A man in the Netherlands has been allowed to die because he could no longer carry on living as an alcoholic.
Mark Langedijk chose the day of his death and was telling jokes, drinking beer and eating ham sandwiches with his family hours before he passed away.
An Indonesian woman screamed in agony Monday as she was caned in Aceh, the latest in a growing number of women to be publicly flogged for breaking the province’s strict Islamic laws.
Aceh is the only province in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country that imposes sharia law. People can face floggings for a range of offences — from gambling, to drinking alcohol, to gay sex.
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Yaser Mosibzadeh, Saheb Fadayee and Mohammed Reza Omidi will be flogged in public after being arrested at a house church gathering in Rasht, Iran, earlier this year.
The trio spent weeks in prison before finally being released on bail, but will now be subjected to the cruel and degrading punishment after being found guilty by Islamist judges.
In the Cauvery river dispute, Karnataka has to share less water with Tamil Nadu but for five more days, the Supreme Court said on Monday, modifying its last week’s order.
The court also used strong words to criticise Karnataka for using people’s protests to argue its case. “Citizens cannot become a law unto themselves. When a court passes an order, it is the duty of citizens to obey it… It is the obligation of the executive to see that it is complied with in letter and spirit,” it said.
A new smart stick on tattoo will be able to monitor exactly how much a person is drinking.
The flexible patch can detect a person’s blood-alcohol level from their sweat.
It can even message doctors and even police if the wearer drinks too much.
The monitor, reported in the journal ACS Sensors, works quickly and can send results wirelessly to a smartphone or other device.
Recent research has demonstrated that sweat can be a more reliable real-time indicator of blood alcohol content.
At least two transdermal sensors have been developed to measure alcohol levels in sweat, but users have to wait up to 2 hours for results.
Joseph Wang, Patrick Mercier and colleagues at the University of California, San Diego, set out to make a more practical version.
With temporary-tattoo paper, the researchers developed a patch that tests blood alcohol content non-invasively in three rapid steps.
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Time For Truth: (Daily Mail) – The smart stick-on tattoo that can monitor your alcohol levels – and even call police if you’re over the limit