Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up

Bangkok Post – Tuesday deadline
Nasa to Thailand: Tell us within five days if we can use U-tapao for research, or we will have to call off that part of the project. Over.

Bangkok Post – Aids relief
On her 45th birthday, the prime minister says she wants full and equal health care for HIV/Aids patients under all three main medical plans.

Bangkok Post – Pump prices down today
PTT Plc has announced a cut in the prices of petrol and gasohol by .30 baht per litre, effective 5am this morning. The diesel price will remain unchanged.

The Nation – Ayutthaya ‘will be sumberged again’
Bangkok, Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi should not be affected too badly by floods this year because enough dykes and embankments have been built to protect them, though Ayutthaya will be under more than 3 metres of water, experts said yesterday.

UK – Labour ‘was wrong on immigration’
Labour “got it wrong” when it allowed uncontrolled immigration from new EU states in 2004, Ed Miliband will say in a speech later. – Moody’s downgrades 15 major banks
The credit ratings agency Moody’s downgrades 15 banks and financial institutions including Barclays, HSBC and Goldman Sachs. – Floods cause rock festival chaos
Flooding caused long traffic delays for people heading to the Isle of Wight Festival with many people forced to sleep in their cars overnight.

Africa – DNA clues to Queen of Sheba tale
The DNA of some Africans provides clues to the origins of the Queen of Sheba legend, say scientists. – US ‘blocking report on DR Congo’
The US is covering up information about rebels in the DR Congo, led by a man wanted for war crimes, Human Rights Watch says.

Asia – More than 80 killed in Burma: government
More than 80 people have been killed in a wave of communal violence in western Burma this month, a government official said. – Boats search for capsize missing
Rescuers search for dozens of people missing after a boat reportedly carrying migrants sank near Christmas Island off northern Australia. – Suu Kyi calls for support of UK
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi calls on the UK to support moves to democracy in Burma, in an historic address to MPs and peers. – Asian markets fall after bank credit ratings cut
Investors knock down shares in early Asian trade after ratings agency Moody’s cuts the credit rating on 15 big-name banks including HSBC and Goldman Sachs.

Europe – Spain banks need up to 62bn euros
An independent audit of Spain’s banks finds that they need up to 62bn euros (£50bn) in extra funding. – Greek PM announces new cabinet
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras unveils his new cabinet, naming the current chairman of the national bank as finance minister. – Air France to shed over 5000 jobs by 2014
AIR France is to cut over 5000 jobs or around 10 per cent of its workforce in voluntary departures by 2014. – Portugal through to semis with 1-0 win
A late header from Ronaldo dashes Czech dreams and puts Portugal through to the Euro 2012 semis.

Mid-East – Hamas ‘ready for Israel truce’
Hamas’s military wing says it is ready to agree to an Egyptian-brokered truce with Israel after days of fighting, so long as Israel complies. – Jordan grants asylum to fleeing Syrian pilot
Jordan has granted political asylum to a Syrian pilot hours after he landed his jet at a military air base in the kingdom

US – US shares end with steep falls
Shares on Wall Street close 2% lower after economic reports in the US, Europe and China all point to weakening economies. – Viral bus abuse prompts cash rush
A viral video of a New York bus monitor being verbally abused by school children prompts an internet fundraising effort to send her on holiday.

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