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Cash-rich Arab sympathisers funding IS militants: Report

The dreaded Sunni jihadi group Islamic State has been receiving significant financial backing from oil-rich Arab sympathisers outside Iraq and Syria where it controls large swaths, a media report said on Sunday.

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.

Indonesia says `nothing` will stop Australian executions

Indonesia`s attorney-general declared Friday "nothing whatsoever" could stop the execution of two Australians from going ahead, promising the drug smugglers will face the firing squad as soon as possible.

Indonesia moving 2 Aussies, 5 other foreigners for execution

Indonesian officials on Monday said that eight convicted drug smugglers, including seven foreigners, would be transferred to a prison island this week for imminent execution despite international appeals for clemency.

Missouri man executed for killing neighbor in 1990

A man convicted of breaking into his neighbor's home in a St Louis suburb and slitting her throat 25 years ago was executed early Wednesday.

Jordanian pilot, burned alive by Islamic State, was 'heavily sedated' in execution video?
Jordanian pilot, burned alive by Islamic State, was 'heavily sedated' in execution video?

Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh, who was burnt alive by Islamic State (IS) militants while in captivity, was “heavily sedated” and had no idea about what was happening to him.

Boko Haram kidnaps 20 people in Cameroon, executes 12

Suspected members of Boko Haram kidnapped 20 people from a bus in northern Cameroon, then executed 12 of them, a security source and resident said Monday.

Indonesia to execute 8 for drugs, including 7 foreigners

Indonesia's government is preparing to execute eight drug smugglers, including seven foreigners, an official said on Tuesday.

Two LeJ militants executed for sectarian murder in Pak

Two Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militants, convicted for the sectarian murder of a Shiite doctor, were hanged here on Tuesday, taking the number of those executed in Pakistan since it lifted a moratorium on death penalty to 22.

Chinese man executed for rape of minor

A man in northeast China`s Heilongjiang province was executed Friday for the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, in collusion with his pregnant wife.

Afghans arrest commander of group that claimed killing Swedish journalist

 Afghanistan`s main intelligence agency said on Wednesday it had arrested a commander of a militant group known as the "Suicide Front", that claimed responsibility last year for the execution-style killing of a Swedish journalist.

Third Pakistani beheaded in Saudi Arabia this year

Saudi Arabia on Monday beheaded a convicted Pakistani heroin smuggler, the third person from his country executed for the crime this year.

Islamic State crucifies 17 men, throws 'gay' men off tower
Islamic State crucifies 17 men, throws 'gay' men off tower

The Islamic State (IS) has reportedly carried out an "unprecedented" string of public executions in a 48-hour period by crucifying 17 young men, throwing men, accused of being gay, off towers and stoning a woman charged with adultery.

Fury as Indonesia executes foreigners by firing squad

 Brazil and the Netherlands recalled their ambassadors from Indonesia and expressed fury Sunday after Jakarta defied their pleas and executed six convicted drugs offenders by firing squad, including two of their citizens.

Rousseff `outraged` at Indonesian execution of Brazilian

Brazil`s President was "distressed and outraged" after Indonesia defied her repeated pleas and executed one of her countrymen convicted of drug trafficking, a spokesman said Saturday.

'Indonesia executes 6 drug convicts, including 5 foreigners'

Indonesia today executed six people convicted of drugs offences, including five foreigners, a spokesman for the attorney general's office said.

Georgia puts to death Vietnam War veteran in first US execution of 2015

A decorated Vietnam War veteran convicted of murdering a Georgia sheriff`s deputy in 1998 was put to death on Tuesday, state officials said, becoming the first death row inmate executed in the United States this year.

Pakistan to execute five terrorists on Tuesday

 The Pakistan government will execute five more terrorists in Sukkur and Faisalabad jails Tuesday, media reported.

Somalia`s Shebab militants `execute informers`

 Somalia`s Shebab militants have executed four people accused of spying for the United States, Ethiopia and the country`s internationally-backed government, officials and witnesses said.

Islamic State jihadists claim execution of eight people in Iraq

The Islamic State jihadist group has executed eight people, four of them policemen, in Iraq`s Salaheddin province, according to a series of pictures posted online.