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Phuket’s daily world news round-up – Tuesday 12th February 2013

Phuket’s daily world news round-up – Tuesday 12th February 2013THAILAND
bangkokpost.com – Curfew likely Friday
Before emptying the streets in the deep South, residents will be consulted – but after an emergency meeting at Government House, it now looks like there will be a curfew because, says Mr Chalerm, “If the measure doesn’t work, we can lift it.”

nationmultimedia.com – ‘Curfew could worsen things’
While the government will determine on Friday whether to declare a curfew in the deep South, the Civil Society Council of the Southern Border Provinces said yesterday that the government’s strategies should stress peaceful processes not combative ones.

nationmultimedia.com – Amnesty for politicians opposed by senators
Lawmakers are still divided over the amnesty draft proposed by the independent National Rule of Law Commission (NRLC) headed by Dr Ukrit Mongkolnavin.

bangkokpost.com – Dawei plans stall
The plans to turn Dawei into a bustling Myanmar deepwater port have halted, as Thai officials search for Myanmar government backing and foreign loans.

nationmultimedia.com – Democrats tie Pongsapat to police scandal
A corruption scandal involving a large-scale project to build police stations and living quarters – first revealed in the no-confidence debate last November – is now heavily linked to the Bangkok governor’s election, with two rival parties exploiting it to discredit each other.

mcot.net –  Ratree asks gov’t to seek transfer of Veera to Thai jail
Ratree Pipattanapaiboon, the Thai woman political activist recently released from a Cambodian prison, today met with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and discussed the possibility of transferring her fellow inmate Veera Somkwamkid from Cambodia to serve his remaining prison term in Thailand.

bangkokpost.com – Nua Mek 2 footage destroyed: MP
TV Channel 3 has destroyed the last three episodes of a prime-time political soap opera “Nua Mek 2” which it abruptly pulled off the air early last month, the House committee on political, media and public participation development said Monday.

nationmultimedia.com – Ex-senator accuses Abhisit of deceit in Bangkok governor race
Former senator Ruangkrai Likitwatana yesterday filed an election complaint against Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and a Democrat MP in connection with the Bangkok governor race.

nationmultimedia.com – O-net students to get 24 compensation
Some 400,000 Matthayom 6 students who recently completed their Ordinary National Educational Test (O-Net) in Science will be given an additional 24 marks due to mistakes in test papers.

nationmultimedia.com – World Expo bid under a cloud amid cost doubts
Eleven days after a second inspection, Thailand has lost its patience about knowing if it might win the World Expo 2020. Whether it is being political or not, the government’s decision may hurt the Kingdom’s image.

mcot.net – Pongsapat, Sukhumbhand attract fans in different age groups
Voters above age 26 prefer Pongsapat Pongcharoen, Pheu Thai Party candidate, as next Bangkok governor while 18-25 year-olds will cast their ballots for Democrat candidate Sukhumbhand Paribatra, according to a new academic survey.

bangkokpost.com – Hopefuls vow to help stray dogs
Bangkok governor election candidates pledged yesterday to take good care of the city’s stray dogs.

ASIA
news.com.au –  ‘Artificial’ quake may be nuke test: media
The South Korean news agency Yonhap says a tremor in North Korea is an “artificial” quake that may signal a possible nuclear test by the North.

bbc.co.uk – Kumbh Mela chief quits over stampede
The head of the Kumbh Mela festival organising committee in India resigns a day after a stampede kills 36 people at the railway station in the northern city of Allahabad.

news.com.au – N Korea withdraws from nuclear test site
South Korea says the North has pulled manpower and equipment out of its nuclear test site in a possible sign of an imminent blast.

bangkokpost.com – NLD to hold first party congress
Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) said on Monday it would hold its first national congress on March 8-10, reflecting the dramatic political changes sweeping Myanmar.

bbc.co.uk – Indian officials find tunnel at Sabarmati jail
Indian authorities say they have foiled an attempt by inmates accused of deadly bombings to tunnel their way out of a jail in the western state of Gujarat.

UK
bbc.co.uk – Government to hold horsemeat summit
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will hold a meeting with food industry representatives later, as MPs prepare to debate the horsemeat crisis.

news.com.au – Briton is 10th case of SARS-like virus
The 10th case of a potentially fatal SARS-like virus has been confirmed in a British resident who recently travelled to the Middle East and Pakistan.

bbc.co.uk – Tories to publish Leveson charter
The Conservatives are expected to set out plans for a new press regulator backed by royal charter, in response to Lord Justice Leveson’s report on press standards.

bbc.co.uk – House sales continuing to pick up, surveyors say
Property sales continue to pick up across the UK, according to the latest survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics).

AFRICA
bbc.co.uk – Plane crash kills Guinea army chief
The head of Guinea’s armed forces is killed in a plane crash in neighbouring Liberia, along with 10 other people, it is announced.

bbc.co.uk – Mali troops in Gao hunt for fighters
Malian troops are carrying out house-to-house searches following fierce clashes with Islamist militants in the northern town of Gao on Sunday.

news.com.au – Suicide bomber kills four in Somalia
At least four people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in his car in an attack aimed at a senior police officer in Somalia.

bbc.co.uk – Kenyans in first presidential debate
Kenya holds its first presidential debate – between all eight candidates running for office in next month’s tightly contested election.

EUROPE
bbc.co.uk – Frail Pope Benedict to step down
Pope Benedict XVI becomes the first pontiff to resign in nearly 600 years, saying his health is deteriorating.

bbc.co.uk – Russia coal mine blast kills 18
An underground explosion in a coal mine in northern Russia has killed 18 miners, officials say.

news.com.au – Romania denies blame for horsemeat scandal
Romania has angrily denied being to blame for Europe’s horsemeat scandal as authorities continued to try to track down those responsible.

bbc.co.uk – Euro rises as finance ministers meet
The euro has risen against the pound and the yen as eurozone ministers prepare to discuss the currency’s recent strength.

news.com.au – Berlusconi sex trial off until election
Silvio Berlusconi’s sex trial has been postponed until after this month’s Italian election to allow the former prime minister to continue campaigning.

LATIN AMERICA
bbc.co.uk – Seized Germans face rebel spy demand
National Liberation Army rebels in Colombia demand to see evidence that two elderly Germans they are holding are not intelligence agents.

bbc.co.uk – Cruise ship stranded near Mexico
Passengers and crew members on a cruise ship stranded in the Gulf of Mexico have limited access to food and bathrooms after a engine fire on Sunday.

MID-EAST
bbc.co.uk – Deadly blast on Syria-Turkey border
At least 13 people die in a minibus explosion on the Syria-Turkey border, amid reports that Syrian rebels have taken control of a strategic dam.

bbc.co.uk – New Egypt clashes on Mubarak fall’s anniversary
Egyptian protesters have clashed with riot police outside the presidential palace in Cairo at a rally marking two years since Hosni Mubarak was ousted.

bbc.co.uk – Deaths mar Yemen’s 2011 revolt anniversary
Two people have been killed in clashes in Yemen during rallies marking the 2011 uprising that led to the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

news.com.au – Israel green lights 90 WBank settler homes
Israel has given final approval for 90 new homes in Beit El settlement just days after Barack Obama said he would make his first visit to Israel.

bbc.co.uk – Tunisia’s Moncef Marzouki’s CPR ‘stays in government’
Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki’s party has reversed its decision to withdraw from the Islamist-led government, an official has said.

bbc.co.uk – Iran opposition leader Mousavi’s daughters arrested
Two daughters of Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi have been arrested after security forces raided their homes in the capital, Tehran.

US
news.com.au – Tornadoes strike southern US states
At least 60 people have been injured and hundreds of homes destroyed after tornadoes ripped through the southern US states of Mississippi and Alabama.

news.com.au – Commando breaks silence on bin Laden
The US Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden has spoken out about the anxiety he now faces as an unemployed civilian.

bbc.co.uk – US veteran receives Medal of Honor
A former US soldier receives the nation’s highest military award for fighting off an attack by hundreds of insurgents on an isolated Afghan base.



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