Saudi Arabia Passes Domestic Violence Ban: "Saudi Arabia's cabinet has passed a ban on domestic violence and other forms of abuse against women for the first time in the Kingdom's history. The cabinet approved the ban on physical or sexual violence earlier this week, which applies both at home or within the work place."
Kim Jong-un's Ex-Girlfriend, and Others, Reportedly Executed by Firing Squad: "The reports in South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper indicate that Hyon Song-wol, a singer with the Unhasu Orchestra, was among those arrested on August 17 for violating domestic laws on pornography. All 12 were machine-gunned three days later, with other members of North Korea's most famous pop groups and their immediate families forced to watch. The onlookers were then sent to prison camps, victims of the regime's assumption of guilt by association, the reports stated."
Outrage is particularly sharp in Billings, where the crime took place, because the girl committed suicide in 2010, just shy of her 17th birthday, as the criminal case was pending. A protest was planned for Thursday, and organizers have called on Montana District Judge G. Todd Baugh to resign.
The Obama Administration's New Steps Towards Gun Control: "One new policy will end a government practice that lets military weapons, sold or donated by the U.S. to allies, be reimported into the U.S. by private entities, where some may end up on the streets."