The two women, who allegedly murdered the North Korean leader's half-brother, deny carrying out the killing.
During his annual State of the Nation Address, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pushed his law-and-order policies that have made him hugely popular with many Filipinos but have been condemned by human rights groups and critics.
There are around 1.4 million eligible Turkish voters in Germany, and a referendum on Turkey's constitutional change backed by the governing AK Party won 63 percent of the votes cast in the European nation.
The execution of four death row inmates, and the staying of another four others, has brought attention to the practice and its declining popularity
The US Supreme Court denies state's request to vacate the Arkansas Supreme Court stay on Monday's executions. Arkansas planned to execute eight inmates before the end of April, timing it before one of its lethal injection drugs expires.
Amnesty International's report on capital punishment reiterates that while China hides the scale of executions, an investigation shows the country executes more people than any other in the world.
The US state will set a "grotesque" record for being the first to carry out eight executions in the space of ten days, before its stock of midazolam — used in its lethal injections — expires.
A shortage of deadly drugs has led states to try out new methods that have ended in botched executions across the United States, opening up legal battles for more humane deaths.
The Court of Cassation handed death sentences to 10 people for rioting at a stadium in Port Said. The court upheld prison sentences for around 40 other people.
After the July 15 failed coup attempt, many Turkish citizens are calling for the death penalty to be brought back for those found guilty of terrorism.
Murder victim's uncle says that execution of Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir, a member of Saudi Arabia's ruling royal family, reflects the kingdom's "fair justice system."
Turkey's Prime Minister says a fair trial for perpetrators of terror acts would be a greater punishment than the death penalty.
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