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Canadian Michael Spavor missing in China

Canadian Michael Spavor missing in China

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Canada says it is trying to make contact with a second Canadian being investigated by China on suspicion of harming its national security. News that businessman Michael Spavor was missing emerged soon after the arrest of ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig.Tension between China and Canada has grown since it arrested a Chinese businesswoman at the request of the US.Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer at telecoms giant Huawei, could face extradition as a consequence.She is suspected of violating US sanctions on Iran through Huawei's business dealings.China has threatened unspecified consequences if she is not released. Who are the two Canadians? Michael Spavor is a businessman based in Dandong, near the Chinese border with North Korea. He...
How missing Dubai princess practised her escape

How missing Dubai princess practised her escape

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Footage of a missing Dubai princess scuba diving in her palace as she prepares to flee her family has been shared with Sky News, along with new pictures of the young woman. Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the daughter of Dubai's ruler.In March, Princess Latifa fled the UAE and a video was circulated online in which she made allegations of abuse at the hands of her father. Image: Latifa and Tiina on the day of the escape. Pic: Detained in Dubai This week marks nine months since she was last seen - and Wednesday was the princess's 33rd birthday.Her case sounds stranger than fiction, but has been accepted by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, while the UN group on enforced disappearances ...
Missing teacher found shot to death on dirt road, Mexican officials say

Missing teacher found shot to death on dirt road, Mexican officials say

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A North Carolina teacher who disappeared in Mexico last month has been found shot to death on a dirt road, according to Mexican officials. Patrick Braxton-Andrew, 34, never returned after leaving his hotel in Urique, a municipality in Mexico's northwestern state of Chihuahua, on Oct. 28, the hotel owner told his parents, according to a Facebook post his father wrote on an alumni page for Braxton-Andrew's alma mater, Davidson College. Braxton-Andrew's body was found about a mile away from the road leading to the village of Guapalayna to Las Lajas in Urique, according to a press release by the Chihuahua state government. The area had already been searched, so officials believe his body was placed there. His body had traces of reddish dirt and pine leaves, but had been placed on a stony ...
California wildfires: Why are so many listed as missing?

California wildfires: Why are so many listed as missing?

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Over the last few days the number of people unaccounted for in the deadly Camp Fire in northern California has skyrocketed to more than 1,200. The sudden jump has led to some confusion among locals and officials alike.The confirmed death toll of 76 is already a state record, so could this huge number of missing people really still be added to that?The answer is not so simple, as authorities in the worst-hit area, Butte County, have openly admitted.On Friday, when the list first soared to over 1,000, Sheriff Kory Honea described the database as "dynamic"."The information I am providing you is raw data and we find there is the likely possibility that the list contains duplicate names," the sheriff said on Friday.Officials say the l...
Missing Argentine navy sub 'imploded' at sea

Missing Argentine navy sub 'imploded' at sea

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An Argentine navy submarine that went missing last year may have partially imploded while at sea, a senior official has said. The ARA San Juan disappeared on 15 November 2017 and was finally found on Friday night after an extensive search aided by international navies - including the UK and US.Speaking at the first news conference since its discovery by the specialist American survey ship Ocean Infinity, naval captain Enrique Balbi said the working theory was that the vessel had imploded close to the seabed. Image: The Argentine Navy led the search for the submarine It was located at a depth of around 907m (2,975ft) in the waters off the Valdes Peninsula and was surrounded by a field of rubble, with underwater turbulen...