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Thai firm understating oil slick fallout: Greenpeace KO SAMET: Environmentalists accused a Thai energy firm on Tuesday of understating the extent of a major pipeline leak as the navy warned the oil slick might reach the mainland.Tourists were leaving the resort island of Ko Samet in the Gulf of Thailand as workers in protective suits used hoses, buckets and shovels to clean up blackened sand and oil which washed ashore on a once-idyllic beach. PTT Global Chemical said it was close to removing the oil from Ao Phrao beach on the island, which lies in the protected Khao Laem Ya National Park off the eastern province of Rayong."The clean-up operation is 80 percent complete," said PTT Global Chemical executive vice president Porntep Butniphant, who was overseeing the operation."We expect by tomorrow (Wednesday) everything at Ao Phrao will be back to normal," he told AFP.Conservationist group Greenpeace, however, said much more work needed to be done."It's not true ...

Oil spill hits Thai tourist island BANGKOK: Thai navy personnel battled on Monday to clean up a major oil slick which coated a beach on a popular tourist island in a national park after a pipeline leak.Roughly 50,000 litres of crude oil gushed into the sea on Saturday about 20 kilometres (12 miles) off the coast of the eastern province of Rayong, operator PTT Global Chemical said.The oil reached Ao Phrao beach on the island of Ko Samet where hundreds of ...
Taiwan defence minister resigns after corporal's death TAIPEI: Taiwan's defence minister resigned Monday, Premier Jiang Yi-huah said, after the death of a corporal who was allegedly abused by the military in a case that sparked outrage across the island."The reshuffle is aimed at responding to the general public's expectations. We hope the new cabinet can work to enhance the people's wellbeing," the premier said after announcing a reshuffle.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013 ...
Heavy rain leaves one dead, two missing in Japan TOKYO: Heavy rains lashed Japan over the weekend, leaving one person dead and two missing, the government said Monday as it issued a severe storm warning.A 79-year-old woman was confirmed dead Sunday after being discovered inside a house that was destroyed by mudslides in Yamaguchi prefecture, on Japan's southwest coast.An 84-year-old man was missing from the same region after being swept away near a river, local reports said, citing police and other official sources.Also missing ...
Cambodian strongman PM's party claims election win PHNOM PENH: The ruling party of strongman Cambodian premier Hun Sen claimed victory in Sunday's elections which were marred by allegations of widespread irregularities, but it faced rare competition from a resurgent opposition.Although official results had yet to be announced, the prime minister's Cambodian People's Party (CPP) said it expected to take 68 out of the 123 seats in the lower house."We can say we've won this election," CPP spokesman Khieu Kanharith told AFP.The CPP ...
Security tightened in Cambodian capital after tense election PHNOM PENH: Security was tightened in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, on Sunday after polling ended in a general election in which the opposition said it had made gains despite what it called vote-rigging by Prime Minister Hun Sen, in power for 28 years.Military police blocked off a road leading to Hun Sen's home and one going to the offices of his Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and the National Election Committee, a Reuters reporter said.Eng Chhay ...
North Korea starts anniversary parade: state TV SEOUL: North Korea on Saturday staged a major military parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War ceasefire, watched over by leader Kim Jong-Un, state television showed.Thousands of troops and spectators roared "Protect Kim Jong-Un with our lives" when the youthful leader appeared on the podium, flanked by top party and military leaders at Pyongyang's sprawling Kim Il-Sung square.The spectacle was preceded by thousands of goose-stepping soldiers marching onto the square, with military ...

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