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Frenchman at heart of legal dispute dies after life support ends

Frenchman at heart of legal dispute dies after life support ends

A Frenchman at the centre of a bitter right-to-die legal feud that has raged for a decade passed away in hospital on Thursday after doctors removed his life support, his family said.

Mother of Frenchman caught in life support battle appeals to UN

Mother of Frenchman caught in life support battle appeals to UN

The mother of a Frenchman in a vegetative state for over a decade pleaded for UN help Monday to stop her son's "murder", after a court ruled his life-support could be halted.

104-yr-old Australian commits assisted suicide in Switzerland: foundation

104-yr-old Australian commits assisted suicide in Switzerland: foundation

A 104-year-old Australian scientist who travelled to Switzerland to end his life committed assisted suicide on Thursday, the foundation which helped him die said.

104-year-old Australian breaks into joyful song as he awaits death

104-year-old Australian breaks into joyful song as he awaits death

A 104-year-old Australian scientist burst into song Wednesday as he told a roomful of journalists that he was looking forward to finally being allowed to end his life.

Australia scientist, 104, heads to Switzerland for assisted dying

Australia scientist, 104, heads to Switzerland for assisted dying

Australia's oldest scientist, who caused a stir when his university tried to vacate his office aged 102, will fly to Switzerland in early May to end his life, reigniting a national euthanasia debate.

Scientists to identify Nazi disabled victim remains

Scientists to identify Nazi disabled victim remains

A German network of leading science institutes will begin identifying thousands of brain specimens belonging to people killed by the Nazis because they suffered from a disability or were ill.

Indian clinic treats Bangladeshis seeking euthanasia

Indian clinic treats Bangladeshis seeking euthanasia

Three Bangladeshis suffering from a highly debilitating form of muscular dystrophy are receiving free treatment in India after a relative's plea for them to be allowed to die brought their plight to global attention.

Attacker stabs, kills 19 in their sleep at Japanese disabled centre

Attacker stabs, kills 19 in their sleep at Japanese disabled centre

A knife-wielding man stabbed and killed 19 people as they slept at a facility for the disabled in a town near Tokyo early on Tuesday, a senior government official said, Japan's worst mass killing in decades.