A "controlling" Indian who strangled his ex-wife with her dupatta and then discarded her body by some rubbish bins stuffed into a suitcase was given a life sentence on Friday with a minimum term of 18 years.
Tariq Ramadan, a prominent Swiss-born scholar of Islam, was charged in France with rape on Friday, based on accusations made against him four months ago by two women. He has denied the accusations as a smear.
In a reversal of the normal pattern of terrorist attacks, a white Briton who drove a hired van into a crowd of Muslim worshippers outside a mosque in north London, killing a father of six and injuring 12 others, was given an exemplary 43-year prison sentence on Friday.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday accused neighbouring Pakistan of failing to move against the Taliban and pledged a new security plan for Kabul after hundreds of people were killed and wounded in two deadly attacks on the capital last month.
Myanmar denied on Friday that there were mass graves in a village in troubled Rakhine state, where a military crackdown on insurgents has triggered the flight of nearly 690,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh.