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US religious groups - Christian, Jewish and Muslim - are condemning killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, described as an act of "domestic terrorism".
A Japanese theologian whose grandfather survived Hiroshima says that nuclear disasters should remind people of responsibilities to future generations.
The advocacy group United Sikhs has strongly condemned the horrific shooting of innocent people at a Gurdwara (temple) in Oak Creek, USA.
The president of the Lutheran World Federation says Norway is a beacon of hope for the way it has dealt with the horror of last year's massacre.
Amnesty Inyernational has called upon Texas to commute the death sentence of a prisoner assessed as having a mental disability.
Amnesty International has condemned the “alarming” news that nearly 200 executions have been given the go-ahead in Iraq.
The UK Government will impose strict export controls on the anaesthetic propofol in response to the intention of American prisons to use the drug in executions.
Monsoon rains in Bangladesh have caused flash floods and landslides. There are an estimated 121 fatalities and one million people are marooned.
The BMA's annual meeting has called for an end to the use of medicines in executions and for controls on the distribution and export of drugs used for this purpose.
A German drug company may become the prime supplier of execution drugs to the US following a decision by the State of Missouri to use propofol in lethal injections.