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RANA PLAZA OWNER JAILED FOR THREE YEARS OVER CORRUPTION


Bangladesh has the world's second-largest garment industry, with nearly 4,000 factories... READ MORE

29th August, 2017 2440

INDIAN COURT SENTENCES 'GOD MAN' TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON


Jail term for Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, whose followers went on a deadly rampage after he was convicted of rape on Friday... READ MORE

28th August, 2017 520

SUICIDE ATTACK ON SHIA MOSQUE IN KABUL KILLS AT LEAST 30 WORSHIPPERS, POLICE SAY


Omar Sobhani Reuters By Friday evening, police said they had secured the mosque in the Khair Khana area of the capital, and three attackers were dead... READ MORE

26th August, 2017 57

FLORIDA USES NEW DRUG TO EXECUTE DOUBLE MURDERER


In Asay's case, jurors recommended death for both murder counts by a 9-3 vote... READ MORE

25th August, 2017 0

FLORIDA EXECUTES MURDERER MARK ASAY WITH NEW DRUG


He was the first white man to be executed in Florida for killing a black victim, according to the Death Penalty Information Center... READ MORE

25th August, 2017 4217

FINNISH POLICE ARREST TWO MORE SUSPECTS OVER KNIFE RAMPAGE


Finnish police have arrested two more suspects over last week's stabbings that killed two people and wounded eight in the south-western city of Turku... READ MORE

23rd August, 2017 0

GUNFIGHT AS SPECIAL FORCES STORM VENEZUELA PRISON LEAVES 37 PEOPLE DEAD


At least 37 people have been killed during clashes between armed inmates and security forces at a small prison in southern Venezuela... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 0

AMNESTY SOUNDS ALARM AS INDONESIA SLAYS DRUG SUSPECTS


Amnesty International has condemned what it described as an alarming number of police killings of suspected drug dealers in Indonesia... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 796

ICC WARRANT FOR KHALIFA HAFTAR ALLY MAHMOUD AL-WERFALLI


Haftar is the controversial chief of the self-styled Libyan National Army LNA, which now controls key Libyan oil ports... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 1022

IRAQ SENTENCES 27 MEN TO DEATH FOR ROLES IN 2014 SPEICHER MASSACRE


Iraqi soldiers salute a mass grave that is thought to hold as many as 1,700 bodies that were killed in the Camp Speicher massacre... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 99

SHAREHOLDERS CAN'T FORCE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY TO PROVE DRUGS AREN'T USED FOR EXECUTIONS


Cardinal Health shareholders wanted to be sure that the company's medicines were not used for lethal injections... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 60

GERMAN ISIS BRIDE'S CAPTURE FOOTAGE EMERGES AS SHE NOW FACES DEATH PENALTY IN IRAQ


Linda Wenzel, 16, ran away from the small town of Pulsnitz, near Dresen, to join the militants after she was groomed online by an Isis recruiter... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 6274

ONE OF SYRIA'S BEST-KNOWN DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS HAS BEEN EXECUTED


His death is a grim reminder of the horrors that take place in Syrian prisons every day... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 11789

YEMENI CONVICTED OF CHILD RAPE AND MURDER FIRST TO BE PUBLICLY EXECUTED SINCE 2009


The police van transporting Muhammad al-Maghrabi, 41, to Sanaa's Tahrir Square was escorted by five police patrol vehicles... READ MORE

1st August, 2017 10

A VICTIM A LAWMAKER A JUDGE VOICES IN JUVIE REFORM DEBATE


She also came to know a former gang member who was convicted of murder at 15, spent about 13 years in prison and turned his life around... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 5

TEXAS INMATE PUT TO DEATH AFTER LONG LEGAL BATTLE


Preyor's lawyers said the Texas inmate's old attorneys committed fraud against the court and relied on Wikipedia for legal research... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 1455

AMNESTY: SAUDI SHOULD STOP 'BLOODY EXECUTION SPREE'


Amnesty International has urged Saudi Arabia to abandon what it termed a bloody execution spree after 14 more men are set to be executed... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 2562

INDONESIAN PRESIDENT SAYS POLICE CAN SHOOT DRUG TRAFFICKERS WHO RESIST ARREST


Presidential spokesman Johan Budi said Sunday that Jokowi made the comments at a recent meeting of an Indonesian political party... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 240

PRESIDENT JOKO WIDODO ORDERS INDONESIAN POLICE TO SHOOT DRUG TRAFFICKERS


Jakarta Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has instructed law enforcement officers to shoot drug traffickers to deal with a narcotics emergency facing the country... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 135

JOKO WIDODO: POLICE SHOULD SHOOT SUSPECTED DRUG DEALERS


Joko Jokowi Widodo, Indonesia's president, has instructed police to shoot suspected drug dealers to combat what he considers a narcotics emergency facing the country... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 5444

JAILED CAMEROON JOURNALIST NAMED WINNER OF TOP PRESS FREEDOM PRIZE


Ahmed Abba is one of dozens of journalists who have won the award since its inception in 1991... READ MORE

21st July, 2017 24

PENNSYLVANIA POT DEALER GIVES GRISLY CONFESSION ABOUT FOUR SLAYINGS SAYS HES SORRY


DiNardo is charged with four homicide counts and 20 other crimes, including abuse of a corpse, conspiracy and robbery... READ MORE

15th July, 2017 0

PAKISTAN 5TH MOST PROLIFIC EXECUTIONER IN WORLD; 465 HANGED


Pakistan 5th most prolific executioner in world 465 hanged Report... READ MORE

7th July, 2017 104

3RD SUSPECT ARRESTED IN FATAL SHOOTING OF HOUSTON INFANT


Already charged with capital murder are 20-year-old Kravon KRAY'-vahn Human and 24-year-old Jared Balogun... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 0

APPEALS COURT RULING OPENS DOOR TO OHIO RESUMING EXECUTIONS


The three-drug method includes midazolam, a sedative involved in problematic executions in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Ohio and Oklahoma... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 0

DEATH ROW PRISONER WHO STRANGLED FOUR INMATES SAYS, 'I DID IT FOR NOTHING'


Simmons was asked why he did not commit suicide, if prison life was unbearable... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 22

NEW AL-QAEDA LINKED GROUP CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR MALI RESORT ATTACK


A new al-Qaeda linked Islamist group on Monday claimed responsibility for the Mali resort attack... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 4

WONDER WOMAN! DAREDEVIL WALLENDA HANGS BY TEETH OVER NIAGARA FALLS


Wallenda comes from a family of stunt artists and world record chasers... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 0

ISLAMIC STATE CALLS FOR RAMADAN ATTACKS IN US AND EUROPE


Al-Muhajer also called for attacks in Russia and Australia, saying heaven is reached under the shadow of swords ... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 1

ISLAMIC STATE CALLS FOR RAMADAN ATTACKS IN US AND EUROPE


Al-Muhajer also called for attacks in Russia and Australia, saying heaven is reached under the shadow of swords ... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 1

Trending News Headlines : Capital Punishment

DYLANN ROOF SAYS IT'S 'NOT FAIR' HE HAS TO HEAR SO MUCH FROM THE LOVED ONES OF HIS VICTIMS


Dylann Roof says it's 'not fair' he has to hear so much from the loved ones of his victims... READ MORE

5th January, 2017 54982

'I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE IT CRYSTAL CLEAR, I DO NOT REGRET WHAT I DID'


The Justice Department has executed only three inmates in the modern death penalty era, and the last such execution was in 2003... READ MORE

5th January, 2017 49506

SUPREME COURT BLOCKS DEATH SENTENCE OVER RACIAL BIAS


WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court blocked the execution of a Texas murderer Wednesday because of racially discriminatory testimony presented by his own defense team... READ MORE

22nd February, 2017 41634

SYRIA HANGED 13,000 IN SAYDNAYA PRISON: AMNESTY


Syrian government executed thousands of prisoners in mass hangings at Saydnaya prison, says rights watchdog... READ MORE

7th February, 2017 16169

THOUSANDS HANGED AT SAYDNAYA PRISON, AMNESTY SAYS


As many as 13,000 people, most of them civilian opposition supporters, have been executed in secret at a prison in Syria, Amnesty International says... READ MORE

7th February, 2017 11429

U.S. SUPREME COURT DENIES STAY OF EXECUTION FOR ARKANSAS KILLER


The U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for a condemned inmate in Arkansas late Thursday night... READ MORE

28th April, 2017 10948

'SKULL CAVED IN': PAKISTANI JOURNALISM STUDENT BEATEN TO DEATH FOR 'BLASPHEMY' (GRAPHIC VIDEO)


Mardan District Police Officer Dr. Mian Saeed said that at least 45 people have been arrested, according to Dawn... READ MORE

14th April, 2017 10774

DOUGLAS GARLAND FOUND GUILTY OF MURDERING CALGARY BOY AND GRANDPARENTS


Garland, 57, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the 2014 deaths of five-year-old Nathan O'Brien and Alvin, 66, and Kathy Liknes, 53, of Calgary... READ MORE

17th February, 2017 8651

US DOG FOOD RECALL AFTER EUTHANASIA DRUG FOUND


Evanger's Dog Cat Food issued the recall after detecting traces of pentobarbital, a sedative normally used to euthanise dogs, cats, and horses... READ MORE

7th February, 2017 7934

CHARLESTON MASSACRE: DYLANN ROOF SENTENCED TO DEATH


Dylann Roof, a white supremacist who shot dead nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, has been sentenced to death by a federal jury... READ MORE

11th January, 2017 6795

CROWDS ATTACK AFRICANS IN INDIA AFTER TEEN'S DEATH


After that, African ambassadors in New Delhi threatened to advise students from their countries to avoid universities in the capital for their own safety... READ MORE

28th March, 2017 6671

2012 DELHI GANG RAPE IN INDIA: DEATH SENTENCE UPHELD IN RAPE, TORTURE OF STUDENT


The court held that the nature of the crime, which triggered massive protests across India, made it a fit case for the death penalty... READ MORE

5th May, 2017 6180

SYRIA HAS SECRETLY EXECUTED THOUSANDS OF POLITICAL PRISONERS, RIGHTS GROUP SAYS


A report by Amnesty International describes how as many as 13,000 people have been hanged and buried in mass graves at a prison outside Damascus... READ MORE

7th February, 2017 4718

PAKISTAN ARMY SENTENCES INDIAN 'SPY' TO DEATH


Pakistan's military has sentenced an Indian naval officer to death on charges of espionage and sabotage... READ MORE

10th April, 2017 4667

CHARLIE HEBDO RUNS IMAGE OF DECAPITATED THERESA MAY ON FRONT PAGE AND MOCKS LONDON BRIDGE TERROR VICTIMS


Under the headline English multiculturalism, the graphic front page depicts Theresa May carrying her severed head under her arm and saying Too much is too much... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 4062

U.S. SAYS SYRIANS BUILT CREMATORIUM AT PRISON TO DISPOSE OF BODIES


Amnesty International reported in February that an average of 20 to 50 people were hanged each week at the Sednaya military prison north of Damascus... READ MORE

16th May, 2017 3910

MENTALLY ILL MAN SET TO DIE IN ARKANSAS 'CONVEYOR BELT' EXECUTIONS


Later, after he was put on death row in Arkansas, he was observed to be a loner who lived in almost total isolation... READ MORE

13th April, 2017 3060

SYRIA'S SAYDNAYA PRISON CREMATORIUM HID KILLINGS, SAYS US


Mr Jones said the Syrian government had modified a building within the Saydnaya complex to support the suspected crematorium... READ MORE

15th May, 2017 2873

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH CALLS FOR END TO EGYPT MILITARY AID


In the video, we see executions of unarmed people by forces wearing military uniforms, he said... READ MORE

23rd April, 2017 2783

DYLANN ROOF SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR CHARLESTON CHURCH SLAYINGS


Dylann Roof sentenced to death for Charleston church slayings... READ MORE

11th January, 2017 2775

CONVICTED TEEN KILLER KELLY ELLARD GETS ESCORTED TEMPORARY ABSENCES


The Parole Board of Canada has granted Kelly Ellard, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the 1997 beating death of Reena Virk, escorted absences... READ MORE

28th February, 2017 2683

DYLANN ROOF SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR CHARLESTON CHURCH SHOOTING


Dylann Roof has been sentenced to death by a jury in South Carolina for the murder of nine black people in a Charleston church... READ MORE

11th January, 2017 2255

KANSAS MAN CHARGED WITH HATE CRIME IN KILLING OF INDIAN


Purinton was also charged with a federal firearms violation in the February 22 incident at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, a Kansas City suburb... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 2014

KUWAIT HANGS ROYAL FAMILY MEMBER IN MASS EXECUTION


Kuwait has hanged seven prisoners, including a member of its esteemed royal family, in the first mass execution carried out in the oil-rich state since 2013... READ MORE

25th January, 2017 1575

BLAST NEAR MOGADISHU HOURS AFTER AL-SHABAB VOWS ATTACK


The armed group has said that it would launch deadly attacks against Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Somalia's new president, also known as Farmajo... READ MORE

27th February, 2017 1375

KUWAIT HANGS SEVEN, INCLUDING ROYAL, IN MASS EXECUTION


Kuwait has hanged seven prisoners, including a royal family member, according to a statement carried by the state-run KUNA news agency... READ MORE

25th January, 2017 1331

CHARLESTON CHURCH SHOOTER SENTENCED TO DEATH


Dylann Roof has been sentenced to death for killing nine black church members in Charleston, S.C... READ MORE

11th January, 2017 1219

SOMALIA: HUGE BLAST ROCKS DOWNTOWN MOGADISHU


Police officer Hussein Nor Mohamed told Al Jazeera the death toll currently was two but that could rise... READ MORE

8th May, 2017 1021

COURTS GRANT STAYS TO REMAINING SEVEN MEN SET TO DIE IN ARKANSAS EXECUTIONS


The executions had been scheduled to start Monday night... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 915

JORDAN EXECUTES 15 PEOPLE, INCLUDING 10 MEN CONVICTED OF TERRORISMA


Jordan on Saturday executed 10 men convicted of terrorism charges, including deadly attacks on tourists, Jordanian security forces and a local writer, the government spokesman said... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 894


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