Human rights activists have slammed the public execution of four apparent loyalists of Syrian President Bashar-al-Assad by rebels in Aleppo.
Iran publicly hanged on Tuesday a man convicted of murdering a female fellow student in the capital Tehran, the state television website reported.
The Taliban shot dead an alleged murderer before a large gathering in the restive North Waziristan tribal region, the second such public execution this month by militants in northwest Pakistan.
Police have shot dead two relatives of convicts during a melee that erupted at a public execution in southern Iran.
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Showbiz World - December 26, 2014