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Terminally-ill Victorians will be able to end their own lives legally, making Victoria the first state in Australia to legalize assisted suicide. Western Australia and Northern Territory are among the states debating euthanasia.
Toy Story 4 hits theaters more than 20 years after the smash original in the franchise. The tale reportedly revolves around the gang learning to accept Forky, a spork, while also figuring out what makes something a toy.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) inaugurates new headquarters in Lausanne on the 125th anniversary of an organization founded by Pierre de Coubertin on high ideals. They included fostering peace through sport, a legacy of the Olympic Truce. The world glimpsed the legacy at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
The ruling AKP party narrowly lost the Mar 31 election for mayor of Istanbul, and the country’s electoral authority has ordered a rerun at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s request.
The 134th International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting in Lausanne will select the host city for the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. There are just two contenders, Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy and Stockholm-Åre in Sweden, a worry for the IOC.
The release of the names of presidential contenders in June is the prelude to the July campaigning and August party primary phases of the country’s October election, and offers a preview of the shape of the poll. Unexpectedly, Senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, immersed in a corruption scandal, won’t be competing for the presidency.
Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, found guilty on all charges at his international drug-trafficking trial in New York on Feb 12, returns to court for sentencing. He can anticipate a maximum-security prison.
Michael Jackson died aged 50 in California 10 years ago from a prescription drug overdose and hasn’t been allowed to rest in peace. The child molestation scandal that trailed him to the grave has exploded again, with the release in Mar 2019 of Leaving Neverland, a documentary focused on two of his accusers. Described as harrowing, it will test the strength of the Jackson spell.
The details of President Donald Trump’s so-called Deal of the Century to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are expected to be released at an investment conference in Bahrain. It is believed to offer economic inducements to Palestinians while doing nothing to satisfy their political aspirations.
Some 175,000 music lovers will descend on Worthy Farm, Somerset, for the 2019 Glastonbury Festival after a year away to allow the fields to recover. The organizers have answered criticism that only four of the 24 acts on the main stage in 2017 were female stars or female-fronted bands: in 2019 there will be at least eight.