The rate of executions so far this year has been higher than 2015, which set a 21-year record
Fahd Houssawi was executed for the murder of a police officer
The move follows public outrage at rising levels of violent crime against children
The ruling comes almost three decades after the jury sentenced Timothy Foster to death
'We have had a warning since last month to prepare the place', a police official has said
'All I wanted was to make people have the conversation and be aware of it'
Lindsay Sandiford and Gareth Cashmore have been sentenced to death by firing squad
California's death row houses 743 inmates – but only 13 have been executed since 1978, the last one a decade ago. And all this at a cost of no less than $4bn in taxpayers' money
The use of the death penalty is at its highest for 25 years. And it shouldn't matter how executions are carried out: lethal injection has been described as "the chemical equivalent of burning at the stake"
The world experienced a sharp spike in executions in 2015
At least 1,634 people were executed in 2015 – a rise of 54%, according to an Amnesty report
Fatema Akhter Sonali confessed to killing her boyfriend out of revenge after he made the tape and refused to marry her
Ali al-Nimr, the teenage nephew of a Shia cleric executed in January, is feared to be among those to be beheaded
Two other defendants were convicted of 'corruption on earth', the most serious offence under Iran's criminal code
The girl was allegedly set on fire by her 19-year-old suspected attacker in the Sherpur region of the Punjab
'The commandment 'You shall not kill', has absolute value and applies to both the innocent and the guilty'