French doctors ordered to resume treating paralysed man

In a stunning twist, doctors have been told to restart feeding 12 hours after they switched off life support

A French appeals court has ordered doctors to resume giving food and water to a French quadriplegic, lawyers say, some 12 hours after physicians switched off the man's life support against his parents' will.

Life support

The fate of Vincent Lambert has renewed a fierce debate over the right to die that has split his family and the country.

"The feeding and hydration of Vincent must be restarted without delay," declared Jean Paillot, a lawyer for Lambert's parents who launched multiple legal bids to keep his care going.

"It's a huge