Tuesday, 29 September 2009 London Lite World at a glance Polanskis lawyers launch fight to beat extradition LAWYERS for Roman Polanski filed legal papers in Switzerland today, requesting the Oscar-winning film directors release from extradition proceedings to the US. Polanski is being held in a Zurich prison at the request of Californian prosecutors, who want him sentenced for having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977. The Swiss Criminal Court said a motion has been filed requesting his release and a decision will be made in the next weeks. Polanski -- who holds dual French and Polish citizenship -- pleaded guilty to the charge 32 years ago, then fled abroad before he could be sentenced. Los Angeles prosecutors revealed today how they have tracked his travel across the world for a number of years, and most recently made an unsuccessful attempt to extradite him from Israel in 2007. Lawyer Herve Temime said Polanski was in a fighting mood. Arrest: Roman Polanski with his wife Emmanuelle Seigner 24thsuicideatFrenchtelecomfirm THE suicide toll among staff at a French telecommunications giant has risen after an employee jumped from a motorway bridge. A total of 24 workers from France Telecom are said to have killed themselves in the past 19 months as the firm undergoes restructuring. The latest victim, 51, jumped from the bridge yesterday in the French Alps. He left a note in his car blaming the atmosphere at work. The formerly state-owned phone operator, which owns Orange in the UK, laid off 22,000 employees between 2006 and last year. Picture of the day Court out by the weather: tennis ballgirls dry the wet court with towels after a match between Alisa Kleybanova and Vera Zvonareva of Russia was interrupted by a deluge at the Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis Tournament, in Tokyo, Japan, today. Deathtollrisesasnewstormsloom RESCUERS in the Philippines pulled more bodies from swollen rivers and debris- strewn streets today, as the death toll from massive flooding in the north of the country reached 240. Two new storms brewing in the Pacific threatened to complicate the relief efforts, with nearly 1.9million people in the capital, Manila, and surrounding areas forced from their homes. UStellsKarzaitoearntrust HILLARY CLINTON said today that the Afghan president must earn the trust of his people by addressing claims of serious fraud in last months election. The White House is reported to have accepted President Hamid Karzai as the winner, but US Secretary of State Mrs Clinton said a credible investigation was critical to the administrations legitimacy. Marryme...onlyjoking,nowgetout A MYSTERY woman has been dumped in a rather public fashion in Australia, in a series of messages left along the side of a road. The first of the signs, in Sydney and addressed simply to Jennifer, asked: Will you marry me? However, a second sign further down the road said: Just joking, were breaking up, then a third sign read bluntly: You have six days to get out. Dad stabs dad after girlsschool bust-upA fAther stabbed a man in the chest after hearing about a play- ground fight between their daugh- ters, a court heard today. Paul Price, 45, of Bow, east London, stormed round to the home of Jeff Chandler, a stage technician with the english National Opera, and threatened to carve him up, it is claimed. Snaresbrook Crown Court heard the dispute started after the alleged victims 11-year-old daughter was involved in a tussle at school with Prices 13-year-old child. Leo Pilkington, prosecuting, said: the older girl and the defendant appeared at the Chandlers home. Mrs Chandler went to the door. Mr Price told her, Nobody hits my f**king daughter, get your husband out, Im going to carve him up. It is alleged Price then punched Mrs Chandler in the face. Mr Chandler is later said to have phoned Price and told him: Be a man and dont hit women, come and see me. Mr Chandler told jurors that Price then arrived at his home with something like a carving knife yelling, Im going to stab you before lunging and slashing at him. he said he defended himself with a bat before realising he was bleeding from a stab wound to the chest. Price claims he was attacked by up to three men who smashed him to pieces and denies wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. the trial continues. By MARK BLUNDEN pay monthly free phone for 5 a month choose a free phone and also get: 50 minutes and 50 texts a new phone in 18 months time 2 for 1films with Orange Wednesdays all for just 4.89 a month visit your local Orange shop or call 0800 079 0411 Nokia6303silver9.79amonth Nokia2330silver4.89amonth Subject to status, availability and 36-month minimum term contract. 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