Russian celebrities, most of whom usually steer clear of politics and have millions of followers on social media, said the case tarnished the reputation of authorities.
The death of a young Kashmiri man occurred in police custody at a time when the government of India has imposed restrictions and a communication blackout in the region since August 5.
Abdullah Yusuf Ali wrote perhaps the most famous translation of the Quran but he also supported the British against the Ottomans and died a lonely man.
Police in India's commercial capital face accusations of using an old law against begging as a way to pick up anyone sleeping on the streets so they can reach their arrest quotas.
A run-off election in small German town of Goerlitz, with a population of around 55,000 people on the Polish border, could end in the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party winning its first mayoral seat.
No sooner were officers spared the agony of having to defuse the mines of the 1980s US-Soviet war than they found themselves in the eye of a bitter, bomb-infested storm between the Taliban, the US and their country.
Less than one in four Palestinians have the right to vote in Israeli elections, but the election will inevitably affect every single Palestinian.
Cinemas in Indian-administered Kashmir were forcibly closed in the early 1990s cutting off a vital source of entertainment. Now Kashmiris have found YouTube as an avenue for creative expression and some respite from the constant tension.
Mikhail Popkov was found guilty of killing 22 women in 2015. He later confessed to 59 further murders but was convicted only of 56 because the investigators had not managed to prove three of the crimes took place, Interfax news agency.
The Indian armed forces in Kashmir have long been accused of detaining and harassing the families of militants. Now the militants are using similar tactics against the police.
An Iraqi man performs a theatrical skit on a street in the southern Iraqi city of Kut every Friday, drawing chuckles, smiles and knowing nods.
The shooting of a 22-year-old black man in the city of Nantes earlier this week had sparked four nights of rioting. The officer initially claimed he acted in self-defence, but later told investigators he had fired his weapon by accident.
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