Government accused of ‘putting profit over human dignity’ with plan to build prisons and boost economy

A government pledge to build new prisons has been criticised as “putting profit over human dignity” after the Ministry of Justice heralded the scheme as being designed to boost the nation’s economy. The MoJ announced four new sites would be built across England in the next six years amid a drive to fulfil a Conservative […]

Man, 45, strangled wife then slept with her dead body for nearly a WEEK after she accused him of cheating, cops say – The Sun

A 45-YEAR-old man strangled his wife and then slept alongside the dead body for nearly a week, cops say. A couple who knew Jeff Sherwood and Susan Klepsch called police after checking on them on Saturday. 1 Jeff Sherwood is accused of first-degree murderCredit: Hazel Park Police Sherwood and Klepsch, who was 64, had not […]

Driver, accused of ramming teens off road, faces murder charges in California crash that killed 3

Three teenagers were killed and three others were injured after a driver intentionally used his vehicle to ram their car, sending it into a tree off a Southern California road, authorities said Monday. Anurag Chandra in a sheriff’s booking photo.Riverside County, California, Sheriff’s Office The man, Anurag Chandra, 42, faces multiple counts of murder and […]

Kurdistan’s powerful Barzani family accused of using London real estate to corrupt Iraq regulators

While 2019 marked the ten-year anniversary of the withdrawal of most British troops from Iraq, court filings in the United States have shed new light on how the UK, specifically London’s notoriously opaque real estate market, continues to play a role in the governance issues roiling Iraq to this day. A request for discovery filed […]

Hockey school “following” case of former coach accused of sexual abuse

Police arrested Samuel Beaugé-Malenfant, 26, in Boucherville Wednesday after an investigation by the Sûreté du Québec’s major crimes unit. John Kenney / Montreal Gazette An elite Montreal hockey school is “closely following” a criminal case in which one of its former coaches was charged this week with dozens of sexual offences involving minors. Samuel Beaugé-Malenfant, […]

UK political parties accused of misleading voters after fake newspapers sent to homes

A Conservative Party campaigning leaflet that looks like a newspaper. Photo: R.M. Jansen-Parkes/PA Wire UK political parties accused of misleading voters after fake newspapers sent to homes Political parties have been warned to stop sending out political advertising that mimics local newspapers, after a series of examples were spotted during the General Election campaign. […]

Dutch dad accused of keeping kids on isolated farm charged with sex abuse

Prosecutors in the Netherlands have charged a father who allegedly held six of his children against their will on an isolated farm for nine years with sexually abusing two of his other children, authorities said Thursday. The 67-year-old father was previously charged along with a 58-year-old Austrian national with illegal deprivation of liberty and abuse for their alleged role […]

Police accused of using excessive force in Chile protests – Channel 4 News

Once viewed as the success story of Latin American democracy, with a strong economy, in the last few weeks Chile has seen almost daily street protests and a return to police violence unseen since the end of dictatorship three decades ago. The protests were triggered by a hike in bus fares and have now turned […]

Tories accused of misleading voters after renaming one of their Twitter accounts ‘FactcheckUK’

THE Tories have been accused of misleading voters after renaming one of their Twitter accounts “FactcheckUk”. FullFact, the fact-checking charity, described the move as “inappropriate and misleading” and other critics called for Twitter to remove the party’s press account’s ‘verified’ status. The Tories made the move after the leadership debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy […]