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US state poised for first execution with fentanyl

Fentanyl killed more than 20 000 people in the US in 2016. It is 50 times more powerful than heroin and up to 100 times stronger than morphine

Nevada postpones execution using controversial opioid

Nevada's plan to use fentanyl has drawn criticism from medics and activists who call the move a dangerous human experiment

Shepherds and Butchers and one-dimensional characters

Both director and producer are stuck in an anachronistic milieu that will not be inconvenienced by nuanced and sensitive storytelling.

Kim’s cruelty blows the world away

But, more importantly, how much more will the top brass of North Korea tolerate?

US pharmacy blocked from selling execution drug

A US court has blocked The Apothecary Shoppe from selling a drug used in executions that has could cause "lingering and ultimately inhumane pain".

Seven men executed in Saudi Arabia after rejected appeal

Seven Saudi men convicted of theft have been beheaded, more than a week after rights group appealed to the king for clemency.

Three executions in Japan since Shinzo Abe’s appointment

Japan has carried out three executions since its new prime minister was elected – a sign Tokyo will defy pressure to abolish executions.

Zimbabwe finds new hangman, Amnesty fears new executions

Amnesty International says it fears Zimbabwe will resume executions after prison officials were quoted saying they have found a new hangman.

SA woman jailed in China unaware of impending execution

A South African woman who is due to be executed by China for drug smuggling is apparently unaware of her fate, as is the practice of the state.

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

AG’s report reveals the municipalities where money goes to waste

Municipalities are in complete disarray, with many of them flagged by the auditor-general for deliberate lack of accountability and tolerance for transgressions by political and administrative leadership while billions are squandered.

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