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Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Wednesday 26th September 2012

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Wednesday 26th September 2012

THAILAND
bangkokpost.com – The state of reconciliation
Blood was spilt in one of the most violent colour clashes started between red shirts and yellows when large crowds showed up to support their side in a lawsuit involving defamation and lese majeste.

bangkokpost.com – Ambitious charter change ‘unlikely’
Former premier Thaksin Shinawatra said his sister’s government will avoid conflicts like those that led to his ouster in a 2006 coup, even as it presses ahead with efforts to curb the power of the courts.

nationmultimedia.com – DSI considers more charges for doctor
The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is gathering evidence to press human-trafficking charges against Pol Colonel Supat Laohawattana, who has been linked to the murder of three people after skeletons were found at his ranch in Phetchaburi province.

bangkokpost.com – Red Bull compensation
The Krating Daeng heir whose Ferrari crash killed a policeman has paid the victim’s family 3 million baht – but that does not affect criminal charges.

nationmultimedia.com – China to present highspeed rail plan on October 20
The Chinese government will present to Thailand for consideration the result of its study of the proposed Bangkok-Chiang Mai and Bangkok-Nong Khai high-speed rail projects on October 20, Transport Ministry permanent secretary Silpachai Jarukasemrattana said Tuesday after discussions with representatives from Beijing.

nationmultimedia.com – Thai exports plunge 7 per cent as European demand slows
Thailand’s August exports reached 19.8 billion dollars, a 7.0 per cent fall year-on-year, due in part to declining demand in Europe, the commerce ministry said.

bangkokpost.com – Noise dispute over third runway revives
A plan for a third and fourth runway at Suvarnbhumi airport has revived ongoing noise dispute with possible greater impact.

nationmultimedia.com – All systems go for Don Mueang’s take-off
Airports of Thailand (AOT), together with King Power and The Mall Group, yesterday announced full readiness in terms of both duty-free and other commercial outlets at Don Mueang Airport, which will resume normal operations this coming Monday.

ASIA
news.com.au – Toll from Pakistan floods climbs to 372
Nearly 4.5 million people have also been affected by the monsoon deluges, which have destroyed or damaged over 275,000 houses.

bbc.co.uk – China’s first carrier in service
China says its first aircraft carrier – a refurbished Soviet ship – has entered into service, expanding its ability to defend its sovereignty.

news.com.au – Thousands flee typhoon in Philippines
Two people have been killed and thousands forced to flee their homes as a powerful typhoon churns off the Philippines’ east coast.

bbc.co.uk – China warns at Japan island talks
China warns Japan it will not tolerate violations of its sovereignty, in high-level talks aimed at easing tensions over an islands dispute.

bbc.co.uk – North Korea parliament holds rare second session
North Korea’s parliament has convened for a rare second session amid speculation that it might be introducing economic reforms.

news.com.au – 1.3 million Kiwis take part in quake drill
More than a million New Zealanders have practised what they should do when an earthquake hits, taking part in a national drill.

bbc.co.uk – Work resumes at Foxconn factory
Foxconn has resumed production at its Taiyuan plant in Northern China, which was halted on Monday following a riot.

bbc.co.uk – Olympus chairman pleads guilty
The former chairman of Olympus, Tsuyoshi Kikukawa, pleads guilty to charges of covering up losses of $1.7bn, in the opening session of his trial.

UK
news.com.au – UK minister predicts long row over Assange
Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague says negotiations with Ecuador over the asylum bid by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be prolonged.

bbc.co.uk – Downpours flood hundreds of homes
More than 300 homes are flooded and hundreds of people are facing a night in temporary accommodation as heavy downpours continue across parts of the UK.

bbc.co.uk – Keep going, Clegg urges Lib Dems
Nick Clegg will urge his party to stick with the coalition and insist the government is on a path to prosperity, as he addresses the Liberal Democrat conference today.

bbc.co.uk – Church to choose new Archbishop
A Church of England committee prepare to choose the new Archbishop of Canterbury, following Rowan Williams’ decision to step down from the role.

bbc.co.uk – Ford to axe ‘hundreds’ of jobs in Europe
US car giant Ford has said that it will cut several hundred jobs in Europe because of declining demand, including in the UK.

AFRICA
news.com.au – Kenya bombs Somali airport held by militants
The Kenyan military says its jets have bombed an airport in Somalia – the last major city in the country held by extremist insurgents who are fighting African Union troops.

EUROPE
bbc.co.uk – Greece seeks bailout extension at 15bn-euro cost
Greece has said it would need as much as 15bn euros (£12bn; $19bn) if it were given a two-year extension to its bailout.

bbc.co.uk – Rubber bullets at Madrid rally
Spanish police ringing parliament in Madrid fire rubber bullets at protesters taking part in a mass rally against austerity.

news.com.au – Seven killed in Turkey explosion
Turkish media say seven members of the security forces have been killed in an explosion in an eastern province.

bbc.co.uk – General strike called in Greece
Trade unions in Greece are to stage a 24-hour general strike on Wednesday to protest against new austerity measures.

news.com.au – Family wins lottery three times
A Norwegian family has hit the jackpot not once but three times, after winning millions of euros on three separate occasions within the space of only a few years.

LATIN AMERICA
news.com.au – 6.2 quake shakes Mexico’s coast
A 6.2 earthquake has shaken Mexico’s Baja California coast with no reports of damage or casualties.

MID-EAST
news.com.au – Syria war rages, UN head warns of calamity
While UN chief Ban Ki-moon warns of a regional calamity in Syria, civilians including children continue to be killed in ongoing violence there.

bbc.co.uk – Syria child trauma ‘appalling’
A Save the Children report finds numerous cases of horrific abuse against Syrian children and urges the UN to do more to document them.

US
bbc.co.uk – Obama condemns global extremism
US President Barack Obama condemns violence and extremism as he addresses the UN General Assembly in New York.



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