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UK withdrawing warrant for ill boy's parents
Parents Arrested for Trying to Override Doctor's Treatment
A boy's parents have been arrested for taking him to Spain for cancer treatment.Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:36:04 -0400
Parents could be reunited with seriously ill British boy on Wednesday
Two British parents detained in Madrid for taking their seriously ill child out of hospital could be reunited with him as soon as Wednesday, as legal authorities in both Spain and Britain prepared to allow their release from custody. The high-profile case of the parents' arrest and separation from their five-year old son prompted British Prime Minister, David Cameron, to call for "an outbreak of common sense" amid widespread condemnation in the country's media of the British police's pursuit of the couple. The parents of Ashya King, who has a brain tumour, were separated from their son on Saturday, following a two-day cross-border manhunt initiated after they ignored medical advice and removed him from a hospital in Southampton, southern England, and took him to Spain. A Spanish court source told Reuters on Tuesday that Spain's state prosecutor was due to request that Naghemeh and Brett King be released on bail, while Britain's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said later in the day that it was taking steps to withdraw the European arrest warrant for the couple.
Victims of Nazi 'euthanasia' killings commemorated in Berlin
By Helen Cahill BERLIN (Reuters) - Some 300,000 people with physical or mental disabilities who were killed under Nazi Germany's "euthanasia" program because their lives were deemed unworthy were commemorated on Tuesday with the opening of a memorial in Berlin. Relatives of the victims joined Mayor Klaus Wowereit and members of the public to lay wreaths and white roses in front of the 30-meter-(100-foot)-long, blue glass wall of the open-air memorial and permanent exhibition. The scheme was coordinated from offices next to Berlin's Tiergarten, where information about the forced sterilizations and murders is now presented on plaques. In the euthanasia program's headquarters, doctors and administrators listed physically and mentally disabled patients to be killed, decided how it should be done, and devised ways to keep the murders secret.
Texas voter ID law heads to trial in U.S. court
The trial heard by District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos is expected to last two weeks with a decision handed down before the Nov. 4 congressional election. State Republican leaders have said the law aims to prevent fraud at the ballot box and that there is no evidence to show that the law is discriminatory. Attorney General Eric Holder in July said Texas would be the start of his push to overturn the voter ID laws.