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India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts

NEW DELHI (AP) An Indian accountant and the only person sentenced to death for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people the country's worst terrorist attack was hanged Thursday on his birthday, after the president rejected a last-minute mercy plea amid a debate over the capital punishment. Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, 53, was executed inside a prison in western India where he had been incarcerated since 1994. His lawyers mounted a last-ditch effort to save him, including at a...

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