staff staged another day of industrial action at three of Germany’s biggest airports.
news.com.au – Colombia govt, FARC to hold talks in Oslo
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says a new peace process differs from earlier failed attempts in that it will unfold outside Colombia.
bbc.co.uk – Envoy warns UN on Syria conflict
The new UN and Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, tells the UN the death toll in the conflict is “staggering” and the destruction “catastrophic”.
news.com.au – US govt debt hits $16 trillion
The United States government debt has hit $US16 trillion.
bbc.co.uk – Isaac ‘ruined thousands of homes’
Officials in the US state of Louisiana estimate that Hurricane Isaac damaged at least 13,000 homes after coming ashore on the US Gulf Coast last week.
news.com.au – Hackers claim 12 mn Apple IDs from FBI
Hackers says they have stolen personal data from 12 million Apple users by breaching an FBI computer, raising fears about government hacking.