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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 1 Jun 2011

Sepp Blatter Fifa

Our popular news catch-up service is posted Monday to Friday at 8.0am. You can rely on it to keep you up to date through the working day with the main news talking points. RATKO MLADIC IN ISOLATION IN THE HAGUEFormer Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic is being held an isolation cell in The Hague after being extradited from Belgrade. The 69 year-old 'Butcher of Bosnia' faces the UN war crimes tribunal on charges including the massacre of 7,500 Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica. So far he has been "very co-operative" with the court and requires no urgent medical attention although steps have been taken to speed up his trial. Crispin Black: Justice at last for the Butcher of Bosnia SEPP BLATTER SET FOR FOURTH TERMSepp Blatter is set to be reinstated as president of Fifa at the body's world congress after the English FA failed in a bid to postpone the uncontested election amid allegations of corruption. The FA intervention had the support of just 17 of the 205 delegates and there were sustained attacks on the English afterwards. Julio Grondona of Argentina told the FA to "leave the Fifa family alone". England left out in cold as Fifa lauds Sepp Blatter GOVERNMENT REVIEW AFTER HOSPITAL DOCUMENTARY Police in Bristol have arrested four people after secret filming by BBC Panorama found a pattern of serious abuse at Winterbourne View, a residential hospital for people with autism. The Care Quality Commission apologised, admitting that it had ignored previous complaints, but the government has ordered a review. Hospital owners Castlebeck suspended an additional 13 staff. THousands miss out on olympic ticketsUp to 250,000 people have missed out on tickets to the 2012 Olympics, including Boris Johnson, mayor of the host city London, and cyclist Bradley Wiggins, who could be competing. There were 20 million applications for 6.6 million tickets from 1.8 million people. Some did get lucky and one man had to extend his credit limit after winning £11,000 worth of tickets after bidding for a total of £36,000. Johnson and Wiggins miss out on Olympic tickets CONRAD BLACK COULD RETURN TO JAILFormer Daily Telegraph owner Conrad Black, convicted of defrauding his shareholders, could be heading back to jail after losing an appeal to the US Supreme Court. He was released on bail pending the appeal last July after serving two years of a six-year term. He will now be re-sentenced in June. US Supreme Court throws out Conrad Black appeal GERMAN FOOD POISONING OUTBREAK WORSENSThe number of people affected by the E. coli outbreak in Germany has risen to 1,500, and the number of victims suffering life-threatening symptoms had risen by 100 to 470 by lunchtime on Tuesday. Scientists are continuing to hunt for the source of the unusual bacteria which has killed 16 people. German agriculture minister, Ilse Aigner, said the north of the country was worst affected and cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce appeared to be to blame. Killer cucumbers claim 14 lives, many hospitalised YEMENI ARMS TURNS ON ITSELF IN SANA'AAt least 41 people have been killed in fighting between government and opposition forces in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a. It was even reported that the presidential guard began shelling another army brigade that it feared was about to defect to the side of fighters hoping to oust president Ali Abdullah Saleh, whose hold on power appears increasingly fragile. How real is al-Qaeda threat in Yemen? ISI IMPLICATED IN DEATH OF PAKISTAN JOURNALISTThe murder of Saleem Shahzad, who was investigating links between al-Qaeda and the Pakistan military, has prompted an outcry among fellow journalists who believe he was killed by the Inter Services Intelligence agency (ISI). Robert Fox, reporting from Afghanistan today, says that on the border of Pakistan there is "little attempt to disguise" the ISI's backing of the Taliban. Robert Fox on the Afghan frontline: it's time to get real NEW YORK HOTEL MOLESTING CHARGE: EGYPTIAN BAILEDMahmoud Abdel Salam Omar, the former Egyptian bank chairman accused of molesting a maid at The Pierre hotel in New York, has been granted $25,000 bail on condition he surrenders his passport. He denied charges of sexual abuse and forcible touching when he appeared before a New York judge late yesterday. Egyptian financier accused of molesting NY hotel maid POLITICAL PUZZLER AS PALIN SHARES PIZZA WITH TRUMP Not-yet presidential candidate Sarah Palin reached Times Square on her 'patriotic bus tour' yesterday, and sat down to a pepperoni pizza at Famous Famiglia with recently-quit candidate Donald Trump. In the face of rumours they might be planning a joint White House campaign, Trump confirmed: "She didn't ask me to run with her." Sarah Palin's mystery bus tour

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