Wednesday, 19. June 2013
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Swiss suicide organisation Exit say more than half of retirement and nursing homes help patients take their own lives.
A new poll on OAP home workers shows more than 50 per cent of those asked said their clinics had assisted in the suicides of residents.
Exit helps terminally or chronically ill patients to die in Switzerland, where assisted suicide is legal.
Vice president Bernhard Sutter said: "Five years ago, only 20 percent of institutions accepted it."
Marc Pirter, head of one home in Baden that offers the service, said they had adopted the policy when two residents had asked for assistance in death.
"It's not up to us to determine what is right or wrong, we believe that the will of the patients must remain our top priority. For them, their world shrinks to a bed and a chest of drawers."
Admont – where culture and nature meet
The region of Admont, in Styria, once a popular holiday destination for walkers and lovers of the great outdoors, is undergoing something of a revival.
Niemetz takeover deal sealed
The Romanian Meinl subsidiary Heidi Chocolat will take over the insolvent Viennese Schwedenbomben manufacturer Niemetz.
Building firm Alpine goes into admin
Over 7,000 jobs are at risk after struggling building firm Alpine failed to come up with a restructuring plan for the company.
Huge counterfeit money gang nicked
A money printing gang was busted after police carried out a series of raids on illegal printing factories.
43 year old found dead by one night stand
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Three children saved from over-heated cars
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Five children rescued from raging river
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Viennese museum displays bits of the moon
Three tests samples of moonstone are now on permanent display from NASA at the Natural History Museum in Vienna.
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A man who sold a puppy was arrested after he tried beating up the new owner to get the animal back - and was then bitten by the new owner.
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