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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