bangkokpost.com – 4 killed, 50 hurt in concert blast
Four people were killed and scores injured in an explosion during a concert at a religious festival in Mahasarakham’s Nadoon district early Monday, police said.
bangkokpost.com – Revenge attacks
Authorities say a wave of bombings, shootings and arson attacks in Pattani are reprisals for the marine victory earlier this month.
nationmultimedia.com – Yingluck ‘won’t be meeting Thaksin’ during trip to Korea and Hong Kong
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday kick-started her visit to South Korea and Hong Kong and dismissed speculation about a plan to meet her fugitive brother Thaksin.
nationmultimedia.com – Campaigning fires up as tight election looms
The ruling Pheu Thai Party and opposition Democrat camp are making an all-out effort, including bids to discredit their opponents, to win votes in the week leading up to the March 3 Bangkok governor election, which has become an increasingly tight race.
bangkokpost.com – Suriyasai eyes legal attack on PM
The Green Politics Group on Sunday revealed it was gathering evidence and examining if Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra violated the election law when she delivered speeches to help Pheu Thai’s Bangkok governor candidate to woo votes.
nationmultimedia.com – Deal to build 396 new police stations was collusion, DSI chief says
The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has collected enough evidence to support a collusion case in regard to the bidding to build 396 new police stations countrywide, director-general Tarit Pengdith said yesterday.
bangkokpost.com – Golf stars in highway crash
Three golfers were involved in a car crash on their way from Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi after the LPGA Honda tournament on Sunday, one of them wrote on her blog.
bangkokpost.com – Heartbreak at 18
For 17 holes, Sunday was a perfect day, but the very last hole of the LPGA Honda turned cheers to tears for Thai teenager Ariya Jutanugarn and thousands of fans when she blew a two-stroke lead with a triple bogey – and needed big sister Moriya to provide support.
news.com.au – Explosions at house in Vietnam kill 10
A family of seven are among 10 people killed in explosions at the Vietnamese home of a pyrotechnics expert who works in the film industry.
bbc.co.uk – Park sworn in as S Korea president
Park Geun-hye is sworn in as South Korea’s president, making her the first woman to lead the East Asian nation.
bangkokpost.com – Pakistan hit by nationwide blackout
Pakistan was hit by a nationwide blackout for more than two hours after the breakdown of a major plant caused power stations to stop working across the country, officials said Monday.
bbc.co.uk – UK oil investment ‘at 30-year high’
Investment in the North Sea is the highest for 30 years and rising, according to a report by an oil and gas trade body.
bbc.co.uk – DR Congo peace accord is signed
Regional African leaders sign a UN-brokered accord which aims to bring peace to the troubled eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
bbc.co.uk – Mali operation reaches ‘final phase’
French President Francois Hollande says his country’s forces are engaged in the “final phase” of the fight against Islamist militants in Mali.
news.com.au – Mali Islamists have ‘power of an army’
Mali officials have displayed a stockpile of weapons seized from Islamists, saying it shows the rebels have the “destructive power” of an army.
bbc.co.uk – ElBaradei warns of Egypt poll chaos
Key Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei urges President Morsi not to go ahead with April elections, warning of chaos and instability.
news.com.au – Pistorius brother charged over fatal crash
Carl Pistorius, brother of the Blade Runner, allegedly killed a woman motorcyclist while driving outside Johannesburg, his lawyer has confirmed.
news.com.au – Right-wing leader triumphs in Cyprus
Right-wing leader Nicos Anastasiades has won Cyprus’s presidential election, securing a mandate to negotiate a European Union bailout.
bbc.co.uk – EU ministers set for horsemeat talks
European Union agriculture ministers are to meet in Brussels, with the continent’s growing horsemeat scandal high on the agenda.
bbc.co.uk – Spain police arrest 45 in Madrid after protest
Spanish police have said they arrested 45 people, including nine minors, after a protest in Madrid against strict austerity measures.
news.com.au – Helicopter jailbreak fails in Greece
A dramatic jail escape has failed in Greece after the prisoner was shot and the “rescue” chopper forced to land in the prison’s car park.
bbc.co.uk – Italy votes in key general election
Voting ends in the first day of Italy’s elections – seen as crucial for effort to tackle its economic problems as well as for the eurozone at large.
bbc.co.uk – Cuba’s Raul Castro to retire in 2018
Cuban President Raul Castro confirms he will stand down at the end of his second term in 2018, following his re-election by the assembly.
news.com.au – Syria missile strikes in Aleppo kill 58
A missile attack on the Syrian city of Aleppo has left 58 people dead, among them 36 children, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
news.com.au – One killed in fierce Syria-Lebanon clash
A Lebanese man has died and four others are wounded after fighting on the Syria-Lebanon border between Syrian troops and unknown gunmen.
bbc.co.uk – Palestinian inmates in huge protest
Thousands of Palestinian prisoners stage a one-day hunger strike in protest at the death of a prisoner in an Israeli jail on Saturday.
Syria opposition boycotts talks
bbc.co.uk – Syria’s main opposition coalition pulls out of talks in Rome, Washington and Moscow in protest at what it says is the “shameful” failure to stop the violence.
bbc.co.uk – Kerry on first official trip abroad
John Kerry sets off for his first foreign tour as US secretary of state, with the conflict in Syria at the top of his agenda.
bbc.co.uk – US gun activists stage ‘day of resistance’ to tighter controls
Gun rights activists in the US have held a “day of resistance” against planned reforms of firearm laws.
news.com.au – Waltz wins Oscar for Django Unchained
Christoph Waltz has taken the first Oscar for the night, while Australians Dave Clayton and Rick Findlater have missed out.
bbc.co.uk – Fans injured in Daytona race crash
A multi-car crash during a Nascar race in Daytona, Florida sends large pieces of debris into a spectator stand, injuring 28 people.