COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan court has sentenced five Indian fishermen and three locals to death for smuggling narcotics....
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say lawmakers are considering scrapping the death penalty for nine crimes, including illegal fund raising....
NEW DELHI (AP) — A Kashmiri man convicted in a 2001 attack on India’s Parliament that left 14 people dead was hanged Saturday after a final mercy plea was rejected, a senior Indian Home Ministry official said. Home Secretary R.K. Singh told reporters that Mohammed Afzal Guru was executed early Saturday morning at New Delhi’s...
The news of the brutal Delhi gang rape horrified the world. The case has brought protests in India, and intense focus on the high incidences of rape and violence against women in India. Following the death of Amanat – a pseudonym used by the Indian press for the unidentified victim – in Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital, messages...
Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and Law Minister K Shanmugam announced in Parliament on Monday that the government intends to propose amendments to the mandatory death penalty with regard to drug and homicide cases. The amendments would affect the cases where the drug trafficker is only a courier, and has cooperated substantively with...
North Korea skipping UN Security Council meeting
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N. Korea threatens strikes on US amid hacking claims
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US mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
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