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Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Wednesday 3rd October 2012

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Wednesday 3rd October 2012

bangkokpost.com – Scrambled protests
Egg producers angry about low prices know you can’t make a protest omelette without breaking a lot of eggs – and rice farmers are equally angry at academics who want to do away with their rice-purchase programme.

nationmultimedia.com – Rice-pledging scheme could ‘doom Yingluck’
Central bank chairman Virabongsa Ramangkura advises Pheu Thai govt to quickly scrap massive project, which he says is wide open to corruption.

bangkokpost.com – Duties reassigned
The prime minister doubled down on her rejection of a cabinet reshuffle, reassigning all the jobs of resigned deputy PM Yongyuth to existing ministers.

bangkokpost.com – Nine join peace programme in Yala
Nine villagers suspected of militant violence reported to Yala governor Dechrat Simsiri on Tuesday morning, saying they wanted to show their intention of joining the government’s peace programme..

mcot.net – Thai Air Force to send more surveillance aircraft to deep South
The Royal Thai Air Force will deploy more aircraft on aerial surveillance missions in Thailand’s violence-plagued deep South by the end of this year, the air force chief said today.

bangkokpost.com – Man the dams!
Officials are rushing to bring down the levels of central-region dams even more as tropical storm Gaemi gets set to batter the country on the weekend.

bangkokpost.com – It’s ba-a-ck
The government says NASA may be willing to revive the climate study from U-tapao – and the Democrats say they still need more details about the plan.

bangkokpost.com – Myanmar’s Suu Kyi hails democracy
Myanmar opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi paid tribute to past models of democratic transition in eastern Europe, South Africa and Latin America as she wrapped up a two-week US tour.

bbc.co.uk – Arrests over Hong Kong collision
Seven crew members are arrested on suspicion of endangering lives at sea after two boats collide in the waters off Hong Kong, leaving 38 people dead.

bbc.co.uk – Half coral lost from Barrier Reef
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has lost more than half its coral cover in the past 27 years, according to a new study.

news.com.au – Australian tourists hit by virus outbreak
A group of Australians were hit by an easily spread virus while on a skiing trip in the South Island, but told authorities only when they returned home.

news.com.au – Property price rises ease in China cities
Prices in 36 out of the 70 cities tracked by the Chinese government increased in August from July, down from 50 the previous month.

news.com.au – Korean govt to cut property buying taxes
The South Korean cabinet approved a bill that temporarily reduce tax rates on purchases and transfers of homes to boost the slumping housing market.

bbc.co.uk – Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to lose design firm licence
Officials in China are revoking the business licence of artist Ai Weiwei’s company for failing to re-register.

bbc.co.uk – Labour ‘now the one-nation party’
Ed Miliband stakes his claim to be the next prime minister by claiming Labour is now the “one-nation” party, in his big conference speech.

bbc.co.uk – Abu Hamza’s health has deteriorated, High Court hears
Terror suspect Abu Hamza al-Masri’s health has worsened and he should not be extradited to the US before a scan, his lawyer has told the High Court.

bangkokpost.com – At least 26 killed at student housing
Gunmen opened fire in a student housing area near a polytechnic school in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 26 people in an attack whose motives remained unclear, officials said.

bbc.co.uk – Civilians ‘abused’ in South Sudan
South Sudanese forces have committed “shocking” acts of violence against civilians, including killings and rapes, Amnesty International says.

bbc.co.uk – EU call to split banking activities
An EU-sponsored report says Europe’s banks should be split into separate legal entities to safeguard everyday banking from risky trading.

bbc.co.uk – US and Russia hail Georgian vote
The US, EU and Russia welcome Georgia’s election results which give the country the first democratic transfer of power in its post-Soviet history.

bbc.co.uk – ‘Problems’ at EU nuclear plants
Hundreds of problems have been found at European nuclear plants that would cost 25bn euros (£20bn) to fix, says a leaked draft report.

bbc.co.uk – Italian bicycle sales ‘surpass those of cars’
Italians bought more bicycles than cars in 2011 for the first time in decades, according to local media reports.

bbc.co.uk – Latin America economies ‘to slow’
Latin America will grow at a slower pace than last year, primarily due to weaker growth in Argentina and Brazil, a United Nations report predicts.

bbc.co.uk – Bus crash in Peru kills 22 people
A double-decker bus crashes from a cliff in the Peruvian Andes, killing at least 22 people.

bbc.co.uk – Hezbollah chief ‘killed in Syria’
A senior military figure in the Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah is reported to have died in Syria, with rebels saying he was killed in an ambush.

news.com.au – Syria army steps up operations in Aleppo
More than 31,000 people have died in Syria’s uprising in 18 months yet the Syrian army continues to rain shells in and around Damascus.

bbc.co.uk – ‘Enemies caused Iran rial’s fall’
President Ahmadinejad blames Iran’s “enemies” for the sharp falls in its currency, the rial, which has hit fresh record lows against the US dollar.

bbc.co.uk – JP Morgan faces $20bn fraud suit
The New York Attorney General sues JPMorgan Chase for allegedly defrauding investors who lost more than $20bn (£12bn) on mortgage-backed securities.

bbc.co.uk – Samsung adds iPhone 5 to its patent battle with Apple
Samsung has added Apple’s latest handset to a US patent lawsuit claiming the iPhone 5 infringes eight of its technologies.

news.com.au – David Blaine to perform million-volt show
David Blaine, the US magician, stuntman and all-round daredevil, is going electric – standing for three days and nights in the middle of a million volts of fiery electric currents.

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