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North Korea uses flamethrower to execute official

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Die the North Korean style. After North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un persecuted his own uncle, Jang Song-taek, another official, has been put to the fire.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Texas executes serial killer

U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. AP FILE PHOTO

Texas put to death a serial killer Thursday, after the US Supreme Court rejected his last-ditch appeal over the source of lethal injection drugs.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Global executions up 15 percent in 2013–report

This May 27, 2008, file photo, shows the gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs. A new report says the number of reported executions around the world rose almost 15 percent in 2013, and the United States was among the five countries putting the most people to death. The Amnesty International report released Thursday, March 27, 2014, says the 778 executions it was able to count last year don’t include the thousands of people put to death in China, where such information is a state secret. AP

The number of known executions around the world rose almost 15 percent in 2013, and the United States was among the five countries putting the most people to death, a new report says.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

North Korea boasts of removal of “factionalist filth”

Kim Jong-Un. AP FILE PHOTO

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday boasted of a surge of internal strength in the new year because of the elimination of “factionalist filth” — a reference to his once powerful uncle and mentor, whose purge and execution last month have raised questions about the country’s stability.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Rizal’s execution on Twitter: How would it be like?

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What would Jose Rizal’s final moments be like if someone tweeted about it?

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Oklahoma carries out US death row’s last execution of 2013

A convicted murderer became the final person to be executed in the United States this year, after being put to death Tuesday in Oklahoma, authorities said.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bangladesh halts execution of opposition leader

Bangladeshi security personnel stand guard outside Central Jail, where Abdul Quader Mollah, leader of the country's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami, is being held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. AP

The appeals division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court is reviewing the death sentence for one of the country’s opposition leaders after a judge halted his execution at the last minute so his attorneys could seek a new review of the case.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iraq executions top 150 for 2013

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay. AP FILE PHOTO

Iraq has confirmed seven more executions, pushing the number of people put to death this year to more than 150 in defiance of widespread international condemnation.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

N. Korea publicly executes 80 – report

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North Korea publicly executed around 80 people earlier this month, many for watching smuggled South Korean TV shows, a South Korean newspaper reported Monday.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

American confesses to murder as he is executed

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An American man confessed to a murder he had long denied as he was put to death Tuesday night in Florida by lethal injection.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Texas pharmacist demands return of execution drugs

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A pharmacist which recently provided the state of Texas with barbiturates to use during executions by lethal injection has demanded the return of his stock after being drawn into a legal battle.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Execution of mentally disabled US man set for Friday

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The execution of a US inmate diagnosed as “mentally retarded,” delayed pending a last-minute appeal, will now take place on Friday, officials in the US state of Georgia said.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Wasted efforts for a drug mule

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Vice President Jejomar Binay. FILE PHOTO

What a waste on the part of the government which tried in vain to get a reprieve for a Filipina drug mule who was reported to have been executed in China Wednesday.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Featured Columns,On Target | Read More »

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