bangkokpost.com – Police go on flood alert
Bangkok police have declared flood warnings at 21 key locations around the capital, but somehow missed Buddha Monthon Road 4 near the intersection of Phetkasem Road where cars wallowed Wednesday.
nationmultimedia.com – Central region, South warned of more floods
Meteorological officials are warning of flooding in the Central region and the South, with heavy rain continuing for the next two days or so.
nationmultimedia.com – Worker shows shooting site
Kala, the Myanmar man who allegedly worked for police doctor Pol Colonel Supat Laohawattana for years and said he had been tortured by his boss and forced to bury other workers, was summoned by the police yesterday to identify the spot where a couple were allegedly shot.
bangkokpost.com – Resignation pressure
Inside sources say the Pheu Thai Party is telling Deputy Prime Minister Yongyuth Wichaidit to show his spirit in the face of rulings in the Alpine land case.
mcot.net – Chalerm orders security beefup for political gathering venues
Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung yesterday instructed Thailand’s national police chief to step up security during the country’s political gatherings following Tuesday’s clash between supporters of the red shirt and yellow shirt movements.
nationmultimedia.com – Red-yellow clash was ‘instigated’
Tuesday’s clash between the yellow shirts and red shirts seemed to be instigated, a police officer said Wednesday.
nationmultimedia.com – BOT may lower 2012 export growth forecast after dismal exports
Bank of Thailand Governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul said yesterday that the central bank might downgrade its export forecast for this whole year after shipments continued to fall last month.
bangkokpost.com – Saudi talks
For the first time in 21 years, Thai and Saudi ministers met at the United Nations for official talks aimed at healing the long and bitter rift.
bangkokpost.com – Two million flee India floods
Rains hampered a military air operation to help flood victims in northeastern India, where more than two million people have been forced from their homes, officials said Wednesday.
news.com.au – Volcano erupts with smoke in Indonesia
A volcano has erupted on Sumatra, Indonesia, but there are no plans to evacuate people.
bbc.co.uk – Crew jailed over Christmas Island asylum boat tragedy
An Australian court has jailed three Indonesian men who crewed an asylum boat that sank in December 2010.
news.com.au – Japan says no compromise in islands row
Japan has warned China against attacks on its interests as there appears no end to the row between the two countries over a group of disputed islands.
bbc.co.uk – Quakes point to seafloor break-up
The sequence of huge earthquakes that struck off the coast of Sumatra in April may signal the creation of a new tectonic plate boundary, say scientists.
bbc.co.uk – India tiger killed by poachers inside Itanagar zoo
Police in India’s north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh are looking for a gang of poachers who entered a high-security zoo in the capital, Itanagar, and hacked a tiger to death.
bbc.co.uk – Homes at risk as floods continue
Flooding misery is continuing as rising waters put thousands of people’s homes at risk across the UK.
bbc.co.uk – Abu Hamza: High Court judge halts extradition to the US
A High Court judge has halted the extradition of Abu Hamza al-Masri to the US on terror charges after the cleric launched a last-ditch appeal.
news.com.au – UK phone-hacking trial set for next year
Two former editors of News of the World, Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, will go on trial along with others charged over phone hacking at the UK tabloid.
bbc.co.uk – NHS ‘could get worse from 2013’
Next year could be the turning point for the NHS in England when finances unravel and the quality of care starts to get worse, finance chiefs say.
bbc.co.uk – Ecuador and UK plan Assange talks
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague is to meet Ecuador’s foreign minister today in a bid to resolve the row over Julian Assange.
bbc.co.uk – Two Sudans ‘reach oil agreement’
Sudan and South Sudan reach partial deals on border security and oil production, according to spokesmen for both sides.
bbc.co.uk – AngloGold Ashanti says strike in South Africa has spread
A strike at one South African mine owned by gold producer AngloGold Ashanti has now spread throughout its operations in the country, the company has said.
bbc.co.uk – Spain to impose further austerity
Spain is due to enact its austerity budget today, amid expectations that the country will soon seek a bailout from its eurozone partners.
bbc.co.uk – Markets fall as Bank of Spain warns on economy
European stock markets have fallen amid concerns about Spain and as trade unions hold a general strike in Greece.
bbc.co.uk – France’s jobless tops 3 million
French unemployment has topped 3 million for first time since June 1999, as the economy continues to struggle.
bbc.co.uk – Athens clashes as Greek police fire tear gas
Greek police have fired tear gas to disperse anarchists throwing petrol bombs near parliament in Athens.
bbc.co.uk – Czechs partially lift spirits ban
The Czech Republic will ease a ban on the sale of spirits containing more than 20% alcohol after a spate of poisoning that has left 26 people dead.
news.com.au – Drug war is flawed, UN hears
Latin American leaders have all spoken at the UN General Assembly of the need to find a new approach to the global war on drugs
bbc.co.uk – Iran decries ‘nuclear threats’
Iran’s president accuses the West of nuclear “intimidation” in a UN General Assembly address boycotted by the US and Israel.
news.com.au – Suicide bombings rock Syria army HQ
A twin suicide bombing attack on the Syrian army headquarters has killed four guards and sparked a deadly gun battle.
bbc.co.uk – Clinton: UN ‘paralysed’ on Syria
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UK PM David Cameron call on the UN Security Council to renew efforts to tackle the crisis in Syria.
bbc.co.uk – Clinton says US will ease import ban on Burma goods
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the US will ease its import ban on goods from Burma, a key part of remaining US sanctions.
news.com.au – Man guilty of passing on US military data
A Chinese American man who worked for a US defence contractor has been found guilty of exporting confidential information at two conferences in China.
bbc.co.uk – NFL lockout talks ‘close to deal’
The National Football League is reportedly inching towards a settlement with referees over a labour dispute that has overshadowed the new season.