A lady police officer is in a critical condition after being hit by a vehicle near Heathrow Airport, apparently after trying to apprehend the occupants. We saw images of the scene and vehicle.
The man extradited from Somalia in respect of the murder of the police woman in Bradford two years ago, has been remanded in custody, awaiting trial.
108 soldiers from the United Nations peace keeping force located in Haiti have been accused on running some sort of prostitution or sexual abuse racket. Images were shown of third world squalor before we heard of 2007 Ivory Coast, 2006 Liberia, 2005 Congo, these all being related examples of this type of behaviour.
Our Government Immigration Minister, Liam Byrne, has been fined £100 for using a mobile phone whilst driving.
Floods in Mexico followed - "the worst in 50 years" - we saw a large map of Mexico, the affected area Tabasco, was coloured in hot chille red, the background in chille green. We cut to images of individuals "swimming for their lives" and using makeshift boats, "anything that floats" our reporter told, "even doors". Comparisons were made to New Orleans, it seems that "most of the state is underwater".
Coming up - Rat Race - Mouse Race
First though we heard of the ongoing global economic crisis , seasonally, "the markets are falling like leaves off the trees". It seems that America "fuels the rest of the world" and because it is struggling, so are the rest of us. This report was quite long and didnt really tell us anything new.
A 22 year old girl, Merideth Kercher, has been found murdered in Italy where she was studying. Her throat had been cut.
German terrorists followed, worries that Germans are being radicalised into Islam. We saw some Germans playing American Fottball, apparently one of the team turned out to be a terrorist. It seems that he was "just like any other teenager, a bit sullen perhaps". Talk moved on to al-Quaeda and a jihad against the West then we met with an ex boxer, Pierre Vogel. Pierre has converted to a Muslim faith and we saw him "encouraging others" and speaking of his beliefs before closing with images of him praying to a background of religious chanting.
To close, the amazing story of the genetically modified mouse, a "real life mighty mouse" as it has been christened by god-aspiring scientists. An experiment was shown, two mice on a treadmill, one mutated, the other was normal. The latter was "exhausted after only 0.2km", the mutant managed an astonishing 4.9km before it collapsed. A professor chap told us not to worry about "genetically enhanced humans", this was more about working out muscle structure. This whole feature was presented in a light hearted, jovial manner, to close we heard it would "run and run". The link is provided to the video report, I beg readers to watch it. Most disturbing.
Blind leading the blind ?