May 17th, 2010
05:21 AM ET

World update: Thai opposition leader dies

An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Monday:

'Renegade' Thai protest leader dies: Doctors in Bangkok, Thailand, have announced the death of Maj. Gen. Khattiya Sawasdipol, a key anti-government leader who was wounded by a sniper's bullet last week. At least 36 people have now died in the bitter standoff between anti-government protesters and troops since Thursday. Full story

Report: Iran to send uranium to Turkey: Iran has agreed to ship its low-enriched uranium to Turkey, state media said Monday. Western nations had been asking Iran to send the low-level uranium out of the country to be enriched elsewhere, but the country had resisted until now. Full story

Reports: Sudanese opposition leader arrested: State-run Ashorooq network said Hassan al-Turabi, head of the Popular Congress Party (PCP), was detained after remarks he made in a local newspaper criticizing al-Bashir's regime and its handling of last month's elections. Full story

Ash cloud hits travel plans: Heathrow and Gatwick airports in London, England, reopened Monday morning after being closed overnight because of an ash cloud from a volcano in Iceland, but travel remained severely disrupted after the six-hour closure, both airports said. Full story

Pro-peace cleric killed in Afghanistan: An influential Muslim cleric, his brother and a driver were killed in an ambush in eastern Afghanistan, authorities said Monday. Full story

England’s World Cup big chief quits: David Triesman resigned Sunday from his position as chairman of the English Football Association after an undercover tape-recorded conversation in which he alleged that Spain and Russia were planning to bribe referees at next month’s World Cup in South Africa. Full story

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