Thursday, 6 August 2009 London Lite Railhell by GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN Strikebringstravelchaos(again) World at a glance Holsinsurancefraudgirlsguiltyplea Two British law graduates held in Brazil accused of falsely claiming they had been robbed are to plead guilty, their lawyer said today. Shanti Andrews and Rebecca Turner, both 23, appeared in court in Rio de Janeiro yesterday accused of attempted insurance fraud, but did not enter pleas. The pair, who both studied at the University of Sussex, were bailed to a hotel in the city ahead of their trial on 17 August. Their lawyer Renato Tonini said that under Brazilian law, they would enter their pleas after evidence against them was heard. Asked whether the pair were likely to be given prison sentences, Mr Tonini said: I dont think that will happen. It could be a fine, it could be social service in England, social service in Brazil. Andrews, from Kent, and Turner, from Berkshire, were held after telling police they had been robbed on a bus.Trial date set: Turner and Andrews in court GreekgirlsetsfiretoBritishyobaftersexassault A GREEK woman set fire to the genitals of a drunken British man who tried to sexually assault her in a packed bar on the holiday island of Crete. The unnamed woman, 26, is a national heroine, especially after turning herself in to police. She is facing charges of injuring the 23-year-old Briton, who is being treated for second-degree burns in a private clinic in Heraklion. According to police, the incident happened at a club in the resort of Malia. They say the Briton took down his trousers and started waving his genitals at a number of girls. He then forcefully fondled the Greek girl. She poured her drink, sambuca, on his lap, but, when he continued, she seized a lighter and set fire to the alcohol-drenched genitals. ObamakeepspressureonNKorea BARACK oBAMA today played down any suggestion of a thaw in relations with North Korea after the release of two American journalists. He praised former US president Bill Clintons mission to collect the women, but emphasised the trip was a private initiative. The US leader kept up the pressure on North Korea, saying relations could be improved if leader Kim Jong Il abandoned his nuclear ambitions. TV journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee had an emotional reunion with their families in Los Angeles yesterday after almost 140 days in prison. Furyatpsycho doughnutshop A CRAZY doughnut shop with staff in asylum-style outfits has enraged US mental health campaigners. Psycho Donuts in California has such treats as the bipolar and massive head trauma doughnut, right. PoLICE shot dead a boy of 14 who broke into a supermarket in Austria. The boy, armed with a screwdriver and a garden tool, was shot in the chest. He and an accomplice, 16, set off an alarm that alerted police, who arrived at the store to find the teenagers in masks. BRAZIL is returning 1,500 tonnes of hazardous waste that arrived from Britain labelled recyclable plastic. Brazilian officials said 89 containers left for the UK from the port of Santos yesterday. The contents included used syringes and condoms. Three men have been arrested after raids in Swindon. Teenagershot deadbycops Brazilreturns toxicUKwaste Home: Lee and her daughter Picture of the day On the edge: it looks like a dangerous place to stand -- on the edge of a waterfall. But this is a 3D painting, by Edgar Mueller, at a plaza in Shanghai. IIHUNDREDS of trains were cancelled as a second train drivers strike halted most National Express East Anglia services to and from Liverpool Street today. More than 150,000 commuters will suffer again tomorrow as the 48-hour strike continues to cripple all routes. Services from Stansted airport, Southend Victoria, Colchester and Norwich were cut to one an hour. Union bosses from Aslef and the RMT say they will increase strike action next week and lock down the East Anglia network. Two more 48-hour stoppages are sched- uled for 13-14 and 20-21 August. National Express boss Andrew Chivers condemned the unions unrealistic pay demands, after Aslef members demanded a 1,000 increase to 42,000 a year. 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.html