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In Lebanon, volunteers speak up to battle suicide

Beirut - Her trainers beating down on the pavement along Beirut's seafront, Nour Safieddine, 24, cuts past strollers ambling in the evening sun. In her bright pink t-shirt, she is running to survive.

S. Korea MP embroiled in bribery scandal commits suicide

Seoul - A prominent South Korean lawmaker who was being probed over a bribery scandal has committed suicide, police said Monday.

McQueen, suicide and the dark side of the celebrity fairy tale

Los Angeles - When celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion icon Kate Spade killed themselves within the space of three days in June, many couldn't fathom the tragedy of two people who seemed to have it all.

India rights watchdog sounds alarm over farmer suicides

New Delhi - India's rights watchdog has sounded the alarm over the suicide of hundreds of farmers in the western state of Maharashtra in recent months, calling for an official response.

Former France Telecom execs to face trial over suicides

Paris - French judges have ordered a trial against France Telecom and its former CEO for "moral harassment" following a wave of employee suicides in the late 2000s, according to judicial papers seen by AFP Friday.

Prevention key to dealing with spike in suicide rate

Los Angeles - The recent deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have cast a spotlight on a jarring spike in suicides worldwide and on the importance of confronting the issue.

US farm belt tries to head off another surge in suicides

New York - Responding to signs of rising despair in rural America over a farming downturn exacerbated by the current trade war fears, agricultural leaders are mobilizing to try to prevent another suicide crisis.

Avicii, electronic music superstar, died of apparent suicide

Tim Bergling, world renowned electronic music producer and DJ, better known by his stage name Avicii died of an apparent suicide at the age of 28.

Fukushima operator told to compensate for suicide of 102-year-old

Toukyo - A Japanese court on Tuesday ordered the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to compensate relatives of a 102-year-old man who killed himself at the prospect of fleeing his home.

Fidel Castro's eldest son commits suicide: Cuba state media

Havana - The eldest son of the late Cuban president Fidel Castro committed suicide on Thursday, state media reported. He was 68 years old.

Quadruple US murderer commits suicide in Czech prison: report

Prague - Kevin Dahlgren, an American serving life at a Czech prison for killing four of his Czech relatives and trying to burn their bodies, committed suicide on Thursday, Czech media said.

Suicide victim video by YouTube star sparks anger in Japan

Toukyo - Japanese social media reacted with a storm of outrage to a video by YouTube star Logan Paul showing a suicide victim in a forest near Mount Fuji, as anger spread over the now-deleted video on Wednesday.

YouTube star apologizes for viral suicide video

Washington - Actor and YouTube celebrity Logan Paul apologized for posting a video of a suicide victim in Japan that reportedly was viewed by six million people before being deleted.

Man rams car into German party HQ in 'suicide attempt'

Berlin - A 58-year-old man tried to commit suicide on Christmas Eve by ramming his car into the headquarters of Germany's Social Democratic Party in Berlin, police said on Monday.The man was injured in the failed attempt and taken to hospital.

K-pop star reveals loneliness in suicide note

Seoul - A top K-pop star wrote in a suicide note that he was "broken from inside" and "engulfed" by depression, it emerged Tuesday as his death sent shockwaves among fans worldwide.

Facebook uses AI to scan posts for suicidal thoughts

Facebook is using artificial intelligence AI to scan and analyse users' Facebook posts for signs of suicidal thoughts. When AI detects someone who could be in danger the post is flagged and sent to human moderators.

French police officer kills three before committing suicide

Sarcelles - A 31-year-old French police officer shot three people dead before turning the gun on himself, in a killing spree sparked by a row with his girlfriend, authorities said Sunday.

French police officer kills three before committing suicide

Sarcelles - A 31-year-old French police officer shot three people dead before turning the gun on himself, in a killing spree sparked by a row with his girlfriend, authorities said Sunday.

'Social media suicide' in spotlight after Japan 'Twitter killer'

Toukyo - The grisly beheading of nine young people lured by a suspected serial killer after tweeting suicidal thoughts has sparked debate about the use of social media in Japan, which has one of the world's highest suicide rates.

Digital brain imaging identifies ‘suicidal thoughts’

Advances with digital brain imaging can help medical professionals identify people with major depression who appear to have suicidal thoughts, enabling medical care to be delivered more speedily.

'Obscene' S. Korea novelist dead in suspected suicide: police

Seoul - An avant-garde South Korean novelist whose 1990s prosecution on obscenity charges prompted comparisons between his work and Lady Chatterley's Lover was found dead on Tuesday in an apparent suicide, police said.

Japan on suicide watch as children go back to school

Toukyo - As Japan's schools reopened Friday after summer holidays, a day when suicides among young people spike, celebrities reached out to at-risk children and one Tokyo zoo offered refuge to nervous pupils in a bid to tackle the mental health crisis.

US woman faces up to 20 years for boyfriend's suicide

New York - A US woman risks being sent to prison for up to 20 years by a Massachusetts judge on Thursday for encouraging her teenage boyfriend to follow on plans to kill himself while she was still a juvenile.

Japan aims to reduce suicides by 30% in 10 years

Toukyo - Japan aims to cut suicides by 30 percent over 10 years, with the government Tuesday approving a plan which seeks to curb extreme work hours seen as contributing to one of the world's highest suicide rates.

US woman on trial accused of pushing boyfriend to suicide

New York - A 20-year-old woman went on trial in the US state of Massachusetts on Tuesday, accused of persuading her teenage boyfriend to kill himself, in a case that could break new legal ground.

Man helped girl kill herself and filmed it, faces murder charge

Spanish Fork - An 18-year-old Utah man faces a murder charge after it was alleged he helped a 16-year-old girl commit suicide. He allegedly filmed the girl’s suicide-by-hanging and told police he always wanted to see someone die.

Boy, 11, hanged himself after 'horrific social media prank'

Marquette - The mother of Tysen Benz is speaking out after her 11-year-old son was taken off life support and passed away. She says her son hanged himself after a social media prank wherein his 13-year-old girlfriend pretended to kill herself.

Kuwaiti woman held for filming maid attempting suicide

Kuwait City - Kuwaiti police have detained a woman for filming her Ethiopian maid falling from the seventh floor in an apparent suicide attempt without trying to rescue her, media and a rights group said Friday.

Dutch doctors against 'life complete' assisted suicide

Den Haag - Dutch doctors have come out against a controversial proposed law that would allow assisted suicide for those who feel their lives are complete, and not just for people in unbearable suffering.

Teen's Zoloft doubled before suicide streamed on Facebook Live

Miami - The month before Naika Venant, 14, hanged herself while filming on Facebook Live, a doctor doubled her anti-depressant medication. The medication, Zoloft, comes with a strong warning about the risks of suicide in children.
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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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Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield committed suicide
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Mark Henick reads Mike Richey's letter.
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Tysen Benz, 11, took his own life after a social media prank
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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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Protesters against the suicide of Amaia Egaña due to eviction.
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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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Photo shows the Sewol, the ferry that sank Wednesday off South Korea killing hundreds of high school students.
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US actor Robin Williams, shown November 15, 2005, has died from suspected suicide after a battle with depression, triggering an outpouring of anguished tributes
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