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US man loses cell phone in grain pit, gets it back from Japan

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:15

Nine months after he lost his cell phone in a grain pit in Oklahoma, a US farmer has got it back from Japan.

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.

Boston marathon bomb suspect challenges death penalty

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 02:24

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a US court to rule out capital punishment for their client, after last month`s botched execution of a US inmate.

Barack Obama troubled by botched US execution

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 12:59

Obama called the botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate "deeply troubling" and announced that he`s going to ask the attorney general to analyse problems surrounding the application of the death penalty in the United States.

Unused dose of lethal Oklahoma drugs to be tested

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 03:21

Oklahoma`s attorney general`s office says drugs previously readied for a second scheduled execution this week will be tested as part of an investigation into the first execution that ended with an inmate`s fatal heart attack.

Oklahoma prison chief calls for execution review

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 02:43

The head of Oklahoma`s Department of Corrections said in a letter to the governor today that the state must change its execution procedures to allow for more oversight after an inmate suffered an agonising death this week as the state tried to execute him.

Oklahoma inmate dies after execution is botched

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 11:11

An Oklahoma inmate whose execution was halted because the delivery of a new drug combination was botched died of a heart attack, the head of the state Department of Corrections said.

Storms leave 35 dead in US, thousands without power

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 11:09

As severe storms swept across South and Central America, at least 35 people were left dead and tens of thousands remained without power even as forecasters downgraded the threat to the eastern half of US.

Tornadoes kill 26 in US

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 12:51

Tornadoes flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and bent telephone poles into 45-degree angles as they barreled through Alabama and Mississippi, part of a storm system that killed at least nine people in the South and brought the overall death toll from two days of severe weather in the country to at least 26.

Tornado devastation in US, rescue operation starts, 18 found dead

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 23:11

Residents emerged Monday to view the full scope of the devastation left by powerful tornadoes that tore through small towns in south-central United States, killing at least 18 people.

Multiple deaths as tornadoes strike southern US

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:49

Tornadoes ripped through the south-central United States on Sunday, killing at least 12 people in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Massive tornado hits Oklahoma, 2 dead

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 07:05

Authorities say a tornado has killed two people in a small Oklahoma town on early Monday.