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New life-saving army underwear

US scientists have designed some new men's briefs that may be comfortable, durable and even stylish but, unlike most underpants, may be able to save lives.

Printed on the waistband and in constant contact with the skin is an electronic biosensor, designed to measure blood pressure, heart rate and other vital signs.

The project is being funded by the US military with American troops likely to be the first recipients.



Fox-attack twin could go home

One of the twins mauled by a fox as she slept could be discharged from hospital today.

Nine-month-old Lola Koupparis was said to be "a lot better" as she recovered in the Royal London Hospital after Saturday's attack in her cot.

She was being kept in overnight ahead of a possible release today, while her more seriously injured sister Isabella remained in Great Ormond Street Hospital.

They were both found crying and covered in blood after the fox attacked them in their cots in Hackney, east London.



Daughter in 'Fritzl' horror

A man in a remote Brazilian fishing village is said to have kept his daughter imprisoned for 12 years, raped her repeatedly and had seven children with her, in a case resembling that of Josef Fritzl.

Jose Agostinho Pereira (54) is also accused of abusing a young girl he had with his daughter, now 28, who police said he kept under virtual house arrest in a two-room, thatched-roof hut near the tiny jungle fishing village in north-eastern Brazil.

Last year Fritzl was found guilty in Austria of locking his daughter in a dungeon for 24 years and fathering seven children with her.



New Mexico crime ruling

New Mexico police can enter tribal lands to investigate crimes committed off-reservation by Native Americans, a state court ruled.

The decision by the New Mexico Supreme Court carved out an exception to legal doctrine in the south-western state that non-tribal law enforcement officers have no authority over tribal members on tribal lands.


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