An update from London on some of the international stories we expect to develop on Thursday:
Bangkok quiet after unrest: Government officials extended a dawn-to-dusk curfew for 24 provinces until Sunday in the hopes that their successful crackdown on protesters would sustain. Full story
N. Korea denies it torpedoed ship: South Korean military officials on Thursday announced the results of an official investigation into the sinking of the Cheonan, prompting North Korea to accuse them of fabricating evidence. Full story
Strikes over austerity: Workers' unions are out on another day-long strike in Greece to protest tough austerity measures. Meanwhile in Spain, unions are protesting a government move to cut state worker pay by five percent this year and freeze it next year.
Pakistan blocks YouTube, Facebook: Authorities have blocked access to the Web site in response to an online group calling on people to draw the Prophet Mohammed. Full story
Gay couple sentenced: A gay couple in Malawi, found guilty of gross indecency and unnatural acts after they took part in an "engagement ceremony," have been sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Olympics 2012 mascots revealed: Organizers say that Wenlock and Mandeville were inspired by the steel used to build London's Olympic Stadium. Full story