In a major ruling that exceeded prosecutors' requests, a court in Finland sentenced a man to prison for harassing journalist Jessikka Aro. She had been targeted for years by pro-Russian trolls over her reporting.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said IS fighters have captured hundreds of hostages, including several US and European nationals. He said they were taken from an area controlled by US-backed forces.
Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has arrested former Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in a probe centered on a family-run charity. Last May, former premier Najib Razak was ousted amid a financial scandal.
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