Wednesday, 12 August 2009 London Lite World at a glance TVcrimeshowhostordered murderstoboosthisratingsTHE presenter of a TV crime show in Brazil is suspected of ordering killings to increase his ratings. Wallace Souza, 50, who is also a politician and ex-police officer, is accused of involvement in at least five deaths in the city of Manaus. Suspicions were raised after his Canal Livre programme featured exclusive film of murder victims where camera crews often arrived before police. Souza is also accused of drug trafficking and organised crime. An investigation was launched after his former security guard, Moacir Jorge da Costa, was arrested in connection with nine murders and reportedly confessed that at least one was ordered by his boss. Police say the killings of competing drug traffickers appear to have been committed to get rid of his rivals and increase the audience of the TV show. Accused: Souza yesterday 700rescuedfromtyphoonmudslide UP TO 700 people feared buried in a mudslide on Taiwan have been found alive. They live in remote southern mountains struck by Typhoon Morakot at the weekend, which has left 93 dead in Taiwan and China. The survivors from four villages made it to higher ground before mud and rock submerged their homes, said Hu Jui-chou, an army official involved in the rescue effort. The typhoon, the most severe to hit Taiwan in 50 years, dumped up to 80 inches of rain. Picture of the day High wire act: builders work on the worlds highest power transmission tower on Damaoshan Island, China. The structure will be 370m high when finished. Thirteendieinatouristplanecrash ALL 13 people on a chartered plane that crashed in bad weather en route to a tourist region of Papua New Guinea are dead, Australias PM said today. Kevin Rudd said wreckage had been found in the Kokoda region, but there was no sign of survivors. Nine Australians including a father and daughter, one Japanese and three Papua New Guineans were on board. Hostagehikersfamilyplea THE families of three Americans detained in Iran today claimed the trio simply strayed across the border on a hiking excursion. Shane Bauer, 27, Sarah Shourd, 31, and Josh Fattal, 27, have been held for 12 days after crossing the Iraq-Iran border. Officials in Iran believe their entry is related to the unrest since Junes presidential elections. But the Americans families said the three had no intention of going to Iran. Swimmerattackedbyottersinlake AN AUSTRIAN woman holidaying in Wisconsin is having anti- rabies jabs after she was bitten by otters while swimming in a lake. Brigitte France, 51, told local reporters she was in Lake Owen when three of the creatures appeared. Feeling concerned, she swam to the shore, but was bitten repeatedly on both legs. She said the otters swam away when she shook them off . Girlskillercellshelp mum to fight cancer By kevin widdop Nokia N86 8MPNokia N86 8MP Available at Held: Sarah Shourd with her mum Nora Hope: Joanne, with Tara, is now in remission A MOTHER who was terminally ill with cancer has been given a chance of life after undergoing revolutionary treatment involving a donation of cells from her daughter. F a s h i o n d e s i g n e r Joanne Scott, 54, is in remission after being given cancer-fighting cells provided by her 22-year-old daughter Tara. Doctors hope the therapy, developed at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, could revolu- tionise cancer treatment. Ms Scott, from Kentish Town, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia and had relapsed after chemotherapy. The therapy involves taking natural killer cells from the donor, activating them in a lab and trans- planting them into the patient. Ms Scott said: Tara was marvel- lous because she has a needle phobia and ended up passing out after- wards. Tara, who works with her mother at online fashion company Tara Starlet, said before the cells were taken she lived like a monk to boost her health. Ms Scott was the first person in the world to undergo a clinical trial of the treatment last year. 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