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Synonyms for decapitation

execution by cutting off the victim's head

killing by cutting off the head

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That's at least 4,000 years older than previous evidence of severed heads in South America and at least 1,000 years older than reported decapitation cases in North America.
She first distilled her critique in a 2009 article in Security Studies titled, "When Heads Roll: Assessing the Effectiveness of Leadership Decapitation.
NNA - Egypt carried out air strikes against Islamic State group targets in Libya on Monday after the jihadists posted a video showing the decapitation of 21 Coptic Christians, the military said.
Le lieu d'enterrement du corps du touriste francais Herve Gourdel a ete localise, jeudi dernier, dans la daira d'Ain El Hammam (Tizi Ouzou) par l'Armee nationale populaire (ANP), apres plus de trois mois de recherches et de ratissage depuis son enlevement et sa decapitation par un groupe terroriste.
Christine Arvanigian, who along with her parents, Gary and Janis, have owned the large year-round costume and props store for the past 26 years, said she received a phone call from a woman who was concerned about Halloween props because of the decapitation of two American journalists and a British aid worker by the Islamic State terrorist group.
The Islamic State (IS) is on a decapitation frenzy again.
IS's first ever video, released ten days ago, was entitled 'A Message to America' and showed the decapitation of American journalist James Foley.
Psychology professor and researcher Sverker Sikstrom said that people with 'dark' personality traits tended to post more negatively charged or odd formulations, including entries about prostitutes, decapitation, pornography and butchers, news.
Another study reaches the opposite conclusion, suggesting that successful decapitation shortens wars while also lowering their intensity.
If is hard to envisage exactly what debate went on within the Facebook company before the announcement that it was lifting its short-lived ban on film and pictures showing the decapitation of human beings.
Noting that the offence was committed in exceptional depravity and extreme brutality, the court while relying upon the medical evidence said the postmortem report confirms that the death in this case was a result of decapitation ( not a case where decapitation followed death).
A newspaper Wednesday reported classified Pakistani protests to the UN accusing Indian troops of torture and decapitation of at least 12 Pakistani soldiers in cross-LoC raids since 1998.
The Irish Seal Sanctuary is calling on the public to be "extra vigilant" as there has been a rise in "appalling incidents", including the decapitation of adult seals in Dingle this summer.
Heads will roll; decapitation in the medieval and early modern imagination.
Her weapon of choice is a chainsaw but she can also use the still-talking head of her boyfriend Nick who was victim of a zombie bite - and a life-saving decapitation from his thoughtful girlfriend.