Thailand flooding: Death toll rises to 41; parts of Bangkok near Chao Phraya river evacuated

Widespread flooding continues in northeast and central Thailand — and now parts of Bangkok near the Chao Phraya river have been flooded, as well. The death toll has risen to 41, with more than 2 million people affected. Al Jazeera English: “Floods prompt Bangkok evacuation” Residents living near the main river that passes through the […]

More on flooding in Thailand [cross posted to Siam Voices]

Note: This is cross-posted to Siam Voices, a collaborative Thailand blog at Asian Correspondent. Heavy rains have triggered the worst flooding in decades in central and northeast Thailand. The New York Times had this story yesterday: Devastating floods spreading from northeastern Thailand have left 17 people dead over the past two weeks as heavy rainfall has […]

Around the Web: improving college rankings, Federer’s footwork, inventors killed by their own inventions, and more

Some links that have caught my eye of late: In Lawmaker’s Outburst, a Rare Breach of Protocol [NYTimes.com] — About S.C. Rep. Joe Wilson's "you lie" outburst. "What is aim of Thailand's 'red shirts' movement?" [Reuters] — Q&A-style analysis from Reuters. "List of inventors killed by their own inventions" [Wikipedia] — "This is a list […]