Southern Pakistan hit hard by widespread flooding – The Sunday Tribune/Today’s Zaman/Evening Herald

SINDH PROVINCE — Dirty, tired and bedraggled, Imran beckons us over to the women who fled their village. They came thirty miles on foot only to spend almost three weeks here in the dead heat at this makeshift camp outside Sukkur in southern Pakistan. “Take some photographs”, he implores. “You sure this is OK?” I reply, our conversation translated from Sindhi to English and back again by Nizam Ud Din Bharchood, a long time charity worker for Hands, a NGO based in southern Pakistan. “Go ahead, he insists!” assured Nizam. Often foreigners cannot take photos of women or girls in Pakistan, but Imran waives this, showing a canny insight into how best to raise awareness about his people’s plight. The ladies, adorned in their assorted pinks, greens and orange veils, clasp their children close and sit atop a rusted old bed, one of the few possessions they managed to carry from one of their houses. Photo taken, Imran explains their plight. “We are here twenty days now, without any shelter and only a little food.”

Bangkok Eyewitness: Hardcore protestors run amok as army moves in – The Irrawaddy/Fox News/CBS News/RTÉ/Todayfm/Newstalk

http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=18503&Submit=Submit http://video.foxnews.com/v/4202801/bangkok-burns-after-protest-leaders-surrender (Video) http://www.newstalk.ie/news/news-headlines/bangkok-standoff-comes-to-an-end/ http://audio.todayfm.com/1238182.wav – Audio file (Lunchtime news) http://audio.todayfm.com/0850450.wav – Audio file (Morning report) http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0519/news1pm.html BANGKOK –...

3pm deadline looms as death toll rises – The Irrawaddy/RTÉ News at One/Newstalk Breakfast Show

http://www.irrawaddy.org/highlight.php?art_id=18481 http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0517/news1pm.html http://www.newstalk.ie/news/news-headlines/thai-government-open-to-dialogue-if-protesters-stop-attacks/ http://irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/world/bullets-fly-in-battlefield-bangkok-457889.html BANGKOK – “I’m going home, back to Chiang Rai”, said one redshirt, refusing to give...