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US white supremacist who lynched black man is executed

Washington - An avowed white supremacist convicted of a notorious racist murder -- chaining a black man to the back of a pickup truck and dragging him to his death -- was executed on Wednesday in the US state of Texas.

'Texas Seven' convict to be executed 19 years after deadly rampage

Washington - One of the last members of the "Texas Seven," a group of escaped prisoners who killed a police officer during a high-profile crime spree in 2000, is due to be executed Thursday night by lethal injection.

California governor to impose moratorium on executions

Los Angeles - Governor Gavin Newsom will Wednesday impose a moratorium on carrying out the death penalty in California, granting temporary reprieve to the 737 inmates on death row -- the largest such group in the United States.

Trump hails China's use of death penalty for drug dealers

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday praised China's use of capital punishment for drug dealers, suggesting that the United States would deal better with narcotics trafficking if it put offenders to death.

China executes man who killed 15 people in car attack

Bejing - Chinese authorities on Tuesday executed a man who killed 15 people after ramming a car into a crowded square in central Hunan province last year.

China's 'Jack the Ripper' executed

Bejing - A serial killer dubbed China's "Jack the Ripper" for the way he mutilated several of his 11 female victims was executed Thursday morning, three decades after the first murder, the court which sentenced him said.

Japan hangs two for murder, bringing 2018 executions to 15

Apo - Japan hanged two men convicted of murder on Thursday, the justice minister said, bringing the number of executions this year to 15 -- tied for the highest amount on record.

Texas prepares to execute Mexican man despite protests

Washington - The state of Texas was preparing Wednesday to execute a Mexican man sentenced to death in 1993, despite objections from human rights groups.

The death penalty around the world

Paris - The use of the death penalty is declining: more than two-thirds of countries have abolished or ceased to use it and executions continued to decrease in 2017, Amnesty International says.

Taiwan carries out first execution in two years

Taipei - Taiwan executed a death-row inmate on Friday, the first execution carried out under President Tsai Ing-wen's government despite ongoing calls from rights groups to abolish the death penalty.

Japan executes last sarin attack cult members on death row

Apo - Japan on Thursday executed the last members of the cult sentenced to death for their role in the fatal 1995 sarin attack on the Tokyo subway, weeks after the group's leader was hanged.

Ashes of Japan sarin attack cult guru to be scattered at sea

Apo - The cremated remains of the executed guru of the Japanese doomsday cult behind a deadly 1995 sarin gas attack will be scattered at sea to avoid creating a pilgrimage site for his followers, media reported Wednesday.

Japan executes sarin attack cult leader and six followers

Apo - The leader of the Japanese doomsday cult that carried out a deadly 1995 sarin attack on the Tokyo subway was executed Friday along with six of his followers, decades after the horrific crime.

Japan sarin attack cult leader executed: local media

Apo - Shoko Asahara, the leader of the Aum Shinrikyo cult that carried out a deadly sarin attack on Tokyo's subway in 1995, was executed on Friday, local media reported.The justice ministry would not immediately confirm the reports.

Japan court reverses ruling that freed 'longest-serving' death row inmate

Apo - A Japanese court has overturned a lower court ruling that freed a man described as the world's longest-serving death row inmate, raising the prospect that the 82-year-old could eventually be imprisoned again.

Japan executes two murderers, including teenage killer

Toukyo - Japan Tuesday executed two convicted murderers, including one who committed his crime while in his teens, the justice ministry said, ignoring calls from international rights groups to end capital punishment.

Mexico condemns Texas execution of its citizen

Washington - The US state of Texas on Wednesday executed a Mexican convicted of murdering his teen cousin, sparking condemnation from President Enrique Pena Nieto and adding to tensions between the two countries.

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.
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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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ISIS video shows young boy of about 10 years of age beheading Syrian Army soldier
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