THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) _ The Dutch parliament approved a bill Tuesday to allow euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, making it the first country to formally legalize the practice.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) _ The Dutch parliament approved a bill Tuesday to allow euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, making it the first country to formally legalize the practice.

The bill passed by a vote of 104-40. It still needs the approval of the Senate, which is considered a formality, and is expected to enter into force next year.