Spain becomes the fourth country in EU to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide for people with serious and incurable or debilitating diseases who want to end their life.
Portugal becomes the fourth country in Europe to move to decriminalise euthanasia, but only for national citizens and legal residents in order to prevent people from travelling to Portugal to get medical help to end their life.
New Zealand's Electoral Commission says voters chose to legalise euthanasia but there are nearly half a million mostly overseas-based special votes still to be counted that may swing the count on recreational marijuana.
Alain Cocq had planned to show what he expects will be a painful end to his life, but Facebook blocked his live broadcasts. President Macron has said that French law forbade him for granting Cocq's request for a medically-assisted death.
The landmark vote left Portugal poised to become one of the few countries in the world permitting the procedures.
The Paralympic gold medalist was diagnosed with a degenerative muscle disease at age 14 that caused constant pain, paralysis in her legs and left her barely able to sleep. She signed her euthanasia papers back in 2008.
Parliament voted down a Socialist bill on medically assisted death based on an informed request by patients suffering from an incurable illness with no expected improvement in sight, in a terminal state or suffering from an incapacitating lesion.
The 104-year-old Australian scientist who travelled to Switzerland received 15g of Nembutal even as Beethoven's 9th Symphony accompanied the former ecologist as he drifted into final sleep.
Ecologist David Goodall, 104, travels to Switzerland to end his life, says Swiss laws let him end his life legally, in contrast to Australia where it remains forbidden.
The country was the first in the world to legalise euthanasia for the severely ill. Now, its government wants to broaden the law to older people even if they are not sick.
Desmond Tutu marked his 85th birthday by expressing his wish to have the 'option of an assisted death' and called on world leaders to support a dignified death option.
Globe and Mail report that Canada's Liberal government is set to allow parliament to vote on new legislation regarding euthanasia
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