Emily Sommers

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Belgian Senate votes to extend euthanasia to children

The Belgian Senate has voted in favour of extending its euthanasia law to terminally-ill children.<p>The Senate voted 50-17 in favour of the legislation, which is opposed by religious leaders in Belgium.<p>The bill seeks to allow children to ask for euthanasia if their illness is terminal, they are in …

Twenty-two Chinese miners trapped underground after blast

A gas explosion in a coal mine in western China has left 22 workers trapped underground.<p>The blast at Changji mine occurred in the early hours of Friday morning when 34 miners were working, the Xinjiang news agency reported on its microblog. Twelve miners scrambled to safety but 22 remain …

UN FAO accused over Sri Lanka kidney illness

<b>The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has been blamed for the spread of a kidney disease which has affected nearly half a million people in Sri Lanka.</b><p>Scientists believe the illness is caused by pesticides and fertilisers.<p>The FAO is accused by campaigners of encouraging the use of …

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North Korea executes Kim Jong-un's uncle as a traitor

Jang Song-thaek was a mentor to the young North Korean dictator until he was publicly purged last week.<p>The once-powerful uncle of <b>North Korean</b> leader Kim Jong-un has been executed for treason after being branded "despicable human scum", according to the state news agency.<p>Jang Song-thaek was a mentor …