Wikinews Shorts: November 30, 2008
A compilation of brief news reports for Sunday, November 30, 2008.
46 injured in grenade attack in Thailand
The explosion occurred as the Thai authorities were trying to put an end to blockades of the two Bangkok airports by People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) demonstrators. The protesters are demanding that the Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat resign, and have occupied the government house since August.
"Protesters have returned to their positions, they are not scared," said Suriyasai Katasila, a PAD spokesman, to local Channel Three television.
Cameroon gives world's rarest gorilla protection boost
The park is to be named as Takamanda National Park. Approximately 115 of the Cross River gorillas live there, about a third of worldwide population of the species, which is thought to be at about 300.
Steven E. Sanderson, president and CEO of WCS, said that "the government of Cameroon is to be commended for taking this step in saving the Cross River gorilla for future generations."
- Richard Black. "Protection boost for rare gorilla" — , Nov 28, 2008
- "New national park protects world's rarest gorilla" — , Nov 26, 2008