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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.

Bangladesh sentences two to death, jails three for life in professor's killing

Bangladesh sentences two to death, jails three for life in professor's killing

A court in Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced two militants to death and jailed three for life after finding them guilty of killing a university professor two years ago, a prosecutor said.

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.

Iraq condemns 6 Turkish women to death for IS membership: judiciary

Iraq condemns 6 Turkish women to death for IS membership: judiciary

A Baghdad court on Monday sentenced six Turkish women to death and a seventh to life in prison for membership of the Islamic State jihadist group, a judicial source said.

Thai court sentences six men to death for murder of family of eight

Thai court sentences six men to death for murder of family of eight

Six Thai men were sentenced to death by a court on Wednesday for the murder of a family of eight in southern Thailand last year, the court said in a statement.

Death toll in Kabul suicide bombing climbs to 10

Death toll in Kabul suicide bombing climbs to 10

The death toll in a Kabul suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State has risen to 10, the Afghan Health Ministry said Saturday.

Iraq condemns 15 Turkish women to death for belonging to IS

Iraq condemns 15 Turkish women to death for belonging to IS

An Iraqi criminal court on Sunday sentenced to death 15 Turkish women after finding them guilty of belonging to the Islamic State group, a judicial official said.

Pakistan court sentences child killer, rapist to death

Pakistan court sentences child killer, rapist to death

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday sentenced a suspected serial killer to death for the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl, a prosecutor said.

US man's tattoo leaves doctors with life-or-death dilemma

US man's tattoo leaves doctors with life-or-death dilemma

A Florida hospital faced an unsettling ethical quandary when paramedics brought in an unconscious patient with ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ tattooed across his chest -- leaving doctors ...

Winter death threat for asylum seekers stranded on Greek islands

Winter death threat for asylum seekers stranded on Greek islands

Winter could bring death to asylum seekers stranded on crowded Greek islands with only summer tents for shelter, aid groups said on Wednesday, urging a mass relocation to the mainland.

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies aged 49

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies aged 49

Emotional tributes poured in for former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna after she died at the age of 49 following a long battle with cancer.