4 Monday, 28 September 2009 London Lite World at a glance CharitytripBritonsdrownastourist boatcapsizesinVietnamesestorms TWO Britons on a charity trip around the world who drowned when their tour boat capsized off Vietnam were named today. Tim Roney, 21, and Karen Puddifoot, 27, were among 25 passengers on a tourist junk on Halong Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin, when a storm struck. The pair, from the Watford area, were raising money for the British Lung Foundation when they died, along with two Vietnamese and a Frenchman. They set off in June this year and had aimed to cycle 21,000 miles through 12 countries in 13 months. At least 140 people died when the same storm system hit the Philippines. Torrential rain from tropical storm Ketsana flooded the capital, Manila, at the weekend.Tragedy: Karen Puddifoot and Tim Roney AngieleadsRighttopowerinGermanelections ANGELA MERKEL won a second term in Germany as voters nudged Europes biggest economic power to the Right. They sent the main Left-wing party, the Social Democrats, into opposition after 11 years in government. Ms Merkel told supporters they had achieved something magnificent, but said she wanted to be a Chancellor of all Germans at a moment of crisis. Tonight we can really celebrate, she said, as she was greeted by chants of Angie! Angie! from supporters. The conservative Ms Merkel ended her four-year grand coalition with the Social Democrats, thanks to a record showing by her new coalition partners, the Free Democrats. Iranprovokes withfreshtests IRAN test-fired long-range missiles today -- weapons capable of striking Israel, US military bases in the Middle East and parts of Europe. It comes as the country faces pressure after disclosing a secret nuclear site. SILVIO BERLUSCONI hired a Mafia boss to protect him, a court has heard. The Italian premier, 72, employed mobster Vittorio Mangano, a prosecutor told a corruption appeal by one of Berlusconis allies. FINAL witnesses in the long- running Meredith Kercher murder trial have been heard, but a verdict on defendants Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito is not likely to be heard in court in Perugia, Italy, before next year. Silviohireda Mafiaguard Kercherverdict notuntil2010 Picture of the day Chinas Angels: a female militia rehearses in Beijing for celebrations of 60 years of Communism in China BY GEORGINA LITTLEJOHNTHIS is the first picture of the woman who was allegedly strangled by her millionaire banker husband after he discovered she was having an affair. The picture was taken a few months before Kate Ellerbeck, 46, was throttled in what police say was a violent row at their home in Enfield, north London, last November. Prosecutors said she was killed after she asked for a divorce so she could move in with her sons tennis coach. Her husband Neil, 46, who is on trial for her murder, learned of his wifes decep- tion after secretly taping 127 hours of her calls to her lover. Fearing the loss of his two chil- dren, home, and fortune, the chief invest- ment manager for HSBC killed her before picking up his 10-year-old daughter from school as if nothing had happened, jurors at the Old Bailey were told. T he c ou r t a l s o he a rd how Ellerbeck learned his wife had also had sex with one of her old school friends. Ellerbeck had also been having an affair for seven years, it was alleged. Ellerbeck has pleaded not guilty to murder. He said he came home to find his wife unconscious. The case continues.Killed: Kate Ellerbeck Face of wife throttled for having affair 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.html48.html49.html50.html51.html52.html53.html54.html55.html