""She has dedicated her life to improving the situation of people with intellectual disabilities and their parents in Lithuania and elsewhere.""Angelika Hild
"The bigger problem comes if the EC’s flawed approach becomes the basis for new global rules and norms around digital trade"Nigel Cory
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
"Savita died because religious objections were given more value than her life."Shannon Kowalski and Susan Wood
International Women’s Health Coalition
""God willing, next year we will celebrate this event again, hoping that the reconstruction of the city will have progressed.""Najim al-Jibouri
Military Commander in Mosul
"“The substance is very stable. It can be washed away by rain, it can evaporate under the sun. But it won’t decompose.""Vladimir Uglev
""If we want the best for our children, we need to want the best for all our teachers too.""Małgorzata Kulesza
Teacher in Poland
"People in Europe worry about migration for sure. But their attitudes to it are complex and open to change"Benjamin Ward
Deputy Europe and Central Asia Director, Human Rights Watch
"If there is peace between Ethiopian and Eritrean people, the horn of Africa region will be a region of peace and development."
A fourth inmate has been executed in just a week in the US State of Arkansas after weeks of controversy about plans for a high number of executions in a short space of…
The US state of Arkansas begins its bid to kill eight men on death row before a lethal injection drug expires in 10 days with the execution of Ledell Lee.
The Supreme Court of Arkansas has halted two executions mere hours before they had been scheduled to take place.
What critics branded an ‘assembly line of executions’ by the US state of Arkansas has been put on hold after separate court rulings.
Campaigners aginst the death penalty for 36 years, Amnesty International's annual report says the number of executions has fallen around the world, but the number of people sentenced to death has jump
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The court of cassation overturns the death sentence pronounced in June against former president Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood
Carlos Alberto, captain of Brazil's 1970 World Cup winners, has died of a heart attack.
The Philippine president has threatened to quit the United Nations after it urged him to stop killing suspected criminals.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin will focus their talks on the Syria conflict, trade, energy and the resumption of Russian charter flights to Turkey.
Indonesia went ahead with the execution of four drug offenders early on Friday morning. Last-minute petitions were denied. Another 10 more are due to
A local man and three Nigerians have been killed by firing squad in Indonesia for drug-related crimes.
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The Turkish president has vowed to approve the restoration of capital punishment if parliament votes for it, in defiance of EU warnings.
Federal prosecutors are to seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a racially motivated attack at South Carolina church last…
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An Egyptian court has sought the death penalty for six men including three journalists charged with endangering national security by spying for
Bangladesh’s highest court has upheld the death penalty for Quasem Ali, one of the leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami party. A five-judge panel led by
A court in Iran has sentenced to death Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani and two accomplices for embezzlement, the judiciary said on Sunday, in a