4 Tuesday, 7 July 2009 London Lite World at a glance Furiouswomenbattleriot copsinfreshChinaprotests WOMEN fought with riot police as fresh protests broke out in Chinas volatile Xinjiang province today. Many of the protesters said their husbands and children had been arrested in a massive security operation. At least 156 people have been killed and more than 1,400 arrested in the areas worst ethnic violence in decades, the result of long-simmering tensions between the Muslim minority Uighur people and the ethnic Han Chinese. Today, about 200 Uighurs blocked a street in the regional capital of Urumqi in protest at the crackdown on them by authorities since the violence started on Sunday. One woman said her husband was taken away and she would rather die than live without him. As the women marched down the street, paramilitary police with sticks and riot police marched toward them and pushed the crowd back. Mobile phone services and the social networking site Twitter have been blocked after internet reports raised tensions. Tensions: a protester during violence today ObamasRussiandealtocutnukes BARACK OBAMA and Russian president Dmitry Medvedev have reached an agreement to cut back their nuclear stockpiles. But despite five hours of meetings at the Kremlin there was no progress on the contentious issue of a US missile defence system in Europe. A joint understanding signed in Moscow yesterday would see the superpowers reduce their deployed nuclear warheads to below 1,700 each within seven years of a new treaty. They also agreed to co-operate on the war in Afghanistan. Bully for them: thousands of people hold up red rags to join Pamplonas party for this years first running of the bulls. Four were hospitalised with minor injuries. BritsoldierdiesinAfghanhelicrash A HELICOPTER crash has killed a British soldier and two Canadian troops in Afghanistan, it was revealed today. The Briton was from 22 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers. Next of kin have been informed. Nato said yesterdays crash in the southern province of Zabul was not caused by enemy fire. Serialkillergunneddownbypolice A SERIAL killer was shot dead by police during an attempted burglary near the town he terrorised. Officers found bullets in Patrick Burriss gun matched those that killed five people in six days at Gaffney, South Carolina. Police said Burris, 41, had a long criminal record and had been released on parole in April after serving eight years. They do not know the motive behind the killings. Enforcement chief Neil Dolan said: He was unpredictable, scary and weird. But we have him. Hes our serial killer. Youcantwhiphim,YourHonour... A MALAYSIAN judge who wanted to personally whip a mobile-phone robber has been overruled. The Malaysian High Court decided that Judge Zainal Abidin Kamarudin should not carry out the caning punishment and the 20-year-old robber was ordered to do community service instead. Summer of pain for fans heading to O2BY MARK BLUNDEN Picture of the day Murderer: Burris FANS who have booked tickets for events at The O2 arena were today warned of transport disruption all summer because of closures on the Jubilee line. Many at the Madonna concert at the Greenwich venue on Saturday took up to six hours to get home. Angry fans condemned appalling planning by Transport for London, which closed the Jubilee line over the weekend as part of a 600m pro- gramme of signalling improvements by maintenance firm Tube Lines. Although extra bus and ferry services were laid on, the 17,000 fans struggled to get away from The O2. A Tube Lines spokeswoman said: Were six months from completion and in the phase when we need to run trains. You cant do that in the three or four hours you get at night. A spokesman for The O2 said: We know the situation is far from ideal but we do work with TfL to make the journey home as smooth as possible. MESSAGEBOARD: PAGE 10 Disruption: Tube works will hit The O2 index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html