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Phuket’s daily world news round-up – Thursday 29th November 2012

Phuket’s daily world news round-up – Thursday 29th November 2012THAILAND
bangkokpost.com – Pheu Thai ‘weak’
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was able to bask in her confidence vote in parliament – but from Dubai via Skype, Big Brother said he wasn’t entirely happy with the Pheu Thai performance in the censure debate.

bangkokpost.com – Pheu Thai thanks opposition
The ruling Pheu Thai Party is thankful that some members of the opposition voted in support of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in today’s no-confidence vote, party spokesman Prompong Nopparit said.

nationmultimedia.com – Poll gives opposition better scores than govt
People surveyed by ABAC Real-Time POLL gave the opposition better scores than the government in terms of the quality of information exposed in the censure debate, although more than half still trusted in the prime minister, her deputy and other ministers grilled during the three day no-confidence motion to continue to carry out their duties.

nationmultimedia.com – ‘Country in crIsIs’
In Thailand, at least one person becomes HIV-positive every hour, joining a million others who have been infected with the Aids virus in the country over the past two decades.

bangkokpost.com – Thailand scores badly in education assessment ranking
Thailand’s education system is ranked 37th out of 40 countries assessed in latest global index ranking published by British education and publishing group Pearson Plc.

bangkokpost.com – Thai shippers warned of illegal software penalties
Thai exporters risk losing access to markets if they ignore unlicensed software usage, as more countries will likely follow the US’s move in issuing legislation to clamp down on illegal software.

bangkokpost.com – Rain, rain go away…
But the Meteorological Department says it won’t – there will be unusual and heavier rainfalls than normal, right into the winter season.

mcot.net – Pattani governor: 332 schools to reopen normally Friday
Pattani governor: 332 schools to reopen normally Friday, insurgent group which killed Ban Tha Kam Sam school director is identified

bangkokpost.com – Parent-teacher conflict
Another teacher is given a royal funeral in the deep South – but the government is warned that parents are also growing impatient with teacher work stoppages.

ASIA
bbc.co.uk – Students hurt in Jaffna clashes
Students and security forces clash in Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka in the worst political disturbances since civil war ended in 2009.

bbc.co.uk – Bangladesh arrests three over deadly factory fire
Police in Bangladesh have arrested three supervisors from a clothing factory in which more than 100 people died during a fire.

news.com.au – Myanmar mine protest continues
Myanmar protesters have defied orders to end a rally outside a mine which they say is causing health and environmental problems.

bbc.co.uk – Bodies found off Japanese coast
Five decomposing bodies are found in a boat with Korean language markings which washed ashore near Japan’s west coast.

UK
bbc.co.uk – UKBA ‘failed to check’ tip-offs
Thousands of overseas students may have stayed in Britain illegally because border staff failed to check out tip-offs about them, a report says.

bbc.co.uk – Highest-ever HIV cases in gay men
The number of gay and bisexual men being diagnosed with HIV in the UK reached an “all-time high” in 2011, according to the Health Protection Agency.

news.com.au – Cameron mum on press regulation
British Prime Minister David Cameron failed to offer any clues on whether he will support new, more stringent regulation of Britain’s press.

bbc.co.uk – Payday loan rates ‘to be limited’
The government is to change the law to allow restrictions to be imposed on the interest rates charged for so-called “payday loans”.

AFRICA
bbc.co.uk – Tunisians wounded in job clashes
More than 200 people are wounded as protesters demanding jobs clash with security forces in the Tunisian town of Siliana.

bbc.co.uk – Egypt courts in anti-Mursi strike
Judges in Egypt’s appeal courts are halting work in protest at President Mohammed Mursi’s controversial decree giving himself new powers.

bbc.co.uk – Congo rebels ‘will leave Goma’
The military commander of M23 rebels in eastern DR Congo says his troops will begin to withdraw from Goma and surrounding towns recently captured.

EUROPE
bbc.co.uk –  Major cuts agreed at Spain banks
The European Commission gives the go-ahead to a major restructuring of four nationalised Spanish banks, which includes bank closures and thousands of job losses.

news.com.au – Germany eyes September 22 for election
Germany is likely to go to the polls on September 22 next year, with Angela Merkel the favourite to win.

bbc.co.uk – Russia reports 12% rise in HIV – 200 new cases a day
The number of HIV cases in Russia was 12% higher in the first six months of 2012 than in the same period last year, government health experts say.

news.com.au – Court to deliver final Concorde ruling
A French court will on Thursday deliver a final verdict on who was to blame for the 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde that left 113 people dead.

MID-EAST
bbc.co.uk – Twin blasts shake Damascus suburb
At least 34 people have been killed by two car bomb explosions in a south-eastern district of Syria’s capital, Damascus, state media report.

news.com.au – Gaza campaign killed 179 people
The eight-day confrontation between Israel and Gaza killed 173 Palestinians and six Israelis and wounded at least 1300 people.

news.com.au – Iran: Uranium enrichment to be speeded up
Iran says it will step up its nuclear enrichment program, defying Western demands.

US
bbc.co.uk – NYC sees day of no violent crime
For the first time in living memory, New York City – whose murder rate has hit a 50-year-low – experiences a day entirely free from violent crime.

bbc.co.uk – BP banned from new US contracts
BP is temporarily banned from new US contracts due to a “lack of business integrity” over the Gulf of Mexico disaster, the US environment agency says.



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