bangkokpost.com – Thaksin death plot rumoured
The former prime minister will visit Myanmar late this week – and just as during his Laos visit in April Rumour Central is on full alert about claims of an assassination plot being hatched.
nationmultimedia.com – People want Yingluck to respond to critics in debate
Almost nine in 10 people nationwide want Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to grab the reins of leadership and be there to make her own rebuttals during this month’s censure debate, according to Abac Poll.
mcot.net – PM to use Asia-Europe Meeting to restore confidence in Thai post-flood economy
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said that she will use the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM 9) to be held in Laos Nov 5-6 to restore confidence in Thai post-flood economy, as well as to expand trade and investment.
bangkokpost.com – Pitak Siam will end rally if 1m target not met
The anti-government Pitak Siam group will call off its rallies if its next demonstration attracts less than 1 million supporters.
bangkokpost.com – Yala police chief tightens security after bomb blasts
The Yala police chief has ordered his officers to tighten security after a series of deadly blasts in Rueso district in nearby Narathiwat province on Saturday.
nationmultimedia.com – Language-savvy Thai police to meet AEC challenges
“Hello, how are you?” echoed around the special classroom where dozens of policemen and policewomen had assembled – as students.
bangkokpost.com – Blow for Thailand futsal team
The Thai futsal team suffered a 5-3 defeat against Ukraine in their second Group A match at the 2012 Futsal World Cup at Hua Mark Indoor Stadium on Sunday.
bbc.co.uk – India’s Congress holds mass rally
India’s ruling Congress party holds a mass rally in Delhi to shore up support and defend controversial economic reforms.
bbc.co.uk – EU chief offers new aid to Burma
Visiting EU chief Jose Manuel Barroso offers Burma $100m in aid and discusses the Rohingya crisis with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
news.com.au – Foreign maids double in aging Taiwan
Maids and nannies, mainly from Southeast Asia, working on Taiwan hit more than 200,800 in September, compared with 106,331 registered in 2000.
bbc.co.uk – Hundreds of stateless children in UK
Hundreds of children living rough in London may have no official nationality, a BBC investigation finds.
bbc.co.uk – Duncan Smith: Welfare changes will make living wage easier
Changes to in-work benefits will increase incomes, making it easier to ensure firms pay staff a “living wage”, Iain Duncan Smith has said.
news.com.au – UK to trial new dementia diagnosis method
New medical technology that is said to slash the time it takes to diagnose dementia from 18 months to just three is to be tested in a UK trial.
bbc.co.uk – UK teachers paid by offshore firm
A company employing thousands of public sector workers has avoided paying millions of pounds in employer National Insurance contributions.
bbc.co.uk – Flood warnings follow snowfall
Several inches of snow which fell across parts of the west of England melts, adding to the threat of flooding.
bbc.co.uk – Robbie Williams returns to number one spot
Robbie Williams is celebrating his first solo UK number one for eight years, after Candy topped the official singles chart.
bbc.co.uk – Deadly church attack hits Kenya
A policeman is killed and 11 people are injured in a grenade attack on a church in eastern Kenya, officials say.
bbc.co.uk – Female foreign minister for Somalia
Somalia is to get its first female foreign minister, Fauzia Yusuf Haji Adan, in a cabinet formed by new Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon.
bbc.co.uk – S Sudan expels UN rights officer
South Sudan expels a UN official who it says had published “unethical” reports into the human rights situation there.
news.com.au – 10 perish in Mediterranean shipwreck
Italian coastguards have recovered the bodies of 10 would-be immigrants from the Mediterranean and rescued dozens of others.
bbc.co.uk – Car bomb ‘kills child’ in Turkey
An 11-year-old child is killed when Kurdish rebels set off a car bomb in the south-eastern Turkish town of Semdinli, says PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
news.com.au – Russian ultra-nationalists protest Putin
Ultra-nationalists have marched through Moscow vowing to drive Vladimir Putin out of the Kremlin.
bbc.co.uk – Syria rebels ‘capture oilfield’
Syrian rebels capture a key oilfield in eastern Deir Ezzor province, activists say, the first time such a facility has been taken.
news.com.au – Red Cross reaches besieged Homs districts
The Red Cross says it has reached two beleaguered districts of the Syrian city of Homs for the first time in months.
bbc.co.uk – Syria opposition meets in Qatar
Divisions emerge as Syrian opposition groups meet in the Qatari capital, Doha, to discuss forming a more united front against President Assad.
news.com.au – Israeli forces shoot Palestinian in Gaza
A Palestinian hospital official says Israeli forces have shot and killed a man at the border fence with the Gaza Strip.
bbc.co.uk – NY alert over post-storm housing
Tens of thousands of people in New York state whose homes were damaged by storm Sandy could soon need housing as cold weather arrives, politicians warn.
news.com.au – Sandy concert draws $US23m in pledges
A TV benefit concert featuring US musicians and comedians from the areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy has raised nearly $US23 million.
bbc.co.uk – US rivals deadlocked in last push
US presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are in the thick of the final two days of campaigning with the outcome still in the balance.
bbc.co.uk – Apple paid only 2% corporation tax outside US
Apple paid less than 2% corporation tax on its profits outside the US, its filing with US regulators has shown.
news.com.au – Thousands run after NY marathon cancelled
Frustrated runners from around the world have taken part in improvised races after the New York marathon was called off due to superstorm Sandy.