Colombia okays first mercy killing for cancer patient

A committee of experts at a hospital in the central Colombian city of Pereira has authorised the first mercy killing in the country in the case of a patient with terminal cancer whom several days ago the hospital ceased treating for legal reasons, Spanish news agency Efe reported.

Brittany Maynard's assisted suicide: A death with dignity

Ritu Singh

"The world is a beautiful place, travel has been my greatest teacher, my close friends and folks are the greatest givers. I even have a ring of support around my bed as I type... Goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward!"

Allow mercy killing for sick daughter: Parents to President

The poor parents of a Bihar woman who is suffering from a debilitating disease have urged President Pranab Mukherjee to either pay for their daughter's medical treatment or permit mercy killing.

Belgium agrees to sex offender`s request for mercy killing

Belgium, one of only a few countries to allow euthanasia, has accepted a serial rapist`s request that he be allowed to die, his lawyer said on Monday.

French mercy killing doctor acquitted after emotional trial

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.

TN: Mother seeks daughter’s mercy killing

In a heart-rending plea to authorities, a middle-aged woman has sought euthanasia for her 14-year-old cerebral palsy-affected daughter.

China: Man jailed for 3 yrs for mercy killing of mother

A Chinese migrant worker has been sentenced to three years in jail for acceding to his paralysed mother`s request for mercy killing.

Cop seeks mercy killing after facing harassment

A police constable has sought mercy killing from the President after he was allegedly harassed by senior officers despite being physically unfit.

BJP MP seeks mercy killing over inflation

Madhya Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party chief Prabhat Jha on Monday wrote a four-page letter to President Pratibha Patil.

Bihar parents seek mercy killing for two sons

Asha Devi is aware of the cruel irony. "Mothers seek long lives for their children, but here I am seeking death for my two sons," she says, slumped beside Nitin, 15, and Anshu, 13, who suffer from muscular dystrophy.

Chronology: Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug

Following is the chronology of
events relating to the 60-year-old KEM nurse Aruna Ramachandra
Shanbaug whose plea for mercy killing was today rejected by
the Supreme Court.

Aruna Shanbaug`s colleagues, hospital staff welcome SC ruling

There was joy and elation among Aruna
Shanbaug`s former colleagues and nurses tending to her after
the Supreme Court o Monday dismissed a plea for mercy killing on
behalf of the 60-year-old nurse.

SC seeks doctors presence in Euthanasia mercy killing plea

The Supreme Court on Friday sought
the personal presence of a 3-member team of doctors from
Mumbai to assist it on the vexed question of permitting
mercy killing of a rape victim virtually brain
dead for the last 36 years.

Apex court to examine mercy killing plea

The apex court bench of Justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Misra said there was no law in the country that permits mercy killing and it could not involve itself in judicial murder.

England clarifies law on assisted suicide

Prosecutors in England and Wales received fresh guidelines on assisted suicide on Thursday to make it easier for them to decide whether to charge people who have helped sick loved ones to die.

British TV presenter arrested over mercy killing of lover

A veteran British broadcaster was
arrested on suspicion of murder after admitting he smothered
to death an ex-lover who had AIDS, police said on Wednesday.

UK police to probe reporter`s mercy killing claim

A veteran British TV reporter claimed on the air Tuesday that he had used a pillow years ago to smother a lover who was dying of AIDS, adding a startling contribution to the country`s debate on mercy killing.

UP couple seeks mercy killing of four sons from Prez

While parents routinely pray for their children`s long life and prosperity, a couple in Uttar Pradesh has written to President Pratibha Patil pleading for the mercy killing of their four physically-challenged sons.