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Friday, November 9th, 2018

 

First euthanasia prosecution launched in the Netherlands

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Image copyright Getty Images Image caption So-called mercy killings have been legal in the Netherlands since 2002 (stock image) Dutch authorities are prosecuting a doctor for performing euthanasia on a patient in the first case of its kind since its legalisation 16 years ago. The decision was taken after a regional euthanasia review board found she had “overstepped the mark” in euthanising the 74-year-old Alzheimer’s patient. Prosecutors allege the patient’s will was “unclear and contradictory” when it came to her final wishes. TheRead More


Man sent letter bomb to Bitcoin firm ‘over password reset’

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police believe a password reset issue was the reason for Salonen’s actions A man has been jailed for sending a “potentially lethal homemade bomb” to a Bitcoin firm in London – after it refused to reset his password for him. The Met Police, which investigated the case, said detectives could “only identify one possible reason” for the Swedish national’s actions. He had emailed the company, Cryptopay, in August 2017, to ask that he be sent a newRead More


Sir Ian McKellen to celebrate 80th birthday with UK tour

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Image copyright Oliver Rosser, Feast Creative Image caption Sir Ian has denied next year’s event is ‘a farewell tour’ Sir Ian McKellen is to mark turning 80 next year by presenting a solo show on 80 different stages across the UK. The tour will take the Lord of the Rings star to theatres with which he has personal connections, as well as some he has never performed at before. Profits from the show, described as “a mixture of anecdote and acting”, will benefitRead More


Disney reports record results as it flags up new Star Wars

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Incredibles 2 and Ant-Man and the Wasp boosted Disney’s results Disney is preparing another live-action Star Wars spinoff as it looks to lure viewers to a new video streaming site. The media giant announced the plans as it reported a record financial year, boosted by box office hits such as the Incredibles 2 and Ant-Man and the Wasp. Executives cited the Star Wars series as an example of the new investments they are making in content asRead More