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Legal rulings halt Arkansas 'assembly line' executions

What critics branded an ‘assembly line of executions’ by the US state of Arkansas has been put on hold after separate court rulings.

What critics branded an ‘assembly line of executions’ by the US state of Arkansas has been put on hold after separate court rulings.

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Death sentences soar but executions fall in 2016 says Amnesty

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

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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Turkish president makes first foreign visit after coup attempt to Russia

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.

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.

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State executions: a fate worse than death

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

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

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Death penalty sought for South Carolina church shooter

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…

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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Will the Philippines reinstate the death penalty?

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has pledged to bring back hanging and introduce a "shoot-to-kill" policy for the police.

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has pledged to bring back hanging and introduce a "shoot-to-kill" policy for the police.

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Pfizer blocks drugs sales for use in lethal injections in US prisons

Drug companies are saying No to death row. The latest pharmaceuticals giant to restrict sales of drugs used in lethal injections to US prisons is

Drug companies are saying No to death row. The latest pharmaceuticals giant to restrict sales of drugs used in lethal injections to US prisons is

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Quasem Ali's death sentence upheld by Bangladesh's Supreme Court

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

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

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Iranian billionaire Babak Zanjani sentenced to death for corruption

A court in Iran has sentenced to death Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani and two accomplices for embezzlement, the judiciary said on Sunday, in a

A court in Iran has sentenced to death Iranian businessman Babak Zanjani and two accomplices for embezzlement, the judiciary said on Sunday, in a

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Rights and reforms: Iran's post-election challenges

There is as sense of deja vu about our interview here in Geneva, with Dr. Mohammad Javad Larijani, head of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights and

There is as sense of deja vu about our interview here in Geneva, with Dr. Mohammad Javad Larijani, head of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights and

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Pope Francis calls for death penalty to be scrapped worldwide

Pope Francis is calling for the abolition of the death penalty around the world. He says the commandment “You shall not kill” is valid for both the

Pope Francis is calling for the abolition of the death penalty around the world. He says the commandment “You shall not kill” is valid for both the

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Killers of Bangladesh blogger are given death penalty

Two former students were sentenced to death in Bangladesh on Thursday for the murder of a secular blogger in 2013. Only one of the pair was present

Two former students were sentenced to death in Bangladesh on Thursday for the murder of a secular blogger in 2013. Only one of the pair was present

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Texas carries out 12th execution this year

Texas has executed a 33-year-old man, the 12th execution held in the state so far this year, more than any other in the USA. In total 24 people have

Texas has executed a 33-year-old man, the 12th execution held in the state so far this year, more than any other in the USA. In total 24 people have

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#execution: Texas set to carry out 12th this year

The US state of Texas plans to execute a man convicted of killing an off-duty police officer 14 years ago. 33-year-old Licho Escamilla was 19 when

The US state of Texas plans to execute a man convicted of killing an off-duty police officer 14 years ago. 33-year-old Licho Escamilla was 19 when

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Surge in executions in death penalty countries

“The 13th World Day against the Death Penalty will take place on 10th October. What is the current situation worldwide?” asks Ben from London. The

“The 13th World Day against the Death Penalty will take place on 10th October. What is the current situation worldwide?” asks Ben from London. The

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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi: Libya's failed reformer

Saif al Islam Gaddafi was once widely seen as the future of reform in Libya. Muammar Gaddafi’s second son was once regarded as the man who would

Saif al Islam Gaddafi was once widely seen as the future of reform in Libya. Muammar Gaddafi’s second son was once regarded as the man who would

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Libya: Rights groups slam death sentence for Gaddafi son

The United Nations human rights office says it is ‘deeply disturbed’ by death sentences handed down by a Libyan court to a son of Colonel Gaddafi and

The United Nations human rights office says it is ‘deeply disturbed’ by death sentences handed down by a Libyan court to a son of Colonel Gaddafi and