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The body of a second British woman to go missing in Jamaica has been found as police investigate three murders in two weeks.

Barbara Findley, who moved to Jamaica from Kensington five years ago, was reported missing at the end of November.

Police found her body on the side of a road on Wednesday, according to The Times.

Ms Findley, who described herself as a photographer and stylist, was found by a car wash manager in woodland not far from her home.

She is understood to have one daughter, who lives in Britain.

It comes soon after the disappearance of Karen Cleary, a 44-year-old woman from London who was in Jamaica building her dream home.

A man who claimed to be her partner, Andy Kane, travelled to the island to help police find her, and said her body had been found in the garden of her home in St Mary.

Andy Kane flew to Jamaica to look for her
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Andy Kane flew to Jamaica to look for Karen Cleary

Now, Ken Brown, who says he is Karen Cleary’s husband, says a man has confessed to her murder and has led police to the grave he dug.

Mr Brown – who says Mr Kane was just a friend of Ms Cleary – said: “I am just devastated. She was building a dream home, we had planned this wonderful life together.

“She was coming back in January and then we were going to go for a big holiday around Thailand – the future was rosy.”

Karen Cleary with Ken Brown, who claims to be her husband
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Karen Cleary with Ken Brown, who says they had planned a ‘wonderful life together’

He said the dig to recover her body took several hours, as the killer had buried her deep, put tarpaulin over the body and poured concrete on top.

He claims police told him a confession was vital, because sniffer dogs could never have found her body.

A third woman, Nancy Hardy, 72, from Florida, was also found dead on the island – discovered in a shallow grave in a town near where she lived.

Police identified her body on 29 November.

Her daughter, Chandra Hardy, told the Daily Hampshire Gazette: “She was an extraordinary human being, fiercely independent and truly eccentric.”

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Six people dead and more than 100 injured in stampede at Italian nightclub

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Six people have died and more than 100 have been injured in a stampede at a nightclub in Italy, firefighters have said.

Officials said concertgoers at the venue in the town of Corinaldo ran for the exits after someone sprayed a noxious substance.

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Disappearance of British backpacker being investigated as murder

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The disappearance of a British backpacker in New Zealand is being treated as murder, police have said.

Auckland Police Detective Inspector Scott Beard said a 26-year-old man is being questioned in relation to Grace Millane’s whereabouts.

Police have not yet found the body of the 22-year-old from Wickford in Essex.

Detective Inspector Scott Beard said Ms Millane's family are 'devastated'
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Detective Inspector Scott Beard said Ms Millane’s family are ‘devastated’

DI Beard said on Saturday: “Sadly the evidence we have gathered at this point of the inquiry has established that this is a homicide.

“Grace’s family have been advised of this development and are devastated.”

He added: “Today were have identified and secured a vehicle of interest, and we are now making enquiries to find out exactly where that vehicle has been.”

DI Beard said police have released images of Ms Millane’s watch and necklace and that her passport is also missing.



The father of missing British backpacker Grace Millane, David Millane, flew to New Zealand








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David Millane has appealed for information about his daughter, Grace, who disappeared in New Zealand.

He also confirmed that the 26-year-old being questioned is the man who was identified as a person of interest on Friday.

Officers and forensic experts are still carrying out a scene examination at the CityLife hotel where Ms Millane was last seen at 9:41pm on Saturday 1 December.

Her father David, who has to flown out to New Zealand while the investigation takes place, said on Friday: “Grace is a lovely, outgoing, fun-loving, family-orientated daughter.

“Grace has never been out of contact for this amount of time.”

It comes after DI Beard said Friday that police had “grave fears” for the safety of Ms Millane.

The British backpacker had arrived in New Zealand from Peru alone as part of a year of travelling.

She was staying at the Base Backpackers hostel in central Auckland before her disappearance.

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Huawei finance boss Meng Wanzhou charged by US ‘had seven passports’

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US prosecutors have charged Huawei’s chief financial officer with fraud, saying she had used at least seven passports in 11 years.

American officials are attempting to prevent Meng Wanzhou from being bailed from a Canadian court after she was charged with conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions between 2009 and 2014.

It is alleged the 46-year-old used Hong Kong company Skycom to access the Iranian market in deals that violated US sanctions.

She allegedly assured US banks that Huawei and Skycom were different companies but prosecutors say they were one and the same.

Meng was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December and appeared in one of the city’s courts on Friday, where prosecutor John Gibb-Carsley asked the judge to deny her application for bail.

He said that the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei had substantial financial resources and was a flight risk.

Mr Gibb-Carsley said she had been aware of the US investigation and had avoided entering the country since March 2017, despite the fact that her son attends school in Boston.

Meng’s lawyer, David Martin, said: “The fact a person has worked hard and has extraordinary resources cannot be a factor that would exclude them from bail.”

Meng appeared before a packed court room and spoke to her lawyers through a translator.

It is not yet clear whether Meng will be extradited to the US – American prosecutors have 60 days to formally request this.

If an application is successful she faces a maximum jail sentence of 30 years for each charge if convicted.

Huawei is the largest tech firm in China
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Huawei is one of the world’s largest tech companies

According to court documents, the US Department of Justice said there were no conditions that would make sure she would return to court.

The US said she had at least seven passports from China and Hong Kong in the last 11 years and that Huawei had tried to move Chinese nationals out of the US if they could be potential witnesses to its Iran operations.

China has called for Meng to be released and world markets are watching closely due to fears that the case could escalate the trade war between the US and China.

Chinese media has blamed her arrest on US efforts to stop its global expansion, while Huawei said it had “very little information” about the case but was “not aware of any wrongdoing”.

Huawei was founded to sell phone switches but it is now the world’s biggest supplier of network gear for phone and internet companies.

It is also one of the leading sellers of smartphones.

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