The state's Republican governor, Asa Hutchinson, had argued that the executions — which would have been the state's first since 2005 — had to be rushed through because one of the drugs used in lethal injections was due to expire.
Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels have become global hits. They are rife with love and sex and the mob — and commentary about language. This week on the podcast we explore Italy's linguistic history and the tensions between Italian dialects and the lingua franca.
Workers migrated to Myanmar's young palm oil plantations. They were promised reliable jobs in a growing industry. Instead, they found themselves caught in debt bondage, living in harsh conditions, lured by traffickers and too poor to leave.
60 of the tournament's matches would be staged in the United States, with Canada and Mexico hosting 10 games each. If they're successful, it would be the first time three countries staged a World Cup together.
Insurgents in Afghanistan carried out the deadliest attack of the war on the Afghan military last week. The violence is raising fresh questions about the direction of the war, and the US' role in it. Defense Secretary James Mattis is visiting to assess calls for more US troops.
Under pressure, Venezuela's top court reversed its decision to strip the legislature of its power. But to government critics the case was clear: They say judges loyal to President Nicolas Maduro attempted to set the stage for one-man rule.