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Texas appeals court suspends execution of Nicaraguan

Washington - A Texas court on Tuesday stayed the execution of a Nicaraguan convicted of murder, whose death had been scheduled for Wednesday over the objections of his own government.

Texas executes prisoner who asked to drop appeals

Huntsville - Daniel Lee Lopez, the Texas prisoner who fought with his attorneys to drop appeals of his death sentence, was executed Wednesday for killing an officer during a police chase in 2009.

U.S. state of Connecticut overturns death penalty

New York - The highest court in Connecticut overturned the death penalty as unconstitutional on Thursday, saving 11 prisoners on death row from execution in the northeastern US state.

Texas inmate who 'wished to die' executed by lethal injection

Washington - A Texas inmate convicted of killing a police officer was executed, after he waived his appeals, saying he wanted to die, prison officials and local media said.

Texas man expected to be executed Wednesday for killing cop

Huntsville - A Texas man convicted of killing a veteran Corpus Christie police lieutenant in 2009 will be executed Wednesday evening, authorities said.

India hangs 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts plotter Yakub Memon

Mumbai - India executed convicted bomb plotter Yakub Memon on Thursday for conspiring in the nation's deadliest attack, a series of blasts that killed hundreds in Mumbai more than two decades ago.

Pakistan resumes capital punishment after one month break: Officials

Multan - Pakistan on Monday resumed executions by hanging two murder convicts following a one-month break during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that ended last week.

U.S. state carries out first execution since Supreme Court ruling

Washington - The US state of Missouri executed a death row inmate, the first execution since the country's Supreme Court backed the use of a contested lethal injection drug.

UAE executes woman convicted of US teacher's murder

Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates carried out a rare execution Monday, putting to death by firing squad an Emirati woman convicted of the jihadist-inspired murder of a US school teacher, media reported.

IS video shows mass execution in ruins of Syria's Palmyra

Birut - The Islamic State group on Saturday released a video showing 25 Syrian government soldiers being executed by teenagers in the ancient amphitheatre in the city of Palmyra.

Video shows Syria rebel group executing 18 IS fighters

Birut - A Syrian rebel group operating around Damascus has executed 18 alleged members of the Islamic State group in a video mimicking the extremist organisation's own productions.

IS beheads two Syrian women 'for the first time'

Birut - The Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria on accusations of "sorcery," the first such executions of female civilians in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday.

US Supreme Court backs use of controversial lethal injection drug

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial sedative in executions by lethal injection, saying it does not violate the Constitution.

Hollande vows fight to save Frenchman facing death in Indonesia

Brussels - French President Francois Hollande said his country was doing "everything" it can to save a Frenchman accused of drug offences in Indonesia from the firing squad after he lost an appeal against his death sentence on Monday.

Frenchman loses Indonesia execution appeal, lawyers vow fight

Jakarta - A French drug convict lost an appeal against his death sentence Monday, but his lawyers vowed to fight on and prevent another foreigner from facing the firing squad in Indonesia after a series of executions that generated an international uproar.

Saudi Arabia beheads 100th person this year

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia on Monday beheaded a Syrian drug trafficker and a national convicted of murder, taking to 100 the number of executions in the kingdom this year.

Texas executes inmate after 31 years on death row

Huntsville - After three decades on death row in Texas and seven scheduled executions that were postponed at the last minute, convicted killer Lester Bower was put to death Wednesday for a quadruple murder he always denied.

Christian beheads jihadist in Syria revenge killing: Monitor

Birut - A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group (IS) militant to avenge people "executed" by the jihadists in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday.

Saudi executes 88th person this year, topping 2014 total

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday carried out its 88th execution so far this year, surpassing the total for all of 2014 despite activists' concerns that trials are not conducted fairly.

IS executes 217 in, near Syria's Palmyra in 9 days: Monitor

Birut - The Islamic State group has executed at least 217 people, including civilians, in and around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra in the last nine days, a monitor said Sunday.

Saudi advertises for swordsmen as execution rate soars

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia advertised vacancies for eight executioners Tuesday after beheading nearly as many people since the start of the year as it did in the whole of 2014.

Egypt hangs six convicted Islamist militants

Cairo - Egyptian authorities on Sunday hanged six men convicted of killing soldiers, police said, ignoring appeals to spare them amid allegations two of them had been in custody at the time of their alleged crimes.

Triple murderer put to death in Texas

Washington - The state of Texas executed a man convicted in the triple murder of his girlfriend, her mother and her grandfather, officials said.

S.Korea says North defence chief executed with anti-aircraft fire

Pyongyang - North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un had his defence minister executed with anti-aircraft fire for insubordination and dozing off during a formal military rally, South Korean intelligence said Wednesday, hinting at possible instability in the Pyongyang lead...

Indonesian leader insists death penalty 'positive' for country

Abepura - Indonesian President Joko Widodo insisted Saturday that the death penalty was "positive" for his country after the execution of seven foreign drug convicts by firing squad last month sparked international outrage.

Call for redemption as executed Australian mourned

Sydney - More than 1,000 people mourned Australian drug smuggler Andrew Chan at his funeral in Sydney Friday following his execution in Indonesia, with his brother saying he should have been given a second chance.

Indonesian court postpones death row Frenchman's appeal

Jakarta - An Indonesian court on Thursday postponed the start of an appeal by a Frenchman on death row to next week, indicating the country's slow-moving justice system could delay his execution for some time yet.

France's Hollande in Saudi calls for death penalty ban

Riyadh - French President Francois Hollande called on Tuesday for abolition of the death penalty, speaking in Saudi Arabia which this year has seen a large rise in the number of executions.

Mentally ill Brazilian was 'not aware' of imminent execution

Cilacap - A mentally ill Brazilian executed in Indonesia this week was delusional and oblivious to his fate until the final moments before he faced a firing squad, his lawyer and priest said Thursday.

Political pressure spurring Indonesian leader's execution drive

Jakarta - Indonesia's president invoked a national drugs crisis to justify this week's execution of seven foreign traffickers, but analysts say it was more about a weakened leader acting under intense political pressure.
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