On Tuesday the Japanese Central Bank cut its call rate target to zero to 0.1%. Previously the rate had been set at 0.1%. The decision was unanimous, and reflects the country's continuing economic woes - not helped by a strong yen and deflation. The bank also announced that it is considering setting up a ¥5 trillion fund that will be used to buy government securities and bonds to inject some life into the faltering economy. Read more: AP, via New York Times
The filming of The Beach permanently damaged the ecosystem on the Thai island it was located on.