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  • Phuket Gazette: Afghanistan & Pakistan news round-up

    – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community U.S. soldier goes on shooting spree, kills 16 Afghan civilians PHUKET (News Wires): A U.S. service member was arrested early yesterday morning after going on a shooting spree in southern Afghanistan, killing sixteen civilians in their homes and injuring several others, officials said. The attack happened at around 3:45am…

  • Phuket Gazette: 77 kids rescued in major trafficking bust

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Chinese security forces arrest hundreds, rescue 77 children in major trafficking bust PHUKET (News Wires): Chinese police have arrested more than 300 suspects during a nationwide investigation into four child trafficking rings, the government announced yesterday. More than 70 abducted children were rescued. China’s Public Security…

  • Phuket Gazette: Syria – First high-ranking official joins uprising

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Syria’s deputy oil minister defects from Assad PHUKET (News Wires): Syrian Deputy Oil Minister Abdu Hussameddin yesterday announced his defection from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, becoming the first high-ranking civilian official to join the uprising which began a year ago. Hussameddin, 58, appeared in…

  • Phuket Gazette: British Royal Navy submariner charged with ‘leaking’ secrets

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community ‘Leaky submarine’?: British Royal Navy crewman charged with communicating secrets PHUKET (News Wires): A British Royal Navy submariner was arrested in southwestern England earlier this week and is being accused of leaking classified information, police said on Thursday. He has been charged with breaching the Official…

  • Phuket Gazette: Seventh person executed in the US this year

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Texas executes man for killing estranged wife, her boyfriend PHUKET (News Wires): A Texas man was executed yesterday for murdering his estranged wife and her new boyfriend in the Houston area in September 2001, officials said. He is the seventh person to be executed in the…

  • Phuket Gazette: Bomb kills six British servicemen | Thaiger

    Phuket Gazette: Bomb kills six British servicemen

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Roadside bomb kills 6 British troops in southern Afghanistan PHUKET (News Wires): Six British service members were killed on Tuesday when insurgents detonated a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, Britain’s Ministry of Defense confirmed yesterday. It is the worst day for British troops in Afghanistan since…

  • Phuket Gazette: Earthquake threat for Japanese nuclear plant

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Fault under Japanese nuclear plant could trigger powerful earthquake PHUKET (News Wires): A fault under the reactors of a nuclear power plant in southwestern Japan could trigger a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of up to 7.4 on the Richter scale, experts warned yesterday. The Urasoko…

  • Phuket Gazette: Pensioner kills 2 doctors, then himself

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Elderly man kills 2 doctors before killing self in southwestern Germany PHUKET (News Wires): An elderly man opened fire at a hospital in southwestern Germany on Monday afternoon, killing two doctors and wounding a nurse, local media reported. The gunman later killed himself. The attack took…

  • Phuket Gazette: ‘Star Wars’ conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie dies

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community ‘Star Wars’ conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie dies PHUKET (News Wires): Ralph McQuarrie, the Academy Award-winning conceptual designer and illustrator who was instrumental in defining the look of ‘Star Wars’ icons, died at his home in California on Saturday. He was 82. A statement posted on McQuarrie’s…

  • Phuket Gazette: Unknown Mozart piece discovered in Austria

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Previously unknown Mozart piece discovered in Austria PHUKET (News Wires): A previously unknown musical piece by Mozart was discovered inside an eighteenth century music book in Austria, local media reported on Saturday. The Mozart Foundation in Salzburg reported that the piano piece was discovered in a…

  • Phuket Gazette: Obama to honor Israel’s Peres with Medal of Freedom

    – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Obama to honor Israel’s Peres with Medal of Freedom PHUKET (News Wires): Israeli President Shimon Peres will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom when he visits the White House in Washington, D.C. later this spring, U.S. President Barack Obama told an audience yesterday. Obama made the announcement at the…

  • Phuket Gazette: Teacher shot by student; U.S. soldiers killed by Afghan soldier; Blogger Andrew Breitbart dies

    – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community U.S. teacher shot dead by student in Iraq PHUKET (News Wires): An American teacher who worked at a Christian school in northern Iraq was shot dead by a student on Thursday, according to media reports. The student then killed himself. Jeremiah Small, of Cosmopolis, Grays Harbor County, located in…

  • Phuket Gazette: Central America most violent; U.S. Coast Guard crash; Hackers arrested

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community UN describes Central America as world’s most violent area, and the U.S. the biggest drug market PHUKET (News Wires): The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday described Central America as one of the most violent areas in the world as drug-related violence continues to rise, signaling the…

  • Phuket Gazette: Pedophiles arrested; Journalists attacked; Rhino poaching; French bill unconstitutional

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Police arrest 17 suspected pedophiles across Europe PHUKET (News Wires): European police have arrested seventeen people and rescued eight children after a year-long investigation into online networks of alleged pedophiles, the European Police Office (EUROPOL) announced yesterday. The investigation is continuing. Europol said Operation Atlantic began…

  • Phuket Gazette: Syria confirms deaths; Soldiers kill smuggler; EU tightens sanctions

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Syrian gov’t confirms more than 3,800 killed during uprising PHUKET News Wires: More than 3,800 people have died as a result of violence during the ongoing uprising in Syria, according to figures the Syrian government has provided to the United Nations. Opposition activists claim the actual…

  • Phuket Gazette: Rebels release UN peacekeepers; UN calls on Israel to release prisoners; Inmates escape

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Rebels release peacekeepers in Sudan’s DarfurPHUKET (news Wires): More than 50 international peacekeepers and other personnel who were blockaded by rebels in northwestern Darfur on Sunday have been allowed to leave, officials at the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) confirmed yesterday.The 55-person peacekeeping contingent was…

  • Phuket Gazette: 400 Frankfurt flights cancelled; Pilot dies during flight; Small plane crash

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community 400 flights cancelled as ground controllers strike at Frankfurt airport PHUKET (News Wires): More than 400 flights have been canceled at Frankfurt Airport in Germany after ground controllers launched a two-day strike over a wage dispute yesterday, aviation officials said today. Only 16 of the 200…

  • Violence condemned; drone strike; mass escape; Florida execution

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Reporters Without Borders condemns violence by Israeli forces against journalists PHUKET (News Wires): Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday condemned the alleged violence used by Israeli forces against Palestinian, Israeli and foreign photojournalists covering demonstrations against Israel’s West Bank separation barrier. In a statement, the Paris-based press…

  • Phuket Gazette: Fisherman murdered by police; 272 prisoners dead; 54 rhinos poached

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Sri Lanka police open fire on protesters, killing one PHUKET (News Wires): One demonstrator was killed yesterday morning when police officers opened fire on fishermen who were protesting against fuel prices in northwestern Sri Lanka, local media reported. Thousands of fishermen clashed with police during the…

  • Phuket Gazette: ‘Morality Police’ nail Valentines couples; Google gobble of Motorola moving forward

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Malaysian police arrest couples on Valentine’s Day PHUKET (News Wires): Islamic “morality police” have arrested at least five couples in a Malaysian city for being intimate on Valentine’s Day, local media reported last night. It follows similar operations in previous years. The Star, the country’s largest…

  • Phuket Gazette: TV Journalist couple killed; The Sun newspaper staff arrested

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community TV journalist couple murdered in Bangladesh capital PHUKET (News Wires): Two well-known Bangladeshi television journalists were killed at their residence in the capital of Dhaka over the weekend, police said yesterday. The bodies of Golam Mustofa Sarowar and his wife, Meherun Runi, were first discovered on…

  • Phuket Gazette: Singer Whitney Houston dead

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Singer Whitney Houston dies at Beverly Hills hotel PHUKET (News Wires): Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Whitney Houston, one of the world’s best-selling music artists, was found dead in her Beverly Hills hotel room on late Saturday afternoon, police said. She was 48. Beverly Hills Police…

  • Phuket Gazette: India – Leopard kills girl; Student stabs teacher; Bus crash kills 26

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Leopard kills fifth girl in western Nepal PHUKET (News Wires): A teenage girl was killed by a leopard in the district of Baitadi in western Nepal on Wednesday, the fifth such incident in two months, local media reported yesterday. The 14-year-old girl was mauled to death…

  • Phuket Gazette: Oracle buys Taleo; PepsiCo cuts 8,700 jobs; Air traffic double; Dreamliner fuels Thai growth

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Oracle to buy Taleo for US$2.9 billion PHUKET (news Wires): Multinational tech company Oracle yesterday announced that it has agreed to acquire Taleo Corporation for approximately US$2.9bn. The Board of Directors of Taleo, a leading provider of cloud-based talent management, unanimously approved the transaction which is…

  • Phuket Gazette: Military options in Syria; Drone kills 10; Medical TV drama ‘House’ to end

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Report: U.S. reviewing military options in Syria to end conflictPHUKET (News Wires): The U.S. government has begun a preliminary internal review of U.S. military capabilities in Syria in the event U.S. President Barack Obama calls for them, senior administration officials told CNN.The officials, speaking on the condition…

  • Phuket Gazette: Mississippi executes man; Last World War I vet dies; Teenage suicide in Moscow

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Mississippi executes man for convenience store killingsPHUKET (News Wires): A Mississippi man convicted of killing two men during a robbery spree in December 1995 was executed this morning, officials said. A U.S. Court of Appeals declined to halt the execution based on claims he was mentally ill.Edwin…

  • Phuket Gazette: EU’s aviation agency orders Airbus A380 wing inspection

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community EU’s aviation agency orders Airbus A380 wing inspection PHUKET (News Wires): The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) yesterday issued a mandate to further inspect the wings of all Airbus A380 aircraft currently in service. The published Airworthiness Directive to mandate a so-called High Frequency Eddy Current…

  • Phuket Gazette: Shark attacks surge; Iran grabs ‘BBC journalists’; Teacher facing death for drugs; Five missing in Japan tunnel collapse

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Study: Shark attack deaths worldwide highest since 1993 PHUKET (News Wires): Sharks killed at least a dozen people worldwide last year, the highest number in nearly two decades, according to statistics released by the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) at the University of Florida on Tuesday.…

  • Phuket Gazette: US jobs soar; Russians rally for fair polls; Syrian massacre; Cambodia jails jailer

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community U.S. unemployment rate drops to lowest in 3 years PHUKET (News Wires): The United States unemployment rate for the month of January dropped to 8.3 percent, the lowest number in nearly three years, the U.S. Labor Department (DoL) announced. In its January 2012 Employment Situation report,…

  • Phuket Gazette: Court sentences killers of lesbian; 74 dead in riot

    – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community South African court sentences killers of lesbian to 18 years PHUKET (News Wires): Four South African men were sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday for stabbing and stoning 19-year-old lesbian Zoliswa Nkonyana to death in 2006, local media reported yesterday. The men were found to have brutally…

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