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Thailand, floods in south: dozens of deaths, more than one million people affected
Thai prime minister says they are the "worst rains in 30 years." The situation is critical in 12 southern provinces of the country. The preliminary estimate talks about 420 million in total damage. Airports and railway lines closed, roads and bridges collapsed. Weather alert for the next days.
Heavy floods in south : more than 26,000 people evacuated
Johor state was subject to three days of heavy monsoon rains: the main roads were blocked and train links to Singapore disrupted in the worst floods in the area in 100 years.
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Bangkok, fighting against time to contain the monsoon floods
The authorities have ordered the construction of three major barriers to contain flooding from the north. Danger increased by “abnormally” high ocean tides. So far 269 people have died, damage in many countries of South-East Asia. In Cambodia, 100 million dollars damage.
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No hope, no future
Social changes are causing rising tensions. About 40 per cent of young people would leave the country if they could. Homeless riot whilst the number of suicide is on the rise.
Bangkok: Political crisis slows economy, in 2014 the GDP will fall below 3%
Economic experts warn that political deadlock is risking the development of the nation. Small and medium-sized businesses worst affected, particularly in the manufacturing sector. Bangkok slipps from third to fifth position among the ASEAN nations.
Asia-Pacific states and US announce deal on greenhouse gases
Five of the six signatories generate 40 per cent of world's greenhouse gases and are outside Kyoto Protocol. Environmentalists criticise pact because it is non-binding, lacking compulsory legal obligations.
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