4 Wednesday, 29 July 2009 London Lite Subjecttotermsandconditionswhichcanbefoundonwww.gatwickairport.com gatwickairport.com World at a glance Anger at Foreign Office tactics as two moreBrithostagesinIraqfeareddead TWO more British hostages held by militants in Iraq are thought to be dead, according to reports today. The families of security guards Alan McMenemy, from Glasgow, and Alec Maclachlan, from Wales, are said to have been told the men are very likely dead. The pair were among five Britons kidnapped in 2007 at Baghdads finance ministry. Few details of efforts to free them have emerged because of a blackout request by the kidnappers, the Islamic Shia Resistance. The bodies of two of the hostages, security guards Jason Swindlehurst, from Lancashire, and Jason Creswell, from Glasgow, were given to British authorities in Iraq last month. Both had been shot. The fifth hostage is IT worker Peter Moore, from Lincoln. His father, Graham, said of todays claim: This just proves the Foreign Office mishandled it. The FO refused to comment.Fear: Alan McMenemy ChatshowhostcallsObamawhite-hatingracist BARACK OBAMA has been accused of being racist by a TV chat show host. Glenn Beck, a conservative presenter on Fox News, said he believed the US president had a deep-seated hatred of white people and their culture. His astonishing claim came during a discussion of Mr Obamas reaction to the arrest of a respected black Harvard University professor by a white policeman. Mr Obama said cops acted stupidly over the arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr, when he was mistaken for a burglar. Mr Beck has long been a critic of Mr Obama and seized on his remarks. Mr Obama has since backtracked on the comments. DrugsagentsraidofficeofJackosdoc FEDERAL drugs agents and police raided the home and office of Michael Jacksons doctor today in a widening investigation into whether the singer was killed by a powerful anaesthetic. Authorities in Los Angeles are looking into whether Dr Conrad Murray could be accused of manslaughter for allegedly giving the star Propofol to help him sleep. Such charges against a doctor are rare, and police would have to show there was a reckless action. After searching Dr Murrays home, officers took away five or six plastic storage containers and several thick manila envelopes. They also checked his medical offices for nine hours and removed boxes. Dr Murray told investigators he gave Propofol to Jackson before he died. Bombblastat policebarracks UP TO 40 people were injured today when a van packed with explosives was detonated outside a Civil Guard barracks in the city of Burgos in northern Spain. Basque separatist terrorist movement ETA was immediately blamed. BURMA democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says Fridays verdict in her trial for violating the terms of her house arrest will be painfully obvious, with the ruling junta determined to convict her and keep her jailed throughout elections next year. NEW YORK is buying one-way plane tickets for homeless families to leave the city -- in an effort to save $36,000 a year per family on a shelter scheme. More than 550 families have so far left. A relative must agree to take them in. SuuKyiverdict issoobvious Homeless?Get outoftown... Taken:doctorspapers Snap of the day Toothy grin: a crocodile lunges at a terrified, camera-toting tourist who had been enjoying a boat trip in Costa Rica until someone attracted the crocs attention by banging a stick against the side of the vessel Washout!Barbecuesummerisrainedoff BY GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN Held: Alec Maclachlan IT WAS supposed to be a barbecue summer, with 30C temperatures. But, for the third year in a row, the Met Office got it very wrong. Today it officially downgraded its sum- mer forecast, warning that instead of sunshine, we are set for a wet August. This year was supposed to be warmer than usual with rainfall average or below average. However, in the first two weeks of July there has been nearly as much rain as expected in the whole month. Andrew Sibley, a Met Office forecaster, said: Its very unsettled and is likely to continue. But officials say there is still hope -- the end of next month may improve. Forecasters blame the jet stream, the wind that races around the world 10km above the surface. It has locked in a low pressure system, bringing rain and cool temperatures over the UK. 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