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    Canada’s Senate has passed a euthanasia bill (C-14) in a 44 to 28 vote, local media report.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The bill allowing medically-assisted death, was passed on Friday, and the Senate rejected an amendment which would have suspended a section of the bill requiring that a patient’s death be "reasonably foreseeable," The National Post newspaper said.

    Canada’s Supreme Court lifted a ban on euthanasia in February 2015.

    The new bill originally covered adults who are suffering from an incurable medical condition and are enduring severe physical or psychological suffering.

    Human euthanasia is currently legal in the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Colombia, and Luxembourg. Assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland, Germany, Japan, Albania, Canada, and in the US states of Washington, Oregon, Vermont, Montana, and California.

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