The Fuel Retailers' Association announced on Wednesday that the strike in the fuel sector, which began on 2 September, is over. The association reached a three-year wage deal with the National Union of Metalworkers of SA. Workers will receive a 9% increase this year, 8% next year, and 7% in 2012. Read more: Sapa, via Times Live
The filming of The Beach permanently damaged the ecosystem on the Thai island it was located on.