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Florida uses untested drug to execute double murderer
After spending nearly three decades on death row Mark Asay was executed without any incident
Alabama executes 75-year-old man
The US state of Alabama has executed a 75-year-old man who had been on death row for more than three decades. Tommy Arthur was convicted of killing
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US: Arkansas carries out back-to-back executions
Arkansas has become the first US state in 17 years to execute more than one inmate on the same day.
Arkansas executes first of eight slated to die in 10 days before drug expires
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.
Executions halted by Arkansas Supreme Court as politicians race to carry out death sentences
The Supreme Court of Arkansas has halted two executions mere hours before they had been scheduled to take place.
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
Amnesty International blasts Beijing as global death penalty toll falls
Amnesty International has released its global death penalty report, with China, Iran and Saudi Arabia the world’s top executioners.
'Human Slaughterhouse' - Amnesty report on a Syrian jail
As many as 13,000 people most of them opposition supporters have been executed at a military prison near Damascus.
Saudi Arabia court orders prince to be flogged
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a member of the royal family to be flogged.
Bangladesh hangs party leader convicted of war crimes
Bangladesh has hanged an opposition party leader convicted of war crimes.
North Korea minister executed 'for showing lack of respect'
One of North Korea’s top ministers has been executed after showing a lack of respect at a meeting chaired by leader Kim Jong Un, the South said on Wednesday.
Philippine president threatens to quit UN over 'stupid' criticism of drug war
The Philippine president has threatened to quit the United Nations after it urged him to stop killing suspected criminals.
Iraq executes 36 men for massacre of military recruits near Tikrit
Iraq has executed by hanging 36 men who were convicted over the killings of up to 1,700 military recruits at former US base Camp Speicher near Tikrit in 2014.
22 Mexican drug cartel members 'executed by police' - report
One of the worst allegations of abuse by Mexican security forces has been revealed in a damning report by the country’s national human rights commission.
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
Jokowi on path to become 'most prolific executioner in recent Indonesian history' - Amnesty International
A local man and three Nigerians have been killed by firing squad in Indonesia for drug-related crimes.
Bangladeshi Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami executed for war crimes
An Islamist leader has been hanged in Bangladesh for war crimes committed in 1971. Seventy three-year-old Motiur Rahman Nizami was executed on
North Korea 'executes' army chief, Seoul reports
North Korea is reported to have carried out the latest in a series of high-profile executions. Army Chief of Staff Ri Yong Gil is said to have been
Baghdad offers to mediate in growing row between Saudi Arabia and Iran
The Iraqi foreign minister is in the Iranian capital meeting his counterpart there, amid fears of a new sectarian conflict