Friday, 30 October 2009 London Lite World at a glance 10mforfamilyaftermum diesinwater-bingecontest The family of an American mother who died after drinking too much water in a radio competition has been awarded nearly 10m in compensation. A jury concluded that entercom Sacramento, which operates KDND-FM radio in California, was liable for Jennifer Stranges death. Ms Strange, 28, a mother of three, died in January 2007 of acute water intoxication hours after trying to win a Nintendo Wii games console in a contest to see who could drink the most without going to the lavatory. The 20 contestants in hold Your Wee for a Wii had 225ml bottles to drink every 15 minutes, then tried half-litre bottles. Ms Strange is believed to have drunk nearly 7.5 litres. She joked that she looked pregnant again while on air, but later complained of an upset stomach and a headache. She was sick after the competition before heading home and was found dead by her mother that afternoon. Stunt: Jennifer Strange Pakistantroopsfind9/11passport AN AllegeD member of the hamburg terror cell linked to the September 11 attacks is believed to be fighting with al Qaeda leaders helping the Taliban, say Pakistani authorities. The passport of Said Bahaji, a german of Moroccan origin, was found with weapons, documents and jihadi literature seized by troops from an abandoned militant compound in South Waziristan. Bahaji, who fled germany shortly before America was attacked in 2001, is believed to have been a close associate of lead 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta. Out of control: smoke visible for 16 miles covers the sky as an oil depot burns in Jaipur, India. At least five people died and 150 were injured in explosions. DONTsendmysonskillertoprison The mother of an Irish backpacker who died after he was knocked to the ground in a fight outside a burger bar in Australia has declared: Its not murder. Tressa Walsh said she does not want her sons killer to go to jail, seeing it as a tragic accident. My son had a long way to fall, he was 6ft 2in, she said, adding that the killer had been very unlucky. gearoid Walsh, 23, died in hospital in Sydney from head injuries last night, four days after the attack. HollywoodsHopperincancershock eASY RIDeR star Dennis hopper has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The 73-year-old actor, who also appeared in Apocalypse Now and Speed, has cancelled his engagements while he is being treated. earlier this month, hopper was hospitalised in New York and treated for dehydration. he had to miss an exhibition of his artwork in Melbourne. hopper recently finished shooting the second season of Crash, a TV version of the Oscar-winning 2004 film. 13daysinairportonaflightoffancy A geRMAN man reportedly dumped by a Brazilian woman he met on the internet lived in an airport for 13 days before being taken to hospital for a psychological evaluation. Former pilot heinz Muller, 46, was out of money and wouldnt say when he planned to leave. Workers at Campinas airport in Brazil took him food and he slept on chairs and washed in the loo block. Family: We might pay pirate ransomBy kevin widdop Picture of the day Cancer: Hopper THE family of the British couple kidnapped by Somalian pirates are considering paying a ransom, they revealed today. Paul and Rachel Chandler have been held captive since Friday, when men stormed their yacht heading from the Seychelles towards Tanzania. The pirates are expected to make a ransom demand within the next three days. Paul Mickleborough, 30, the husband of Mrs Chandlers niece, said: We cannot rule out paying if it means they will get released. The Met and the Foreign Office h av e t r a i n e d negotiators who are waiting for the pirates to get in contact so they can begin talks. Mr Chandler, 59, a former quantity surveyor said he and his 55-year-old economist wife, of Tunbridge Wells, are being treated well. He told the BBC last night that they were being fed, but he was unable to speak freely. Asked if he was in Somalia, he said: I cant answer that. Fishermen reported seeing the pair being taken to Ceel Huur village, near pirate stronghold Harardhere, in Somalia. Captives: the Chandlers 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.html