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Woman, 71, stabbed and killed her husband

A 71-year-old Næstved woman called police on Thursday to report that she had killed her husband.

Woman, 71, stabbed and killed her husband
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A 71-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday for stabbing and killing her husband in the southern Zealand town of Næstved, local police officials reported.
 
The woman called the police herself and told them that she had killed her husband. When officers arrived, they found the man dead in the couple’s home.
 
The 71-year-old woman will make an initial court appearance on Friday. 
 
According to Ritzau, the deceased man became the 34th murder victim in Denmark this year. The agency reported that only 35 people were killed in all of 2013, but The Local spoke with a police spokesman who said there were 46 killings in 2013. 
 
Police statistics reveal that the highest number of killings in recent years was in 2008 when 79 people were murdered. According to the Danish Crime Prevention Council (Det Kriminalpræventive Råd), in the vast majority of murders the perpetrator and victim know each other. Between 2003-2011, only 16 percent of the 416 killings in Denmark were carried out by complete strangers. 

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Danish 7-Eleven stores back on grid after ransomware attack

Almost all of 7-Eleven’s 176 Denmark locations are back up and running with the help of a backup system, the company said on Thursday. 

Danish 7-Eleven stores back on grid after ransomware attack

In an email to news wire Ritzau, 7-eleven said that over 96 percent of its convenience stores across Denmark were now in “stable operation”. That corresponds to around 169 stores.

“We have technicians at the remaining stores who are working hard to get them up and running as soon as possible,” the company said in the email.

However, convenience stores at train stations (where you can buy a transport card) were only accepting Dankort (debit card) payments as of Wednesday evening.

All operational stores outside of train stations currently accept Mobile Pay (app) and cash payments, and many can take Visa, Mastercard, and Dankort. 

“We expect that all stores outside of train stations can accept all Visa, Mastercard, and Dankort during the course of tomorrow morning, and all stores at train stations [will be able to] during the course of the week,” the company wrote late on Wednesday.

The convenience store chain was on Monday hit by a cyber attack that forced all of its 176 stores in Denmark to close.

7-Eleven has confirmed that the outage was due to a ransomware attack — hackers demanded money to return access to the company’s data and systems. 

The attack has been reported to police.

The company’s CEO, Jesper Østergaard, told Ritzau he did not know the extent of losses suffered by 7-Eleven as a result of the incident.

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