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Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Tuesday 11th September 2012

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Tuesday 11th September 2012

bangkokpost.com – Sukhothai levees break
The Yom River overflowed and broke through poorly maintained levees which were supposed to protect the history city, sending metre-deep floodwaters into business and residential areas in a sudden surge.

nationmultimedia.com – Democrat seeks action against city police chief
Democrat Party spokesman Ramet Rattanachaweng yesterday asked the national police chief to take action against Bangkok Police Chief Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit Thoopkrachang over his alleged dereliction of duty in paying a visit to fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

mcot.net – Thailand on alert for rodent-linked disease
Thai health officials are on alert for an outbreak of hantavirus—a rodent-borne illness—after a global warning to travellers by the World Health Organization.

bangkokpost.com – PACC-packing?
With Pol Col Dussadee Arayawuthi out on Sept 30, reports say that influential people are trying to shape his Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission.

nationmultimedia.com – Fight over leadership of the army backfired
This year’s military reshuffle is a curious outcome of unanticipated events which have deprived the government of its thunder. Two key players, Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha and former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra – who wields power via Defence Minister Sukampol Suwannathat, are at the centre of drawing up the reshuffle list.

nationmultimedia.com – City system can’t support flood test : deputy BKK governor
Deputy Bangkok Governor Teerachon Manomaiphibul warned the government yesterday against plans to divert water from upriver through the heart of the capital to the sea.

bbc.co.uk – Red Bull heir faces charge
Red Bull heir Worrayuth Yoovidhya will meet police tomorrow to acknowledge that he faces an additional charge of drunk driving over the hit-and-run crash in which a policeman was killed last week, Thong Lor police said yesterday.

bangkokpost.com – ‘Pearl of Asia’ whodunnit
The 1960s movie star Pawana Chanachit, found dead in a pool at her home in strange circumstances, leaves a question: accident or murder?

bangkokpost.com – Too many tigers
The heavily visited “tiger wat” in Kanchanaburi will be asked to bring down the number of animals, amidst complaints the temple keeps tigers just to profit.

news.com.au – SKorea, US practise occupying NKorea:
South korean troops practised a war scenario involving the occupation and stabilisation of North Korea during a joint military drill with the United States last month.

bangkokpost.com – Indonesian ‘wants to kill Buddhists’
An Indonesian terror suspect has surrendered himself and confessed to a suicide bomb plot against Buddhists in Jakarta to protest against Myanmar’s treatment of Muslim Rohingya, police said Monday.

bangkokpost.com – Cambodia deports Pirate Bay fugitive
Cambodia on Monday deported a co-founder of The Pirate Bay filesharing website, sending him back to Sweden where he faces a one-year prison sentence for promoting copyright infringement.

bbc.co.uk – Absent Chinese VP prompts rumours
Speculation mounts over China’s Vice-President Xi Jinping, who missed key meetings in the past week, as the country prepares for a change in leadership.

bbc.co.uk – Flooding in Pakistan kills at least 78 people in three days
At least 78 people have died in floods in in Pakistan in the last three days, officials say.

bbc.co.uk – Duke and Duchess visit Singapore
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are beginning a tour of South East Asia and the South Pacific as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

bbc.co.uk – Ofqual ‘ordered late GCSE change’
Leaked letters reveal Ofqual ordered an exam board to change English GCSE grade boundaries against its will two weeks before the results were published.

bbc.co.uk – Huge crowds cheer GB’s athletes
Hundreds of thousands of people line the route of a victory parade through London to cheer Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

bbc.co.uk – Murray wins historic first major
Andy Murray ends Britain’s 76-year wait for a male Grand Slam singles champion with a five-set victory over Novak Djokovic in the US Open final.

bbc.co.uk – Kenya ethnic clashes kill 30
At least 30 people are killed in renewed ethnic clashes in south-east Kenya, with children and policemen among the dead.

news.com.au – New strike hits South African gold mine
Workers have gone on strike at a gold mine in South Africa exactly one month after a deadly strike was launched at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine.

bbc.co.uk – Court delays Saif al-Islam trial
The trial of the son of Colonel Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam, is postponed in order to collect more evidence against him from the arrested former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi.

bbc.co.uk – Air Nigeria makes final flights
Air Nigeria will make its last international flights on Monday after announcing the suspension of all services and laying off 800 staff last week.

bbc.co.uk – Top German court may delay verdict on euro rescue fund
German judges are considering whether to delay their verdict on the EU’s 500bn-euro (£404bn) rescue fund after a conservative MP filed a complaint.

bbc.co.uk – Spain opposes bailout conditions
Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says his government will not accept conditions from outside over a possible bailout.

bbc.co.uk – Kosovo declared ‘fully independent’
Western powers overseeing Kosovo have announced the end of their supervision of the tiny Balkan nation.

news.com.au – Syria rebels ‘execute’ soldiers in Aleppo
UN envoy admits he faces a “very difficult” task in his bid to end Syria’s violence, as news emerges that rebels have “executed” at least 20 soldiers.

news.com.au – UN atomic watchdog ‘frustrated’ by Iran
The head of the UN atomic watchdog says he is “frustrated” by Iran’s refusal to answer allegations about its nuclear weapons research.

news.com.au – 9/11 victims to be remembered in the US
Selected family members of the nearly 3000 people killed at the World Trade Centre on 9/11 will meet at dawn in Lower Manhattan to remember the victims.

news.com.au – US faces defeat in Afghanistan: Taliban
US forces face “utter defeat” in Afghanistan and Americans are unsafe wherever they go in the world, the Taliban says.

bangkokpost.com – Year so far the hottest in US history
The continental United States has recorded its warmest ever year so far with all but one of the 48 states clocking temperatures above the historical average, official data showed Monday.

bbc.co.uk – 9/11 cancer victims get treatment
The US federal government adds about 50 types of cancer to the list of 9/11 World Trade Center-related illnesses to be covered by a healthcare programme.

bbc.co.uk – AIG share sale to net US Treasury $18bn
The US government has said it will sell a substantial portion of its remaining stake in insurer AIG, making it a minority shareholder for the first time since bailing out the group in 2008.

news.com.au –  More Americans see themselves as poor
More Americans – including growing numbers of young people and whites – see themselves as members of the lower classes.

bbc.co.uk – GoDaddy hosted websites down ‘in possible hack attack’
Thousands of websites hosted by one of the world’s biggest internet domain registrars and web hosts, GoDaddy, were reported down on Monday.

bbc.co.uk – Extra scrutiny for Paralympic TV deals
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is to scrutinise potential broadcasting partners more carefully in future after US rights holders NBC failed to show any live 2012 action.

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