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Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Tuesday 26th June 2012

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up - Tuesday 26th June 2012

mcot.net – HM the King grants audience to Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan
His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej granted an audience Monday night to His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan who is visiting Thailand June 25-27 as a guest of the Thai government.

Bangkok Post – Where’s our Nasa mission?
Scientists are dismayed and disappointed at the “great loss” if the government fails to approve the Nasa mission, while the foreign minister meets the US ambassador and says the political battle “will reveal who is playing politics” with science.

Bangkok Post – Extradition fight
Malaysia ordered the Iranian suspected of leading the Valentine’s Day bomb group sent to Thailand, but he vowed to appeal.

Bangkok Post – Budget gateway
AirAsia has agreed to move to Don Mueang in three months, and a plan has come together to promote the old airport as a regional hub of low-cost airlines.

Bangkok Post – Red-shirts ‘ban’ Kurt Cobain
Internet users on Monday were puzzled by a photograph showing the image of the late Kurt Cobain of the American grunge band Nirvana on a vinyl banner for a hate campaign at Sunday’s red-shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) rally.

The Nation – Man, Youth arrested in Surat Thani jail bombing
Police have arrested a man and a minor for allegedly planting a bomb that exploded outside a prison in Surat Thani last week in a failed attempt to free a number of inmates in a jailbreak.

The Nation – Spikers face up to daunting World Grand Prix Finals
The Thailand women’s volleyball team left for Ningbo, China late last night for the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals, hoping to improve their fortunes in the top-flight tournament.

The Nation – Hitting the right note
Thailand’s top youth orchestra Siam Sinfonietta heads off on a European tour and also to participate in Austria’s international youth fest.

bbc.co.uk – NHS trust faces being dissolved
An NHS hospital trust is formally warned it could be declared bust and dissolved – the first move of its kind in the health service.

new.com.au – MI5 warns of terror-trained Britons
Britons are increasingly heading to the Middle East for terrorist training in preparation for attacks in the wake of the Arab Spring.

bbc.co.uk – Scottish independence ‘one-way ticket’
Former chancellor Alistair Darling launches the bid to keep the UK together and warns that Scottish independence would hand future generations a “one-way ticket to uncertainty”.

new.com.au – UK police probe Twitter abuse of players
Police launch probe into alleged online racist abuse of two England players after they miss penalty kicks in the Euro 2012 loss to Italy.

bbc.co.uk – Glitch at RBS kept man in prison
A defendant granted bail on Friday ended up spending the weekend in prison because of the computer problems suffered by RBS, it emerges.

bbc.co.uk – MI5 issues cyber-attacks warning
MI5 is working to counter “astonishing” levels of cyber-attacks on UK industry, the organisation’s chief says in his first public speech for two years.

bbc.co.uk – Mursi builds Egyptian government
Egypt’s president-elect, Mohammed Mursi, moves into his new office at the presidential palace and begins work on forming a government.

bbc.co.uk – Uganda hit by deadly landslide
Many people are feared dead after a landslide sweeps through three villages in a mountainous region of eastern Uganda, officials say.

bbc.co.uk – Australia tycoon threatens media sell off
Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart threatens to sell her Fairfax Media stake if she is not offered board seats “without unsuitable conditions”.

new.com.au – South Korea to build navy base on island
South Korea’s navy is goi9ng to build an advance base on a frontline island to bolster defences near the disputed Yellow Sea border with North Korea.

bbc.co.uk – Fukushima seafood goes on sale
Japan sells seafood caught off Fukushima’s coast for the first time since the nuclear crisis, but offerings are limited due to contamination.

bbc.co.uk – Cyprus to ask for bailout help
Cyprus confirms that it will ask eurozone partners for a bailout to try to help shore up its banks, which are heavily exposed to Greece.

bbc.co.uk – Shares hit by euro summit fear
Spanish and Italian shares fall sharply amid fears that an EU summit this week will again fail to produce a deal to shore up the euro.

bbc.co.uk – Deadly shootout at Mexico airport
Three policemen have died in a shootout at Mexico City’s main airport after being sent to detain suspects in a drug trafficking case.

bbc.co.uk – Arizona migrant check ruled legal
The US Supreme Court strikes down key parts of an Arizona immigration law, but allows police to check immigration status of those stopped and arrested.

bbc.co.uk – Tropical storm drenches Florida
Tropical Storm Debby drenches the US state of Florida, knocking out power and leading the governor to declare a statewide emergency.

new.com.au – Fans remember Jackson with 10,000 roses
Michael Jackson fans have left thousands of roses at his tomb, marking the third anniversary of the King of Pop’s death.

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