bangkokpost.com – Here comes the deluge
In the North, repairmen are fixing the 50-metre hole that stopped trains, while further south the flash-flood runoff has taken out a road in Uttaradit, and Ayutthaya residents are piling sandbags. Welcome to flood season 2012.
bangkokpost.com – Abhisit says Democrats under attack
Amid widespread calls for reconciliation, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva has accused the government of doing the opposite by allowing his party’s opponents to freely attack opposition members.
mcot.net – Most Bangkokians see government’s water drill helping prevent floods: Poll
More than half the Bangkokians surveyed believed the government’s water drill last week can help prevent future floods in the capital, according to a new Bangkok University Poll (BU Poll).
nationmultimedia.com – Indictment the final blow to Yongyuth’s lacklustre career
Interrior Minister Yongyuth Wichaidit led his team in announcing their one-year ministerial performance last week – but it was crystal clear he lacked any concrete results to show.
bangkokpost.com – Najib pledges to help solve strife in South
The prime minister of Malaysia, Najib Abdul Razak, has assured Thailand that Kuala Lumpur will cooperate fully in solving problems in the restive South and supported the idea to set up more checkpoints along the border.
nationmultimedia.com – Thai athletes shine at Paralympics
After an action-packed 11 days in London, the Thai delegation of physically challenged athletes ended their Paralympic Games campaign on a high note yesterday, finishing 31st overall with a total of four gold, two silver and two bronze medals.
news.com.au – Landslides, flooding kill 29 in Vietnam
Landslides and flooding caused by heavy rains have killed 29 people and left four missing in northern and central Vietnam.
news.com.au – Suu Kyi sets date for US visit
Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to the United States next Sunday in her first visit since she was put under house arrest in 1990.
news.com.au – China quake survivors await supplies
Survivors of two earthquakes are desperately waiting for more aid to arrive after 80 people were killed in a mountainous area of southwest China.
news.com.au – Chinese factory output at three-year low
China’s factory production has dropped to a three-year low, suggesting that Beijing may need to launch more stimulus efforts to reverse a painful slowdown.
bbc.co.uk – Polls close in Hong Kong’s key vote amid anti-China feeling
Hong Kong voters have been choosing a new legislature, with pro-democracy candidates expected to benefit from weeks of anti-China protests.
bbc.co.uk – Unison and GMB unions planning co-ordinated strikes over pay
Two of the UK’s biggest trade unions have revealed they are planning for co-ordinated strikes unless the government suspends its public sector pay freeze.
bbc.co.uk – Suicide strategy launch: Middle-aged men ‘highest risk’
Middle-aged men are now the group at highest risk of committing suicide in England, statistics reveal.
bbc.co.uk – Paralympics close in fiery finale
The London 2012 Paralympics comes to an end with a fiery finale and an official handover to the next host city, Rio de Janeiro.
bbc.co.uk – Elvis bible sold at UK auction
A bible which once belonged to Elvis Presley sells at auction for $94,000 (£59,000), but his underwear fails to find a buyer.
news.com.au – ‘Long way to go in Greece troika talks’
Talks between the Greek government and its international lenders on an austerity package to keep the country afloat still have a “long way to go”, a government source has said.
bbc.co.uk – France’s Hollande vows economic recovery in two years
French President Francois Hollande has outlined a series of budget measures, including cuts, aimed at achieving economic recovery within two years.
bbc.co.uk – Nicaraguans flee erupting volcano
Some 3,000 people leave their homes in Nicaragua as the country’s highest volcano, San Cristobal, spews ash and gas high into the atmosphere.
news.com.au – Clashes across Syria kill 28
Syria’s second city of Aleppo has again been subjected to heavy bombardment by government troops, with violence across the country leaving 28 people dead.
bbc.co.uk – Iraq sentences Hashemi to death
Iraq’s fugitive vice-president Tariq al-Hashemi is sentenced in absentia to death after being found guilty of running death squads, as dozens die in a wave of violence.
bbc.co.uk – Egypt reports Sinai death toll
Egyptian armed forces have killed 32 “criminal elements” since launching an operation against militants in Sinai, a spokesman says.
bbc.co.uk – US to hand Bagram back to Afghans
The US is set to hand control of the controversial Bagram prison, housing 3,000 Taliban fighters and terror suspects, to the Afghan authorities.
bbc.co.uk – US warns Asia heads over disputes
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Asian countries not to let territorial disputes disrupt the world’s most dynamic economic region.
bbc.co.uk -Apec summit: Clinton says US wants better Russia trade ties
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the US administration wants to normalise trade relations with Russia this month.
bbc.co.uk – New York City hit by tornadoes
Two rare tornadoes hit New York City’s Queens and Brooklyn boroughs, damaging homes, causing blackouts and throwing debris into the air.
news.com.au – Officer in Obama motorcade dies
A US police officer escorting President Barack Obama’s motorcade has died after being struck by a vehicle.
news.com.au – Beckham stays sumptuous at NY fashion week
Victoria Beckham has shown off a sumptuous spring-summer collection at a New York fashion week show watched by husband David in the front row.