5:10 pm - Thursday September 29, 2016

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-upThailand

Bangkok Post – Fly now, pay less
It’s official – Bangkok is a two-airport town and there are huge, 40-month discounts on offer for airlines willing to move back to Don Mueang, although no one is willing to put up a guarantee about further floods.

UK
bbc.co.uk – Doctors start industrial action
The first industrial action by doctors for almost 40 years is under way.

bbc.co.uk – London 2012 Festival kicks off
The 12-week festival of cultural events running alongside the London 2012 Olympics gets under way, with fireworks at Lake Windermere and an inflatable Stonehenge.

new.com.au – Suu Kyi finally gets honorary doctorate
IT was a long wait, but Aung San Suu Kyi has finally received her honorary degree from Oxford University.

Africa
bbc.co.uk – Egyptian election result delayed
The results of Egypt’s hotly disputed presidential run-off are delayed by the election authorities, amid continuing protests in the polarised country.

Asia
bbc.co.uk – Apple told to pay Samsung damages
A Dutch court has ordered Apple to pay damages to rival Samsung Electronics for infringing a patent held by the South Korean firm.

Europe
bbc.co.uk – Greece swears in new prime minister
Antonis Samaras is sworn in as Greece’s new PM, vowing to “give hope” to Greek people after political turmoil threatened to spill over to the eurozone.

new.com.au – Spain insists no need for full bailout
Spain insists it had no need of a full-blown bailout even though its borrowing costs were hovering near danger levels.

Latin America
bbc.co.uk – Brazilian tribe in damages plea
A Brazilian prosecutor requests £53m ($83m) in damages for Guarani tribespeople forcibly evicted from their ancestral lands.



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