nationmultimedia.com – Gaemi to cover wider area
Tropical Storm Gaemi has changed its course on its way to Thailand is now going further south, which will result in heavier rain, especially in the upper Southern region, Royol Jindon, who is involved in overall flood and water management operations, said yesterday.
bangkokpost.com – Another intimidating Friday
Streets were empty, shops shuttered and markets almost deserted in Narathiwat and across the deep South as businesses feared violent payback from the extremists more than they trusted security forces to protect them.
bangkokpost.com – PM in charge
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra took command of anti-flood operations on Friday and told province governors to stay on call 24 hours for storm Gaemi.
nationmultimedia.com – Thaksin’s Hong Kong visit ‘not linked’
Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s visit to Hong Kong this weekend has nothing to do with the Cabinet reshuffle or the selection of a new Pheu Thai Party leader, the ex-PM’s legal adviser told the media yesterday.
bangkokpost.com – BoT watch on housing bubble
The Bank of Thailand is keeping a close watch for any indication of a pending collapse in the housing bubble after prices of housing estate units recently sharply increased, Mathee Supapong, a senior director at BoT, said on Friday.
bangkokpost.com – Anger over photo showing toddler using drugs
Police are investigating the source of a widely circulated photograph showing a young child being taught how to use drugs by an adult.
bangkokpost.com – Biggest in history
The government will spend 2.75 trillion (yes, trillion) on infrastructure to get everything ship-shape for the 2015 link-up of the Asean Economic Community.
bangkokpost.com – Doctor probe widens
The wife of the police doctor suspected of murdering up to four people has been arrested on suspicion of trying to cover up the details of at least one dual killing
bbc.co.uk – Imran Khan to lead drone protest
Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan is to lead a march to the tribal areas to protest against US drone strikes.
bbc.co.uk – Terror suspects extradited to US
Five terror suspects, including the radical cleric Abu Hamza, fly out of the UK from RAF Mildenhall on a plane bound for the USA.
bbc.co.uk – Kenyans win torture ruling in UK
Three Kenyans who were tortured by British colonial authorities can proceed with their legal claims against the UK government, the High Court rules.
bbc.co.uk – NHS fund of £140m to be announced
Prime Minister David Cameron is set to announce £140m in funding aimed at easing the burden of red tape on nurses and midwives.
bangkokpost.com – South African mine sacks 12,000
Mining powerhouse Anglo American said Friday it had sacked 12,000 workers who went on strike at a South African platinum mine amid labour unrest that has killed at least six people in the past week.
bbc.co.uk – Tension in Athens over pay row
Protesters appear in court in the Greek capital Athens a day after a rally by unpaid shipyard workers descended into violence.
news.com.au – Spain ‘analysing options’ before bailout
Spain is talking to European institutions and analysing the options before deciding on a bailout, Deputy Economy Minister Fernando Jimenez Latorre says.
bbc.co.uk – Turkey ‘in new Syria retaliation’
Turkey’s military returns fire after a Syrian mortar round again lands on Turkish soil, television channels say.
bbc.co.uk – Paris hotelier’s apology to China
A French fashion designer apologises for telling a magazine that Chinese tourists would not be welcome at his new luxury hotel in Paris.
bbc.co.uk – Guatemala price protest kills six
At least six people die in Guatemala in clashes between security forces and protesters angry over increased electricity prices, officials say.
news.com.au – Mexico discovers deepwater oil deposits
Mexico has discovered new deepwater oil deposits with estimated reserves of 125 million barrels, President Felipe Calderon announced.
news.com.au – Spaniard on trial in Cuban dissident death
A Spaniard is on trial in Cuba over the death of a dissident in a car crash, as other activists were arrested.
news.com.au – Syrian rebels threaten to execute Iranians
Syrian rebels have threatened to execute dozens of Iranian prisoners if the regime’s forces don’t withdraw from the capital’s Eastern Ghuta area.
bbc.co.uk – Jordan protests after poll call
Thousands of people begin gathering in Jordan’s capital Amman amid a large police presence to call for faster political reforms.
bbc.co.uk – Two die in Israel hotel shootings
An American man who killed one person after opening fire at a hotel in Israel’s southern resort of Eilat is shot dead by Israeli police.
bangkokpost.com – Surprise dip in US jobless rate
The US jobless rate sank to 7.8% in September, surprising many who expected it to remain flat at 8.1%, the Labor Department said on Friday.
bbc.co.uk – US Fed says low interest rates are likely until 2015
The Federal Reserve is likely to keep US interest rates at the current near-zero rate until 2015, minutes from its September rate-setting meeting have shown.
bbc.co.uk – US meningitis outbreak spreads
US health officials warn doctors at about 75 medical clinics to alert patients about a deadly meningitis outbreak, as the number of infected people hits 47.
news.com.au – Cyber attacks to target US banks
As many as 30 US banking firms are expected to be targeted in a wave of cyber attacks as part of “a large-scale orchestrated crimeware campaign,” a security researcher says.
bbc.co.uk – US court to rule on ReDigi’s MP3 digital music resales
A US court is to consider a case that could determine whether digital media files can be resold.