News Headlines - 10 March 2019

Police are 'increasingly concerned' for Japanese musician, 19, after he goes missing from UK tour | Daily Mail Online

Concerns have risen for the welfare of a 19-year-old Japanese musician who disappeared mid-way through a tour of the UK with his world-famous drumming group.
Sho Teshigawara was last seen at Dorking train station at 6.30pm - two hours before an 8pm performance was booked for his group the Yamato Drummers. The Yamato drummers are a group of dozens of Japanese performers who use their whole bodies to hit a Japanese taiko drum made from a large 400 year-old tree.

Crime Agency Freezes Bank Accounts of Chinese Students Studying in U.K.

Authorities in the U.K. have frozen dozens of bank accounts belonging to Chinese nationals studying in the county, citing money-laundering concerns.
The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) said it would seek to freeze 95 bank accounts containing an estimated £3.6 million (U.S.$ 4.7 million) in funds "suspected to be either the proceeds of crime or intended to be used for criminal purposes."
It said the accounts were held mainly by overseas students studying in the U.K. who may be unaware that their operation of their accounts was "potentially illegal."

Mario Batali sells his stake in his restaurants, more than a year after sexual-harassment allegations | The Seattle Times

Disgraced celebrity chef Mario Batali relinquished his stake in his company on Wednesday, more than a year after numerous women alleged that he sexually harassed them, resulting in a criminal inquiry against the chef. The New York Times reported that longtime partners Joe Bastianich and his sister, Tanya Bastianich Manuali, have bought the chef’s shares in the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, the company behind his popular restaurants like Babbo and Del Posto, for an undisclosed price.

IS group runaway teen's baby son dies in Syria camp

The baby son of Shamima Begum, a British-born teenager who left London to join the Islamic State group, has died in Syria, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces has said.
Begum, 19, who was stripped of her citizenship for joining IS by the British government despite her wish to return, gave birth last month in a refugee camp in northeastern Syria.
The baby died of pneumonia, according to a medical certificate, the BBC reported Friday.

Korean forced labor victims seek court seizure of Mitsubishi assets

Four Korean victims of wartime forced labor are seeking seizure of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.'s local assets as the company refuses to comply with the Supreme Court ruling that ordered the firm to compensate them.
The plaintiffs, including 88-year-old Yang Geum-deuk, on Thursday filed the request with the Seoul Central District Court to seize several Mitsubishi trademarks and patents, according to a civic group that represents the victims.
If approved by the court, the Japanese company will be forbidden from selling or transferring the assets.








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