Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Monday 24th September 2012

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Monday 24th September 2012


Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Monday 24th September 2012THAILAND – Please don’t let him out
The search for bodies of accused murderer “Dr Death” resumes Monday in his orchard – as relatives of his suspected victims appeal to authorities not to let the high-ranking policeman out of jail on bail. – Officials speed up assistance for 9 Thai detainees in Myanmar
Thai officials of the Thai-Myanmar Township Border Committee (TBC) are preparing to negotiate with Myanmar officials in an attempt to help the remaining nine Thais still imprisoned in the neighbouring country. – Irate Pheu Thai MPs demand new 2010 truth probe
The Pheu Thai Party has demanded a new investigation into the 2010 violence after being “dismayed” by the report of the Truth for Reconciliation Commission. – Thousands join drug rehab courses
Half a million addicts have undergone voluntary rehabilitation over the past year, the most since the country started fighting drug use – Airport delays
Suvarnabhumi is six on Friday, with problems like harried immigration, which is arresting 10 foreign fugitives a day, on top of a heavy workload. – About 10,000 Thais, foreigners join Bangkok’s car-free day campaign
About 10,000 Thais, foreigners join Bangkok’s car-free day campaign, riding bicycles in the capital on Sunday. – Blemishes in the beautiful game
The findings of an ongoing parliamentary investigation may threaten the existence of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), said the spokesman of a committee on corruption last week. As a public organisation under royal patronage and a recipient of public funds, the FAT is not allowed to seek profit, but evidence that the Thai Premier League (TPL) runs on a profit-making model could lead to court-ordered sanctions including dissolving the body that runs football in Thailand.

ASIA – Bo scandal policeman Wang jailed
Wang Lijun, the ex-police chief at the heart of the scandal that felled top Chinese politician Bo Xilai, is jailed for 15 years, state media reports. – Avalanche kills climbers in Nepal
At least nine people are killed and several are missing in Nepal after an avalanche hits climbers and guides at a camp on a Himalayan peak. – Landslides kill 26 in northeast India, 8 missing
Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in northeast India have claimed at least 26 lives and another eight people are missing. – China cancels diplomatic event with Japan over islands
A ceremony to mark 40 years of ties with Japan has been put off by China as the two countries’ row over an island chain continues.

UK – Cable promises ‘business bank’
The government is to put £1bn into a bank designed to increase lending to businesses, Vince Cable will tell the Lib Dem conference. – UK car production falls 8.9 per cent
The number of cars built in the UK fell 8.9 per cent in August, bringing to a halt a 13-month run of increases, figures reveal. – UK, Canada plan joint embassies
Britain is to establish joint diplomatic missions abroad with Canada, the Foreign Secretary William Hague is to announce.

AFRICA -Two dead, 45 injured in church bombing
An attack by a radical Islamic sect on a Catholic church in Nigeria has killed two and wounded 45 people. – Sudan and South Sudan hold talks
The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan have held direct talks in Ethiopia ahead of a key meeting aimed at resolving long-running disputes.

EUROPE – Germany and France vow to strengthen ties
French and German leaders have stressed they will remain committed in tackling European issues on the 50th anniversary of a post-WWII reconciliation speech. – Siemens denies Iran sabotage link
German engineering firm Siemens rejects Iranian allegations that it planted explosive devices inside nuclear equipment destined for the country. – Swiss reject tougher smoking ban
Voters in Switzerland have rejected a total ban on smoking in enclosed public places at a referendum.

LATIN AMERICA – Five dead, 73 injured in Ecuador fires
Forest fires devastating Ecuador have left five people dead and 73 injured, consuming more than 17,600 hectares of woodland and crops.

MID-EAST – No Egypt treaty change – Israel
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman rules out changing the peace treaty with Egypt, amid growing violence in the Sinai border area.

US – US attacks anti-Islam film bounty
The US state department condemns a Pakistani minister’s offer of $100,000 for the death of the American maker of an anti-Islam film. – Photo finish for US box office top spot
New releases End of Watch and House at the End of the Street have opened in a tie for first place at the US box office, taking in $US13 million each.


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