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Italy beholden to incitement to suicide TikTok videos

Italian police on Thursday accused a Sicilian woman of “inciting suicide” for an asphyxiation video she posted on TikTok, a week after a child accidentally died in a so-called blackout challenge. Police said the video, posted without restrictions on the social media platform by the 48-year-old Sicilian “influencer,” was “extremely …

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Turkish musicians commit suicide in mass over COVID

Around 100 musicians in Turkey have committed suicide since the country introduced preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic in March, according to statistics released by the Turkish Musicians and Performers Union (Muzik-Sen) early this month. There are roughly 1 million registered musicians in Turkey, many of whom work without insurance …

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India Supreme Court approves passive euthanasia

India’s Supreme Court has given conditional approval for passive euthanasia. Passive euthanasia involves withdrawal of medical treatment with the deliberate intention to hasten the death of a terminally-ill patient. In a landmark judgement, the Constitution Bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra has has also allowed “living will” that will authorise …

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