Man sentenced to death for killing girl in Odisha

A man was sentenced to death by a court here for killing a 17-year-old girl last year.

Egypt court sentences two Morsi supporters to death

An Egyptian court has sentenced two supporters of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to death after they were found guilty in several cases relating to violence that erupted after the former President's removal last year.

Bombay High Court stays execution of two Kolhapur sisters

In a relief for two Kolhapur sisters whose mercy pleas were recently rejected by President, Bombay HC stayed their execution till disposal of their petition seeking commutation to life imprisonment.

Sisters from Kolhapur awaiting death sentence for mass murders move HC

Two sisters from Kolhapur whose mercy petitions against capital punishment were rejected by President, moved the Bombay HC praying their death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment.

Two Kolhapur sisters may become first ever women to be hanged in India

Two sisters from Kolhapur, who were awarded death sentence in 2001 for kidnapping and murder, are likely to become the first women ever in India to be hanged after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected their mercy pleas.

HC reserves order in case of bus driver who killed 9 people

Bombay High Court reserved its order on Thursday, on the quantum of punishment to be awarded to a driver who mowed down nine people and injured 36 others while driving a state transport bus in 2012 even as the state demanded the death sentence for him and the defence pleaded for leniency.

Iran jails academic for crimes against regime

A well-known Iranian academic who had a death sentence overturned a decade ago has been convicted and sentenced to a year in jail for spreading propaganda against the regime.

Acid attacker gets death sentence in Madhya Pradesh

In a significant judgement, a youth has been sentenced to death by a local court for throwing acid on a woman following which she died.

China`s woman tycoon wins reprieve from death sentence

A 34-year-old Chinese woman tycoon, convicted for raising USD 121 million illegally, got a reprieve Friday after a court commuted her death sentence to life imprisonment.

Nitish Katara murder case: Mother seeks death for convicts

The mother of Nitish Katara, who was abducted and killed in 2002, today sought death penalty for the three convicts including UP politician D P Yadav`s son Vikas.

SC commutes death sentence of 26-year-old youth

The Supreme Court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of a 26-year-old youth to life term for killing a woman and her son saying that the convict is an educated person so there are chances of his reform.

China`s Supreme Court overturns death sentence for victim of domestic violence: Lawyer

China`s top court has overturned the death sentence of a woman convicted of killing her husband after years of violent abuse, her lawyer said on Tuesday, in a move activists say shows the government could be serious about battling domestic violence.

Saudi hands Shiite protester death sentence

A Saudi court sentenced to death a Shiite protester convicted of opening fire on a police patrol during unrest in the kingdom`s east, local media reported on Tuesday.

Businessman linked to China`s ex-security tsar sentenced to death

A Chinese court handed down a death sentence on Friday to a former mining magnate with links to the eldest son of retired security tsar Zhou Yongkang over charges of leading a 36-member gang on a crime spree spanning two decades.

Man who plotted to kill Obama sentenced to death

A judge has formally sentenced a man to death for killing a woman as part of what he said was a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama.

US urges Egypt to reverse mass death sentence

The United States today urged Egypt to reverse a court decision to sentence 682 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters, including the group`s spiritual leader Mohamed Badie, to death.

President`s power to grant clemency should not be questioned: Centre to SC

The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that courts should not inquire into a decision of the President to grant pardon to a convicted person, saying the power of the head of the executive is beyond the pale of question.

Teacher sentenced to death in China for raping school children

A 56-year-old school teacher in central China was on Monday sentenced to death with a two years` reprieve for raping two girl students and molesting several others.

Iran court overturns ex-US Marine`s death sentence

Iran`s Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence handed to a former US Marine convicted of espionage, with the penalty being cut to 10 years in jail, media reported Sunday.

Saudi death sentence for top Qaeda man `held for decade`

A Saudi court sentenced to death Wednesday the "chief strategist" of a wave of al-Qaeda violence that erupted in the kingdom in 2003, a decade after his reported arrest.

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