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Woman commits 'death by crocodile' in apparent suicide

Bangkok - In Thailand on Friday, a despondent 65-year old woman jumped to her death into a watery pit filled with voracious crocodiles while horrified onlookers looked on. The pool is said to house hundreds of the large reptiles.

One person commits suicide every 40 seconds: WHO

Geneva - One person commits suicide every 40 seconds -- more than all the yearly victims of wars and natural disaster -- with the highest toll among the elderly, the United Nations said Thursday.

Spanish psychologist suggests suicide as an option for pedophiles

San Sebastian - Javier Urra, a leading psychologist in Spain, admitted to guests at a book seminar held in San Sebastián, northern Spain on Monday, that he has recommended suicide to various recurring pedophiles and rapists who were his patients.

Josh Gracin seeks help for depression following suicide note

Josh Gracin, an American Idol season 2 fourth place finalist and country music singer, is getting treated for depression.

Review: Robin Williams becomes 'douchebag' to avoid being loved too much

Robin Williams didn’t even give the world the 90 minutes notice his character got in “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn,” still on video kiosks.

Limbaugh claims Williams' suicide due to 'leftist worldview'

Comments made by the often-maligned conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh have sparked disbelief and ire from people around the world.

Op-Ed: The ignorant reaction to suicide

Malibu - Suicide is the coward's way out, killing yourself is a selfish act. Those two sentences hit my news feed when I got off of work and heard about the death of Robin Williams. If you are a person who believes those things, you are a heartless fool.

Disgraced Japan stem cell scientist dead in apparent suicide

Tokyo - A renowned Japanese stem cell scientist who co-wrote research that was later retracted in an embarrassing scandal has been found dead of an apparent suicide, police said Tuesday.

Research shows blood test may reveal suicide risk

A group of researchers at Johns Hopkins University believe they have found a genetic indicator that would show a person’s risk of suicidal thoughts or attempts.

Al Qaeda releases video of U.S. suicide bomber in Syria

Beirut - Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate has released a video of a U.S. suicide bomber who blew himself up at an army post in the northwest of the country.

Man leaps from newly constructed Bay Bridge span

San Francisco - An unidentified man leapt to his death from the recently opened eastern span of the Bay Bridge on Wednesday morning at around 10 AM.

Some well-known human traits are now linked to creativity

Creativity is something that has always fascinated humanity — now scientists in those fields that typically deal with creativity have discovered a whole range of human traits which they believe indicate creativity in human beings.

Golden Gate Bridge directors approve barrier to stop suicides

San Francisco - After decades of being an unfortunate magnet for people determined to kill themselves, directors of the Golden Gate Bridge voted Friday to build a suicide barrier along the length of the iconic span.

Famed Golden Gate Bridge to get suicide netting

Los Angeles - San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Bridge is to get suicide netting to try and stop people jumping to their death from the iconic landmark, an official said.

Mississippi Tea Party leader commits suicide

Jackson - Mississippi attorney and Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield was found dead Friday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

92-year-old vet shoots himself at Arlington National Cemetery

Washington - A man who mysteriously shot himself in Arlington National Cemetery Friday morning has now been identified as 92-year-old former Air Force Colonel Robert Terrill of Falls Church, Virginia.

Boy finds mummified body in abandoned house

Dayton - A boy wandered into an abandoned home only to discover the remains of a mummified body. The coroner stated the body was in the home for five years.

Two cops, one shopper killed in bizarre Las Vegas shooting

Las Vegas - Two suspects shouting "this is a revolution" killed two Las Vegas police officers at a pizza parlor Sunday and killed a third person at a nearby store before fatally shooting themselves.

Man becomes organ donor, shoots himself in the head

Valencia - A 50-year-old man walked into University Hospital La Fe in Valencia, Spain on Monday morning with a revolver hidden in his belt. After applying to become an organ donor, he committed suicide in the bathroom.

Op-Ed: Doctors discourage others from joining the profession

According to The Daily Beast, nine out of 10 doctors discourage others from joining the profession, and 300 physicians commit suicide every year. A few years ago, physicians were named as having the second-most suicidal occupation.

Murder suspect who disappeared with 8-year-old girl found dead

A body found in a Washington-area park is believed to be that of a man suspected of murdering his wife and kidnapping an 8-year-old homeless girl.

U.S. Navy man saving lives at home Special

“Before a missile is fired, I am what’s known as ‘Sanity Check’. With headphones, I can hear the orders given and verified for the target to be hit and the type of weapon to be used. This is the fourth and final check that is seen on the screen.

Teen Florida couple kills police officer then commits suicide

Windermere - Florida police have identified a young couple found dead near the body of a fallen police officer. Allegedly, the teen couple killed the officer then turned the gun on themselves.

Ex-Deutsche Bank exec 'anxious' about probes before suicide

London - A former top executive at Deutsche Bank, who committed suicide in January, was worried about investigations into Germany's biggest lender, an inquest into his death heard on Tuesday.

France's Orange hit by 10 suicides since start of 2014: watchdog

Paris - Ten employees of French telecoms giant Orange have committed suicide since the beginning of the year, nearly as many as the whole of 2013, an organisation that monitors work conditions said Tuesday.Labelling it a "serious alert", the Observatory for St...

Rape victim dies after setting herself ablaze

Muzaffargarh - An eighteen year old college student who was allegedly gang raped by five men set herself on fire in front of a local police station after the man accused of initiating the rape was released by officials.

U.S. border agent suspected of raping migrants found dead

Mission - A US Border Patrol agent suspected of kidnapping, raping and brutally assaulting three undocumented immigrants, including two children, was found dead in his South Texas home on Thursday.

British govt 'won't block assisted suicide bill'

London - The British government will not stand in the way of legislation that would permit assisted suicide, the Ministry of Justice said Sunday as parliament prepares to examine a bill.The governing coalition will not order its lawmakers to block the proposals...

Police probe apparent suicide of Bitcoin CEO Radtke

Singapore - The Singapore Police Force continue to investigate the sudden death of virtual currency and Bitcoin world rising star Autumn Radtke who was found dead in her Singapore apartment.

'Aid in Dying' movement gains momentum in U.S.

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, a pathologist, was satirized by media pundits who dubbed him “Dr. Death.” He was both assailed and respected for the “assisted-suicide” movement he championed in the U.S.
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BARRIER APPROVED: Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge approved construction of a $76 million suicide barrier of the iconic span, where hundreds have jumped to their deaths.
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An ad for Hyundai's iX35 Fuel Cell SUV showed a man attempting, but failing to kill himself
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An unidentified man attempted to jump to his death on top of Steve's music shop on Queen Street West. However, someone talked him out of it.
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The large pond is home to hundreds of crocodiles.
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Photo shows the Sewol, the ferry that sank Wednesday off South Korea killing hundreds of high school students.
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Aaron Swartz, who downloaded 4.8 millions files from JSTOR and fought against keeping scholarly material behind pay walls, committed suicide on January 11, 2013. He was 26 years old.
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Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield committed suicide
Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield committed suicide
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Aaron Swartz, Internet activist and programmer played a key role in stopping a controversial online piracy bill in Congress, has died at age 26, an apparent suicide, New York authorities said January 13, 2013
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Protesters against the suicide of Amaia Egaña due to eviction.
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