Vladimir Yevtushenkov, a Russian tycoon placed under house arrest in September in a move that rattled markets, has reportedly been released from under house arrest just hours before President Vladimir Putin's annual televised press conference.
Environmental group Greenpeace faces one of its toughest ever trials in Spain on Thursday with 16 members plus a photographer risking jail sentences of nearly three years over a protest at a nuclear plant.
A married man, who deceitfully tied a knot with another woman through a matrimonial website, has been sentenced to seven years in jail by a Delhi court which held his second marriage "invalid" and said his physical relation with her "amounted to rape".
A Chinese "quack" doctor who believes water causes all diseases and has had at least 16 patients die from his treatment was released early from prison only to kill again, state-run media reported on Thursday.
The Karnataka government on Friday directed the Department of Child and Women's Welfare officials to probe reports that women inmates of the central prison here were being pushed into "forced sex" with male convicts within its complex.
The commander of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay believes there is little chance of the controversial facility being closed in the next two years, leaving Barack Obama struggling to achieve his goal of shuttering the jail before he leaves office.