Pope meets Christian woman sentenced to death in SudanPope Francis met privately on Thursday at the Vatican with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, which was commuted in June.
Botched Arizona execution takes nearly two hoursArizona inmate Joseph Wood reportedly gasped over 600 times before succumbing to a lethal injection on Wednesday, adding yet another flawed execution to a recent series that has ra...
Egypt sentences over 180 Brotherhood supporters to deathAn Egyptian court confirmed on Saturday death sentences against the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 182 supporters, a strong sign that the crackdown on the group will continue...
Three sentenced to death for Tiananmen Square attackThree people have been sentenced to death in connection with a suicide car crash in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, state-run media said Monday.
Sudan 'to release' woman sentenced to die for apostasyA Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for allegedly abandoning the Muslim faith will be freed "within days", a foreign ministry official said Saturday, though her husband wa...
US Supreme Court justice halts Missouri executionUS Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order late on Tuesday suspending the planned execution of a Missouri inmate, little more than an hour before it was due to take plac...
Report highlights chaotic scenes at botched US executionOklahoma prison officials released a report Thursday giving an account of Clayton Lockett’s botched execution earlier this week, in which it emerged that officials searched for a v...
In The Papers
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
BYOC: Bring Your Own CannabisINTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 01.05.14: International papers are largely critical of a botched execution in the US state of Oklahoma. Slate says Oklahoma accidentally killed a man...
US convict dies of heart attack after 'botched' executionAn American death row inmate in Oklahoma died of a heart attack after his execution was stopped because the lethal injection using a new drug combination failed to work properly.
Inside The Americas
INSIDE THE AMERICAS
USA: Executions halted over drugs secrecyThis week, in the US state of Oklahoma, the executions of two convicted murderers are delayed after a court ruled the state must first prove the source of the drugs used in lethal...
In pictures: Iranian woman pardons son’s killer at the gallowsAn Iranian woman on Tuesday pardoned her son’s killer at the gallows, with just seconds to spare before executioners were to hang him.
Man executed in Texas for 2002 triple murderA man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her 3-year-old son and her mother in January 2002 was executed by Texas prison officials on Wednesday.