Friday, 17 July 2009 London Lite World at a glance Tehranpoliceteargasmarch astopclericslamshardlinersIranIan police fired tear gas at opposition supporters today as they staged a march in Tehran during Friday prayers. Tensions in the Iranian capital rose sharply as one of Irans top clerics criticised hardliners at Islamic prayers at the same time as demonstrators marched on Tehran University. akbar Hashemi rafsanjani, a former president who sits on two powerful clerical ruling bodies, said the leadership must clear up doubts over the disputed presidential election. Speaking before thousands of opposition supporters, rafsanjani called on the countrys religious leaders to release opposition supporters arrested in the post-election crackdown. It was the first time rafsanjani had given the weekly Islamic prayers, an important political platform, since the vote on 12 June. Rising tension: leading cleric Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Popebreakswristwhileonholiday PoPe Benedict XVI has broken his right wrist in a fall while on holiday and was reportedly undergoing surgery today in the northern Italian alpine town of aosta. The 82-year-old Pontiff went to the local hospital this morning after falling in the bathroom, the Vatican said. Spokesman rev Federico Lombardi said Benedict slipped and got hurt but that it doesnt seem to be serious. The Pope was reportedly well enough to walk into the hospital with an aide. Picture of the day... The Vegas strip: a worker takes a break while putting up a billboard for a show by the Chippendales male strippers in Las Vegas. GiantsquidattackSanDiegodivers HUnDreDS of deep-water squid have appeared off the coast of San Diego, attacking divers. The predatory 1.5m Humboldt squid have left many scared to go in the water. one ripped off scuba diver Shanda Magills light and buoyancy aid: If that squid wanted to hurt me, it would have, she said. Scientists say they may be there because of a shortage of food or a decline in natural predators. Manfightsofflionwithchainsaw a ForMer Marine fought off a starving mountain lion with a chainsaw while camping with his wife and two toddlers in north-west Wyoming. Mechanic Dustin Britton, 32, said he was cutting firewood when the animal struck. The lion, which was in poor condition, retreated with a gashed shoulder. It was later shot by wildlife agents after it attacked a dog that had been brought in to track it. ProbeintoheilHitlergnome GerMan prosecutors have launched an investigation into whether a garden gnome with its arm raised in a heil Hitler salute breaks a law against nazi symbols -- or whether it ridicules them. The gold ornament is on display at a gallery in nuremberg, the city that hosted nazi party rallies before the Second World War and war crimes trials after it. H 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.html40.html41.html42.html43.html