South Carolina wants to bring back the execution method because it has run out of lethal death row drugs.
They face dangers ranging from losing their footing on steep drops, being struck by falling rocks or succumbing to temperatures as low as minus 9C (15°F)
38 migrants who landed in Italy have said they underwent degrading and unlawful treatment at the hands of Italian authorities after they refused to give their fingerprints.
Easing of drug-trafficking laws by Iranian judiciary hailed as important step in halting executions worldwide.
Emir was one of six children killed by Syrian and Russian air strikes on Eastern Ghouta on Monday. Since 29 December, 126 people, including 29 children, have lost their lives.
Manvendra Singh Gohil is turning his 15-acre grounds into a home for his community. He was disowned by his family after coming out.
Scandinavian Airlines has the right to demand that air hostesses do not wear religious headscarves, according to Sweden's Discrimination Ombudsman.
Caitlyn Jenner hit back at Piers Morgan after he asked her if she's had sex since her transition. We asked three other trans people about the questions it is offensive to ask them
Children as young as three spend their days sitting in soot and breathing in coal dust and toxic smoke to make charcoal out of wood scavenged from rubbish dumps.
Study finds construction workers atop those harbouring murderous thoughts followed by media professionals.
A blind woman in Thailand who admitted sharing an article critical of the monarchy on Facebook was handed a sentence of 12 to 18 months in jail.
Another Egyptian pop singer Leila Amer has been arrested for 'inciting debauchery' in racy music video.
The number of women illegally selling their bodies as surrogates in China is thought to be rocketing.
Myanmar pledged that Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh by the hundreds of thousands would start their journey home later this month. However, few believe that will happen.
Will the left support the struggle of the Iranian people?