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US Supreme Court suspends execution of Missouri murderer

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 11:43

The US Supreme Court ordered a last minute stay of execution for a convicted murderer and rapist who argued that a rare medical condition risked making the lethal injection unconstitutional.

Judge refuses to postpone next US execution

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 08:14

A federal judge in the US state of Missouri refused Monday to postpone an execution, which would be the first since a botched lethal injection ignited a national debate.

Media in US request info on lethal injection drug

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 01:38

A group of US-based media outlets on Thursday launched a legal bid to obtain information about drugs due to be used in a lethal injection in Missouri next week following a botched execution in Oklahoma.

Too much Twitter kills romance in life

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11:55

Are 140 characters coming between you and romance in your life?

Indian-origin student wins spelling bee after epic 95 rounds

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 14:50

A 13-year old Indian-origin boy has emerged as the winner of a spelling bee contest in the US in an epic verbal duel that lasted a total of 95 rounds.

Killer of Missouri schoolgirl executed after appeals dismissed

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 19:31

A Missouri man was executed for raping and murdering a 15 year-old school girl, authorities said after the US Supreme Court dismissed a flurry of petitions seeking a stay.

Man convicted of raping, killing girl executed in US

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 13:15

The US state of Missouri executed early Wednesday a man convicted of abducting, raping and killing a teenage girl, US media reported.

Missouri spelling bee runs out of words after marathon duel

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 17:06

A spelling bee competition in the US has been tied between a 13-year-old Indian-origin boy and a 11-year-old girl after they duelled for 66 rounds until finally the judges ran out of words.

US Supreme Court lifts stay of Missouri execution

Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 06:58

The US Supreme Court has lifted its stay on the scheduled execution of a Missouri death row inmate whose lawyers had challenged the state`s refusal to disclose where it obtained its lethal injection drug.

Sub-zero arctic blast strikes US

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 08:20

Icy, snow-covered roads and high winds made travel treacherous from the Dakotas to Michigan and Missouri as much of the US braced for dangerously cold temperatures that could break records.

Humans evolved agile hands much earlier than thought

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 20:03

Humans may have evolved dexterous hands around half a million years earlier than previously thought, discovery of a 1.42-million-year-old bone fossil in Kenya suggests.

Serial killer Joseph Franklin executed after US Supreme Court clears way

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 10:52

Missouri serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin was executed by lethal injection early Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for him to be put to death, a corrections spokesman said.