news.com.au – Global mobile data traffic doubles in year
People downloading videos means the amount of global data used by mobile devices has doubled this year and that’s expected to continue for the next six years.
nationmultimedia.com – King to make public appearance
Well-wishers can gather at the Royal Plaza to get a glimpse of the monarch, who turns 85 on December 5. He is scheduled to appear on the balcony of the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall at 10.30am that day.
bagkokpost.com – Greed for speed
Prime Ministers Wen Jiabao and Yingluck Shinawatra talked about many subjects, but what the Chinese leader wants most of all is “fair” access to building Thailand’s planned high-speed rail project, already being touted in the Chinese media.
bangkokpost.com – Thailand, China sign four MoUs
Thailand and China on Wednesday signed four memorandums of agreement on bilateral cooperation, extradition of criminals, education and the rice trade.
nationmultimedia.com – PM makes panda plea
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday asked Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao that the three pandas living at Chiang Mai Zoo be allowed to stay a bit longer, after the agreement expires next year.
bagkokpost.com – Judges mull rally
The Constitution Court wants to talk with Pitak Siam leader Gen Boonlerrt Kaewprasit – after which it may decide if Saturday’s rally is illegal.
nationmultimedia.com – PM spared role in dealing with rally
The government is preparing to cope with a mass rally this Saturday at the Royal Plaza, not far from Government House and Parliament. Its main goal appears to be the keeping of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra away from possible legal problems should the crowd-control effort turn violent.
bangkokpost.com – Unfazed by Democrats, govt fears only rally
Despite the no-confidence debate threat from the opposition and the Senate, the government remains unperturbed and confident that it will sail through the Nov 25-28 debate without difficulty.
nationmultimedia.com – Public fear as a weapon to counter Pitak Siam
National intelligence agencies should be independent from politicians in power in their work to protect the nation’s stability. But the way the government has been handling the planned mass rally over the weekend indicates that these intelligence agencies have reduced themselves to being political tools.
bangkokpost.com – Ready for take-off
Just wait until next year, smiles the new Thai Airways International president – because the airline will look better, with chef-approved food.
bbc.co.uk – Mumbai attacks gunman executed
Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, is executed in prison.
news.com.au – Pakistan attacks kill 28 on eve of summit
A number of attacks across Pakistan have killed 28 people, including children, on the eve of a major summit.
bbc.co.uk – Protests after China tweet arrest
Hundreds of Chinese web users are protesting against the arrest of a Beijing man detained after criticising the ruling Communist Party on Twitter.
bbc.co.uk – New Zealand’s Tongariro erupts
Mount Tongariro erupts again, sending ash high into the sky, having rumbled back to life in August after more than a century of quiet.
bbc.co.uk – Cameron set for EU budget battle
David Cameron will press for a minimum real-terms freeze in the EU’s budget as leaders gather for a crunch summit on 2014 to 2020 spending.
bbc.co.uk – ‘Appalling’ NHS care highlighted
Campaigners highlight a series of “appalling” examples of poor care and the “tragic” consequences, in a report on the NHS.
bbc.co.uk – Cold homes cost NHS more than a billion, Age UK study says
Illnesses related to living in a cold home cost the NHS £1.36bn every year, a report by Age UK suggests.
bbc.co.uk – Academies programme £1bn over budget, says watchdog
A tenfold increase in the number of English schools converting to academies has meant £1bn in extra costs, says the government’s spending watchdog.
bbc.co.uk – Roads ‘impassable’ after flooding
Heavy rain leads to flooding with motorists and residents needing rescue from waterlogged roads and homes in south-west England.
bbc.co.uk – DR Congo to study rebel demands
DR Congo’s president says he is prepared to study the grievances of rebels who have made rapid advances in the east of the country.
bbc.co.uk – EU leaders set for budget battleEU Commission building, Brussels
EU leaders gathering in Brussels are to seek a deal on the bloc’s seven-year budget, with many calling for cuts as they rein in spending nationally.
bbc.co.uk – Greece: Lack of deal ‘threatens euro’
The failure of eurozone ministers to reach a deal to give Greece its latest bailout payment threatens the whole bloc, leaders have said.
bbc.co.uk – Nato mulls Turkey’s missile plea
Nato says it is considering a request by Turkey to deploy Patriot anti-missile systems to protect its border with conflict-torn Syria.
bbc.co.uk – Climate change evident across Europe, says report
The effects of climate change are already evident in Europe and the situation is set to get worse, the European Environment Agency has warned.
bbc.co.uk – Mexico and US agree water deal
Mexico and the US sign a new accord on sharing and managing the Colorado River, the source of water for millions of people in the two countries.
news.com.au – 6.1-magnitude quake strikes Chile
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has hit central Chile, with no reports of damage or casualties.
bbc.co.uk – Argentina: Strike paralyses Buenos Aires and other cities
A strike called by two of Argentina’s biggest unions has paralysed much of Buenos Aires and other cities.
bangkokpost.com – Gaza truce comes into effect
A ceasefire came into effect Wednesday in and around Gaza after a week of cross-border violence between Israel and Palestinian militants that killed at least 160 people.
news.com.au -World hails Gaza truce, thanks Egypt
Worldleaders have thanked Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi for brokering the Israel-Hamas ceasefire in Gaza.
news.com.au – Dozens of casualties in Syrian air raid
Dozens of casualties have been reported in a rebel-held district of Aleppo in Syria which was bombarded by warplanes.
bbc.co.uk – US economy ‘to expand modestly’
The US economy is going to expand modestly in the next few months, according to the latest data from the Conference Board.
bbc.co.uk – US hits the road for Thanksgiving
An estimated 43 million Americans hit the road on the eve of Thanksgiving, amid bad weather and transport union action.