Tuesday, 10 November 2009 London Lite World at a glance Britteachermurdersuspect arrestedbyJapanesecops THE man wanted over the murder of British teacher Lindsay Ann Hawker has been arrested by Japanese police. Officers have been searching for Tatsuya Ichihashi since the body of the 22-year-old was found in a sand-filled bathtub on the balcony of his apartment in March 2007. Ichihashi, 30, had been spotted fleeing the flat but managed to escape. Earlier this week, police revealed he has had plastic surgery and released his post-operation pictures. Japanese media today reported that a man, believed to be Ichihashi, had been detained at a port in Osaka, waiting for a ferry bound for the island of Okinawa in the far south-west of the country. He is said to have told police, who were responding to an emergency call: I am Ichihashi. Ms Hawker, from Coventry, arrived in Tokyo to teach English in October 2006. Her family repeatedly visited Japan to appeal for information and voiced frustration over police failure to catch the suspect. Victim: Lindsay Hawker Washingtonsniperfacesexecution Picture of the day Tube army: warriors join battle in Seattle, US, at the latest tournament of the Cardboard Tube Fighting League. Fighters go head-to-head to try to break their opponents tube in the cult sport that is now played globally. Koreanwarshipsfireoneachother TEnsIOns flared between the two Koreas today as their warships exchanged fire along a disputed western sea border. A north Korean ship suffered heavy damage before retreating, south Korean military officials claimed. There were no south Korean casualties and it was unclear whether there were any on the northern side. Each side blamed the other for violating the sea border. Armykillerlinkto9/11cleric THE army psychiatrist who shot dead 13 people at Fort Hood base in Texas had made contact with a radical cleric in Yemen. Emails between Major nidal Malik Hasan and Anwar al-Awlaki, said to have been a spiritual adviser to two of the 9/11 hijackers, were seen by Us intelligence but no action was taken. Awlaki praised Hasan for last weeks slaughter, saying he had done the right thing. Hasan, 39, who was shot, has been taken off a hospital ventilator. Horrorgravesfindofmissingpets POLICE are investigating whether more than 20 animal bodies found in the garden of a new York home are the remains of local pets reported missing. One official described the scene as like a horror film. Five starving dogs and a cat were also found alive, inside cramped cages in the house on Long Island. The householder, sharon McDonough, 43, was facing court today on cruelty charges. Gang rapes are too emotivefortheYard CAMPAIGNERS have accused Scotland Yard officers of being overly politically correct for not using the term gang rape in a report to police leaders. The study used multi-perpetrator rape to describe sex attacks involving two or more culprits. Critics said the decision was an affront to victims of sex crimes. The Met said the wording was care- fully chosen because many rapes involved two or more people but were not carried out by criminal gangs. Detective Chief Inspector Mark Yexley admitted in his report on Multi-Perpetrator Rape and Youth Violence that gang rape was an emotive term -- but it is used widely in the public domain. He said different definitions of gang meant taking care in the wording. Chrissie Maher, of Plain English Campaign, said: Rape is an emotive crime -- it deserves an emotive term. The report for the Metropolitan Police Authority revealed a sharp increase in gang rapes. There were 93 in London in 2008-09 compared with 71 in 2003-04. Attacksdescribedasmulti-perpetratorinMetreport Shooter: Hasan THE man behind Washingtons sniper attacks in 2002, which brought terror to the American city for three weeks, was due to be executed today. John Allen Muhammad, 48, was known as the Beltway sniper because many of the 10 killings took place near the citys ring road. The gunman hid in the boot of a car, firing through a hole in the bodywork. His accomplice, then 17, is serving life. By georgina littlejohn H 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.html