Iraqi officials: IS extremists line up, kill 50

FILE – In this file photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, militants from the Islamic State parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle on a main street in Mosul, Iraq. The Islamic state group has accelerated killings of former policemen and army officers, apparently fearing they might join a potential internal Sunni uprising against its rule. Such killings, including the deadly attack on police Col. Mohammed Hassan and his son in mid October, have accelerated in recent days, as the extremists’ opponents – Kurdish fighters and Shiite militias, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes – have made some gains, taking back several towns that the militants had overrun. (AP Photo, File)

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Syria conflict: IS ‘executes dozens of soldiers’

Photo posted online purportedly showing Syrian army soldiers in their underwear being led through the desert by Islamic State fighters (27 August 2014)

Photo posted online purportedly showing Syrian army soldiers in their underwear being led through the desert by Islamic State fighters (27 August 2014)

Jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS) appear to have executed “dozens” of Syrian army soldiers, activists say

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North Korea executes 80 people, many for watching banned TV shows

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012 FILE PHOTO

Kim Jong-un waves during a recent public appearance. Approximately 80 North Koreans were executed earlier this month, many for watching the wrong TV shows.

Group executions were believed to be carried out in seven cities, including Wonsan, where 10,000 watched eight people die by firing squad in a sports stadium.