Saudis behead woman for murder

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RIYADH (AP) - A Pakistani woman was beheaded yesterday in Mecca after a sharia court found her guilty of murdering her husband, the Interior Ministry announced. The woman, identified as Rani bint Khamisallah Bishk, strangled her husband in his sleep with a rope, then cut him in pieces, the announcement said. Saudi Arabia rules by sharia (Islamic law), which prescribes beheading for convicted murderers. The executions are usually carried out in public squares outside mosques following the Muslim sabbath congregational prayers.