Wednesday, September 3, 2014   

Former Dutch health minister found dead
(02-11 16:03)

Dutch police say Els Borst, a former Dutch health minister who played a prominent role in the country's 2001 legalization of euthanasia, has been found dead in her garage.
She was 81 and appeared at a function of her D66 political party as recently as Friday. When coroners could not immediately confirm a natural cause of death, police cordoned off the area.
Utrecht police spokesman Thomas Aling told state broadcaster NOS Tuesday that police haven't ruled out a natural cause of death, an accident, or a crime, but added they had no reason to suspect a crime.
Borst was a medical academic who served as health minister from 1994-2002. She also drafted the legislation which permits the use of tissue from aborted fetuses for medical research. --AP   
Other World breaking news:
Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO (09-02 19:07)
Uber car pick-up service banned in Germany (09-02 19:00)
Dutch foreign ministerb may get EU Commission job: reports (09-02 18:48)
British deputy PM criticizes ill boy case (09-02 17:59)
'Grave concerns' over food shortages in Ebola-hit nations: UN (09-02 17:55)
Japan sailor kills self for suspected bully: military (09-02 12:14)
Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay (09-02 12:13)
Australian father charged with abusing surrogate twins: report (09-02 11:44)
UK rights activist on trial in Thai court (09-02 11:10)
Spanish judge extends detention of ill British boy's parents (09-02 11:05)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.