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

    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: Munch’s “Scream” for sale

    Phuket Gazette: Munch’s “Scream” for sale

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Munch’s ‘The Scream’ to go on sale at New York art auction PHUKET (News Wires): A Norwegian businessman will sell the Edvard Munch masterpiece “The Scream” during an art auction in New York City in May, auction house Sotheby’s announced yesterday. The price is expected to…

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

    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

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

    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: Reactor temperature rises at Fukushima Daiichi; Schiphol reopened after bomb threat

    Phuket Gazette: Reactor temperature rises at Fukushima Daiichi; Schiphol reopened after bomb threat

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Nuclear reactor at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant rises to 82°CPHUKET (News Wires): The bottom of one of the reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in eastern Japan rose to 82 degrees Celsius (179.6 degrees Fahrenheit) on Sunday afternoon, the Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said…

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

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

    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: Ministers without porno?; Toxic bootleg liquor; Fighter jet crashes

    Phuket Gazette: Ministers without porno?; Toxic bootleg liquor; Fighter jet crashes

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Three Indian ministers resign after porno scandal PHUKET (News Wires): Three ministers in southwestern India resigned yesterday after being accused of watching pornography during a debate in the state’s assembly, local media reported today. Women and child development minister CC Patil and cooperation minister Laxman Savadi,…

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

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

    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: 12,000 tweets per second; Victory for Giants & Madonna; Whales sue SeaWorld

    Phuket Gazette: 12,000 tweets per second; Victory for Giants & Madonna; Whales sue SeaWorld

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Twitter users post more than 12,000 tweets per second during Super Bowl PHUKET (News Wires): Twitter users posted more than 12,000 tweets per second during the last moments of the Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday, the company said yesterday. It is one of the highest ever…

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

    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

    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…

  • Phuket News Wires: Soul Train’s Don Cornelius dead in apparent suicide

    Phuket News Wires: Soul Train’s Don Cornelius dead in apparent suicide

    – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Soul Train’s Don Cornelius dead in apparent suicide World News: Television host and producer Don Cornelius was found dead at his California home on Wednesday from a gunshot wound to the head in an apparent suicide. He was 75. Cornelius, born Donald Cortez Cornelius in Chicago, Illinois, is famously…

  • American news round-up

    American news round-up

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Former LA teacher charged with molesting 23 children Phuket Gazette / News WiresPHUKET: U.S. prosecutors have arrested and charged a former Los Angeles teacher with allegedly molesting at least 23 young children over a two-year period, officials said on Tuesday. The allegations have shocked the local…

  • Phuket Media Watch: British Airways resume flights; New Zealand plane crash

    Phuket Media Watch: British Airways resume flights; New Zealand plane crash

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community British Airways to resume flights to Libyan capital in May Phuket Gazette / News WiresPHUKET: British Airways plans to reinstate flights to the Libyan capital of Tripoli later this year, the airline announced yesterday. Flights were suspended in February 2011 as a result of the country’s civil…

  • Phuket Media Watch: Chinese New Year fuels flight record at Hong Kong Airport

    Phuket Media Watch: Chinese New Year fuels flight record at Hong Kong Airport

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Hong Kong airport sees single-day record of 1,057 flights Phuket Gazette PHUKET: Hong Kong International Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports, handled a single-day record of 1,057 incoming and outbound flights late last week, aviation authorities announced on yesterday. A spokesman for the Civil Aviation…

  • Tropical Phuket likely to be caught in center of next El Nino heat wave

    Tropical Phuket likely to be caught in center of next El Nino heat wave

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community 2011 ninth warmest year in recorded history, NASA says Phuket Gazette / News Wires PHUKET: The global average surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since at least 1880 [maybe earlier], according to NASA scientists on Thursday. Nine of the ten warmest years have occurred…

  • Phuket Media Watch: European round-up

    Phuket Media Watch: European round-up

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community UN: Global economy to stumble in 2012 as unemployment and EU’s economic crisis continues Phuket Gazette / News WiresPHUKET: With Europe’s sovereign debt crisis continuing to unfold, countries around the world are expected to experience an economic slowdown during the year ahead, according to a United…

  • Phuket Media Watch: Head found near Hollywood Sign; White House shooting; Canadian spy

    Phuket Media Watch: Head found near Hollywood Sign; White House shooting; Canadian spy

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Severed head, other body parts found near Hollywood sign Phuket Gazette / News WiresPHUKET: Detectives in Los Angeles were looking for clues this morning after a human head and several other body parts were found below the Hollywood sign, police said. The first body part was…

  • Phuket Media Watch: Balls up at Indonesian Railways

    Phuket Media Watch: Balls up at Indonesian Railways

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Indonesia cracks down on ‘train surfing’ with concrete balls Phuket Gazette / News WIresPHUKET: Railway staff in Indonesia have begun hanging concrete balls above railway lines in an effort to stop commuters from riding the roofs of trains, the Jakarta Globe reported today. The grapefruit-sized concrete…

  • Phuket Media Watch: India asks BBC to apologize

    Phuket Media Watch: India asks BBC to apologize

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community India asks BBC to apologize for ‘offensive’ comments on Top Gear Phuket Gazette PHUKET: The Indian government has demanded an apology from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) over a TV program’s episode last month which mocked Indian culture. A Christmas special of the ‘Top Gear’ program…

  • Phuket Media Watch: Marines urinate on corpses; Myanmar signs ceasefire

    Phuket Media Watch: Marines urinate on corpses; Myanmar signs ceasefire

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community U.S. launches probe into video of U.S. Marines urinating on Afghan corpses Phuket Gazette / News Wires PHUKET: The United States government yesterday announced it has launched an investigation into a YouTube video (WARNING: Graphic content – Phuket Gazette Editors) which shows U.S. soldiers urinating on…

  • Phuket Media Watch: ‘Doomsday Clock’ moves closer to midnight

    Phuket Media Watch: ‘Doomsday Clock’ moves closer to midnight

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community ‘Doomsday Clock’ moves closer to midnight Phuket Gazette / News Wires PHUKET: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) on Tuesday announced it has moved its symbolic ‘Doomsday Clock’ a minute forward, bringing it five minutes to midnight as a result of ‘inadequate progress’ on nuclear…

  • Phuket Media Watch: Brief tsunami alert; stampede at university

    Phuket Media Watch: Brief tsunami alert; stampede at university

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Powerful earthquake off Indonesia triggers brief tsunami alert Phuket Gazette / News Wires PHUKET: A powerful earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra early this morning, seismologists said, prompting a brief tsunami alert but causing no damage. The 7.1-magnitude earthquake at 12.37am Phuket time today,…

  • Phuket Media Watch: Iran sentences U.S. citizen to death

    Phuket Media Watch: Iran sentences U.S. citizen to death

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Iran sentences alleged U.S. spy to death Phuket Gazette / News Wires PHUKET: An Iranian court yesterday sentenced a U.S. citizen to death on charges that he worked as a spy for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), state-run media reported. 28-year-old Amir Mirzai Hekmati, who…

  • Phuket Media Watch: Body found on British Queen’s estate; Missing journalist believed dead

    Phuket Media Watch: Body found on British Queen’s estate; Missing journalist believed dead

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Body at Queen’s estate identified as missing teenager Phuket Gazette PHUKET: Human remains which were found on the Queen’s Sandringham estate in eastern England on New Year’s Day have been identified as a missing 17-year-old girl, police said yesterday. The remains were found by a member…

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