4 Thursday, 3 September 2009 London Lite World at a glance Mansonfollowertodiein jailafterparolebiddeniedA TERMINALLY ILL Charles Manson follower who murdered Hollywood star Sharon Tate 40 years ago is likely to die in jail after losing her latest bid for freedom. Susan Atkins, 61, who has brain cancer, slept through most of her parole hearing in California while husband-lawyer James Whitehouse, 46, pleaded for her release. Debra Tate, sister of the actress who was pregnant when she was stabbed, said: I will pray for her soul when she draws her last breath, but until then she should remain in this controlled situation. Parole commissioner Tim OHara said he based his decision to deny release on the atrocious nature of the 1969 killings. Atkins, who admitted stabbing Tate, 26, as she begged for her life and that of her unborn son, claimed she acted on orders from cult leader Manson. Murder: Atkins yesterday and Sharon Tate, right Holidaydadkilledbyseizureinlake A LONDON man has died after diving into one of Italys most picturesque lakes while on holiday with his family. Jon Eydmann, 41, spent two days in hospital on a life-support machine after being pulled from the water in front of his horrified partner and young son. Mr Eydmann had hired a boat for the day and had spent the morning on Lake Como with his family before diving in to cool off as temperatures soared to 30C. Police believe he suffered a seizure in the water. Saved her bacon: Rhodesian ridgeback Katjinga has adopted pot-bellied piglet Paulinchen after the tiny porker was ignored by her own mother. German animal carer Roland Adam said: She loved the piglet at first sight. Franticdigforearthquakesurvivors RESCUERS in Indonesia dug with their bare hands today in search of dozens of villagers buried in a landslide triggered by an earthquake. The 7.0 magnitude quake, on the island of Java yesterday, killed at least 46 people and damaged up to 18,000 buildings. Some rural areas could not be reached by telephone and more than 5,000 people have moved into temporary housing. At least 110 people injured in the quake were in hospital today, 10 of them in critical condition. InjuredCatebackonstage CATE BLANCHETT was due back on stage in Australia tonight after suffering a head injury and being forced to cancel her performance last night. The actress, 40, dropped to her hands and knees and blood poured from her head after she was accidentally struck by a prop radio thrown by co-star Joel Edgerton midway through A Streetcar Named Desire at the Sydney Theatre Company. FirstLady:Iwasabductedbyaliens JAPANS incoming First Lady has claimed she was once abducted by aliens. Miyuki Hatoyama wrote in a book called Very Strange Things Ive Encountered that she was taken to the planet Venus 20 years ago. While my body was asleep, I think my soul rode on a triangular- shaped UFO and went to Venus, said the 62-year-old. She also claimed she knew Tom Cruise in a former life, saying that if they met hed get it if I said to him, long time no see. US probeto expose truth on Lockerbie BY MARK BLUNDEN Struck: Blanchett Picture of the day MESSAGEBOARD: PAGE 10 GORDON BROWN was threatened with a possible US Congress inquiry into the Lockerbie affair today. Veteran Democrat senator Frank Lautenberg called for an investiga- tion to expose the truth and uncover whether justice took a back seat to commercial interests. It raises the prospect of Anglo-US relations being undermined further by claims that Britain made a deal to release the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi. Mr Lautenberg, of New Jersey where many of the 270 victims lived, is the most heavyweight member of Barack Obamas party to vent the fury felt by many Americans. The White House has stayed out of the row, but Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was one of the first to criticise the release of terminally ill Megrahi, who got a heros welcome when he flew back home to Libya. The Prime Minister tried to end the affair yesterday by saying there was no cover-up, no double-dealing. He said he respected the Scottish Executives decision to free Megrahi, but he stopped short of endorsing it in public. However, Foreign Secretary David Miliband confirmed: We did not want him to die in prison. A scathing editorial in the New York Daily News branded Mr Brown a sell-out who had broken faith and ties with the US.