Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 4 May 2011

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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. ICC seeks arrest warrants for Libyan leadersThe chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has said he is seeking three arrest warrants following his investigation into crimes against humanity in Libya's ongoing civil war. Luis Moreno-Ocampo gave no names, but it is thought Colonel Gaddafi and members of his inner circle may be charged, according to the BBC. Incidents of live firing on unarmed protestors and systematic rape are among the crimes being investigated. BIN LADEN captured and shot dead, says daughter The 12-year-old daughter of Osama Bin Laden has told Pakistani security officials that her father was captured alive by US special forces before being shot dead in front of his family, according to the Times. Her account adds to the scepticism surrounding the US account of the operation, in which Bin Laden was initially said to have shot at his assailants with an AK47. Meanwhile, US sources say Bin Laden had €500 and two secret phone numbers sewn into his clothes. Osama unarmed: White House changes its story Osama’s brand of Islamism was already history shrien DEWANI 'WANTED WAY OUT' OF MARRIAGE TO ANNIShrien Dewani told a German rent boy that he needed to "find a way out" of his engagement to Anni Hindocha six months before she was killed in an apparent carjacking during the couple's honeymoon in Cape Town, an extradition court in London has heard. South African authorities accuse Dewani of paying a taxi driver to arrange the murder in November 2010. Dewani, who denies involvement, has been bailed to a mental health clinic. INTELLIGENCE TROVE DRIVES HUNT FOR ZAWAHIRIA "mother lode" of intelligence material taken by US Navy Seals team from Bin Laden's hideout, including computer hard drives, is expected to lead to his No 2, Ayman al-Zawihiri, being captured. John Brennan, President Obama's counter-terrorism adviser, said America will use Bin Laden's death to "pummel" al-Qaeda and "destroy that organisation". Hunt is on for Zawahiri, 'brains' behind Bin Laden BRITS SCOOP TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS British nominations for Broadway Tony awards include Jerusalem and Warhorse for best play; Mark Rylance (Jerusalem) and Brian Bedford (The Importance of Being Earnest) for best actor; Vanessa Redgrave (Driving Miss Daisy), Hannah Yelland (Brief Encounter) for best actress in a drama, and Joanna Lumley (La Bete) for best supporting actress. TERRORISM ACT ARRESTS OUTSIDE SELLAFIELDFive men are being held in Manchester under the Terrorism Act after being arrested close to the Sellafield nuclear site. All Bangladeshis from London in their 20s, they were arrested by Civil Nuclear Constabulary officers after taking photographs. Homes in London were searched, and a "container" removed. MOTORIST STILL ON ROAD DESPITE 39 POINTSA Swindon motorist has accumulated 39 points on his or her driving licence - but is still allowed to drive, the DVLA has revealed. Drivers normally receive a temporary ban on reaching 12 points, unless they can prove it would cause them hardship. Elliot Griffiths of the Magistrates' Association, told the BBC: "I can't even conceive how somebody can have 20, 30, 40 points and not be disqualified. I'd be very interested to see how it happened." MOVIE STAR FOUND IN LA may have been dead a yearThe badly decomposed remains of the B-movie star and 50s' Playboy model Yvette Vickers were found yesterday in her one-bedroom bungalow in Los Angeles. Best known for her part in Attack of the 50ft Woman, she is thought to have died alone at 81 at least a year ago. Police are saying they do not suspect foul play. ‘50 Foot Woman’ starlet may have been dead a year Tomlinson Manslaughter charge consideredThe Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer is to decide if PC Simon Harwood should be charged with manslaughter following yesterday's ruling that newspaper vendor Ian Tomlinson was unlawfully killed at the G20 protests in London in 2009. The inquest jury found that the police officer, who already faces a misconduct tribunal, used "excessive and unreasonable" force when he struck Tomlinson, who was not a protester. HEATWAVE BACK FOR WEEKEND IN SOUTHERN ENGLANDA 'Spanish plume' weather system will push temperatures in southeast England into the mid-twenties degrees Celsius this weekend. The phenomenon, caused by high pressure over northern Europe and low pressure over the Atlantic which suck hot air north from Africa, could see the mercury rise to 27°C in London. But it could also mean thundery showers for western and central parts.

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