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Blind man executed in US for killing ex-girlfriend

Blind man executed in US for killing ex-girlfriendA blind man was executed by the US state of Tennessee on Thursday for burning his ex-girlfriend to death. Lee Hall, who was previously known as Leroy Hall, chose to be executed by electrocution rather than lethal injection, a choice that Tennessee has offered to those condemned to death before 1999. Hall, 52, was sentenced to death after he was convicted of setting a car on fire with his former girlfriend inside in 1991.



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Why many Indians cheered police for killing gang rape accused

Why many Indians cheered police for killing gang rape accusedMany Indians took to social media on Friday to applaud the police killings of four men accused in the gang rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinarian in the southern city of Hyderabad. Court cases drag on for years and few result in convictions, legal experts say.



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Germany expels Russian diplomats in probe of Berlin killing

Germany expels Russian diplomats in probe of Berlin killingGermany expelled two Russian diplomats Wednesday over the brazen killing of a Georgian on the streets of Berlin in August as prosecutors said evidence suggested the slaying was ordered either by Moscow or authorities in Russia’s republic of Chechnya. The allegation by Germany’s federal prosecutor’s office was the latest from a Western European nation accusing Russia of an attack on its soil, after Britain last year blamed Moscow for an attempt to poison a former Russian spy in the English city of Salisbury.



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Blind Tennessee inmate faces execution for woman's killing

Blind Tennessee inmate faces execution for woman's killingTennessee is set to carry out what is expected to be only the second execution of a blind prisoner in the United States since the nation reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Barring an 11th-hour stay, 53-year-old inmate Lee Hall is scheduled to die in the electric chair Thursday evening for his conviction in the 1991 burning death of his estranged girlfriend. Earlier this year, Hall chose the electric chair over lethal injection as allowed under state law.



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The Latest: Hamas vows revenge after Gaza targeted killing

The Latest: Hamas vows revenge after Gaza targeted killingGaza’s Hamas rulers are threatening to avenge the targeted killing of a top commander from the smaller Islamic Jihad group in the coastal strip. With Egyptian, Qatari and U.N. efforts, Hamas has mostly abided by an unofficial truce with Israel in recent months. Meanwhile, the Islamic Johad in Gaza says a member of its leadership survived an Israeli airstrike in Damascus earlier in the morning.



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Mexico asks FBI to help probe killing of Americans

Mexico asks FBI to help probe killing of AmericansMexico on Sunday invited the FBI to participate in the investigation of an attack in its north that killed nine dual citizens of the United States and Mexico. The Foreign Ministry said it made the invitation through a diplomatic note to the U.S. embassy in Mexico. On Monday, gunmen killed three women and six children from a breakaway Mormon community in northern Mexico, prompting U.S. President Donald Trump to offer President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador help in wiping out drug gangs he blamed for the ambush.



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South Korea deports North Koreans who fled after killing 16

South Korea deports North Koreans who fled after killing 16In an extremely unusual case, South Korea repatriated two North Korean fishermen on Thursday after finding they had killed 16 other crew members on their boat and then fled to South Korean waters, Seoul officials said. The two North Koreans, both men in their 20s, were captured in their boat south of the countries’ eastern sea border last Saturday, according to Seoul’s Unification Ministry. South Korea has a policy of accepting North Koreans who want to resettle in the South to avoid political oppressions and economic poverty at home.



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New Mexico man gets life for killing family as teen

New Mexico man gets life for killing family as teenA man convicted of fatally shooting his parents and three siblings in New Mexico as a 15-year-old was sentenced Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole in a case that has tested the limits of mental treatment for juvenile offenders. Judge Alisa Hart sentenced 22-year-old Nehemiah Griego after his attorney sought a sentence that would have let him continue treatment while on probation.



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Nicaragua court convicts ex-student in New York killing

Nicaragua court convicts ex-student in New York killingA Nicaraguan court on Friday convicted a dual U.S.-Nicaraguan citizen of killing a nursing student in New York state after an unusual trial that saw many witnesses testifying by long-distance video conference. Broome County District Attorney Steve Cornwell confirmed Orlando Tercero's conviction in a tweet. The 23-year-old former Binghamton University student was found guilty of the March 2018 killing 22-year-old Haley Anderson.



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Philadelphia Man Allegedly Confesses to Killing Four Relatives in Shooting at Family Home

Philadelphia Man Allegedly Confesses to Killing Four Relatives in Shooting at Family Home29-year-old Maurice Louis had bought the shotgun used a day beforehand



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