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# Beheading

All time
# Tarascon
Man shot dead after suspected cannibal attack in France
Police discovered the body on Sunday evening.
# Suicide Bomb
Man found guilty of plotting to behead Theresa May
He pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State group.
# jurgen kantner
German hostage beheaded by Islamist militants in the Philippines
“Up to the last moment, many sectors including the Armed Forces exhausted all efforts to save his life,” a spokesperson said.
# Oklahoma
Judge rules man fit to stand to trial over horrific beheading of workmate
Alton Nolen is accused of beheading an administrator at the food plant where he had just been suspended.
# Beheading
Croatia's PM says he fears the worst for ISIS hostage, can't confirm death
The Islamic State group claims to have beheaded Tomislav Salopek, who was abducted last month in Egypt.
# Terrorism
French gas factory attacker described as 'a wolf in sheep's clothing'
The French Prime Minister warned the country faces further attacks.
# brutal killing
Video shows ISIS beheading four men and hanging their bodies on crosses
A masked executioner is shown beheading the four with a sword, after reading out charges over a loudspeaker.
# London
Teenager who planned to behead soldiers jailed for 22 years
Brusthom Ziamani was found with a 12-inch knife and hammer.
# Beheading
Teen found with 12-inch knife and hammer "rapidly developed an extremist, violent mindset"
Brusthom Ziamani was found guilty of plotting to kill soldiers today.
# Closing In
British IS executioner 'Jihadi John' reportedly injured in air strike
The British man is believed to have been responsible for the murders of US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and British aid workers David Haines and Allan Henning.
# alan henning
Beheaded aid worker described as selfless man who left his job to help those most in need
Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed late Friday the “brutal murder” of Henning by IS jihadists.
# killing
IS claim murder of British aid worker Alan Henning in beheading video
A top US official has described it as “another example of IS brutality”.
# Terrorism
New video shows beheading of Frenchman by Islamic State militants
Herve Gourdel, a French hiker, was abducted at the weekend.
# is
Steven Sotloff's family speak out for the first time since his death
“He ultimately sacrificed his life to bring their story to the world.”
# islamic state
'A despicable crime': UN chief slams murder of US journalist Steven Sotloff
The White House has confirmed that the video showing Sotloff’s beheading is authentic.
# Execution
ISIS is a 'cancer' which 'has no place in the 21st century' - Obama
The US president said the entire world was appalled by the brutal murder of journalist James Foley.
# removed
Facebook removes controversial beheading video following controversy
However, Facebook was adamant last night that it did not reverse or change any policies as a result of the controversy.
# Sharia Law
Saudi Arabia beheads man convicted of killing his relative
Awad Rawili stabbed to death Jazaa Rawili, a relative, during an argument. He was executed in the northern city of Araar.
# Courts
Trial begins of man accused of beheading British grandmother in Tenerife
The 29-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to repeatedly stabbing and then beheading Jennifer Mills-Westley in a shop on the Spanish holiday island.
# Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka to ban women from working as maids abroad
The move follows the beheading of a 17-year-old Sri Lankan nanny in Saudi Arabia.
# Afghanistan
Insurgents kill 17 'party-goers' in Afghanistan
Early reports said that the 15 men and two women had been beheaded but subsequent accounts have shed more light on the attack.
# India
Indian man chops off daughter's head
Before bringing her head to the police station, he paraded it through his village.
# Canada
Man who beheaded Canadian bus passenger believed victim was an alien
A man found responsible for brutally attacking and killing a fellow bus passenger in Canada four years ago has revealed in an interview that he believed he was conducting god’s work.
# Death Penalty
Woman beheaded in Saudi Arabia for 'sorcery'
Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland has called the killing an “appalling and sickening act”.
# shocking
British woman who was stabbed and beheaded in Tenerife is named
The woman has been named as Jennifer Mills-Westley as more details emerge of the gruesome attack in the Spanish resort.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
In your Friday Fix: Shocking beheading in Tenerife; DAA chairman resigns; Clerics killed in Libya; A ‘hi-tech’ bosca bruscair in Dublin; Porn stash at the bin Laden compound; and a “smash-and-grab” raid at the Irish Farm Centre.
# shocking
Man decapitates British woman in Tenerife and 'carries her head through the streets'
Witnesses have described how the man stabbed and beheaded a woman before carrying her head through the streets in the Los Cristianos cultural centre in Tenerife.