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Australian Medical Board bans prominent euthanasia doctor
Australian Medical Board bans prominent euthanasia doctor

Prominent Australian right-to-die doctor Philip Nitschke on Thursday vowed to continue giving advice on how to end life after the Australian Medical Board used emergency powers to suspend him.

Australian Medical Board bans prominent euthanasia doctor
Belgium gives ill children of any age the right to die
Belgium gives ill children of any age the right to die

Belgium has become the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of all ages, after a heated debate in which critics questioned a child's ability to make the decision to die.

Belgium gives ill children of any age the right to die
France's embattled Hollande to meet pope, woo angry Catholics
France's embattled Hollande to meet pope, woo angry Catholics

Abortion and euthanasia will be among hot button issues on the table when Pope Francis meets embattled French President Francois Hollande.

France's embattled Hollande to meet pope, woo angry Catholics
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Belgium close to agreeing euthanasia for children

Eleven years after making euthanasia legal for adults, Belgium came a step closer to extending mercy-killing to terminally-ill children Wednesday after an intense public debate on the ethical issues at stake.

Belgium close to agreeing euthanasia for children
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Canadian court upholds ban on euthanasia

A court in Canada's westernmost British Columbia province upheld the nation's ban on euthanasia Thursday.

Canadian court upholds ban on euthanasia
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Vermont legislators approve 'death-with-dignity' bill

Legislators in the US state of Vermont approved a "death-with-dignity" bill Monday enabling terminally ill patients to take their own lives with lethal medication requested from their doctors.

Vermont legislators approve 'death-with-dignity' bill
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Deaf Belgian twins going blind commit euthanasia: press

Deaf Belgian identical twins used a decade-old euthanasia law in a mercy-killing pact after they began to go blind.

Deaf Belgian twins going blind commit euthanasia: press

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