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Top US court grants temporary stay to black man on death row

Washington - The US Supreme Court late Tuesday granted an unexpected reprieve to a black man convicted of murder, who had been due to be executed in the southern state of Georgia.

Iraq hangs 42 prisoners on death row: ministry

Baghdad - Iraq has hanged 42 prisoners condemned to death for crimes including kidnapping, killing members of the security forces, car bombings and other attacks, a justice ministry statement said on Monday.

Cyberactivist secretly executed in Syria detention: widow

Birut - A prominent cyberactivist who was detained on the first anniversary of the 2011 uprising that sparked the Syrian civil war was secretly executed nearly two years ago, his widow said.

Ohio executes child killer, first lethal injection since 2014

Chicago - The US state of Ohio ended its three-year moratorium on the death penalty Wednesday, using a new drug cocktail that included a controversial sedative to execute a convicted child murderer and rapist.

Judge orders Arkansas to conduct autopsy on executed inmate

Washington - A federal judge has ordered the Arkansas authorities to conduct an autopsy on the body of an executed inmate whose lawyer described his death as "horrifying," including jerking and convulsions during his lethal injection.

'Horrifying' execution of US inmate: lawyer

Washington - The last of four US prisoners rushed to death by the state of Arkansas after intense legal battles, jerked and convulsed in a "horrifying" end to his life, his lawyer said Friday, as the UN and EU renewed their opposition to the death penalty.

Arkansas set to carry out final execution before drug expires

Washington - Arkansas was set to execute another inmate on Thursday, the last in a series of lethal injections that the state has squeezed into a compressed timeline, even as the daughter of one of his victims appealed for clemency.

Arkansas stages first double execution in US in 17 years

Washington - The southern state of Arkansas has carried out the first double execution in the United States in nearly 17 years, forging on with a controversial push to execute a string of inmates before a lethal drug expires at the end of the month.

Arkansas stages first double execution in US in 17 years

Washington - The southern state of Arkansas, rushing to execute several inmates before a lethal drug expires next week, put to death two inmates late Monday, the first double execution in the United States in 17 years.

Arkansas kills inmate in latest of several planned executions

Washington - The southern US state of Arkansas, rushing to execute several inmates before a lethal drug expires at the end of the month, has carried out the first of two executions scheduled for Monday, the attorney general said.

Arkansas in bid to rush through executions

Washington - Arkansas is rushing to execute a slew of prisoners this week before its cache of lethal drugs run out, despite intense criticism and legal challenges to the southern US state's plans.

Another death row inmate's life spared in Arkansas

Washington - A death row inmate scheduled to be executed in an Arkansas prison on Thursday was granted a stay by the highest court in the US state hours before his lethal injection, his attorneys said.

Pakistan military chief signs death warrants for 30 militants

Islamabad - Pakistan's powerful army chief has confirmed the death sentences passed by military courts on 30 militants, some of whom were involved in the country's worst-ever extremist attack, authorities said Wednesday.

Pakistan military chief signs death warrants for 30 militants

Islamabad - Pakistan's powerful army chief has confirmed the death sentences passed by military courts on 30 militants, some of whom were involved in the country's worst-ever extremist attack, authorities said Wednesday.

Pakistan military chief signs death warrants for 30 militants

Islamabad - Pakistan's powerful army chief has confirmed the death sentences passed by military courts on 30 militants, some of whom were involved in the country's worst-ever extremist attack, authorities said Wednesday.

Federal judge in Arkansas blocks planned series of executions

Washington - A US federal judge on Saturday blocked a series of executions planned by the state of Arkansas, as legal obstacles to the unprecedentedly intense schedule mounted and death-penalty opponents staged international protests.

Arkansas multiple execution plan faces legal setbacks

Chicago - Arkansas's plans to execute eight prisoners in just 10 days faced new setbacks Friday, after a judge blocked use of a key lethal injection drug and one of the inmates got a top court reprieve.

Hamas hangs three Gaza 'collaborators' with Israel

Gaza - Gaza's Hamas rulers on Thursday hanged three men they convicted of collaborating with Israel, fulfilling vows of revenge for the mysterious killing of one of their commanders last month.

Hamas hangs three Gaza 'collaborators' with Israel

Gaza - Gaza's Hamas rulers hanged three men they accused of collaborating with Israel on Thursday following calls for revenge for the killing of one of their commanders last month.

Arkansas death row inmates sue to halt execution spree

Washington - Death row inmates in Arkansas filed a lawsuit Tuesday to contest the US state's plan to end their lives over a shortened period of just 10 days.

Indonesia's president says open to death penalty review

Jakarta - Indonesia's President Joko Widodo said he would restore a moratorium on the death penalty if he won the backing of the people, after a spate of executions that drew international condemnation.

Texas executes hitman in deadly life insurance plot

Washington - The state of Texas on Tuesday executed a man convicted of taking $2,000 to kill a woman in a murder-for-hire plot to obtain life insurance money about 25 years ago.

Jordan hangs 15 convicts in rare mass execution

Amman - Jordan hanged 15 death row prisoners including convicted "terrorists" at dawn on Saturday, its information minister said, in a further break with a moratorium on executions it observed between 2006 and 2014.

Jordan hangs 15 convicts in rare mass execution

Amman - Jordan hanged 15 death row prisoners including convicted "terrorists" at dawn on Saturday, its information minister said, in a further break with a moratorium on executions it observed between 2006 and 2014.

Jordan hangs 15 convicts in rare mass execution

Amman - Jordan hanged 15 death row prisoners including convicted "terrorists" at dawn on Saturday, its information minister said, in a further break with a moratorium on executions it observed between 2006 and 2014.

Kuwait executions part of 'alarming trend' in Middle East: HRW

Kuwait City - Human Rights Watch criticised Kuwait on Thursday for ending a moratorium on executions by hanging seven people, saying the action was part of a worrying regional rise in use of the death penalty.

Review: Soulpepperʼs ʻThe Last Wifeʼ is a Tudor tale for our times Special

Toronto - Kate Hennig’s “The Last Wife” may be ostensibly about Henry VIII’s marriage to Katherine Parr, but it’s misleading to view the play as a history lesson. Considering recent world events, it seems to be about now more than any other period.

Bahrain executions spark violent protests

Dibai - Bahrain on Sunday executed three men found guilty of killing three policemen, sparking violent protests and stoking tensions between the country's Shiite majority and its Sunni rulers.

Texas carries out first US execution of 2017

Washington - Texas prison authorities carried out the first US execution of 2017, as controversy continued to swirl around the drugs used to conduct such lethal injections.

Texas carries out first US execution of 2017

Washington - Texas prison authorities carried out the first US execution of 2017, as controversy continued to swirl around the drugs used to conduct such lethal injections.
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Execution of a woman known as Zarmina by the Taliban at the Ghazi Sports Stadium, Kabul, November 16, 1999. The mother of five had been found guilty of killing her husband while he slept, after being beaten by him.[130][131]
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Man who was allegedly kidnapped by Syrian soldiers, forced to take off all their clothes and then executed.
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MISSOURI EXECUTION: Photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Michael Worthington, who was executed Wednesday for killing a female college student in 1995.
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Suzanne Margaret Basso was 44 when she murdered her boyfriend In Houston on August 25, 1998. She was sentenced on September 1, 1999
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An Arab-Iranian poet Hashem Shaabani, has been executed for being an "enemy of God"
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Blood stains at the exit point from the room where Todashev was interrogated.
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ISIS video shows young boy of about 10 years of age beheading Syrian Army soldier
ISIS video shows young boy of about 10 years of age beheading Syrian Army soldier
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Man who was allegedly kidnapped by Syrian soldiers  forced to take off all their clothes and then ex...
Man who was allegedly kidnapped by Syrian soldiers, forced to take off all their clothes and then executed.
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World War I execution squad. Original caption: "Austria's Atrocities. Blindfolded and in a kneeling position, patriotic Jugo-Slavs in Serbia near the Austrian lines were arranged in a semi-circle and ruthlessly shot at a command."
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View down the barrel of a rifle.
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A nitrogen gas cylinder with pressure relief valves.
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