4 Wednesday, 22 July 2009 London Lite World at a glance Moveover,Obama!SuBo stormsbackontoUStelly SUSAN BOYLES command over the US was reaffirmed last night when Barack Obama played second fiddle to the 48-year-old Scottish singer. The American president was reportedly forced to move his prime-time TV health care address on NBC, to accommodate the screening of an interview with SuBo. The Britains Got Talent singer is hugely popular in the US, with more than 275million Americans viewing her clips on YouTube. The interview was her first since her breakdown from exhaustion, caused by her rapid ascent to stardom. The madeover spinster shot to fame performing I Dreamed A Dream from the musical Les Miserables, and is recording her first album with Simon Cowell. She said of her overnight fame: The impact -- like a demolition ball. Anyone who has that kind of impact finds it hard to get their head around it. In demand: Boyle is hugely popular in US 3,000insecretSauditorturecells SAUDI ARABIA is holding more than 3,100 people in secret detention and has used torture to extract confessions, a report from Amnesty International said today. It accused the international community of turning a blind eye to methods used by the kingdom in its war on terror, including severe beatings, electric shocks and sleep deprivation. In the shades: Sadhus in India watch as a solar eclipse plunges Asia into darkness after dawn today. It lasted seven minutes in some areas and is the longest until 2132. ManssuicideovermissingiPhone A WORKER at a factory that makes iPhones near Hong Kong killed himself after a prototype went missing. Sun Danyong, 25, of Taiwanese firm Foxconn, reported the loss. Staff searched his flat, from where he later jumped to his death. A spokeswoman for Apple said: We require our suppliers to treat all workers with dignity. Madonnatragedypolicequizrow MADONNA was at the centre of a legal row today after allegedly refusing to co-operate with a criminal inquiry. A French newspaper reported that the singer told prosecutors it would be impossible to be interviewed over the stadium collapse in France in which two people, including a British technician, were killed preparing for her show. Magistrates in Marseilles say Madonna, 50, is a vital witness. Copscatchupwithlimpingbandit A LIMPING bandit believed to be responsible for 23 bank robberies in three years in the American south-east has been caught, said the FBI. The man would pull a gun on cashiers and make a limping getaway. Cecil Haire, 51, of Douglas, Georgia, who had childhood polio, was held after a witness wrote down his car registration following a robbery in South Carolina. Top Tory hints at HeathrowU-turn DAVID CAMERONS policy on Heathrow expansion was thrown into doubt today after a Tory front- bencher suggested a U-turn may be done on opposing a third runway. The Tory leader stunned many of his MPs with the decision last year to fight the proposed expansion. Now, shadow development minister Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has said this stance, which helped Mr Camerons green credentials, may be revisited after the general election, expected in May next year. Although I voted to oppose the third runway, I am fully aware of the potential damage this might do to Britains international air travel, he said. So I expect this is an issue that will need to be revisited after the election. Mr Clifton-Browns views are believed to be shared by a number of Mr Camerons shadow ministers, though he is the first to speak out so openly. However a Conservative Party s p o ke s m a n s a i d : Un d e r a Conservative government, there will be no third runway at Heathrow. That remains the position. BY GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN Vital: Madonna Picture of the day Frontbenchersayspartycouldbackthirdrunway 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