nationmultimedia.com – Suphat to face murder charges : police
Police are now getting ready to press murder charges against Dr Suphat Laohawattana, who was dismissed from the Police General Hospital in the wake of grave allegations.
nationmultimedia.com – Govt pushing for boost
The Pheu Thai-led government is hopeful of an upgrade in Thailand’s sovereign credit rating, believing the economy has apparently sailed through the global economic crisis and political stability has returned to some extent.
bangkokpost.com – Government opponents set back
The rice-buying programme will continue at full speed after nine Constitution Court judges agreed unanimously a challenge had no legal merit – and the academic who brought the suit said he will take his case to the people.
nationmultimedia.com – National water plan based on zoning
Zoning will play a key role in the country’s water-management plan, according to the Office of the National Water and Flood Management Policy
bangkokpost.com – Court: Article 112 is constitutional
The Constitution Court on Wednesday ruled that Article 112 of the Criminal Code, the lese majeste law, is constitutional.
nationmultimedia.com – Ombudsman threatens to take Thaksin passport issue to court
The Office of the Ombudsman has yet to receive a formal explanation from the Foreign Ministry for why it refused to comply with the ombudsman’s instruction to recall fugitive former PM Thaksin Shinawatra’s passport.
bangkokpost.com – 3G: Not so fast
A stack of last-minute challenges has the Administrative Court considering whether to issue an emergency injunction to halt Tuesday’s auction.
bangkokpost.com – ‘Open the shops’
Local leaders, vendors and housewives joined a mostly Muslim march in the South to defy terroristic threats and reopen for Friday business.
nationmultimedia – Rush-hour traffic slowing down
Average speeds in Bangkok dropped from 19 kilometres per hour last year to 18kph this year during morning rush hour and from 24kph to 23kph during evening rush hour, the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) said yesterday.
bangkokpost.com – New idea to end Bangkok traffic jams
A government transport agency has proposed that traffic congestion in Bangkok could be eased by changing people’s working hours.
bangkokpost.com – Toyota recalling 7.43m vehicles
TOKYO – Toyota on Wednesday announced a global recall of 7.43 million vehicles, including its popular Camry and Corolla models, over a possible fire risk, in a fresh blow to the firm’s reputation for safety.
bbc.co.uk – Lenovo ousts HP as world’s top PC maker, says Gartner
Chinese PC maker Lenovo has replaced Hewlett-Packard as the world’s top PC maker, according to preliminary figures released by research firm Gartner.
news.com.au – Britain can rise again, Cameron says
UK Prime Minister David Cameron says the nation faces a sink or swim moment to avoid falling behind on the global economic stage.
bbc.co.uk – Thousands of pupils resit GCSEs
More than 45,000 students are due to resit their English GCSEs next month after a row about the grading, figures given to the BBC by exam boards show.
bbc.co.uk – Scottish economic activity ‘weakens more than expected’
Activity in the Scottish economy weakened more than expected over the summer as business conditions deteriorated, a survey has suggested.
bangkokpost.com – BAE, EADS scrap merger talks
British arms maker BAE Systems on Wednesday said it had ended merger talks with European aerospace giant EADS owing to a lack of accord with “various” government stakeholders.
bbc.co.uk – ‘Swift justice’ pilot schemes unveiled
A substantial increase in the number of flexible criminal justice pilot schemes across England and Wales is to be announced by the government.
bbc.co.uk – Nyetimber vineyard scraps 2012 grape harvest
A multi-award winning English vineyard has decided not to harvest its grapes this year because of the bad weather.
bbc.co.uk – Islamists ‘buying child soldiers’
Islamists who seized northern Mali are using money from drug trafficking to buy child soldiers, a senior UN official who visited the area says.
bbc.co.uk – Pirate fishermen ‘export to EU’
Most pirate vessels illegally fishing off Sierra Leone are accredited to export catches to Europe, a report by an environmentalist group says.
bbc.co.uk – Biko SA archive published online
Thirty-five years after the death of Steve Biko, an online archive about the South African anti-apartheid activist is published, featuring unseen documents.
bbc.co.uk – S&P cuts Spain’s credit rating
Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s downgrades Spain’s credit rating, highlighting a deepening recession and rising pressure on Madrid’s finances.
bbc.co.uk – Syrian passenger plane forced to land in Turkey
Turkish fighter jets have forced a Syrian passenger plane suspected of carrying weapons to land in Ankara.
news.com.au – Italy shipwreck captain sues over job
The captain of the Costa Concordia, the liner that crashed into rocks off the Italian coast, is suing the company to get his job back.
news.com.au – Love to chat but trillion-euro phone bill?
A French woman has received a phone bill for more than 11 trillion euros – nearly 6000 times the country’s annual economic output.
bbc.co.uk – Chavez names new vice-president
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro is named vice-president by re-elected President Hugo Chavez, who recently fought a battle with cancer.
bbc.co.uk – Black judge to lead Brazil court
Joaquim Barbosa, the judge overseeing the Mensalao corruption trial, is appointed as the first black leader of Brazil’s Supreme Court.
bbc.co.uk – Trinidad murder statistics banned
Trinidad and Tobago’s national security minister orders police to stop releasing murder figures, saying it fuels more violence.
news.com.au – Opposition to set up inside Syria in days
Syria’s exiled opposition coalition the Syrian National Council is to set up inside the conflict-ravaged country ‘within days’.
bbc.co.uk – US security in Libya ‘was cut’
Security in Libya was reduced before last month’s attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, even as violence worsened, a congressional panel hears.
bbc.co.uk – Housing market ‘lifts US economy’
The US economy has expanded “modestly” in the past six weeks thanks to a stronger housing market, a survey by the US Federal Reserve suggests.
bbc.co.uk – Baumgartner’s second skydive bid postponed
Austrian adventurer Felix Baumgartner has decided against a second attempt to make the highest ever skydive on Thursday.
bbco.uk – Lance Armstrong: Usada report reveals doping evidence
Cycling legend Lance Armstrong’s team ran “the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme the sport has ever seen” according to a report by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.