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Death row inmate’s dreadful dilemma: lethal drugs or cyanide used by Nazis

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A death row inmate in Arizona has two weeks to decide whether to be executed with cyanide gas, the poison known as Zyklon B used by the Nazis to murder millions of people in Auschwitz and other extermination camps. On...

West to send ‘more lethal aid’ to Ukraine, UK defence minister says

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Britain’s defence secretary has said western nations have agreed to send armoured vehicles and long-range artillery to Ukraine, at a special donor conference attended by more than 35 countries, including the US. Ben W...

Love jihad: India’s lethal religious conspiracy theory – video

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The mutilated body of a 24-year-old Muslim, Arbaaz Aftab Mullah, was discovered on a railway track near his home. His family believe he was murdered because of his interfaith relationship with a Hindu woman and that h...

‘They cut him into pieces’: India love jihad conspiracy theory turns lethal

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It was dark and pelting down with rain as Sameer Parishwadi ran along the railway tracks. Up ahead, as torches darted across the tracks, they shone on to a pair of feet. A few metres away, sliced clean from the body, ...

Kazakhstan president says he gave order to ‘open fire with lethal force’

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Kazakhstan’s president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has said he personally gave the order to security forces and army to “open fire with lethal force” against protesters he called “bandits and terrorists”. In an uncompromi...

Lethal, humble, wise: the making of England record-breaker Ellen White

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“I’d have said: ‘You’re having a laugh,’” said Ellen White, when asked whether she could have imagined, as a schoolgirl, becoming England’s record women’s goalscorer. Speaking after her hat-trick in England’s 20-0 dru...

Sudan pro-democracy activists call for escalation after lethal crackdown

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Pro-democracy protesters and Sudan’s military appeared set for a cycle of escalation on both sides after a day in which at least 15 demonstrators were killed by security forces. Despite a heavy-handed crackdown by the...

On the frozen frontiers of Europe with the migrants caught in a lethal game

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On the outskirts of the Białowieża forest – which bestrides the border between south-east Poland and Belarus – a group of seven Iraqi Kurds make their weary way towards the Polish hamlet of Grodzisk. The latest miles ...

Inmate executed in Oklahoma’s first lethal injection in six years

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Oklahoma has executed a man for the 1998 stabbing death of a prison cafeteria worker, the state’s first lethal injection following a six-year moratorium, after the US supreme court on Thursday cleared the way for the ...

Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling

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This week the EPA announced a new roadmap to research, restrict, and remediate PFAS – a group of industrial “forever chemicals” that have been linked to cancer and are found in our food, water, and even our blood. Pre...

How laws allow the world’s largest police departments to use lethal force

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Police departments in major cities across the world give their officers legal impunity to use lethal force even when their lives are not in danger, according to new research commissioned by the Guardian. The study by ...

Brazil’s Covid outbreak is global threat that opens door to lethal variants – scientist

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Brazil’s rampant coronavirus outbreak has become a global threat that risks spawning new and even more lethal variants, one of the South American country’s top scientists has warned as it suffered its deadliest day of...