6 Thursday, 9 July 2009 London Lite World at a glance OurmaninRussiaresigns oversecretbrotheltapesA BRITISH diplomat has resigned after he was filmed having sex with Russian prostitutes. James Hudson was secretly shot in a brothel in the city of Ekaterinberg, where he was posted as deputy consul general to the Urals. The 37-year-old was forced to quit after the video, which shows him drinking champagne and cavorting with two blondes, was posted on a local news website. The four-minute video starts with him walking into a room wearing an open dressing gown and holding a wine glass. Then he kisses one of the women while the other sits on his lap before they strip. The film cuts to all three of them naked on the bed. The website also accused Hudson of taking drugs and gambling during office hours. A security source said Russias FSB intelligence service may have carried out the sting to embarrass Britain and it is virtually unthinkable it could have been published online without tacit official approval. Caught on camera: Hudson with prostitute Dadjoinshuntformissingstudent THE father of a missing British backpacker has flown to Australia to help in the search. Richard Cass flew to Sydney yesterday as the hunt continued for 19-year- old Jamie Neale, from Muswell Hill, who has not been seen since he left his hostel in Katoomba, New South Wales, for a walk in the Blue Mountains last Friday. The teenager left his passport and mobile phone behind. Jamies brother Alan, 29, said: We are very worried about what has happened to Jamie, but still hopeful he will turn up safe. Playing with flare: footballers for Argentinas Estudiantes de La Plata warm up for a match amid the red smoke from flares that have been thrown by fans. Workerdiesin8ftvatofchocolate A FACTORY worker died yesterday after falling into a vat of melted chocolate. Vincent Smith was loading chocolate into the 8ft-deep vat when he fell inside it. Co- workers at the Cocoa Services plant in New Jersey tried to shut off the system and pull out the 29-year-old but he was fatally injured by the machines rotating mixer. Mr Smith, who was a temp, was loading chocolate into the vat where it is mixed before being shipped elsewhere to be made into sweets. AustralianheldonChinaspycharge FOUR employees of Australian mining giant Rio Tinto have been arrested in China on charges of stealing state secrets. Xinhua news agency reported the arrests but gave no details of the charges. The Australian government said one of the detained employees of Rios Shanghai office is Australian and it is pressing Beijing for access to him. The four are accused of stealing state secrets, Xinhua said, citing officials in Shanghai. TerraalertshutsJFKairportrunway A RUNWAY at New York Citys JFK airport was shut today after 78 Diamondback terrapins, pictured, crawled from a nearby bay on to the Tarmac. Flights were delayed by up to an hour and a half after pilots reported the first sightings at 8.30am. Ground crew rounded up the turtles, which are 20cm long and weigh 1kg, and put them back in the water... further away from the airport. Thames is dumping ground for sewage MORE than 900,000 tons of raw sewage has been dumped into the Thames in the second such major incident in five days. Today river users blasted Thames Water for not informing people after the second incident yesterday following storms. At the weekend the firm admitted it had released 20,000 tonnes into the river, which killed many fish. Today huge tracts of human waste -- enough to fill 360 Olympic-size swimming pools -- were said to be clearly visible on the waters surface in areas popular with boaters and walkers to the west of London. The owner of one boat moored in the affected area said he had stopped several children from paddling. Thames Water and the Environment Agency worked to minimise the devastating impact on the rivers ecology, but said the discharges were legal and there was nowhere else for storm sewage to go. Gary Cowen, a welder who works on boats moored in Brentford and Kew, said: The river has become a sewer. This is outrageous. BY BO WILSON Picture of the day 900,000 tons of waste released in storms 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.html36.html37.html38.html39.html