Andrew Furlong with  his wife Angela and their daughter Andrea speaking to reporters outside Tokyo district court yesterday. Photograph: Koji Sasahara/AP

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Nicola Furlong: died in Japan

Prosecutors in Tokyo have demanded a 10-year jail term for Richard Hinds, the American musician accused of murdering Irish student Nicola Furlo(...)