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Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Tuesday 18th September 2012

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Tuesday 18th September 2012

THAILAND
bangkokpost.com – The truth will out
Kanit Na Nakorn produced a “Truth for Reconciliation” report from volumes of testimony – but while it absolved no one, the 351-page document also left almost as many specific questions hanging as when the investigations started 27 months ago.

bangkokpost.com – Two in trouble
The Kanit report could result in murder charges against ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy PM Suthep Thaugsuban, accused in the death of a taxi driver.

nationmultimedia.com – Mekong river dam will kill us : protesters tell PM
A conservation group submitted a petition with more than 9,000 signatures from people opposed to a controversial dam on the Mekong River to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday, demanding the Thai government cease support for the Xayaburi Dam.

bangkokpost.com – Surrenders likely
More southern militants are likely to give up their armed campaign in the next two weeks, but there is no sign the men in charge of the gangs will surrender.

nationmultimedia.com – Impeach me over Thaksin passport: Surapong
Foreign Minister Surapong Towichuk-chaikul challenged the opposition Democrat Party and Green Politics Group yesterday to push ahead with impeachment proceedings over the issuing of a passport to former PM Thaksin Shinawatra, saying the Foreign Ministry had done nothing illegal.

bangkokpost.com – US embassy closes to avoid rally
The US embassy in Bangkok will close from noon on Tuesday after being alerted by police about a one-hour rally by “several hundred” demonstrators starting at 1pm.

bangkokpost.com – Floods ‘unlikely’
Bottom line: Less rain, better drainage – so the head of the anti-flood committee says “probably” Bangkok will be spared this rainy season.

bangkokpost.com – Education Ministry website hacked
A hacker has broken into the Education Ministry website and posted a message saying that the ministry should have no right to control teenagers.

ASIA
bbc.co.uk – Bo scandal: Wang trial resumes
The trial of an ex-police chief at the heart of China’s biggest political scandal in years resumes under tight security, after it began in secret on Monday.

bbc.co.uk –  Burma frees hundreds of prisoners
Burma releases more than 500 prisoners, including some of the country’s remaining political detainees and a number of foreigners.

news.com.au – Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia
A volcano has erupted in eastern Indonesia, spewing ash as high as 1 kilometre into the air.

bbc.co.uk – China protests hurt Japan shares
Shares of Japanese firms that have suspended some of their operations in China in wake of the anti-Japan protests fall in Tokyo.

UK
bbc.co.uk – Doctor complaints up 23% in year
The number of complaints made to the General Medical Council about doctors has risen 23% in the past year, the regulator says.

bbc.co.uk – GCSEs replaced by ‘English Bac’ in key subjects
The GCSE exam in England is going to be replaced in core subjects by a qualification called the English Baccalaureate Certificate.

bbc.co.uk – Illegal bush meat ‘sold in UK’
Cane rats and “shocking” quantities of illegal and “potentially unsafe” meat have been sold in London, a BBC investigation reveals.

news.com.au –  Irish paper suspends editor over Kate pics
The Irish Daily Star’s editor has been suspended following his decision to publish topless photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge.

bbc.co.uk – Digital fiction book sales soar, Publishers Association says
A “huge increase” in the value of digital book sales in the UK has been announced by trade organisation the Publishers Association.

EUROPE
bbc.co.uk – France and UK ‘close’ on banks
France says it is in agreement with the UK on the EU plan to centralise supervision of eurozone banks.

bbc.co.uk – Turkey says many PKK rebels dead
Some 500 Kurdish rebels have been “rendered ineffective” by Turkish security forces in the space of a month, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.

bbc.co.uk – Kate topless pictures ruling due
A French court is to rule later on a bid by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to stop the sale and distribution of topless pictures of the duchess.

LATIN AMERICA
bbc.co.uk – Paypal scaled back in Argentina
Following government restrictions on currency sales, people in Argentina have been using Paypal to exchange US dollars.

MID-EAST
bbc.co.uk – Hezbollah leads anti-film rally
Hassan Nasrallah. the leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah party, denounces an anti-Islam film in a rare public appearance, as protests continue in many countries.

bbc.co.uk – UN adds to Syria war crimes list
A UN commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria says it has drawn up a new secret list of Syrians and units suspected of war crimes.

US
news.com.au – Almost 200 arrested in Wall Street protest
More than 180 protesters have been arrested in New York’s financial district as they marked the first anniversary of the Occupy movement.

news.com.au – Hero’s welcome as Suu Kyi starts US tour
Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in the United States, where she will enjoy a hero’s welcome from Americans inspired by her story.

bbc.co.uk – Brokerage boss admits $100m fraud
The founder of US futures broker Peregrine Financial Group pleads guilty to a massive fraud involving 24,000 customers in the US state of Iowa.

bbc.co.uk – Apple shares close at new high on iPhone 5 pre-orders
Apple shares closed at a record high of almost $700 as the firm receives two million pre-orders for its newly unveiled iPhone 5.



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