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French mercy killing doctor acquitted after emotional trial

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 15:03

A French doctor whose emotionally charged trial over the deaths of seven terminally-ill patients gripped a country where euthanasia is illegal was acquitted Wednesday to thunderous applause in the courtroom.

France reopens euthanasia debate with right-to-die ruling

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 20:24

France`s top administrative court ruled on Tuesday that doctors should be allowed to take a tetraplegic man off life support after nearly six years in a coma, siding with his wife in a case that has revived a debate about euthanasia.

Jayalalithaa sets up medical panel for comatose woman

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 14:57

oming to the aid of a 34-year-old comatose woman days after her husband pleaded for euthanasia for her, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday announced setting up of a special medical team to take care of the patient and Rs five lakh finanicial assistance to the family.

Legalising euthanasia: SC refers matter to constitution bench

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 07:13

The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred the issue of legalising euthanasia to a five-judge Constitution bench in response to a PIL on allowing a person not to continue with artificial medical support.

Family battle over euthanasia for quadriplegic in French court

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 02:48

France`s highest civil court Thursday began hearing the case of a battle between family members over ending the life of a 38-year-old quadriplegic in a vegetative state.

Belgium endorses law on children euthanasia

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 01:59

Belgium on Thursday endorsed new "right-to-die" legislation, which makes it the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of any age.

Belgian MPs set to vote on euthanasia for children

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 23:06

Terminally ill children are set to win the right to die in Belgium when lawmakers vote on Thursday to extend a decade-old law allowing euthanasia for adults after months of often heated public debate.

SC reserves verdict on voluntary passive euthanasia

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 21:04

The issue of voluntary passive euthanasia was debated extensively before the Supreme Court which on Tuesday reserved its order on it.

Canada agrees to hear appeal in right-to-die case

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 04:37

Canada`s highest court said on Thursday it will hear an appeal in a case that could grant terminally ill people the right to assisted suicide.

Petition launched to take pregnant Texas woman off ventilator

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 08:09

Abortion rights activists launched a petition Wednesday to take a pregnant American woman declared brain dead off life support in Texas, as requested by her family.

Germany building memorial for 300,000 Nazi `euthanasia` victims

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 13:21

Germany is building a memorial for 300,000 people murdered by the Nazis for having mental and physical disabilities or chronic illnesses.

Belgium moves closer to euthanasia for minors

Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013, 09:10

Euthanasia is currently legal only for those aged 18 but experts have told Parliament that in practice euthanasia on children was already taking place.