Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-upThailand – Teachers told to study how pupils use new tablets
Teachers need to observe and make notes about how well students learn to use the tablet computers to be distributed to Prathom 1 (grade 1) students this year, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Thursday. – Historian Charnvit wins Fukuoka Prize
Charnvit Kasetsiri, a leading Thai historian, has won the Fukuoka Academic Prize for his outstanding achievements in the field of Thai and Southeast Asian history, the Fukuoka Prize Committee announced.

UK – Jail for forced marriage parents
New laws are to be introduced in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by the home secretary to jail parents who force their children to marry. – Coma man reaches for phone at fiancee’s voice
A man who has been in a coma for 10 months showed his first signs of life and shed a tear when fiancée called.

Europe – Spain downgraded on bailout fears
Spain’s credit rating has been downgraded as estimates on the size of the bailout it needs begin to mount up. – Denmark approves gay weddings in church
DENMARK’S parliament has approved a law allowing same-sex couples to get married in formal church weddings.

Latin America – Brazil signs World Cup beer law
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff signs into law a measure allowing beer sales at the 2014 World Cup but they could still be banned at a lower level.


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