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Turkey's Erdogan talks man on bridge out of suicide

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used his celebrated rhetorical skills to save a life on Friday, preventing a man from jumping off Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge.

China provides 'safe houses' for corrupt officials

Authorities in China introduce a new way of detaining government officials who are awaiting trial on corruption charges.

Mental scars of war leave Ukraine troops battling suicide threat

Brovary - Artur Galtsov survived the bombs and bullets on the frontline in east Ukraine but after returning home the army volunteer faced another battle -- overcoming his horrifying memories.

Female suicide-bomber; France's first but growing tactic worldwide

Paris - On Wednesday morning in a Paris suburb, a woman detonated an explosives belt she was wearing -- a first in France but part of a growing list of female suicide bombers who have carried out acts of carnage worldwide.

Paris suicide vests mark change of tactics and new threat

Paris - The suicide vests used Friday by attackers in Paris -- a first in France -- were made by a highly-skilled professional who could still be at large in Europe, intelligence and security experts say.

Paris suicide vests mark change of tactics and new threat

Paris - The suicide vests used by Friday's attackers in Paris -- a first in France -- were made by a highly skilled professional who could still be at large in Europe, intelligence and security experts say.

French euthanasia doctor responsive after suicide attempt: Sources

Dax - A former emergency room doctor in France who was convicted of poisoning a terminally ill patient has "opened his eyes" after being hospitalised following a suicide attempt, medical sources said Sunday.

French euthanasia doctor attempts suicide: Sources

Dax - An emergency room doctor in France who was convicted of poisoning a terminally ill patient has attempted to kill himself, sources close to the case said Saturday.

Woman killed on busy Istanbul street in 'suicide pact': Report

Istanbul - A Turkish woman was killed and her male partner badly wounded in an apparent double suicide bid on Istanbul's best known shopping street, reports said Saturday.

Police officer hugs suicidal man after saving his life

Raleigh - A police officer in North Carolina saved a man from killing himself and after he rescued the man, he pulled him in for a long hug.

After being outed on Ashley Madison, pastor kills himself

New Orleans - John Gibson was a pastor and married father with two children. He ended up committing suicide after being outed on Ashley Madison, a website used by married people looking for affairs.

Charges for teen who told boyfriend to kill himself

Fairhaven - A Massachusetts teen has been charged for allegedly pushing her boyfriend to kill himself with text messages between the pair as evidence.

Thai junta broadcast unrelated suicide vest picture

Bangkok - Thailand's junta came under scrutiny Sunday after mistakenly showing an unrelated picture of a suicide vest during a nationally televised broadcast announcing the arrest of a foreign man in connection with last week's deadly Bangkok shrine bombing.

California neighbors wonder what could have happened to suspect

San Francisco - A Virginia man believed to have shot and killed two local journalists on live television before shooting himself grew up and went to college in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Man trying to prevent suicide falls to his death

Honolulu - One man died and another is critically injured after falling from the 14th floor of a University of Hawaii dormitory — one man was trying to prevent the suicide of the other before they both fell.

Taiwan protesters vow to escalate action over student suicide

Taipei - Protesters who stormed Taiwan's education ministry after a student committed suicide vowed to escalate their action Friday as the government struggled to defuse the crisis sparked by "China-centric" changes to the school curriculum.

Hundreds protest in Taipei after student suicide

Taipei - Hundreds of protesters gathered in Taipei early on Friday calling for the education minister to resign after a student committed suicide, amid a deepening row over the island's "China-centric" school curriculum.

Ex-outfielder Darryl Hamilton dead in apparent murder-suicide

Houston - Former major leaguer Darryl Hamilton, an analyst for the MLB television network, was killed Sunday in what appears to be a murder-suicide.

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Each year there are about 1.1 million abortions in the United States. (Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2011)

Tearful mother returns to China 'suicide children': Xinhua

Bejing - The mother of four children who apparently committed suicide in China after they were left unattended by their parents for months spoke of her regret as she returned home, state media reported Saturday.

China in shock after 'unattended' siblings commit suicide

Bejing - Four siblings, aged between five and 14 and left unattended by their parents for months, apparently committed suicide by drinking pesticide in southwest China, the government and state media said Friday.

Canadian man claims triple homicide on Facebook

Montr - Canadian police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide after a man announced on Facebook that he had killed his daughter, wife and sister, before burning himself to death.

Actor from 'Everybody Loves Raymond' commits suicide

'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of the twins on the popular sitcom, committed suicide on Thursday. He was 19 years old.

Indian farmer commits suicide at protest in capital

New Delhi - A farmer hanged himself in front of hundreds of protesters gathered in the centre of the Indian capital on Wednesday to rally against the government's contentious reform of land purchasing laws.

Ukraine's old guard plagued by mystery deaths

Kiev - Tragedy, foul play or fear of prosecution? A spate of mystery suicides by allies of Ukraine's deposed president Viktor Yanukovych has been called all three.

Study: Psychedelics improve mental health, reduce suicide risk

Baltimore - Despite the fact that psychedelic substances are classified as illegal in many countries, a large new study has found that lifetime use of them is associated with lower levels of psychological distress and suicidal tendencies.

Op-Ed: Toronto man who attempted suicide finds man who saved his life

Sydney - On a cold Canadian night in 2002, everything seemed desolate and hopeless to Mark Henick. Anxiety and depression gripped the young man and he decided to climb over the railing of an overpass.

Marijuana's relationship with mental illness

Washington D.c. - Stories about the success of medical marijuana have frequently hit the news wire, now an abstract from a Cato Institute study has given medical marijuana activists another reason to fight for the cause.

San Francisco police to hold public meeting after shooting

San Francisco - San Francisco police have called a public meeting Tuesday evening to respond to public concerns over Sunday's officer-involved fatal shooting outside Mission Station on Valencia Street.

Former Fox News reporter found dead in an apparent suicide

Dominic Di-Natale, 43, a former correspondent for Fox News was found dead Wednesday in Colorado of an apparent suicide, the county coroner told Fox News, The Washington Post reports.
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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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Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield committed suicide
Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield committed suicide
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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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Protesters against the suicide of Amaia Egaña due to eviction.
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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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The Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, California
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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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