Mayor of Mexican Municipality Killed in Gun Attack

Unknown assassins have killed the mayor of a municipality in the southeastern Mexican province of Michoacán, where several criminal cartels operate and seven of the nearly 50 political candidates countrywide have been murdered over the past year.

Israel’s Crackdown on Critical Media: Al Jazeera First Target

The Israeli Parliament approved a bill that allows the government to temporarily close the offices of foreign broadcasters in the country if it believes that their reports pose a threat to national security. The law paves the way for the closure of Al Jazeera which has been irritating Israel with its extensive reporting from Gaza.