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Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Wednesday 12th September 2012

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Wednesday 12th September 2012

WORLD
news.com.au – Asthma patients may not need daily steroid
Asthma patients may not need daily doses of inhaled steroids according to a study, a finding that could alter treatment for millions.

news.com.au –  Omega-3 health benefits ‘a sham’
Omega-3 fatty acids, said to enhance heart health, have been found to have no effect in reducing the risk of stroke, heart attack or death.

news.com.au –  Routine ovarian cancer screen a failure
Routine screening for ovarian cancer is not effective in reducing deaths, cancer specialists say.

THAILAND
bangkokpost.com – Deep trouble in Sukhothai
Sandbags and dykes have crumbled before the overflowing Yom River deluge, and thousands of residents have been forced out of homes and markets in the old capital city – as a government minister issues an apology, prays for no-rain, and tells down-river residents to move to high ground.

mcot.net – Thai health chief urges 8 Chao Phraya River provinces to brace for possible flood
Thailand’s public health minister urged health centres in eight provinces along the Chao Phraya River to prepare for potential floods following current flooding in several provinces upstream.

bangkokpost.com – Militants give up
In the deep South, 91 men wanted on terror and separatist charges have surrendered and asked for help to switch sides and start over.

nationmultimedia.com – Appeals Court jails Chuvit five years
The Court of Appeals Tuesday sentenced MP Chuvit Kamolvisit to five years in jail over his role in the demolition of beer bars in the heart of Bangkok in 2003.

nationmultimedia.com – Appeal Court accepts Rosana’s libel case against Jatuporn
The Court of Appeal accepted a libel suit Tuesday filed by Senator Rosana Tositrakul against red-shirt leader Jatuporn Promphan over his claim that she used influence and connections to ask the Department of Special Investigation to take over the airport-seizure case.

nationmltimedia.com – Tougher penalties in store for fake goods traders
The Intellectual Property Department of the Commerce Ministry will soon enforce the new, harsher penalty for traders of counterfeit or copied products.

mcot.net – Thailand’s three major airports ready for Hajj departures
The country’s commercial Airports of Thailand (AoT) has boosted its services at three international airports—Suvarnabhumi in Bangkok, as well as Hat Yai and Phuket—for Muslim Thais who will fly to Mecca in September and October for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

mcot.net – Shuttle service Don Mueang-Suvarnabhumi airports starts Oct 1
Airports of Thailand (AoT), operator of the country’s commercial airports, said Tuesday that shuttle bus services between Bangkok’s two commercial airports will be provided for passengers with connecting flights starting next month.

bangkokpost.com – Lady of mystery
As an actress, Pawana Chanachit played a fun girl, but her death pits police against relatives in whether she died in an accident or was murdered.

nationmultimedia.com – Paralympians light up airport with gold haul
Thailand’s Paralympic athletes returned home from the 14th Games in London to a hero’s welcome yesterday after making a big impact, capturing four gold, two silver and two bronze medals to finish 31st overall.

bangkokpost.com – Girly Berry star on DUI charge after night out
Singer Piya ‘Giftza’ Pongkulapa, of popular girl band Girly Berry, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) at 1.45am Tuesday at a traffic checkpoint on Pattanakarn road, police said.

ASIA
news.com.au – At least 63 dead in Pakistan factory fire
At least 63 people have been killed in a blaze that engulfed a garment factory in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi.

bangkokpost.com – China sends ships to disputed islands
China has dispatched two patrol ships to “assert its sovereignty” over islands at the centre of a row with Japan, state media said Tuesday, as Tokyo completed its purchase of the disputed territory.

bbc.co.uk – Wen: ‘Chinese economy on track’
China’s Premier, Wen Jiabao, tells the World Economic Forum in Tianjin that his country is on track to hit growth targets for this year.

news.com.au –  All 43 crew taken off burning fishing boat
All the 43 crew of the trawler Amaltal Columbia, on fire off NZ ‘s west coast, have abandoned ship and have been transferred to other vessels.

bbc.co.uk – India bus crash in Himachal Pradesh kills at least 28
At least 28 people were killed after a bus plunged off a highway in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

news.com.au –  Aussie named world-best white wine maker
Judges at the International Wine Challenge have named an Australian as the world’s best white wine maker.

UK
news.com.au –  UK’s top cop quizzed over Harry nude pics
Prince Harry’s protection officers cannot intrude into his social life, Britain’s top policeman has said as he was quizzed over the nude photos of the third-in-line to the throne.

bbc.co.uk – Hillsborough files to be released
Previously unseen government papers about the 1989 Hillsborough disaster that led to the deaths of 96 football fans will be released to the public later.

bbc.co.uk – Respect Party leader Yaqoob quits
The leader of the Respect Party, Salma Yaqoob, resigns and quits the party, blaming a “breakdown in trust” at senior levels within the organisation.

bbc.co.uk – Trafficked young ‘missing in UK’
A “significant” number of children trafficked into the UK are going missing from local authority care, a Council of Europe report says.

AFRICA
bbc.co.uk – Congo rebels ‘executing escapees’
Rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are accused of fresh atrocities, including the execution of recruits trying to escape rebel ranks.

bbc.co.uk – Malema urges full SA miner strike
Firebrand politician Julius Malema urges a national strike in South Africa’s mines, amid a wave of anger over last month’s deaths at the Marikana mine.

bbc.co.uk – Kenya’s Tana clashes: President Kibaki imposes curfew
Violence has continued in Kenya’s Tana River area despite a dusk-to-dawn curfew after the deaths of 112 people in weeks of clashes.

bbc.co.uk – American dies in Libya protests
A US official died when Libyan militiamen stormed the consulate in Benghazi, security sources say, hours after a big protest at the US embassy in Cairo.

EUROPE
bbc.co.uk – Massive turnout for Catalan rally
Some 1.5m people flood Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, demanding independence and blaming Spain’s central government for the economic woes.

bbc.co.uk – Euro dominates tight Dutch vote
A close race is expected as voters in the Netherlands go to the polls after a campaign dominated by concerns about the eurozone crisis.

news.com.au –  Three killed in Polish bus crash in France
Three people have been killed and many injured after a Polish bus carrying 65 passengers crashed on a highway in France.

bbc.co.uk – Many hurt as trams collide in The Hague
Between 30 and 35 people have been injured after two trams collided in The Hague, media in the Netherlands report.

news.com.au –  Euro space agency eyes flights with China
European astronauts could hitch a ride aboard Chinese spacecraft before the end of the decade, a senior official at the European Space Agency says.

news.com.au –  Czech bootleg liquor kills 7
At least seven people are dead after drinking bootleg liquor in the Czech Republic.

LATIN AMERICA
bbc.co.uk – Amazon massacre report withdrawn
Campaign group Survival International, which carried reports of a mass killing of Yanomami indigenous people in Venezuela, says it now believes no such attack took place.

MID-EAST
news.com.au – Two million Syrians need food
Two million of the estimated three million Syrians that need food aren’t getting it because of the intensifying war.

bbc.co.uk – Palestinian bid to calm protests
The Palestinian Authority will cut fuel prices and the salaries of top officials after days of protests over rising living costs, PM Salam Fayyad says.

news.com.au – Aleppo pounded as Jolie visits refugees
As world powers pressed on with the task of ending Syria’s bloodshed, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has made an emotional visit to a refugee camp.

US
news.com.au –  US faces downgrade without budget deal
The US government’s debt rating could be heading for the “fiscal cliff” along with the federal budget.

bangkokpost.com – US marks low-key 9/11 anniversary
Americans marked the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks in a somber, but more low key mood as memory of the cataclysm gradually fades.

bbc.co.uk – Obama ‘unable to meet’ Israeli PM
The White House denies President Barack Obama refused to meet Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in New York this month, amid tensions over Iran.

news.com.au –  US vulnerable to long-range missile attack
The US could be vulnerable to attack from long-range ballistic missiles unless the government overhauls the country’s “fragile” missile defence system.

news.com.au –  US agency accuses L’Oreal of misleading
US regulators have accused French cosmetics giant L’Oreal of misleading claims in marketing its Lancome line of anti-aging products.

news.com.au – US woman loses music downloading appeal
A US woman accused of sharing songs online owes record companies $US222,000 for wilful copyright violations, a US court has ruled.



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