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Phuket’s daily world news round-up – Monday 12th November 2012

Phuket’s daily world news round-up – Monday 12th November 2012THAILAND
nationmultimedia.com – HRH urges end to political conflict
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn yesterday urged all people involved in Thai politics to resolve their differences before they deter the development of the entire system.

bangkokpost.com – Pursuing Abhisit
The activist and former senator Ruangkrai Leekijwattana wants Mr Abhisit kicked out of parliament for draft dodging – by the Constitution Court.

bangkokpost.com – Govt will appeal
The Administrative Court ruled the Pollution Department has to pay the 9 billion baht it cost to build the graft-ridden Klong Dan waste water project.

nationmultimedia.com – Fishermen fear Chevron port project will ruin livelihoods
Local villagers and fishermen have called on the government to revoke plans to allow the US oil company Chevron to build a deep-sea port and chemical storage site at Tha Sa La in Nakhon Si Thammarat in the south. They say construction of the port and storage site will affect fish resources that generate healthy returns.

bangkokpost.com – Reds confirm no ‘counter-rally’
Leaders of the red-shirt movement confirmed Sunday the group will not hold a counter-rally to Pitak Siam’s second anti-government protest at the Royal Plaza on Nov 24.

mationmultimedia.com – PAD gives its supporters ok to join Pitak Siam rally on 24th
The yellow-shirt movement yesterday gave the green light for its supporters to join Pitak Siam’s anti-government rally at the Royal Plaza on November 24.

nationmultimedia.com – ‘Green’ light for condos?
To the dismay of environmentalists, condominium developers and buyers can anticipate greater ease of doing business, thanks to a planned amendment to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process.

bangkokpost.com – Yingluck to meet Queen Elizabeth II in London
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will have an audience with Queen Elizabeth II in London, said Pasan Teparak, Thai ambassador to the United Kingdom.

mcot.net – South Korean President returns home from Thailand visit
South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak and his spouse left on Sunday Bangkok after a three-day official visit to Thailand.

bangkokpost.com – Government will invite Obama to futsal final
The government will invite US President Barack Obama to the final match of the 2012 Futsal World Cup next Sunday during his visit to Thailand.

ASIA
bangkokpost.com – Aftershocks rattle Myanmar
Strong Sunday night tremors add to fears and panic in the Mandalay area after a stronger, 6.8 tremor killed at least 13 people, injured 40 and dropped an Irrawaddy River bridge under construction in central Myanmar.

bbc.co.uk – Sri Lanka’s prison clash ‘a massacre’
Sri Lanka’s opposition has said that the deaths of dozens of prisoners, killed during clashes at a prison in the capital was a massacre.

bbc.co.uk – Japan economy enters contraction
Japan’s economy contracts in July to September quarter as a global slowdown hurts exports and domestic consumption remains subdued.

UK
bbc.co.uk – UK will not extend Romania and Bulgaria migration curbs
Bulgarians and Romanians will gain the unrestricted right to live and work in the UK from December 2013, Home Secretary Theresa May has confirmed.

bbc.co.uk – Firms to speak on tax avoidance
Executives from Starbucks, Google and Amazon, which have all been accused of tax avoidance, are due to give evidence before Parliament.

bbc.co.uk – Lung cancer in women ‘to soar’ by 2040
The number of women living with lung cancer in the UK is set to rise significantly faster than the number of men with the disease over the next 30 years, experts say.

AFRICA
news.com.au – South Africa fire destroys 100 homes
A huge blaze fanned by strong winds has destroyed more than 100 homes in the South African resort of Francis Bay.

bbc.co.uk – Ecowas agrees Mali troop mission
West African regional leaders agree to deploy more than 3,000 soldiers to Mali to retake the north from Islamist extremists.

EUROPE
bbc.co.uk – Greek lawmakers back fresh cuts
Lawmakers in Greece approve a 2013 budget requiring fresh spending cuts, amid mass public protests across the country.

news.com.au – Venice flooded as 200 evacuated in Tuscany
Bad weather in northern Italy has caused widespread flooding in the tourist destination of Venice and prompted evacuations in Tuscany.

bbc.co.uk – Violence erupts at Polish march
Polish riot police in Warsaw confront stone-throwing right-wing nationalists in Warsaw during an Independence Day march.

news.com.au – Spain bank halts evictions after suicide
The suicide of a ruined bank customer in Spain is the second in 15 days in a country where homeowners have been crushed by a 2008 property crash.

LATIN AMERICA
bbc.co.uk – Another earthquake hits Guatemala
A 6.1-magnitude tremor is felt in Guatemala and other Central American countries, days after the deaths of at least 52 in a powerful earthquake.

MID-EAST
bbc.co.uk – Israel fires ‘warning’ into Syria
Israeli forces say they have fired warning shots into Syria after a mortar round fired from Syria exploded in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

news.com.au – Egypt police bust baby trafficking ring
Police say they’ve arrested five suspects, including two nurses and a doctor at the Cairo hospital where babies were sold for almost three years.

bbc.co.uk – Gaza: Palestinians killed and Israeli soldiers injured
Six Palestinians have been killed and more than 20 injured in a series of clashes close to the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

US
bbc.co.uk – Massive blast destroys US homes
A huge blast in the US city of Indianapolis destroys two homes and damages 14 more, killing two people and forcing hundreds to evacuate.

bbc.co.uk – Judy Garland’s Wizard of Oz dress fetches $480,000
A dress worn by Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz has sold for $480,000 (£302,000) at auction in Beverly Hills.

news.com.au – Bond soars with $US87.8M Skyfall debut
Skyfall’s international haul is close to $US500 million after the latest James Bond film took in a record $US90 million on debut in the US.



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