Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-upThailand
Bangkok Post – Nasa ‘off course’
The Royal Thai Navy says it has no idea what Nasa is talking about when it says it has already sent aircraft and research equipment to U-tapao.

Bangkok Post – Grammy boycott call
The target is now GMM Grammy, which a consumer group says has stripped 11 million Thais of “their basic right to watch” Euro 2012 football – and calls a boycott.

The Nation – Govt to issue land deeds to mangrove encroachers
The Marine and Coastal Resources Department plans to ask the Land Department to issue land title deeds to people who have encroached on mangrove forest reserves nationwide. – Thailand, Guinea expanding trade, investment
Thailand and Guinea are seeking to open up more trade and investment as potential business opportunities are seen to be growing between the two countries. – Bee swarm attacks Thai monks
Dozens of novice monks are taken to hospital, some in a serious condition, after an attack by a swarm of bees in northern Thailand.

UK – England lose to Italy on penalties
England suffer penalty agony once more as Italy win a shoot-out after the Euro 2012 quarter-final finishes goalless in Kiev.

Africa – Egypt’s Mursi makes unity call
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Mursi calls for national unity amid scenes of celebration following his victory in Egypt’s presidential elections.

Asia – China docks spacecraft manually
China successfully carries out its first ever manual docking of a spacecraft, the Shenzhou-9, with another space module. – Heavy rains kill at least 16 in China
Torrential rains have killed at least 16 people and affected 1.5 million people in southern and northern parts of China.

Europe – Greek PM cannot attend EU summit
Greece’s new Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will miss this week’s EU summit while he recovers from eye surgery. – Europe crisis ‘cuts aid to poor’
The European debt crisis has led to cuts in government development aid to poor countries, says a new report by the aid watchdog Data. – Seven dead, 44 hurt in Croatia bus crash
A Czech bus carrying about 50 passengers crashed near a tunnel in Croatia early today, killing seven people and injuring at least 44, the national rescue services said.

Mid-East – Saudi women allowed into Olympics
Saudi Arabia is to allow its women athletes to compete in the Olympics for the first time ever, a statement by the country’s London embassy says. – Qatar seeks $5bn China investment
Qatar says it is applying for a licence under China’s Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor programme to invest in its capital market.

US – Elvis crypt pulled from auction
The crypt in which Elvis Presley was first buried is withdrawn from a Los Angeles auction after protests from fans it should be kept as a shrine. – US judge dismisses Apple, Motorola suits
An American judge has dismissed lawsuits lodged by Apple and Motorola against each other for copyright infringement. – Helen Mirren to receive Hollywood star
Dame Helen Mirren is to be honoured with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame next year.

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