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Judge to rule on submarine owner detained over disappearance

Judge to rule on submarine owner detained over disappearance

Technology
A judge will decide Saturday if the owner of an amateur-built submarine should be held in custody during an investigation into whether he is responsible for the disappearance of a Swedish woman who had been onboard his submarine that sank off Denmark's east coast. Peter Madsen was arrested Friday on preliminary manslaughter charges after his 40-ton, nearly 18-meter-long (60-foot-long) UC3 Nautilus sank. He has denied responsibility for the fate of 30-year-old Kim Wall, saying she had disembarked earlier. The woman's boyfriend alerted authorities that the sub had not returned, prompting a major search involving two helicopters, three ships and several private boats. The Navy said that the sub had been spotted sailing but then sank shortly afterward. Kristian Isbak, who had responded to the...
Trump travel ban: Judge expands definition of 'close relative'

Trump travel ban: Judge expands definition of 'close relative'

World
Grandparents and other relatives of people living in the US cannot be barred from entering under President Trump's travel ban, a judge has ruled.The order, by District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii, is a fresh legal blow to Mr Trump's immigration crackdown.The judge said the ban had interpreted a Supreme Court ruling too narrowly.That decision, made last month, partly reinstated the ban on refugees and travellers from six Muslim-majority countries. It said only those with "bona fide" family ties would be let into the US.But the Trump administration decided that did not include grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.Judge Watson, however, disagreed - and ordered that those restrictions should not be enforced.Media playback i...