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Cinema in Hawaii warns of possible tsunami's arrival

Glitter Sex Arrest; Hawaii Tsunami Alert; Burma Mobs Spark Alarm; Embassy Terror Plot Foiled; Tiger Cubs Found; Phuket Events

Sunday, October 28, 2012

AP Residents and tourists along Hawaii's coasts are evacuating to higher ground in response to a tsunami warning. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued the warning for all Hawaiian islands hours after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake rocked an island off Canada's west coast. Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie proclaimed an emergency, mobilising extra safety measures.

reuters The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the first tsunami wave was three feet high and less forceful than expected. Some forecasts had predicted a wave of up to six feet high. The tsunami hit with little warning and an alert, issued at short notice due to initial confusion among scientists about the quake's undersea epicenter, caused massive traffic congestion as motorists made a mass exodus from low-lying areas. Gary Glitter, the former pop star convicted of child sex offences, was arrested this morning by police investigating sexual allegations against Jimmy Savile.

PhuketWATCH Daily Media Wrap

PHUKET: A daily wrap of Thailand news, with a Phuket perspective, plus relevant reports from national and international media. The 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation strongly condemned what it called a new wave of attacks on Muslim Rohingyas in Burma (Myanmar) amid a report that an entire section of a town occupied by the stateless group has been burned to the ground by mobs. Escalating violence in Rakhine state deserves the urgent attention of Asean and the international community, said Asean secretary-general Surin Pitsuwan. ''The conflict has been presented as an Islamic issue when it is not,'' Mr Surin said. ''It is a political, democratic, human rights and constitutional issue, and has direct implications on political reform and national reconciliation processes in Myanmar.'' Presidential spokesman Zaw Htay told the BBC the government was tightening security in Rakhine state, which is also known as Arakan. ''If necessary, we will send more police and military troops in order to get back stability,'' he added. ''The Rohingya Muslim population is being driven out of neighborhoods in various parts of the state,'' Matthew Smith of HRW told The Independent on Sunday. ''The Rohingya are fleeing overland, or by sea, to the town of Sittwe. We are getting reports of people being stranded at sea.'' Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is calling on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, citing the success in the abduction of American aid worker Warren Weinstein in Pakistan.

reuters Indonesia's anti-terrorist squad arrested 11 suspected Islamic militants it said planned to attack the US embassy, a plaza near Australia's embassy and the offices of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, a police spokesman said.

bernama Lebanon authorities have arrested two Malaysians, believed to be suicide bombers with suspected links to the Al-Qaeda terrorist organisation. The suspects, aged 21 and 28, were nabbed at Beirut International Airport. Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, has earmarked 200 million baht to promote its new Windows 8 operating system, its highest marketing budget in Thailand. Police arrested three teens for the knifepoint robbery of a Russian tourist in Jomtien. She was repeatedly slashed in her arm while resisting an attempt to yank a gold necklace from her neck. The thieves stole her handbag and escaped. All three suspects were recently released from jail. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has instructed all concerned agencies to work with the private sector in preparing the country for the Asean Economic Community in 2015, while the government has outlined eight key strategies to ensure the country's readiness. Aware that police plan to install X-ray machines at checkpoints along many roads soon, traffickers had arranged huge deliveries of illicit drugs in recent days, National Police deputy commissioner Pol General Somyos Pumpanmuang told a news conference. Thai authorities have arrested a lorry driver after 16 tiger cubs were discovered in the back of his vehicle. The man was stopped near the border with Laos after avoiding a police checkpoint. The driver told police he had been paid 15,000 baht to transport the cubs.

Phuket World Sports Wrap Carlos Tevez's brilliant winner helped an otherwise lacklustre Manchester City to a 1-0 win over Swansea City at the Etihad Stadium. Thailand is hoping to write a new chapter in its futsal history by reaching the World Cup knockout stages for the first time at the 2012 finals. They will open their campaign against Cosca Rica at Hua Mark Indoor Stadium on November 1. Jennifer Kessy and April Ross have reached the final of the FIVB SWATCH World Tour Thailand Open for the third time in their career. The Americans will play Russia's Evgenia Ukolova and Ekaterina Khomyakova for the gold in Pattaya. Tiger Woods found lakes, bunkers and cart paths to stall his third round charge up the CIMB Classic leaderboard as Bo Van Pelt grabbed a share of the lead after flirting with golf's magical 59. Van Pelt double-bogeyed the last to sign for a nine-under-par 62.

Phuket Coming Events 2012

November 1 Futsal World Cup, Bangkok

November 9 IBAP network meeting

November 25 Laguna Phuket Triathlon

November 28 Loy Kratong Day

November 30 AustCham Phuket sundowners social and business networking

December 1 World AIDs Day

December 1-8 King's Cup Regatta

December 5 HM The King's Birthday

December 10 Constitution Day

December 15-20 Patong Carnival

December 16-18 Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, Bang Tao beach

December 25 Christmas Day

Phuket Coming Events 2013

October 5-13 Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Phuket Coming Events 2014

November 14-21 Fourth Asia Beach Games, Phuket


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"Microsoft, the world's largest software maker, has earmarked 200 million baht to promote its new Windows 8 operating system, its highest marketing budget in Thailand."

I'm sure the Pantip Plaza copy guys will be very happy.

Posted by Buster on October 28, 2012 19:13

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