4 Tuesday, 11 August 2009 London Lite World at a glance SuuKyigetsextra18months housearrestaftershamtrialTHE leader of the democracy movement in Burma was sentenced to an additional 18 months house arrest today for breaking the terms of her detention. Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, 64, was convicted of violating the law by allowing an American man into her lakeside home in May. The man, John Yettaw, 53, was sentenced to seven years in prison. Ms Suu Kyi was jailed for three years following the hearing at Yangons Insein prison but this was reduced by Burmas military ruler Than Shwe, who also ordered she could serve the time in her home. Prime Minister Gordon Brown today said he was saddened and angry at the conviction and described the trial as a sham. He said it was a political sentence designed to prevent her from taking part in next years elections. Imprisoned: Aung San Suu Kyi BritinIraqkillings:Theybeatmeup A BRITISH security contractor accused of shooting dead two colleagues in Baghdads Green Zone claims he acted in self-defence. Danny Fitzsimons, who could face the death penalty, was arrested by Iraqi police. Fitzsimons, 37, who worked for ArmorGroup Iraq, told a hearing: I got into a fight with two colleagues and they had me pinned down. I received a real beating. They beat me and thats when I reached for my weapon. I was drunk and it happened very quickly. Paul McGuigan, from Scotland, and Australian Darren Hoare were killed. Flood rescue: a digger takes villagers over a road in Cangnan, China, after Typhoon Morokat dumped up to 2m of rain across the country causing flooding which has so far killed 41 people. Today the military saved 260 of the 400 missing after a landslide wiped out the village of Shiao Lin in Taiwan. Hillarys fury at question about Bill HILLARY CLINTON bristled when a university student in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, asked what her husband thought about an international financial issue. My husband is not [US] Secretary of State, I am, she snapped. I am not going to be channelling my husband. The student later claimed he had meant to say Barack Obama, not Bill Clinton. Champspicoftragicpilot TWO DAYS after this photo was taken, helicopter pilot Jeremy Clarke was killed with eight others in a mid-air collision above New Yorks Hudson River. The aircraft flown by New Zealand- born Mr Clarke, 32, carried Italian holidaymakers and ended up in the water after the accident with a Piper plane on Saturday. The picture released today was taken by Olympic swimmer Dara Torres, who had treated her daughter to a sightseeing trip. TouristtakesmugshotatMonaLisa A RUSSIAN tourist sparked a security alert when she hurled a mug at the Mona Lisa in the Louvre. She is thought to have bought the mug at the gift shop moments earlier. Doctors are trying to assess whether the woman, who is being held in custody by Paris police, has Stendhal Syndrome, a rare condition that can cause violent acts when an individual is exposed to art. Picture of the day BY MARK BLUNDEN Storesaretold:Stop BogoftocutwasteSUPERMARKETS are being encour- aged to drop buy one, get one free offers and to sell goods at half-price instead to reduce waste. Bogof offers are blamed for adding to the mountain of uneaten produce we discard every year. The Government wants to see the deals phased out, and campaigns to help consumers to make the most of cheap food brought in. The pro- posals are made in a food strategy document that suggests genetically modified (GM) crops could help to ease concerns about the UKs abil- ity to feed itself. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs says ending food waste would bring a carbon emissions cut equal to taking a fifth of traffic off Britains roads. The UK is estimated to throw away 220,000 loaves and 5.1 million potatoes every year. Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has held talks to boost fruit and vegetable consumption. His department believes Britain is bet- ter placed than for 50 years to sur- vive any crisis fall in imports, though it is believed we might have to adopt a vegetarian diet and introduce some rationing. The European Commission is being urged to speed up approval for GM crops to be used for animal feed, so averting a possible collapse in the market for home-produced chicken, eggs, pork and milk. 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