News 13 august — 12:55

Danish submarine owner arrested over missing journalist

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A Danish submarine owner has appeared in court over the disappearance of a Swedish female journalist who had been on board his vessel before it sank, BBC reports.

Peter Madsen, 46, denies wrongdoing, saying he had dropped off the reporter - 30-year-old Kim Wall - in Copenhagen before the sinking.

Her partner raised the alarm in the early hours of Friday when she failed to return from the Nautilus vessel.

It was later spotted but sank on Friday morning and Mr Madsen was rescued.

Police have launched a search for Ms Wall, a freelance journalist based in New York and China who has written for the New York Times, the Guardian and Vice Magazine.

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