Wikinews Shorts: June 17, 2007
A compilation of brief news reports for Sunday, June 17, 2007.
Vietnam reports first bird-flu death since 2005
The death from the strain of avian flu was the first in Vietnam since 2005. Four other people are known to be infected with the virus since last month.
- Agence France-Presse. "Vietnam bird flu death a call for action, say experts" — , June 17, 2007
- "Bird flu-infected man dies in Ha Noi hospital" — , June 16, 2007
Protest leaders deliver message to Thai junta
Leaders of daily demonstrations against the military government of Thailand delivered a message today to the Council for National Security, calling on the junta to resign immediately and allow elections to go forward.
The protest leaders had planned a mass march of around 10,000 people yesterday from the Sanam Luang staging ground in Bangkok to army headquarters, but decided against it when heavy rains hit, reducing the demonstration's numbers.
- "PTV leaders confront generals" — , June 17, 2007
- Thai News Agency. "Protesters demand CNS quit, restore1997 constitution" — , June 17, 2007
Seven arrested in southern Thailand
- Thai News Agency. "School burned, 7 suspected militants nabbed in deep South" — , June 17, 2007
- "Seven suspected insurgents arrested in Yala" — , June 17, 2007
468 slaves in Chinese kilns freed, boss arrested
Yesterday, police captured Heng Tinghan, the boss of the brick kiln, who is accused of starving and beating workers.
- "Slave-labor boss detained amid national shock" — , June 17, 2007
- Jonathan Watts. "Enslaved, burned and beaten: police free 450 from Chinese brick factories" — , June 16, 2007