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Corruption cases involving three million yuan ($463,000) or more may incur the death penalty in future.
South Carolina prosecutors said they intend to seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, the white alleged supremacist charged with killing nine black churchgoers in June.
A US federal judge will formally sentence Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death at a court hearing Wednesday.
US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the nation's top law enforcement official, welcomed a jury's decision to sentence Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.
The parents of a boy killed in the Boston Marathon attacks have asked prosecutors to take the death penalty off the table for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The sentencing phase of the Boston bombings trial, which will condemn convicted killer Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death or life imprisonment, will begin on April 21.
Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces the death penalty after a jury unanimously convicted him of carrying out the worst attack in the United States.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is the 21-year-old American of Chechen descent who faces the death penalty if convicted of the Boston marathon bombings.
With jury selection barely begun in the trial of accused Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the prospect of the death penalty is already front and center.
Penal Reform International believes Kazakhstan should abolish the death penalty completely, even though there is a moratorium on capital punishment in the country.
A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.
America's death penalty debate raged Thursday after it took nearly two hours for Arizona to execute a prisoner who lost a Supreme Court battle challenging the experimental lethal drug cocktail.
A US man has been charged with murdering his nearly two-year-old son by leaving him in a hot car for seven hours and could face the death penalty if convicted.
An Australian of Vietnamese origin has been sentenced to death after trying to smuggle four kilograms (8.8 pounds) of heroin out of the country, state media in the communist nation said.
Japan hanged a man on Thursday, the nation's first execution this year, and the ninth since the conservative government of Shinzo Abe came to power in December 2012.
A Sudanese Christian who gave birth in prison after being sentenced to hang for apostasy was freed Monday but immediately went into hiding, fearing for her life, a lawyer said.
Florida put to death a convicted double killer, the third execution in 24 hours in the United States, amid a raging controversy over lethal injection methods.
A Chinese court overturned death sentences imposed on two men who allegedly forced into prostitution the daughter of a social campaigner, media reported Friday, the latest development in the high-profile case.
US Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Sudan on Thursday for sentencing a Christian woman to hang for apostasy, urging Khartoum to repeal its laws banning Muslims from converting.
North Korea sentenced a South Korean missionary to hard labour for life after accusing him of espionage and setting up an underground church, state media said Saturday, the latest Christian preacher to run into trouble in the secretive state.
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