news.com.au – World must work out how to grey gracefully
Governmants around the world must work out how to cope with an ageing population, a UN report says.
Graft threatens national bankruptcy
Democrat Party list MP Ong-art Klampaibul says eight of the government’s programmes are riddled with corruption and warns if it completes its four-year term, the country will end up being in so much debt it will be at risk of becoming bankrupt.
bangkokpost.com – Floods and politics
Pheu Thai is likely to zero in on the City Hall’s flood management _ even accusing it of corruption in the upcoming Bangkok governor election campaign.
bangkokpost.com – Shake-up ‘later’
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says it won’t happen now, but Pheu Thai bigwigs want a major cabinet shuffle after the Yongyuth resignation.
bangkokpost.com – South attacks escalate
Two M79 grenade rounds were fired into a local fair in the deep South, wounding 17 – and five died in a series of attacks by militants.
mcot.net – About 30% Thais living abroad found suffering from mental health problems
About 30 percent of Thais living abroad have been found with mental health problems, according to the Thai deputy public health minister.
bangkokpost.com – Bangladhesh anti-Buddhist violence ‘planned’
Thousands of rioters torched Buddhist temples and homes in southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday over a photo posted on Facebook deemed offensive to Islam, in a rare attack against the community.
news.com.au – Powerful typhoon hits Japan mainland
Japan is bracing for the worst as typhoon Jelawat makes landfall, with more than 500 flights cancelled and thousands of people evacuated.
bbc.co.uk – Burma’s Thein Sein ‘would accept Suu Kyi as president’
Burmese leader Thein Sein has told the BBC he would accept Aung San Suu Kyi as president if the people vote for her.
bbc.co.uk – Japan introduces piracy penalties
A change to the law in Japan means citizens who illegally download copyright infringing files face jail sentences and fines.
bbc.co.uk – South Korean rapper tops UK chart
Rapper Psy becomes the first South Korean pop star to make it to the top of the UK singles chart with his song Gangnam Style.
news.com.au – UK Labour leader vows to break up banks
British Labour leader Ed Miliband has vowed to force UK banks to split their “casino” investment arms from their retail operations if he wins power.
bbc.co.uk – Balls calls for stamp duty break
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls is to call for a two-year stamp duty holiday to help kick-start growth – paid for by the sale of 4G mobile frequencies.
bbc.co.uk – Warning over shortage of engineering graduates
The UK needs to increase by as much as 50% the number of science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) graduates it is creating, a report says.
bbc.co.uk – Deadly Kenya Sunday school attack
A child is killed in a grenade attack on a Kenyan church blamed on Somali militants, sparking revenge attacks against Somalis in Nairobi.
news.com.au – Most Somalis want to flee
Half of Somalia’s population wants out of the impoverished, conflict-stricken nation.
bangkokpost.com – French protest austerity pact
Thousands of left-wing protesters took to the streets of Paris on Sunday to denounce the European Union fiscal pact forcing governments to stick to tough deficit limits.
bbc.co.uk – Spain’s debts to increase further next year
Spain’s debt levels will increase further next year, the government has predicted, putting Madrid under more pressure as it continues efforts to trim spending.
news.com.au – Greek PM ‘desperate to seal the deal’
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has stressed the urgency of sealing an austerity pact with the nation’s so-called troika of creditors.
bbc.co.uk – Spain floods: Ten die in Malaga, Almeria and Murcia
At least 10 people have died after heavy rains triggered flash floods in southern Spain, officials have said.
bbc.co.uk – Europe comes back to win Ryder Cup
Europe win eight of the 12 singles matches to stage a miraculous comeback and beat the USA 14½-13½ to retain the Ryder Cup.
news.com.au – Colombia struck by 7.4 magnitude quake
A strong magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck in the Andes mountains of south-west Colombia overnight.
bbc.co.uk – Chavez rival in big Caracas rally
More than 100,000 people rally in Venezuela’s capital Caracas for Henrique Capriles, a week before he challenges Hugo Chavez for the presidency.
bbc.co.uk – Bolivia miners end metals dispute
Rival miners’ groups in Bolivia sign a deal with the government to end a dispute over control of rich tin and zinc deposits.
bbc.co.uk – Aleppo souk burns as battles rage
A blaze sweeps though ancient markets in Aleppo, activists say, as rebels and government forces seek to gain control of Syria’s largest city.
bbc.co.uk – Yemeni soldiers ‘seized in Syria’
A video claims an Islamist group fighting government forces in Syria has captured five Yemeni soldiers sent to support Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
bbc.co.uk – US toll in Afghan war hits 2,000
A checkpoint shooting in Afghanistan brings to 2,000 the number of US soldiers to have died in the conflict.