Bangkok Post – What a pity!
Nasa went silent as Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra shuffled its research project off to parliament for at least six weeks, adding it would be a pity if the US space agency actually pulls out.
Bangkok Post – ‘Awful’ price controls
Fixing prices on cooked foods will badly hurt low-income vendors – and the government would be better to go after corporate monopolies.
Bangkok Post – Airport mixup
Some airlines are more equal than others in the switch to Don Mueang, as owner learn only the favoured 14 are eligible for the juicy discounts.
The Nation – Jatuporn wants court to clarify its move
Red-shirt leader Jatuporn Promphan filed a letter with the Constitution Court yesterday seeking clarification on what he sees as an unfair and vindictive move against him by the court.
bbc.co.uk – Queen and McGuinness set to meet
The Queen will shake hands with Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness later, at an event to celebrate the arts in Belfast.
news.com.au – Jersey threatens UK split
The Channel Island of Jersey could consider independence from Britain due to a clampdown on its financial industry, a senior island minister has warned.
news.com.au – Spice Girls unite to launch musical
The Spice Girls gave fans what they want – what they really, really want – reuniting onstage to announce the details of a musical based on their songs.
bbc.co.uk – Boat sinks off Christmas Island
A boat carrying an estimated 150 people capsizes north of Christmas Island, Australian officials say, a week after an asylum-seeker boat sank there.
news.com.au – Suu Kyi holds no grudges against jailers
Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she holds no grudges against the military regime that kept her under house arrest for 15 years and, instead, views it as a group she can work with as the country moves toward democracy
bbc.co.uk – China in $10bn Latin America loan
China offers to set up a $10bn (£6.4bn) credit line for Latin America countries to support infrastructure projects in the region.
bbc.co.uk – EU unveils vision for the future
European authorities unveil their vision for the future of the eurozone, including calls for a European treasury to have power over national budgets.
bbc.co.uk – Roman coin hoard found in Jersey
What is thought to be one of Europe’s largest hoards of Iron Age coins is unearthed on the island of Jersey.
bbc.co.uk – Uefa to act over racist chanting
Uefa launch action against the Spanish football federation and the Russian football union for “improper conduct” of fans.
bbc.co.uk – France makes pledge to Suu Kyi
French President Francois Hollande promises that his country will do all it can to support Burma’s transition to democracy as he meets Aung San Suu Kyi in Paris.
Syria in state of war, says Assad
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says his country is in “a state of war” as fierce fighting is reported in the suburbs of the capital Damascus.
bbc.co.uk – Californian city faces bankruptcy
The Californian city of Stockton is expected to become the largest US city to declare bankruptcy, after failing to make a deal with its creditors.
bbc.co.uk – Debby makes landfall in Florida
Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Debby, which has made landfall in north-western Florida, is drenching the state’s Gulf coast.
new.com.au – Rapper 50 Cent hospitalised after car crash
A Mack truck rear-ended rapper 50 Cent’s car, sending him to the hospital with possible neck and back injuries.