Friday, 25 September 2009 London Lite World at a glance Clintontoldtorethinkaid toLibyainLockerbiestorm The US is rethinking a decision to give $2.5m (1.56m) in aid to Libya following the heros welcome in Tehran for Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, freed from a Scottish prison. American politicians have written to Secretary of State hillary Clinton asking the State Department to cancel the plan. They also accused Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi of showing flagrant disrespect for the 270 victims of the 1988 bombing during his visit to New York this week to attend the UN General Assembly. State Department spokesman PJ Crowley said it was rethinking the funding, which sources said had included donations for two foundations run by Gaddafis sons. Gaddafis US visit has further upset some relatives of the Lockerbie victims, who resented his unsuccessful efforts to get permission to pitch a Bedouin tent in Central Park. he said in an interview he could comprehend their anger. Ban plea: Clinton Ex-Israelileadersfraudtrialbegins ForMer Israeli prime minister ehud olmert was appearing in court in Jerusalem today at the first trial of an Israeli leader. he is accused of illegally accepting funds from an American supporter and double- billing Jewish groups for trips abroad. olmert, 63, resigned last year over the allegations, and has since left politics, but today said he was innocent of any crime. The accusations date from olmerts time as Jerusalem mayor and later as Cabinet minister. Kasparovsvictoryagainstoldrival CheSS legend Garry Kasparov beat Anatoly Karpov in a rematch 25 years after their first epic duel. Kasparov, 46, won a three-day speed chess challenge in Valencia 9-3. Karpov, now 58, was world champion when they clashed in 1984. Play was suspended amid fears for their health after five months play, with Karpov leading. Kasparov, then 22, won a rematch in 1985 to become the youngest ever world champion and defeated his rival three more times. Bigcrowdsforbiggestbaby CroWDS flocked to an Indonesian hospital to see the countrys largest recorded baby -- a 19.2lb boy. The delivery of Akbar risuddin -- or risuddin the Great in Arabic -- in Kisaran, north Sumatra, took 40 minutes by Caesarean section. The child, who measured nearly 24inches, is doing well. risuddins extraordinary weight was the result of excessive glucose intake from his diabetic mother. Crashtruckerplayingwithhimself A TrUCKer who was high on drugs crashed in Sweden as he played with himself at the wheel while looking at a pornographic magazine. The German driver was en route from Gothenburg to Bors when he hit the highways central divide last week. The 30-year-old has admitted gross indecency, driving under the influence of drugs and reckless endangerment. Extra leg room? That will be 50 more, sir Actor Quaid held over $10k bill Hairy moment: this is the mugshot of actor Randy Quaid who was arrested with his wife for allegedly leaving a California hotel without paying the $10,000 (6,250) bill. The National Lampoon and Independence Day star, picked up in Texas, also faces charges of defrauding an innkeeper, burglary, and conspiracy. Heavy: Risuddin escape the new charges. Choosing a seat will cost 10 per person per one-way economy flight within Europe. Long-haul economy and premium economy flights carry an extra 20 charge, as do European business flights. That means every passenger will pay 40 for a specific seat to and from any destination outside Europe. Securing an exit row seat with extra leg room costs 50. Long-haul business travellers without enough frequent-flier miles will need to pay 60 per one-way flight. First-class passengers are unaffected. BA today insisted most families who booked trips on one credit card would be seated together without having to pay extra. But a spokeswoman admit- ted this would be harder to guarantee in peak season. Not all the seats on a flight will be opened up to pre-book- ing. Some will be kept back. We will continue our policy of offering free seat allocation for families from three days prior to travel. But she acknowledged there may not be enough seats, adding: To guarantee sitting together during busy periods, people will have the option of paying extra. nAIRCRAFT manufacturer BAE Systems has unveiled technology to improve cabin air quality after reports of memory loss, tremors and lethargy, thought to be linked to oil toxins. E Continued from Page 1 Usual look: Quaid 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.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html