Husband charged with wife’s murder after she dies during coronavirus lockdown

A man has appeared in court accused of murdering his “lovely” wife during coronavirus lockdown. Anthony Williams, 69, was arrested after cops received a 999 call to his home in Cwmbran, South Wales, on Saturday morning. Cops found his “devoted” wife Ruth Williams “unconscious and unresponsive” and suffering from severe head injuries. The mum-of-one tragically later died in hospital. Williams

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Grandparents ran Class A drug gang with grandkids and cut cocaine with laxatives

A pair of grandparents ran a drugs empire with their grandkids that pushed cocaine, heroin and MDMA. Gran Dianne Wright and her husband Philip Stephenson expanded their business by recruiting grandsons Aaron, Wesley and McKenzie Stephenson and his girlfriend, Centaine Armstrong. The family dangerous concoctions to help maximise profits – often mixing their cocaine with worming powder, laxatives, laundry detergent

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Germany designates radical wing of far-right AfD as 'extremist entity'

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany will step up surveillance of a radical wing of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party after the domestic intelligence agency designated it as an extremist entity that threatens democracy. Thursday’s decision by the BfV intelligence agency to increase monitoring of “Der Fluegel” – The Wing – deals a blow to Germany’s biggest opposition party, undermining

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Chile braces for fresh protests on 30th anniversary of return to democracy

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean President Sebastian Pinera celebrated 30 years since Chile’s return to democracy on Wednesday, even as scattered incidents of violence broke out across the capital alongside renewed calls for a mass protest against social injustice and inequality. Dictator Augusto Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected socialist government of Salvador Allende in September 1973. During Pinochet’s reign, which ended

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South African court clears Ramaphosa of misleading parliament, money-laundering alleged by graft watchdog

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s High Court on Tuesday cleared President Cyril Ramaphosa of lying to parliament about the source of donations to his 2017 campaign to lead the ruling party, setting aside a potentially damaging report by a powerful anti-graft watchdog. The high court judges described the watchdog’s approach as based on a mistaken and “fatally flawed” reading of

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