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Death row inmate set to be executed in Texas

Death row inmate set to be executed in Texas

Texas was set Wednesday to execute a man who stabbed to death an elderly mother and daughter in their home, robbing them of a car and a credit card.

Texas to execute man convicted of abducting, strangling college student

Texas to execute man convicted of abducting, strangling college student

A man who has maintained his innocence and whose lawyers have argued the state ignored key evidence that would exonerate him is scheduled to be put to death in Texas on Wednesday for the kidnapping, rape and murder of a 19-year-old college student.

Japan executes last sarin attack cult members on death row

Japan executes last sarin attack cult members on death row

The execution of the six Aum Shinrikyo members, years after they were put on death row, draws a line under the horrific attack which shocked the world.

Florida puts inmate to death, two other executions halted

Florida puts inmate to death, two other executions halted

Florida executed a man convicted of the 1993 rape and murder of a college student, while Alabama halted its planned execution of a convicted murderer.

Egypt hangs five prisoners: officials

Egypt hangs five prisoners: officials

Egyptian prison authorities executed on Tuesday five inmates who had been sentenced to death, four of them over a bombing that killed military cadets, security officials said.

Japan executes two murderers, including teenage killer

Japan executes two murderers, including teenage killer

Japan Tuesday executed two convicted murderers, including one who committed his crime while in his teens, the justice ministry said, ignoring calls from international rights groups to end capital punishment.

14 protesters face execution in Saudi: rights groups

14 protesters face execution in Saudi: rights groups

Saudi Arabia plans to execute 14 citizens, after a trial linked to political protests, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

US state of Georgia executes convicted murderer

US state of Georgia executes convicted murderer

The US state of Georgia executed a convicted murderer by lethal injection early Wednesday, after a court rejected his demand to be put to death by firing squad.

India urges UN court to stop Pakistan executing 'spy'

India urges UN court to stop Pakistan executing 'spy'

The UN's top court will hold an emergency hearing on Monday as India seeks to stop Pakistan from executing an Indian national accused of spying.

ICJ asks Pakistan to halt execution of Indian national

ICJ asks Pakistan to halt execution of Indian national

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has taken action at India's request to halt the execution of an ex-naval officer convicted in Pakistan of espionage, officials in New Delhi said on Wednesday.

Arkansas holds fourth execution in eight days

Arkansas holds fourth execution in eight days

Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days on Thursday, administering a lethal injection to a man who killed two people after escaping from a prison where he had been serving a life sentence.

Arkansas executes first inmate in 12 years

Arkansas executes first inmate in 12 years

Arkansas executed its first inmate in 12 years on Thursday after a protracted legal battle that questioned aspects of the use of the death penalty in the United States, which fell to a quarter-century low in 2016.