A headline referring to an "Islamic honour killing" wrongly suggested that the crime had been motivated by religion, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) has ruled following a complaint against the Mail Online.

The press watchdog said the phrase "Islamic honour killing" suggested that "the killing had been motivated by Islam, when there was no basis for saying that religion had played a role in this killing".

It rejected the Mail Online's explanation that "in this context, 'Islamic' had simply referred to the religion of those involved".

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