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# Capital Punishment

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After botched executions, Boston bombing suspect asks US to rule out death penalty
Federal death penalty cases are relatively rare in the United States, and are often reserved for the most heinous and notorious crimes.
White House says botched execution wasn't humane, but maintains support for death penalty
President Barack Obama believes the death penalty doesn’t deter crime, but still supports it in some cases.
The first 'double execution' in the US for 14 years will be carried out on Tuesday
The move comes as a court ruled that Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them.
Capital punishment, fining criminals and how to stop wasting water
What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…
Dublin's number one problem - who will replace Stephen Cluxton this weekend?
Sean Currie came off the bench following Cluxton’s red card — but will he get the nod for Sunday’s game against Tyrone?
Iraq executions top 150 this year so far
The level of death sentences carried out is at highest since 2008 – even though critics say that conviction procedures fall short of international standards.
American confesses to murder as he is executed
William Happ raped and strangled Angie Crowley in 1986 but only confessed as he lay on execution table.
The winners and losers from the Lions’ defeat to the Brumbies
Few players put their hand up in the Australian capital for Test match selection apart from the benchwarmers.
Former death row inmates fight capital punishment
The World Congress against the death penalty opens today in Madrid, and some former inmates spoke about their thoughts on the issue.
Death penalty stats show increase in executions but drop in death sentences
The Amnesty International figures have revealed that while the number of people executed last year rose by two, there were 201 less death sentences handed down.
Poll: Do you agree with the death penalty?
As the US state of Maryland votes to abolish it, we’re asking: do you agree with capital punishment?
Petitions in three Irish cities to mark World Death Penalty Day
Amnesty International Ireland will collect signatures hoping to prevent the execution of Anthony Haynes in Texas this month.
Poll: Do you agree with the death penalty?
Which is more appropriate, a death penalty or a life in prison without parole? Have your say…
Californians to vote on measure to abolish death penalty
Supporters of the measure argue it could save the state millions of dollars. No one has been executed in the state since 2006.
China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report
A new report says that the number of countries who have the death penalty is declining but there has been a surge in the number of executions in the Middle East.
South African woman executed in China
Janice Bronwyn Linden was executed after being convicted for smuggling drugs into China – despite an appeal for clemency from the South African president.
In pictures: the Kilmacud Crokes Sevens
Some of Gaelic football’s biggest names lined out for the annual tournament in the capital this weekend.
British MPs may debate death penalty reintroduction
Capital punishment debate petition has been generating support online, but needs 100,000 signatures before being considered for House of Commons debate.
Column: A view to a kill – Why lawyers and judges should witness executions
Legal analyst Andrew Cohen argues in The Atlantic that legal argument on lethal injections cannot continue without those involved in the debate seeing exactly what happens in the death chamber.
Chinese student executed for road rage murder
The 21-year-old student stabbed a young mother to death after accidentally hitting her with his car so he would not have to pay compensation.
Bahrain sentences four to death after anti-government demos
Four demonstrators are sentenced to death, and another three given life in prison, for killing police officers last month.
Virginia to execute first woman in nearly a century
The state of Virgina is getting ready to execute a woman – despite claims that she suffers from severe learning difficulties.