Tuesday, 25 August 2009 London Lite World at a glance CIAagentsfaceprosecution overterrortortureclaimsThe US attorney general eric holder has launched an investigation into allegations that terror suspects were abused by CIA interrogators. A special prosecutor has been appointed to look into allegedly harsh interrogation practices. A report by the CIA inspector general revealed that torture techniques included mock executions and use of a power drill to intimidate. Agents also threatened to kill a key terror suspects children and sexually assault anothers mother, it was claimed. All the alleged abuses took place while George Bush was president. CIA director Leon Panetta defended his agents, saying they had obtained intelligence from high-value detainees when inside information on al Qaeda was in short supply. ex-Guantanamo detainee Mohammed Jawad returned to Kabul today after a case against him for wounding two US soldiers collapsed when a military judge ruled his confession was coerced. Freed: Mohammed Jawad arriving in Kabul today Girls sailing bid may be scuppered A 13-YeAr-OLd dutch girl may be stopped from trying to clinch a round-the-world sailing record because of fears her school work would suffer. Laura dekker wants to become the youngest solo sailor to do the trip and has her parents backing. But child protection agencies have begun a legal battle to strip her mother and father of parental custody. Lauras father, dick, said today: We wouldnt let her do something of which she was not in complete control. Failstudentthrewacidatteacher A UnIverSITY student angry over failing in english classes barged into a lecture, threw a five-litre bucket of acid at his professor, then stabbed him in the back. The lecturer and 13 students at the Agriculture And Forestry University in ho Chi Minh City, vietnam, were taken to hospital with burns. Tran Xuan Thanh, 28, had expected to graduate three years ago but kept failing english classes. he was overpowered by students, then handed over to police. Presleyissuedbyex-nanny LISA MArIe PreSLeY is being sued by her former nanny who claims she was overworked and underpaid. Christine White said she was the main carer for Presleys twin girls harper and Finley weeks after they were born last October. But she claimed she wasnt allowed any breaks and was forced to work seven days a week with no overtime pay. Presley was unavailable for comment. Copsfindcokehiddeninliveturkeys POLICe in Peru found 5kgs of cocaine in plastic eggs surgically implanted inside two live turkeys. Officers who stopped a bus near Tarapoto after a tip-off found no drugs at first, but after discovering the birds in a crate and seeing stitches in their bloated breasts, had them examined by a vet who extracted 28 capsules. The birds survived. Tarapoto is on a smuggling route from Perus east Andean coca-producing valleys to northern coastal cities. Cops stealing from cars to teach drivers POLICE are removing valuables from unlocked cars to shock motorists into being more careful. Officers are taking everything from handbags to satnavs, and leaving notes telling drivers their property is at a police station. The scheme is being tried out in Richmond, which has a dispropor- tionately high level of thefts from cars -- up 40 per cent in a year. Police from the areas Safer Neighbourhood teams look out for cars with open windows or doors. If they find valuables on display they will try to find the owner nearby, but if they cannot they will take the goods to Twickenham police station. Drivers who leave their cars unlocked but with nothing of value on display receive a letter telling them to be more careful. Richmond council agreed to the project after a surge in thefts from vehicles to 300 between April and last month, a fifth of which were from unlocked cars. David Williams, the councils cabinet member for community safety, said most people who discovered that items missing from their cars had been taken by police were relieved and found the scheme helpful. But the AAs Luke Bosdet said: Not everyone will react well to this. However, if they are stupid enough to leave items in an unlocked car then a gentle reminder is perhaps what they need. By kevin widdop Never overspend The new Cash Manager card Claims: Lisa Marie Bow-wow: no, not a camel and a buffalo, but two of the primped poodles captured by Florida animal photographer Ren Netherland, who travels US pet grooming shows taking pictures of owners creations. Picture of the day 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