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First double execution in the USA since 2000 goes ahead in Arkansas

First double execution in the USA since 2000 goes ahead in Arkansas

CT execution of Williams. He had escaped from the Cummins Unit- where the execution chamber is located in another part of the facility_less than three weeks into a life prison term for killing University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff cheerleader Dominique Hurd in 1998.



MCD polls victory is triumph against politics of 'excuses': BJP

Addressing booth- level workers during the campaigning, party chief Amit Shah had said a favourable verdict in the MCD polls could be a stepping stone to victory in the next Delhi Assembly elections. The BJP's corporation-wise tally is: SDMC - 70, NDMC - 64 and EDMC - 47 as against AAP's tally of 16, 21 and 11 respectively. According to the trends available at 09:00 am, the BJP is ahead on 68 of the total 104 seats in South Delhi MCD .



Turkish internet users 'unable to access Wikipedia'

A block on all language editions of the Wikipedia website was detected at 8:00 a.m. (1.00 a.m. ET) on Saturday, monitoring group Turkey Blocks said on its website. According to reports, the Turkish side has always been negotiating with the Wikipedia representatives. Critics of Turkey have also accused it on occasion of even collaborating with jihadists in Syria, a claim fiercely rejected by the government.


Israel Attacks Syrian Arms Depot Near Damascus Airport

Israel Attacks Syrian Arms Depot Near Damascus Airport

As well as weapons, hundreds of Shi'ite militia fighters from Iraq and Iran have been flown to Damascus global airport, they said. Syria's state-run Sana news agency said Israel had fired several missiles from inside the Occupied Golan Heights, 37 miles south of Damascus, striking a military installation south-west of the airport that serves both military and civilian flights.


British Police Say Raids Break up Terror Plot

British Police Say Raids Break up Terror Plot

Police fired CS gas into the address, which had been under observation as part of a current counter-terrorism operation. The police added that the man in his late 20s had been detained under the Terror Act on "suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism".


Arizona man accused of disciplining 11-year-old son with stun gun

Arizona man accused of disciplining 11-year-old son with stun gun

The boy told police his father likened the Taser to a toy and warned him the device "wasn't charged all the way". Additionally, his father would give the boy the choice of being "whooped" 40 times or having the Taser used on him, and he chose the taser.