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Japan's 'Black Widow' Gets Death by Hanging for Murdering Her Lovers

Chisako Kakehi has reportedly been romantically linked to ten men who have later died, and has amassed $8.8 million in the last decade.
Drew Schwartz
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The VICE Morning Bulletin

Republican senators are wary of House healthcare bill, Hillary Clinton is founding anti-Trump organization, regional powers agree on Syrian 'de-escalation' plan, and more.
VICE Staff

This Is What It's Like to Be a Gay Refugee in Germany

For many refugees, coming out as a homosexual is out of the question, because they are still targets of the same people they feared at home.
Tobias Dammers

My Experience Using Hook-Up Apps in Qatar, Where Gay Sex Is Punishable by Death

Despite the pall of death, I logged in, and within about a minute, I started hearing those familiar little moist-sounding electronic pops.
Bert Archer

Saudi Arabia’s Art Scene Is Horrified by the Death Sentence Given to Poet Ashraf Fayadh

News of his upcoming execution has made international headlines, but the harsh court ruling just underscores how hard it is to be an artist in Saudi Arabia.
Dorian Geiger
The Prison Issue

Do Prosecutors Care More About Convictions Than Executing the Right Person?

In 2001, 20-year-old Marlon Howell was found guilty in a racially-charged murder trial that shook New Albany, Mississippi. Fourteen years later, he continues to maintain his innocence.
Spencer Woodman

Cautious Optimism, Measured Dread

Despite all indications to the contrary, anti death penalty advocates believe there is still hope that Australian citizens Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will escape execution in Indonesia.
Paul Gregoire

The Haunting Photography of a Serial Killer

​In 1979, Huntington Beach Police found hundreds of photographs of women taken by a murderer named Rodney Alcala. Many of the subjects are unidentified to this day.
Julian Morgans

Iran's Courts Are Still Blaming Rape Victims for Their Attacks

Rayhaneh Jabbari faces the death penalty for killing her attacker in self-defense.
Hussein Kesvani