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Australia `very disappointed` at Indonesia death row ruling

 Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Wednesday she was "very disappointed" at the failure of the latest bid to spare two Australians on death row in Indonesia, as Jakarta signalled that execution preparations were almost complete.

Jakarta court dismisses death row Australians` legal challenge

An Indonesian court on Tuesday dismissed a bid by two Australian drug traffickers on death row to avoid execution by challenging the president`s rejection of their pleas for clemency.

Death row US woman asks for huge meal before execution

A meal to die for! A death row US woman, convicted for killing her husband, has submitted a lengthy list for her last feast before execution -- from cheeseburgers to cherry vanilla ice cream -- she wants it all.

Transfer delayed but Indonesian executions to go ahead: Reports

The transfer of two Australians on death row in Indonesia to an island for execution has been delayed to allow them more time with their families, reports said Tuesday.

Australian court to hear death row dog case

Australia`s apex court has agreed to hear a case of a dog on death row after a woman appealed a council order to put down Izzy, her Staffordshire terrier, media reported.

Australian PM pleads with Indonesia over death row men

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Saturday pleaded with Indonesia to heed Australia's call for clemency for two death row convicts, and warned that Canberra would make its displeasure known should the executions go ahead.

Oklahoma resumes executions after botched killing

 The US state of Oklahoma executed a death row inmate on Thursday, the first since a botched execution that forced a halt on killings eight months ago.

Three Indians saved from execution in Saudi Arabia

Three Indians on death row in Saudi Arabia for the murder of their compatriot have been saved from being executed after an Indian businessman paid nearly USD 133,200 in blood money on their behalf.

Husband of Pakistani Christian on death row for blasphemy begs for pardon

The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy four years ago has written to the president to ask for her to be pardoned and allowed to move to France.

Five Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka return home
Five Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka return home

Chennai: The five Indian fishermen, who were sentenced to death on charges of drug trafficking, and released by the Sri Lankan court yesterday, will reach home on Thursday.

Tamil Nadu delegation demands release of 5 fishermen on death row in Lanka

Amid uncertainty over the release of five Indian fishermen facing death sentence in Sri Lanka, a delegation of fishermen from Tamil Nadu on Monday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and sought Centre's intervention for their "immediate release".

Cameron must act to free Briton on Pak's death row: Family

The daughter of a British man sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy delivered Prime Minister David Cameron a petition Friday demanding help in securing his release.

Sudanese death row Christian woman arrives in Italy

A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity and then barred from leaving Sudan flew into Rome on Thursday on an Italian government plane, officials said.

Sudanese death row Christian woman arrives in Italy

A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity and then barred from leaving Sudan flew into Rome on Thursday on an Italian government plane, officials said.

World`s `longest-serving` death row inmate granted retrial in Japan

Shizuoka District Court decided to "start the retrial over the case" of Iwao Hakamada, 78, who was convicted for the grisly murder of his boss and the man`s family, a court official said.

Indian-origin on death row in Singapore gets life sentence

Dinesh Pillai Reja Retnam, 31, was re-sentenced to life term in jail as his case became an exception under the revised Misuse of Drugs Act, which had previously carried a mandatory death sentence.

Apex court relief to death row convicts welcomed

Human rights group People`s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court`s judgment commuting the death sentence of 15 convicts to life imprisonment.

US killer wants organs donated

Death row inmate Ronald Phillips` lawyers say in a letter to the Ohio prisons agency that Phillips would also be willing to donate organs to other individuals.

Rajoana to field candidate against Preneet, Bittu

Balwant Singh Rajoana, a death row convict for assassinating former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, has said he will field his candidate against members of the erstwhile royal family of Patiala.

Tandoor case: SC reserves verdict on plea of death row convict

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a plea filed by jailed former Youth Congress leader Sushil Sharma challenging his conviction and death sentence in the 1995 Naina Sahni murder case.