Murderer spared

He was given a sentence of 40 years in jail instead.

Blackfort Bill from Oro will have his jail term cut to 38 years after spending two of those years in custody.

Bill was convicted by the National Court on May 15 over the murder of his own uncle, Brenton Awai, on March 27, 2016, at Musa Block outside Port Moresby.

He brutally decapitated Awai while intoxicated.

The court described the killing as the worst in nature.

20 years for beheading man

The court held that the case was a more serious case of murder which the now prisoner of the state admitted to.

The fact that the brutal killing was a heat of the moment act, which resulted to be fatal, saw a sentence of 20 years in prison imposed against Nickson Jonah this week.

From Paumanga village in Aseki-Menyamya, Morobe province, he was sentenced by the Lae National court to prison after he admitted to chopping off the head of Stepan Joel at Sapanda village also in Menyamya on 13 August 2016.


Rebels in Syria call boy's beheading a 'mistake'

The video that emerged on social media showed a visibly frightened boy lying in the back of a truck alongside what appeared to be several rebel fighters.

The rebels claimed the boy was a prisoner from Liwa al-Quds -- a pro-regime militia force made up mostly of Palestinians in Syria -- and that he was captured from an unofficial refugee camp north of war-torn Aleppo.

The footage then shows one of the men taking a knife to the child's head. The boy appears to be quite young, perhaps around 10, though CNN cannot verify his age or identity.


In an IS training camp, children told: Behead the doll

First, they had to practice technique. The more than 120 boys were each given a doll and a sword and told, cut off its head.

A 14-year-old who was among the boys, all abducted from Iraq's Yazidi religious minority, said he couldn't cut it right. He chopped once, twice, three times.

French terror suspect took selfie with beheaded victim

French investigators were working to determine the recipient's identity, but weren't able to immediately confirm media reports that it was an unspecified person now in Syria, where the radical Islamic State group has seized territory, the security officials said.

The revelation added a macabre twist to an investigation that has not turned up a solid link to radical or foreign groups, but has revived concerns about terrorism in France less than six months after deadly attacks in the Paris area.