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George Stinney was 14 when executed for a crime his family says he didn’t commit. A retrial may clear his name
As more ghastly details emerge of the slow death of Dennis McGuire, anger is growing at the inhumanity of the US’s approach to capital punishment – and relatives of the dead man are seeking legal redress
The new method was adopted after the maker of the state’s previous drug put it off limits for capital punishment
New app and SMS service will offer advice and tips to women
Long-shelved law makes 'aggravated homosexuality' punishable by life imprisonment
A former Gloucestershire police community support officer who admitted drug-smuggling is facing 16 years in an Indonesian prison, if judges agree to prosecution demands.
A new report has claimed Tamerlan Tsarnaev may have been mentally ill
Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle branded 'traitor for all ages'
79-year-old convicted of killing Roxene Roggasch, Carmen Colon, Pamela Parsons and Tracy Tafoya in the 1970s and 1990s
'Illegal methods must be eliminated', court statement says, but human rights activists say any change remains to be seen
63-year-old was convicted of seven other racially motivated murders after killing Gerald Gordon in a sniper shooting
Communist Party of China announces major reforms that will allow parents to have another child if one parent is an only child
The man labelled as behind 'the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme sport has ever seen' has spoken out over his willingness to help rid the sport of drug cheats
Prosecutors have called on judges to uphold the death sentences handed down to the men convicted of the Delhi gang-rape, arguing that a message would be sent to society that "deviant behaviour" would not be tolerated.
PM Nawaz Sharif originally wanted to crack down on criminals and Islamist militants in move criticised by human rights groups
Andrea Ruth Waldeck was arrested in April after authorities found 1,472 grams (52 ounces) of methamphetamine crystals in her hotel room