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Texas judge approves execution of mentally ill man

Washington - A Texas judge on Wednesday refused to postpone the scheduled execution of a convicted killer who suffers from mental illness and is set to face lethal injection on December 3.

Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign

Tehran - Iran Saturday hanged a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution.

Iran postpones controversial execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari

Tehran - Anticipating a possible public outcry, Iran has postponed the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, convicted of killing her rapist in 2007.

Qaeda affiliate executes Lebanese soldier: govt

Beirut - A Lebanese soldier has been executed by the Al-Nusra Front, the Syrian affiliate of Al-Qaeda, the government said on Saturday.

Texas executes woman who starved child to death

Washington - Texas, which has put more inmates to death than any other US state, executed child killer Lisa Coleman, one of only a handful of women on death row.

Islamic State claims beheading of British hostage: SITE

Washington - The Islamic State jihadist group claimed Saturday it beheaded British aid worker David Haines, in what would be the third such execution in recent weeks, after two US journalists were shown murdered.

Irish mobster shot by two 'ninja-like' masked men in Marbella

Marbella - It was apparently like a scene in the movies when two masked gunmen arrived at the Elviria shopping center near Marbella Saturday evening and shot Gerard "Hatchet" Kavanagh nine times in his arm, back and head, killing him execution-style.

Japan hangs gangster and killer arsonist

Tokyo - Japan executed a mobster and a killer arsonist on Friday, bringing to 11 the total number of death sentences carried out since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took power in 2012.

Missouri man executed for murder, rape of college student in 1995

Bonne Terre - A 43-year-old Missouri man convicted of raping and strangling a college student in 1995 was executed August 6 as his family members and those of his victim watched.

Reason for last week's botched Arizona execution still a mystery

Florence - An Arizona medical examiner said Monday that he could find no reason why a convicted murderer who was given a lethal injection last week took nearly two hours to die in a possible violation of the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Mosul's Christians ask, 'Where is the conscience of the world?'

On Saturday, the Vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq warned that the end was "very near" for Christians in that country. Mosul is Iraq's second largest city, and six weeks ago, 35,000 Christians lived there. Today, there are no Christians in Mosul.

Lethal injections face scrutiny after two-hour US execution

Washington - The US Supreme Court is under increasing pressure to consider halting death sentences by lethal injection after a convicted Arizona killer took two hours to die.

Condemned man's US execution takes nearly two hours

Phoenix - America's death penalty debate raged Thursday after it took nearly two hours for authorities in Arizona to execute a prisoner who lost a Supreme Court battle challenging the experimental lethal drug cocktail.

Death penalty ruled unconstitutional in California

Los Angeles - A federal US judge ruled that the death penalty in California is unconstitutional, mainly because of the dysfunctional system which administers it.Opponents of capital punishment hailed the ruling by judge Cormac Carney as a landmark decision.

Child bride who killed allegedly abusive husband to be executed

Tehran - Razieh Ebrahimi is scheduled to be executed after she shot her husband in the head while he was sleeping. She claims she suffered years of mental and physical abuse at the hands of the man she was forced to marry.

Florida executes death-row inmate, third in U.S. in 24 hours

Starke - Florida put to death a convicted double killer, the third execution in 24 hours in the United States, amid a raging controversy over lethal injection methods.

Iran executes man despite international pressure

Tehran - Iran on Sunday hanged a man said to be affiliated to an exiled opposition group, state media reported, despite international pressure on the Islamic republic to halt the execution.

U.S. Supreme Court halts Missouri execution

Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court indefinitely delayed the execution of a Missouri killer hours before a deadline, sending his appeal back to a lower court.

U.S. Supreme Court suspends execution of Missouri murderer

Bonne Terre - The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a last minute stay of execution for a convicted murderer and rapist who argued that a rare medical condition risked making the lethal injection unconstitutional.

Botched US execution not 'carried out humanely': WHouse

Washington - The White House said Wednesday a botched execution in Oklahoma, which has sparked allegations the inmate underwent torture before dying, fell short of humane standards.

U.S. states of Missouri, Florida execute two couple-killers

Washington - Two Americans were executed, one in the state of Missouri and the other in Florida, each for the murder of a couple.

Iran mother spares life of son's killer with slap

Tehran - An Iranian mother spared the life of her son's convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Texas executes man convicted in stabbing murders

Huntsville - The US state of Texas executed a man for stabbing to death his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother, state prison authorities said.

New lethal drug supply found for Texas executions

Houston - A serial killer was put to death on April 3 in Texas. This followed the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting the lawyers' demand that the source of the lethal injection drug be revealed.

Body of Mexican executed in US returned home

Nuevo Laredo - The body of a Mexican national who was executed in the US state of Texas has been transferred to his hometown of Nuevo Laredo to be buried.Ramiro Hernandez, 44, was put to death Wednesday by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas.

Texas executes Mexican after appeals fail

Huntsville - The US state of Texas executed a Mexican national despite frantic late appeals based on possible trial irregularities and mental disability, authorities said.

Texas executes serial killer

Huntsville - Texas put to death a serial killer, after the US Supreme Court rejected his last-ditch appeal over the source of lethal injection drugs.

U.S. serial killer set to die after court reverse

Washington - A U.S. serial killer is set to die by lethal injection on Thursday after a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling which postponed the execution in the latest legal battle over the drugs used to carry out death sentences.

World's 'longest-serving' death row inmate granted retrial in Japan

Tokyo - A man believed to be the world's longest-serving death row inmate was Thursday granted a retrial in Japan over multiple murders in 1966, after doubts emerged about his guilt.Shizuoka District Court decided to "start the retrial over the case" of Iwao H...

Convicted rapist and killer executed in U.S.

Washington - A man was executed Wednesday in the U.S. state of Missouri for the rape and murder of a teenage girl, authorities said.It was the fifth execution in as many months in the midwestern state using a controversial chemical for lethal injections.
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Suzanne Margaret Basso was 44 when she murdered her boyfriend In Houston on August 25  1998. She was...
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
An Arab-Iranian poet Hashem Shaabani, has been executed for being an "enemy of God"
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World War I execution squad. Original caption:  Austria s Atrocities. Blindfolded and in a kneeling ...
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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Blood stains at the exit point from the room where Todashev was interrogated.
Blood stains at the exit point from the room where Todashev was interrogated.
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Execution of a woman known as Zarmina by the Taliban at the Ghazi Sports Stadium  Kabul  November 16...
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 ex...
Man who was allegedly kidnapped by Syrian soldiers, forced to take off all their clothes and then executed.
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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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MISSOURI EXECUTION: Photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Michael Worthingt...
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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