A Proposal To Chop Off Officials’ Hands Is The Most Concrete Anti-Corruption Plan In Mexico’s Election

Jaime Rodríguez Calderón has no chance of winning in Mexico’s election on Sunday. An independent candidate with no party to back him, he has about 3% support in the polls. But he’s offered a remarkable proposal to end crime and corruption in Mexico once and for all. “We have to chop off the hand of whoever steals,” he said during the first presidential debate, to the bewilderment of the moderator, who repeatedly asked him if he was serious. Rodríguez Calderón, known as “El Bronco,” insisted that he was. The odds…

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The US Is Warning The World To Stop Buying Iranian Oil By Early November Or Else

A senior State department official has been traveling the world with a message for European and Asian countries: Cut imports of Iranian oil to zero by the Trump administration’s November deadline, or face US sanctions. On a call with reporters on Tuesday, the official, who could not be identified by name under the call’s rules, said, “Over the past few weeks, I’ve been in Europe and Asia garnering support for our Iran strategy. … We’re gonna isolate streams of Iranian funding.” The United States, the official said, is pushing its…

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Getty Shared An All-Women List Of The World Cup’s “Sexiest Fans” And People Were Like, Guys, Come On

Fan Girl, a group started to promote better representation of women in football, condemned the gallery. “This list from Getty that has come out today is so disappointing,” a spokesperson told the Guardian. “They need to do better; because of their size and influence, they have a huge responsibility to not perpetuate the toxic male primacy that exists in football.” Following the outcry, Getty removed the gallery and deleted its tweet. An editor’s note was published in place of the gallery: “Earlier, we published a piece, ‘World Cup 2018: The…

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A Teen Sentenced To Death For Killing Her Husband After He Raped Her Has Had Her Sentence Overturned

A teenager in Sudan sentenced to death for killing her husband after he raped her has been that told her death sentence has been overturned on appeal. Noura Hussein, 19, will instead be fined around $19,000 and jailed for five years, after the conviction for premeditated murder was changed to manslaughter without intent. Equality Now, an international nongovernmental organization that took up the case, told BuzzFeed News that Hussein and prison officials have been informed of the decision, and that it would be confirmed in court on Wednesday. Hussein is…

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Poland Has Backtracked On Its Controversial “Holocaust Law”

Poland’s Parliament has voted to revise legislation that caused an international outcry by making it a crime to blame the Polish nation for the Holocaust. While the legislation is not being entirely repealed, under the revised law, criminal penalties, including possible prison sentences, will be removed, “This law very much shook the world’s consciousness,” Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said during a Wednesday morning session of Parliament, as he called on lawmakers to amend the law. “Good name and the truth are as important as security.” The original law allowed…

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A Japanese Blogger Was Stabbed To Death After Giving A Lecture About Online Abuse

A Japanese blogger was allegedly stabbed to death by an internet troll he had feuded with online after giving a talk Sunday night on how to deal with online disputes. Kenichiro Okamoto, 41, an employee at an internet security firm, was found with multiple stab wounds to his chest and neck in the bathroom at Fukuoka Growth Next, a startup support center in the city of Fukuoka, around 8 p.m., according to the Mainichi newspaper. Okamoto, who blogged by the name Hagex, was scheduled to deliver a two-hour lecture on…

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Usually, It’s The US Pushing For The OAS To Investigate Human Rights Abuses. This Time It’s The Target.

Mexico will present a resolution before the Organization of American States condemning the Trump administration’s immigration policy, the Mexican foreign minister announced Tuesday. Mexico expects the resolution to be cosponsored by other members of the international organization, and it could be presented as soon as Friday, when the next meeting of the OAS is scheduled, Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said during a meeting with Mexican legislators and OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro in Washington, DC, where the OAS is located. The resolution will condemn the separation of children from their…

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A Journalist Was Asked If He Was Muslim. Then He Was Denied Access To A Meeting By Israeli Officials.

An Associated Press journalist was denied access to a meeting between the UK’s Prince William and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after Israeli security officials questioned whether he was “Muslim.” AP’s chief TV producer Nebi Qena was repeatedly asked about his “extraction,” while colleagues of his were asked about his religion, specifically whether he was Muslim. Qena, who is originally from Albania, has lived and worked in Israel for three years and has been with AP for 10. Before the meeting — part of Prince William’s historic tour of the…

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