bangkokpost.com – Red Bull heir to face drunk driving charge
A blood alcohol test on hit-and-run suspect and Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya showed that he was over the legal limit to drive a car, police said on Thursday.
nationmultimedia.com – Democrats, Pheu Thai play waiting game on BKK governor’s race
The upcoming Bangkok gubernatorial election will see the arch-rival Democrats and Pheu Thai fighting for the top city post, but neither party is ready to announce who their candidates are.
bangkokpost.com – Minor flooding
There was a flooding in Pathum Thani’s Rangsit area Thursday, as the govt directs water through the province to test drainage in eastern Bangkok Friday.
nationmultimedia.com – Ranong faces more floods, landslides
Large parts of Ranong province were flooded yesterday after a heavy downpour. Residents in risky zones have been told prepare for evacuation if the situation worsens.
bangkokpost.com – Solution: Cooperation
The national army chief says the continuing violence in the deep South may never be completely quelled because military means alone won’t end it.
bangkokpost.com – Another million CCTVs for Bangkok
One million more closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras will be installed all over the capital city to improve public safety, Metropolitan Police Bureau chief Kamronwit Thoopkrachang said on Thursday.
mcot.net – Saichon Konjen wins second bronze medal
Wheelchair racer Saichon Konjen won his second bronze medal of the 2012 London Paralympic Games in the men’s 800m T54 wheelchair racing event yesterday.
bbc.co.uk – Asian markets rise on ECB action
Asian stock markets rise, joining a global rally, after the European Central Bank unveiled a plan aimed at easing the region’s debt crisis.
bbc.co.uk – Pakistan expels charity’s foreign staffSave the Children Pakistan poster
Save the Children’s foreign staff are told to leave Pakistan amid claims, denied by the charity, that the CIA used it as cover in its hunt for Osama Bin Laden.
news.com.au – Hong Kong bans foreign property buyers
Hong Kong has announced the first step in a policy aimed to restrict foreigners from buying property, in a move seen to be targeting mainland buyers who have been blamed for pushing up property prices.
bbc.co.uk – Bank of England holds interest rates at 0.5%
The Bank of England has kept interest rates at 0.5% and held off from more stimulus measures.
bbc.co.uk – Councils ‘cutting sports venues’
More than a third of UK local councils have cut or closed some of their public sports facilities in the past three years, a BBC investigation finds.
bbc.co.uk – Amazon to create 2,000 new UK jobs
Online retailer Amazon is to create more than 2,000 permanent jobs in the UK over the next two years.
bbc.co.uk – Great Britain surpass 103-medal target in style
Great Britain surpassed their 103-medal target for the 2012 Paralympics in emphatic style.
bbc.co.uk – Last South African miners freed
The second and final batch of South African miners is freed after controversial murder charges were dropped following a national outcry.
bbc.co.uk – Draghi in ECB euro rescue plan
European Central Bank plans for a new bond-buying scheme aimed at easing the eurozone debt crisis push down borrowing costs for Spain and Italy.
bbc.co.uk – Hungary PM rejects IMF loan terms
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban rejects as unacceptable the conditions attached by the IMF to a new 15bn-euro (£12bn; $19bn) loan.
news.com.au – Thousands of Greeks protest pay cuts
Thousands of Greek police, firefighters and coast guard officers have protested against planned pay cuts under a new austerity package.
bbc.co.uk – Lufthansa cancels 1,200 flights
Lufthansa cancels hundreds of flights this weekend as cabin staff begin a nationwide strike affecting six major German airports.
bbc.co.uk – Migrants drown off Turkish coast
A boat carrying migrants capsizes off the coast of western Turkey killing at least 60 people, about half of them said to be children.
news.com.au – German nightclubs protest new music fees
Disco, club and bar owners have demonstrated across Germany against proposed new music licence fees which they claim could drive them out of business.
bbc.co.uk – Colombia rejects Farc truce call
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos rejects calls by Farc rebels for a ceasefire once scheduled peace talks begin with the government.
bbc.co.uk – Syrian army ‘storms border town’
Syrian soldiers have stormed Tal Shehab, a town on the Jordanian border which has been a crossing point for refugees, according to activists.
news.com.au – Obama accepts presidential nomination
US president Barack Obama has accepted the Democratic presidential nomination for a second term.
bbc.co.uk – US warns of new Sudan-South Sudan conflict over border
Sudan’s refusal to accept a border deal with South Sudan could spark an “outright conflict”, the US has warned.
bbc.co.uk – Yosemite Park-linked hantavirus kills third victim
An additional 12,000 people who stayed at a remote campsite in California’s Yosemite National Park are at risk from the deadly hantavirus, officials warn.
news.com.au – Apple in talks for free Internet radio
The Wall Street Journal says Apple is in talks to develop a custom online music radio service for ipads, iphones and Mac computers.