bangkokpost.com – Terrorism in the South
A father and mother buried their 11-month-old infant, dead along with two other people in another drive-by murder by southern separatists – and educators are gunned down in a school invasion, as a foreign think tank criticises government strategy.
mcot.net – Southern teachers’ federation to meet following deaths of two more teachers in Pattani
The Confederation of Teachers of the Three Southern Border Provinces will consider their next move after two more teachers including a school principal were killed in Pattani on Tuesday.
bangkokpost.com – No jail for Abhisit, Suthep
Prosecutors will support bail for ex-premier Abhisit and deputy Suthep when they are formally accused of murder during questioning on Thursday.
nationmultimedia.com – I’ll fight charge, accept any outcome: Abhisit
Former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has told the British Broadcasting Corporation he will fight to clear his name of a murder charge levelled against him in connection with the political riots in 2010, adding that he will accept the court’s verdict, even if it sentences him to death.
nationmultimedia.com – NBTC probing live TV broadcast by Thaksin
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commis-sion will on Friday present its response to the controversial broadcast of fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
bangkokpost.com – Vote before amending
Prime Minister Yingluck says there should be a referendum on proposed constitution change – as Thaksin insists the process “is not about me”.
bangkokpost.com – We’ve (almost) got 3G
The Big Three of mobile phones got their licences, and will begin to build national high speed networks in Bangkok and many provinces by next year.
bangkokpost.com – Thai students rank low in world table
Thai students have again received “poor” scores in maths and science in an international ranking released yesterday.
bangkokpost.com – North Korea launches rocket
North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Wednesday, in defiance of UN sanctions threats over what Pyongyang’s critics insist is a disguised ballistic missile test.
news.com.au – Philippines typhoon:Finding survivors slim
The authorities are losing hope of finding nearly 900 people missing after typhoon Bopha hit the southern Philippines.
news.com.au – Riots, bombs as Bangladeshis strike
A day-long strike led by the opposition across Bangladesh has seen police fire tear gas and homemade bombs explode.
bbc.co.uk – Burma protest leader free on bail
One of Burma’s best-known former monks who has been released on bail charged with trespass says the authorities fear he will lead new protests.
bbc.co.uk – Census shows rise in foreign-born
The number of foreign-born residents in England and Wales has risen by nearly three million in 10 years, as the 2011 census results reveal huge changes in the make-up of the population.
bbc.co.uk – Parental child abductions ‘rise’
The number of children abducted and taken abroad by an estranged parent has risen by 88% in just under a decade, data from the Foreign Office shows.
bbc.co.uk – Heathrow and London City Airport flights disrupted by fog
London’s Heathrow Airport said more than 20 flights on Wednesday had been cancelled and further cancellations and delays were expected.
bbc.co.uk – Thousands march in Egypt rallies
Thousands of demonstrators join rallies in the Egyptian capital Cairo ahead of a referendum on a controversial new constitution.
news.com.au – Egypt seeks to delay loan request: IMF
Egypt has asked to delay its request for a $4.8 billion IMF loan because of violent unrest in the country.
bbc.co.uk – South Africa bridge collapse kills 14
Fourteen people have been killed in South Africa when a bridge was swept away by heavy rains, officials say.
news.com.au – Ghana opposition to challenge vote results
Ghana’s opposition says it will challenge the results of the country’s presidential election, alleging a ‘pattern of fraud’.
bbc.co.uk – Nelson Mandela has lung infection
Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment for a lung infection three days after he was rushed to hospital, South African officials say.
bbc.co.uk – Berlusconi attacks Monti’s record
Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi opens Italy’s election battle by saying the country is now worse off under his technocratic successor, Mario Monti.
bbc.co.uk – UN launches Haiti cholera appeal
The United Nations is launching a $2bn (£1.3bn) appeal to fight a cholera epidemic in Haiti that has killed almost 8,000 people.
news.com.au – Chavez cancer surgery successful: VP
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s latest round of cancer surgery has ended “correctly and successfully”, the country’s vice president says.
bbc.co.uk – Israeli raids on Palestinian NGOs
Israel’s military raids the West Bank offices of three Palestinian NGOs, accusing them of links to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
news.com.au – 125 victims in Syria Alawite bombing
At least 125 civilians have been killed in a bomb attack on an Alawite vvillage in Syria.
news.com.au – More than half-million Syrian refugees: UN
The UN refugee agency says there are more than half a million Syrian refugees in the region.
news.com.au – Yemeni offensive on al-Qaeda kills 24
At least 24 people have died in a major offensive launched by the Yemeni army against al-Qaeda.
bangkokpost.com – US recognises Syria rebels
President Barack Obama proclaimed Syria’s newly reframed opposition as the “legitimate” representative of the nation’s people Tuesday, in the most significant US intervention in a brutal civil war.
bbc.co.uk – Pre-Christmas cliff deal ‘hard’
Harry Reid, the top Democrat in Congress, says it will be hard to agree a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff before Christmas.
news.com.au – US sends mystery mini-shuttle into space
Two years after making the first flight of its kind, the US has sent a tiny top secret and reusable version of the space shuttle into orbit.