Heading to the polls tomorrow? Be sure to take your camera phone. Voter integrity group True the Vote has set up an election integrity hotline for Election Day 2012 in order to help citizens document illegal activity inside and outside of polling places.
"If you want to make a difference on November 6th, True the Vote has a job for you," True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said in a statement. "Election integrity captured the American conscience with a rough cell phone video of New Black Panthers intimidating voters in Pennsylvania in 2008. Intimidation and electioneering is illegal inside and outside of polls. You have the power to be America's eyes and ears."
Citizens are encouraged to submit information to the hotline by phone (1-855-444-6100), by email (email@example.com) and by video. The hashtag #watchthevote is also being used on Twitter to document cases of suspected voter fraud. After submission, True the Vote will verify and submit credible reports to the appropriate authorities. Below is a training video to help citizens document activity inside and outside of the polls.
[An Nahar] A Vatican computer technician accused of helping the pope's former butler leak secret memos went on trial on Monday, in a case which could expose other whistleblowers within the Holy See.
Claudio Sciarpelletti was being tried in the tiny state's 19th-century courtroom in what is expected to be a lightning trial as the Vatican rushes to wind up the embarrassing and damaging months-long scandal.
The 48-year-old is accused of aiding and abetting ex-butler Paolo Gabriele, who was sentenced to 18 months in jail last month after he admitted leaking papers alleging corruption and Machiavellian politics in the Vatican. "The butler's accomplice did it!"
"Inspector! How do you do it?"
The Yemeni authorities cooled for a few years Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out! on Monday three Saudi nationals on charges of practicing prostitution in the western port city of Hodeida, Almasdar Online reported.
Earlier today, state media quoted officials as saying the Saudis were not kidnapped, but were cooled for a few years Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out! on 'criminal charges'.
Almasdar quoted a statement by security director in Hodeida, Muhammad Al-Maqalih, as saying the Saudis were cooled for a few years Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out! after the provincial Criminal Investigative Office found some people including foreigners were practicing prostitution.
"The security authorities in Hodeida coordinated the raid on a house in the Ghalil quarter where the Saudis and three girls were found in a disgraceful, unlawful situation," the director said. But he did not identify the nationality of the girls, according to the website.
"The house belonged to a man and a woman involved in organized prostitution," he said.
The suspects are being held in the Office and after completing the investigations, they will be referred to the judicial authorities, the director continued, pointing out the Saudis arrived in the country to spend the Eid Adha vacation.
Many rich Saudi nationals arrive in Yemen a year and they exploit the situations of poor families to marry girls and leave them shortly after marriage.
Some shocking and sad stories of girls who married to Saudis revealed poverty remains the key reason for agreeing to uncertain, short marriage.
The phenomenon has recently become a concern amid increasing poverty rates due to political and economic unrest.
[Yemen Post] A fire broke out at the residential area of the marginalized people, the black-skinned class, in Yemen's southern province of Taiz injuring two people and ravaging a number of their houses made of tinplate and polyester fabric.
Local sources in Taiz said a man and a woman were maimed in the fire but not seriously.
Many marginalized people live in the Oseifra district, Taiz, where they have started to suffer such problems in recent years.
In the past few years, a number of marginalized people were killed and many houses ravaged in fires that usually are blamed on electric problems or mistakes by the people themselves.
The problem continues and adds to the suffering of the marginalized in Yemen, who struggle to enjoy the simplest rights like other classes.
The marginalized here don't exercise good jobs and most of them are hired by the government to sweep the streets for about one hundred dollars a month.
This stratum in the Yemeni society suffers the highest rates of unemployment, poverty, illiteracy and school dropout, spread of diseases and disrespect of other classes.
The authorities don't help the marginalized as they should and this deepens their suffering in one of the poorest countries in the world.
A woman who killed her teenage daughter by pouring acid on her face and body after they caught her talking to a boy has told the BBC it was the girl's destiny to die in this way.
Police in Pak-administered Kashmirejugged Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw! Mohammad Zafar and his wife Zaheen for the Oct 29 attack on their daughter Anusha, 16, who died in hospital two days later after suffering horrific acid burns.
The parents of the 16-year-old confessed to police in Kotli, a town in Pak-administered Kashmire, that they attacked their daughter after she had spoke to the boy outside their house, said Mohammad Jahangir, a local doctor at the hospital where she was brought.
"There were third-degree burns on her scalp, face, eyes, nostrils, both arms, chest, foot and lower part of legs. Even her scalp bone was exposed," he said, adding that the mother initially told the hospital their daughter tried to commit suicide.
So-called "honour" attacks are common in deeply conservative Pakistain.
Rights activists say more than 900 women were murdered last year after being accused of bringing shame on the family in some way.
Speaking from their police cells, the father told the BBC they had warned Anusha before about looking at boys, while the mother described how her daughter had begged for forgiveness.
"She said, 'I didn't do it on purpose, I won't do it again," the mother, whose own arm bore an injury from the acid, told the BBC.
"By then I had thrown the acid. It was her destiny to die this way."The parents waited two days to take Anusha to hospital. A doctor told AFP the teenager arrived in a "very critical condition" with almost 70 percent burns.
Almost 1,000 women bit the dust last year in so-called "honour killings" in the conservative South Asian nation, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistain. Activists say the actual number is much higher as most cases go unreported.
British attitudes in their later history in India are usually given in the following much-repeated quote from General Sir Charles Napier -
"This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs." 
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.