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European Union undertakes to help Thailand's Rohingya captives

Ancient Lost City Found; EU Aids Thailand Rohingya; Gay Island Culture Grows; Phuket Events

Saturday, June 15, 2013
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reuters The US is considering a no-fly zone in Syria as it weighs options for intervention into the two-year-old civil war, Western diplomats said, after the White House said Syria had crossed a ''red line'' by using nerve gas. Phil Mickelson birdied the last to join fellow American Billy Horschel in a tie for a one-shot lead at the end of day two of the US Open at Merion.

PhuketWATCH Daily Media Wrap

PHUKET: The daily wrap of Thailand news, with a Phuket perspective, plus relevant reports from national and international media. Beware of inconsistent imitations. Archaeologists using revolutionary airborne laser technology have discovered a lost mediaeval city that thrived on a mist-shrouded Cambodian mountain 1200 years ago. The stunning discovery of the city, Mahendraparvata, includes temples hidden by jungle for centuries - temples that archaeologists believe have never been looted. We recorded the discovery after pushing through landmine-strewn jungle, swollen rivers and bogs with the expedition on a mountain called Phnom Kulen, 40 kilometres north of Angkor Wat in north-western Cambodia. Mahendraparvata existed 350 years before Angkor Wat, the Hindu temple that has captivated interest across the world and is visited by more than two million people each year. ''Maybe what we are seeing was not the central part of the city, so there is a lot of work to be done to discover the extent of this civilization,'' one archeologist told The Age. The Department of Special Investigation, public prosecutors and police agreed to file murder charges against former PM Abhisit Vejjajiva and his ex-deputy Suthep Thaugsuban in relation to crackdowns on red-shirt protesters in 2010. As America marks the six-month anniversary of the massacre of 20 children and six adults in the hamlet of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut, gun control advocates have noted that another milestone has been reached - more Americans have died by the gun since then than the total number of US troops killed in Iraq. Thailand's TrueMove H plans to rollout at least 2000 4G base stations by the end of this year with coverage reaching Pattaya, Hua Hin, Cha-am, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Samui, Nakhon Pathom, Ayutthaya, Phitsanulok, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Surat Thani and Songkhla. Airlines around the world have been ordered not to allow CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden to fly to the UK. The global alert issued by the Home Office also warned anyone ignoring the ban faced huge costs. Rebels from the restive south said in Kuala Lumpur that negotiations to end a bloody insurgency could take years but are the ''only way'' to ensure peace. The reason behind Rupert Murdoch's decision to divorce his wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng Murdoch was ''jaw-dropping,'' it was claimed. The government and Bank of Thailand are on the same page at last, saying the baht is falling too quickly and top priority is to stabilise it.

AP Police said they have arrested an East Timorese woman who allegedly abducted a French toddler on the tourist island of Bali. The woman was arrested at her rented house a day after she allegedly abducted the two-year-old boy from a hotel room while his father was sleeping, Kuta's police chief said. The European Union is committing 200,000 euro to provide humanitarian assistance to Rohingya refugees being detained in Thailand, the EU Delegation to Thailand announced. The help will be directed to Rohingya men at detention centres and Rohingya women and children at social welfare facilities. After watching our report, European parliamentarians inserted the following clause into an urgent resolution on the Rohingya situation. I am told that the Thai government tried to get it taken out - but they failed to do so. The resolution - along with the following paragraph - was passed in Stasbourg on Thursday afternoon.
7. Calls on the Government of Thailand to end immediately the inhumane detention of at least 1700 Rohingya asylum seekers and to provide them with access to UN refugee agencies; regrets the fact that the government of Thailand has so far failed to permit the UNHCR to conduct refugee status determination screenings of Rohingya asylum seekers. Burma's President Thein Sein will visit Britain and France next month, an official said, as the international community continues to embrace his nation's democratic reforms. Thein Sein will travel to up to four countries on his second trip to Europe in months, a government official said requesting anonymity. German chancellor Angela Merkel has risked incurring the wrath of struggling eurozone countries by saying unemployed youngsters should be prepared to move for work. The news of Dong Phaya Yen-Khao Yai National Park's possible removal as a World Heritage Site stems from misunderstanding and inaccurate information, the park's head, Krissada Homsud, said.

afp Singapore's attorney-general issued a stern warning to an independent filmmaker over online videos in which two Chinese bus drivers accused police in the city-state of assaulting them. Located in South Thailand, and the No.1 tourist island, Phuket attracts LGBT travelers with its beautiful beaches, mountainous terrain, and beach lifestyle. With over 39 islands surrounding Phuket, many visitors fly to Phuket, spend a few days, and island hop to the smaller islands. The LGBT culture has grown significantly over the last decade on Phuket Island.

Phuket World Sports Wrap

reuters Manchester City's wealthy owners have entrusted Manuel Pellegrini with fulfilling their ambitions of a packed trophy cabinet, appointing the former Malaga manager as the successor to the sacked Roberto Mancini. Angry at the umpiring - the free kick count was 14-4 in Hawthorn's favor against Carlton after half-time - one spectator lobbed a half-full water bottle from high in the grandstands at the umpires, narrowly missing one as they left the ground in the AFL blockbuster.

Phuket Coming Events 2013

Until June 16 World Youth Asia Wrestling titles, Saphan Hin gym, Phuket City

Until June 17 Phuket Prison fair, Saphan Hin, Phuket City: furniture and other Otop items made in 25 prisons across Thailand's south for sale.

June 15 Rugby for children begins at Alan Cooke Ground, each Saturday. E:

June 22-24 Baba style traditional wedding, Old Phuket Town

July 6-7 Phuket Air Show and Family Picnic, Phuket Air Park

July 17-21 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

July 22 Arsarnha Bucha Day

August 12 HM The Queen's Birthday

October 5-13 Phuket Vegetarian Festival

October 23 Chulalongkorn Memorial Day

October 29-November 3 Womens' volleyball, Karon beach

November 17 Loy Kratong Day

November 24-December 1 Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest. Laguna Phuket

December 5 HM The King's birthday

Phuket Coming Events 2014

January 9-12 Phuket International Boat Show, Royal Phuket Marina

November 14-21 Fourth Asia Beach Games, Phuket


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