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Phuket’s daily world news round-up – Tuesday 30th October

Phuket’s daily world news round-up – Tuesday 30th OctoberTHAILAND
bangkokpost.com – Challenge from the reds
A core leader of the red shirts says supporters from 20 provinces are ready to hit the streets against the Pitak Siam movement – which Kwanchai Praipana claims has Democrat Party links.

bangkokpost.com – Telecom executives deny 3G auction was fixed
The trio of 3G bid winners broke their silence yesterday over the controversial spectrum auction, maintaining there was no collusion in the auction process.

nationmultimedia.com – Thaksin to discuss Dawei in Myanmar: Noppodol
Ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra plans to visit Myanmar in order to meet its leaders to pave the way for huge investment in the Dawei deep-sea port project ahead of joint committees between the two nations in Thailand soon, his legal adviser said yesterday.

bangkokpost.com – Candidate guilty of vote fraud
A Bangkok court on Monday ruled a former MP candidate for Si Sa Ket from the Matubhum Party was guilty of vote-buying in last year’s general election and banned him from running in elections for five years.

bangkokpost.com – Illegal ivory trade ‘helping fund guerrilla groups’
Washington has asked Thailand to crack down on the illegal wildlife trade, citing the illicit business as a major moneymaker for armed guerrilla groups.

nationmultimedia.com – AOT to push ahead with Suvarnabhumi expansion
Airports of Thailand will go ahead with Phases 3 and 4 of Suvarnabhumi Airport’s development to boost its annual capacity to 90 million passengers.

bangkokpost.com – Fifa delays decision on futsal arena use
Fifa has yet to decide whether to use the Bangkok Futsal Arena as the main venue for the Futsal World Cup 2012 following delays in completing the stadium’s flooring.

bangkokpost.com – Channel 7 gets FA Cup rights
Bangkok Broadcasting and TV (BBTV), the operator of Channel 7, has obtained the rights to broadcast live FA Cup matches from the UK for the next six seasons, according to BBTV managing director Saran Wiruttamawong.

ASIA
news.com.au – Two dead as Typhoon Son-Tinh hits Vietnam
Two people have been killed amid widespread damage as Typhoon Son-Tinh hit Vietnam.

bbc.co.uk – Taiwan arrests suspected spies
Taiwan arrests three retired military officers suspected of spying for China, including one whose department handled classified data, officials say.

bbc.co.uk – Activists send N Korea leaflets
Activists in South Korea float propaganda leaflets to the North, a week after Pyongyang threatened military action over a similar launch.

news.com.au – WWII bomb closes Japanese airport
Flights in and out of Sendai airport have been cancelled after a WWII bomb weighing 250kg was uncovered during construction.

bbc.co.uk – New protests against China plant
Protesters in China gather once more against the planned expansion of a chemical plant, even as local officials said the project would be shelved.

bbc.co.uk – Honda lowers profit forecast amid China-Japan dispute
Honda has cut is annual profit forecast after anti-Japan protests in China hurt its sales in the country, its second-largest market.

UK
bbc.co.uk – UK’s first 4G service launches
Eleven cities around the UK will be able to receive 4G mobile coverage from Tuesday morning, but critics have doubts over its cost.

bbc.co.uk –  Welfare shake-up ‘risks hardship’
Benefit claimants could find themselves “trapped in poverty” as a result of the government’s introduction of a new single welfare payment, it is claimed.

news.com.au – Camilla takes time out before tour
The Duchess of Cornwall has checked-in to an exclusive holistic retreat in India ahead of her southern hemisphere tour with husband Prince Charles.

AFRICA
bbc.co.uk – First trains run in Dar es Salaam
The first-ever commuter train service in Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, is launched to ease congestion on roads.

EUROPE
bbc.co.uk – Sicily deals Berlusconi new blow
The party of former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi suffers a major blow, apparently losing elections in its former stronghold of Sicily.

news.com.au – Russia seeks missing ship carrying gold
A cargo ship with at least eight crew and 700 tonnes of gold ore on board is missing off Russia’s east coast in stormy conditions.

news.com.au – Turks defy ban to mark Republic Day
Thusands of Turks have taken to the streets to mark the country’s Republic Day, in defiance of a ban by the government.

bbc.co.uk – Polish Catholic Halloween warning
The Catholic Church in Poland warns that modern Halloween rituals risk promoting the occult and a culture of death among young people.

LATIN AMERICA
news.com.au – Six police killed in Colombia ambush
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, is believed responsible for an ambush that killed six Colombian police officers.

bbc.co.uk – Chile free vote sees low turnout
Chile holds local elections seen as an early indicator for the 2013 presidential race but abstention is 60% with voting no longer compulsory.

MID-EAST
bbc.co.uk – Deadly car bombings rock Damascus
Two car bombings in the Syrian capital Damascus kill at least 10 people, state media report, as a supposed ceasefire draws to an end.

news.com.au – Ramos-Horta warns of prolonged Syria war
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta says the conflict in Syria is becoming a prolonged war involving too many outside interests.

bbc.co.uk – Violence ends Israel-Gaza truce
Militants in Gaza fire 26 rockets into Israel after a day of fighting which ended a brief Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between the sides, Israel says.

US
news.com.au – Superstorm Sandy linked to 10 deaths
Mammoth storm Sandy has been blamed for at least 10 deaths across the US, with New Jersey authorities worried there may be more.

bbc.co.uk – Apple in management shake-up
Scott Forstall and John Browett are to leave Apple, in the wake of problems with the firm’s mapping software and disappointing quarterly results.

news.com.au – Google unveils large tablet, new Nexus
Google has unveiled a large-format tablet computer as part of a revamped line of its Nexus devices.

bbc.co.uk – Windows Phone 8 operating system launched by Microsoft
Microsoft has formally launched the Windows Phone 8 operating system in a bid to reclaim smartphone market share



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