One of the UK’s most wanted men has been arrested in Malta after 16 years on the run.
Christopher Guest More Jr, 41, was pursued in connected with the murder of Brian Waters at a remote Cheshire farmhouse in June 2003.
Mr Waters, 44, was tortured and beaten to death in front of his two adult children at Burnt House Farm in Tabley, near Knutsford.
More left the UK shortly afterwards.
He was also wanted in connection with the attempted murder of a second man and the false imprisonment and assault of other victims at the scene, and was added to Europe’s most wanted list in April.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) said it had waited a “long, long time for this moment” and was “utterly delighted” that More had been detained.
He was held in northern Malta on Thursday evening in a joint operation with the Maltese authorities after a European arrest warrant had been issued.
Extradition proceedings have already begun after More appeared in court in the Maltese capital, Valetta, on Saturday.
He has been remanded in custody until his next hearing on Monday.
“We are utterly delighted that after almost 16 years on the run, hiding from law enforcement, Christopher Guest More Jr has been arrested and will now have to return to the UK,” NCA regional manager Graham Roberts said.
“We have waited a long, long time for this moment. We were never going to give up in the hunt. Other fugitives should really look at this and remember how tenacious UK law enforcement is.”
Cha In-ha: K-pop celebrity found dead at home in Seoul – the third in two months | Ents & Arts News
A South Korean pop star and actor has been found dead at his home in Seoul – the third K-pop celebrity to die in less than two months.
Cha In-ha was a member of the boy band Surprise U and also starred in new romantic comedy series Love With Flaws.
The 27-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Lee Jae-ho, was found by his manager, according to the Korean Daily newspaper Hankook Ilbo.
South Korean talent agency Fantagio confirmed his death in a statement, saying it was “filled with grief at this news that is still hard to believe”.
The statement added: “We earnestly ask for rumours to not be spread and for speculative reports to not be released in order for his family, who is experiencing greater sadness more than anyone due to the sudden sad news, to send him away peacefully.
“As wished by his family, the funeral will be held privately. We express deep mourning for his passing.”
Police said the singer’s body was found on Tuesday, and the cause of death was not immediately known.
In an Instagram post the day before, he had told fans to take care in the cold winter.
His death comes after K-pop singer Goo Hara was found dead at her home last month.
The 28-year-old was discovered by a friend in the Gangnam region of Korea’s capital.
It has been reported that she was previously found unconscious at her home in May after she made an attempt to take her own life.
She had appealed to fans on social media for positivity after saying she was finding it difficult to overcome depression.
Hara had been subjected to personal attacks on social media after a public dispute with a former partner whom she claimed was threatening to leak a sex tape, while he alleged she had assaulted him.
In October, fellow K-Pop star Sulli, one of Hara’s friends, was also found dead at her home in Seoul.
The 25-year-old had spoken out against cyber bullying.
She was also known as an outspoken feminist in South Korea – a rarity among women performers in the relatively conservative country.
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NATO summit: Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron appear to gossip about Trump | World News
It would seem not even world leaders are averse to a bit of playground-style gossip about their colleagues.
The ongoing NATO summit in London has been notable for a few frosty meetings between the prime ministers and presidents who have gathered, notably between Donald Trump and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.
Now Mr Macron, who riled Mr Trump by describing NATO as suffering from strategic “brain death”, appears to have been caught on camera gossiping about an unnamed associate with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
During footage from a reception at Buckingham Palace, the pair are seen chatting with Boris Johnson and the Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte and can be heard joking about a “40 minute press conference” that had run late.
When Mr Johnson asks Mr Macron “is that why you were late?”, Mr Trudeau replies “he’s late because he takes a 40 minute press conference off the top” – seemingly a reference to the Macron-Trump meeting earlier in the day.
Princess Anne is also seen on the fringes of the conversation, which appeared to show Mr Trudeau making another cheeky remark about the press conference.
He tells his fellow leaders: “You just watched his team’s jaws drop to the floor.”
Mr Trump certainly made his presence felt in London during several media briefings on Tuesday, not just in his tense appearance alongside Mr Macron
The US president used a press conference with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to say he would not be offering any comment on the UK general election – only to then immediately do just that.
Mr Trump said: “I’ll stay out of the election. I’m a fan of Brexit, I called it. I was here, they asked if it was going to happen and I said yes and they smiled, it was just my opinion.
“I’ll stay out of it, but Boris is very capable and I think he will do a good job.”
Mr Trump and his fellow leaders capped off the day by marking the 70th anniversary of NATO at Buckingham Palace, where they posed for a traditional group photo alongside the Queen.
On Wednesday, Mr Johnson will address leaders from all 29 member states at The Grove hotel in Hertfordshire.
The prime minister will attempt to bring harmony to the top of the alliance by echoing a famous phrase from the classic French adventure story The Three Musketeers, reminding colleagues that it is “one for all, and all for one” in the quest to keep their people safe.
The meeting is expected to consider new threats, including in the areas of cyber and space, after NATO last month declared space one of its operational domains alongside air, land, sea and cyber.
Australia: Body found in search for final group member missing in outback | World News
Police searching for a woman missing in the Australian outback for more than two weeks have found a body.
Formal identification is yet to be made, but officers believe the body to be that Claire Hockridge.
The 46-year-old had been travelling with two others when their car got stuck in a riverbed on 19 November. They split up to find help.
Tamra McBeath-Riley, 52, and Phu Tran, 40, were found alive earlier this week.
Mr Tran was discovered on Tuesday by a farmer in a remote area south of Alice Springs on , the Northern Territory police confirmed.
According to ABC News, the group stayed by the car for three days – relying on a supply of six litres of water, 10 cans of iced vodka, a packet of biscuits and some beef noodles.
With temperatures reaching up to 40C (104F), they dug a hole underneath the car in an attempt to stay cool during the day – and slept in the car at night.
When supplies ran out, they made the difficult decision to move on.
They left a note on the car and found a watering hole about a mile away. Ms McBeath-Riley decided to stay here with her Staffordshire terrier, fearful that the dog wouldn’t survive a longer trek.
Her two friends began a 12-mile trek towards a highway, armed with a GPS device and a compass.
The pair had planned to avoid the desert heat by walking at night. Although they were carrying six litres of water to stay hydrated, they had little in the way of food.
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