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Phuket’s daily world news round-up – Monday 26th November 2012

Phuket’s daily world news round-up – Monday 26th November 2012THAILAND
bangkokpost.com – Going through the motions
The censure debate continues today with charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra – after a Sunday session saw allegations of defence incompetence, transport department corruption, and public indifference.

nationmultimedia.com – Chalerm and chuwit trade accusations
The first day of the no-confidence debate yesterday saw sparks fly as Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yoobamrung and his arch rival, Rak Prathet Thai Party leader Chuwit Kamolvisit, traded jibes over personal issues and allegations over illegal gambling dens.

nationmultimedia.com – Rally failure a boost for govt
The failure of the biggest ever protest against Yingluck Shinawatra’s government is likely to have made her administration stronger and boosted confidence in her leadership – until the more controversial issues of the reconciliation bill and constitutional amendment emerge next year.

nationmultimedia.com – 137 detainees released without bail
A group of 137 people, who had joined the anti-government rally on Saturday and were detained during clashes with police, have been temporarily released without bail while one person is expected to be released after his case is filed in court, Pol Maj-General Thana Chuwong, Royal Thai Police deputy spokesman, said yesterday.

bangkokpost.com – ISA may be lifted
Security officials and the cabinet will meet on Monday, likely to lift the Internal Security Act invoked last week against Saturday’s Pitak Siam rally.

nationmultimedia.com – Pledging policy sees UK importers shun Thai rice
Even sending 100 trade missions overseas to promote Thai rice will not succeed in expanding exports, as the government’s price subsidy has undermined the commodity’s competitiveness abroad and handicapped it against rival countries, Thai exporters and UK importers say.

bangkokpost.com – The other 3G
The TOT serves 200,000 3G subscribers – and the board has given the state company 90 days to install equipment to boost a nationwide network.

ASIA
bbc.co.uk –  More than 100 dead in Dhaka fire
More than 100 people are now known to have died in a fire in a clothes factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka.

news.com.au – 13 killed in Bangladesh overpass collapse
At least 13 people have been killed and dozens are feared missing after an overpass under construction collapsed in Bangladesh.

bbc.co.uk – China lands jet on first carrier
A Chinese-made fighter jet lands on Beijing’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, officials say, bolstering China’s military capacity in territorial disputes.

UK
bbc.co.uk – More than 800 homes hit by floods
More than 800 homes are flooded, and two people are killed, after a band of heavy rain and strong winds sweeps across England and Wales.

bbc.co.uk – UK urges US ‘decisive’ lead on Mid-East
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has called for a “decisive lead” from the United States in seeking a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

bbc.co.uk – Tax evasion flourishing with help from UK firms
A flourishing industry which helps people evade UK tax has been uncovered following an investigation by the BBC’s Panorama programme.

bbc.co.uk – Err towards press freedom – Hague
Foreign Secretary William Hague says ministers should “err on the side of freedom” over press regulation, as the Leveson Inquiry is set to report.

AFRICA
bbc.co.uk – Bombs hit Nigeria barracks church
Two suicide bombers target a church inside an army barracks in Kaduna state, northern Nigeria, killing 11 people and injuring 30, officials say.

bbc.co.uk – Egypt crisis prompts shares dive
Shares in Egypt plunge almost 10%, as protests continue against President Mohammed Mursi’s decision to grant himself sweeping powers.

bbc.co.uk –  DR Congo rebels urged to stop war
A summit of four African heads of state tells M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo to end their war and leave the eastern city of Goma.

EUROPE
bbc.co.uk – Spain rejects Basque separatists Eta talks offer
Spain has rejected an offer by Basque separatist group Eta to enter talks with Spain and France to negotiate a “definitive end” to its operations.

LATIN AMERICA
bbc.co.uk – Rebels heard of truce ‘too late’
Farc rebels in Colombia admit carrying out an attack a day after their leadership declared a truce, blaming poor media coverage for their lack of information.

news.com.au – Blast kills four, injures 17 in Peru
Fireworks exploded a fuel canister during a festival in northern Peru killing four people and leaving 17 injured.

news.com.au – Two dead in landslide as floods hit Panama
Panama has declared three disaster areas after two people were killed in landslides triggered by torrential rain.

bbc.co.uk – New corruption scandal in Brazil
A group of Brazilian government officials is dismissed after their offices are raided by police investigating allegations of influence peddling.

MID-EAST
bbc.co.uk – Syria rebels ‘seize Marj al-Sultan base near Damascus’
Syrian rebels say they have captured a military airbase near the capital, Damascus, after a battle in which two helicopters were destroyed.

news.com.au – Gaza damage to cost $1.2bn: Hamas
Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip have caused $1.2 billion in damages, the Hamas government says.

US
bbc.co.uk – ‘Police files’ in Macy’s parade confetti
Some confetti at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York appears to have been made of confidential police documents, a US media report says.

news.com.au –  US breaks $1USb for online shopping
US shoppers spent heavily online on the crucial Black Friday shopping day, for the first time topping a billion dollars in online sales.

news.com.au – Twilight, Bond lead record US weekend
The Twilight saga finale has led the US box office with $US64 million ($A61.93 million) during the five-day American holiday stretch that began Wednesday.



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