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Iran passes death sentence on 'Israeli spy'

Iran has imposed a death sentence on a man suspected of spying for Israel, local media reported on Sunday. Full story

Cuba commutes bomber's death sentence to 30 years

Cuba has commuted the death sentence of a Salvadoran man convicted of killing an Italian tourist during a 1997-1998 hotel bombing spree to 30 years in prison, a state-run Internet site said on Friday. Full story

Pakistan mother faces death for blasphemy

   Asia Bibi, the Pakistani mother handed a death sentence for a blasphemy conviction, fears for her safety even if she receives a pardon.  NBC's Carol Grisanti reports. 

Nov. 8: Nightly News Monday broadcast

   DEATH SENTENCE, Michelle Franzen; SECURITY CRACKDOWN, Pete Williams, PASSENGER SCREENING, Tom Costello; OIL SPILL HEARING, Brian Williams; OBAMA, Lee Cowan; GEORGE W. BUSH, Matt Lauer; CUTTING CLUTTER, Chris Jansing; WEATHER, Brian Williams; US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT, Brian Williams; MARATHON MAN, Br

International face of Saddam regime to hang

Saddam Hussein's foreign minister Tariq Aziz was sentenced to death by hanging Tuesday for persecuting members of Shiite religious parties under the former regime. Full story

Ohio inmate death sentence commuted

A lawyer familiar with the decision says Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has commuted the death sentence of an inmate who claims innocence in a triple slaying. Full story

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