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US Supreme Court takes up death penalty and mental disability

On Tuesday, the justices seemed unconvinced by the Texas method, which critics say is too subjective.

Pakistan cleric given death penalty by anti-terrorism court for burning Christian couple

A cleric was among five persons who were today handed down death penalty by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan for burning alive a Christian couple after accusing them of committing blasphemy here in 2014.

India opposes UN resolution for moratorium on death penalty

The United States also opposed the resolution, saying that capital punishment was legal under international law and dealing with it was a domestic matter.

Turkey parliament to consider death penalty for coup plotters

Capital punishment was abolished in Turkey in 2004 as the nation sought accession to the European Union.

Pak SC: Schizophrenia can't be ground for halting death penalty

Pak SC: Schizophrenia can't be ground for halting death penalty

"In our opinion, rules relating to mental sickness are not subjugative to delay the execution of death sentence,” the Pak court observed.

Death penalty for tribal youth for rape and murder of 5-yr-old

A tribal youth was awarded capital punishment by a court here on Tuesday for raping and killing a five-year-old girl 10 months ago.

Leader of Opposition in Goa Assembly, Pratapsinh Rane, death penalty for drug peddlers

Fearing that the coastal state may turn into an "Udta Goa", Leader of Opposition in Assembly, Pratapsinh Rane on Monday recommended death penalty for drug peddlers.

Turkey rebuffs EU on death penalty, as Erdogan calls for 'new blood' in army

Turkey rebuffs EU on death penalty, as Erdogan calls for 'new blood' in army

There is growing worry in the West about Turkey's widening crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after last week's failed military coup.

Turkey rebuffs EU on death penalty, as Erdogan calls for 'new blood' in army

Turkey rebuffs EU on death penalty, as Erdogan calls for 'new blood' in army

There is growing worry in the West about Turkey's widening crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after last week's failed military coup.

Erdogan says Turkey will consider reinstating death penalty

"We cannot delay this anymore because in this country, those who launch a coup will have to pay the price for it," he told supporters after attending funerals for the putsch victims." Turkey president said. 

Charleston church shooting case: US seeks death penalty for shooter Dylann Roof

Charleston church shooting case: US seeks death penalty for shooter Dylann Roof

The US government is seeking the death penalty in the case of the Charleston church shooting which killed nine people last year.

Vishva Hindu Parishad leader Togadia wants death penalty for cow slaughter

Vishva Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia said the central government should enact a law for punishing cow slaughter with death penalty.

Nine ''hardcore terrorists'' set to be hanged in Pakistan

Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif confirmed the death sentences on the nine men who were sentenced for terror offences.

North Korea jails Canadian pastor for life with hard labour

Pyongyang views foreign missionaries with deep suspicion, though it allows some to undertake humanitarian work.

Shahabuddin's conviction in acid attack case: Victims' parents demand death penalty

Shahabuddin and three others had doused the two brothers, Girish Raj and Satish Raj, in acid in 2004 before murdering them.

Nitish Katara murder: SC rejects Delhi govt's appeal seeking death penalty for killers

Nitish Katara murder: SC rejects Delhi govt's appeal seeking death penalty for killers

Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Delhi government's plea seeking death penalty for the killers of Nitish Katara.

Florida executes man convicted of fatally stabbing 4

A Florida man has been executed nearly three decades after he was convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife, young daughter and two in-laws.

Should discuss death penalty, timeframe for execution: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said with around 300 persons on the death row, we must ponder whether the capital punishment should be retained, and if yes, must determine a timeframe for its execution.

Juveniles too must get death for rape: Kejriwal

Juveniles too must get death for rape: Kejriwal

Juveniles who are 15 years old too must get death penalty if they commit rape, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday.

There should be death penalty or life term for accused above age of 15 years in heinous crimes: Arvind​ Kejriwal

There should be death penalty or life term for accused above age of 15 years in heinous crimes: Arvind​ Kejriwal

Juveniles who are 15 years old too must get death penalty if they commit rape, Delhi Chief Minister said.