Global Quickies: 04/01/14
The ceremonial kick for the 2014 FIFA World Cup may be made by a paralyzed teenager using a mechanical exoskeleton controlled by the teen’s brain designed by the Walk Again Project.
INDIA (TW for sexual violence)
A 16-year-old girl was burned to death by the men who had gang-raped her twice. That same day they had threatened her with “dire consequences” if she did not withdraw her complaint to police.
An 81-year-old man was killed by other villagers who accused him of causing the death of a man through witchcraft.
BRITAIN AND IRELAND
Godlessness In Theory has a list of 100 of Britain and Ireland’s secular thinkers you should know about, who aren’t white men.
A woman accidentally killed her husband when she gave him a “love potion” she bought from a local herbalist. Both women are in police custody.
A woman was killed by a Quran healer who trampled over her neck while trying to exorcise a demon from her.
A new poll shows that the number of atheists has increased 400% in the past 10 years.
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