A woman in Saudi Arabia is facing calls for her execution after a photo of her appearing in public without wearing a hijab was posted on social media. According to reports, Malak Al Shehri posted the photo of herself in the Saudi capital of Riyadh wearing a dark coat covering a floral dress, dark sunglasses — but no hijab, or abaya, a traditional body covering worn by women in Saudi Arabia. The backlash came swift and fierce with some people calling for her death and others calling for her imprisonment.
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Time For Truth: (The New York Times) – People demand woman’s execution after she posted this photo on social media
The incoming head of the United Nations warned on Tuesday that “losers of globalization” in rich countries have felt ignored by establishment politicians, prompting them to turn to nationalist agendas, as in the U.S. election and Brexit referendum.
Antonio Guterres, elected in October to take over as U.N. secretary general next year, told a conference in his native Lisbon that this trend had undermined the willingness to receive refugees in Europe this year.
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Time For Truth: (Reuters) – New U.N. chief says politicians are failing 'losers of globalization'
A UN proposal to end heavy fighting in the city of Aleppo has been rejected by the Syrian government.
Under the plan, rebel-held eastern Aleppo would remain under opposition control if rebel fighters withdrew.
Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, who met the UN envoy to Syria on Sunday, called the idea a violation of “national sovereignty”.
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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – Syria war: Aleppo self-rule plan rejected by government
How did you like the 15th century? Not so much? Too bad because syphilis is making a comeback.
According to a new report issued last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there has been a spike in the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia and gonorrhea, but syphilis came out on top with a whopping 19 percent rise over just last year. The spike was felt most by young people ages 15 to 24.
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Time For Truth: (New York Post) – Tinder might be to blame for rise in syphilis among millennials
Models getting their own magazine cover these days is rare (Karlie Kloss might be pretty but the Kardashians sell copies), but Valentina Sampaio fronts ELLE Brazil’s November issue. So what makes this woman whose last name isn’t Hadid or Jenner worthy of such an honor? While Sampaio’s beauty is remarkable, the cover is important for another reason: it marks another small step for diversity in the fashion industry because Sampaio is a transgender woman. The 19-year-old’s latest shoot is just the latest contribution to the fashion industry’s efforts to be more gender inclusive.
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Time For Truth: (Yahoo News) – Transgender Model Stuns in Bathing Suit on the Cover of ELLE Brazil