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Australia fears suicide spike due to virus shutdown

Sydney - Thousands of Australians are expected to take their own lives because of the financial and psychological stress of the coronavirus crisis, far outstripping the death toll from the disease itself, experts warned Thursday.

Switzerland grapples with assisted suicide for prisoners

Geneva - A request by a convict behind bars for life is testing Switzerland's support for assisted suicide, raising complex questions over whether ill prisoners can seek help to end their own lives.

Bullying debate after death of K-pop star Goo Hara

Seoul - Fans mourned and questions were asked Monday after K-pop star and revenge porn victim Goo Hara was found dead in a possible suicide, which would make her the second female singer in a month to take her own life in the high-pressure industry.

K-pop star Goo Hara found dead at her home

Seoul - K-pop star Goo Hara was found dead at her home on Sunday, South Korean police confirmed.Goo, a former member of girl group Kara, was discovered at her home in Seoul early Sunday evening, officers said.

French government under pressure after student sets himself on fire

Lyon - The French government on Wednesday attempted to defuse the anger caused by the attempted suicide of a student who set himself alight to protest the hardships of his university life.

French government faces backlash after student sets himself on fire

Lyon - The French government on Wednesday attempted to defuse the anger caused by the attempted suicide of a student who set himself alight to protest the hardship he faced.

Cyber-bullied K-pop star found dead at her home

Seoul - A popular K-pop star who had long been the target of abusive online comments was found dead at her home Monday, South Korean police said.

Italian premier expresses 'doubts' over assisted suicide

Rome - Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has expressed reservations about a recent court decision decriminalising assisted suicide, in comments to the Corriere della Sera newspaper published Saturday.

Pope decries euthanasia as Italy court considers assisted suicide

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Friday again spoke out against assisted suicide and euthanasia, days before a top Italian court is to examine the thorny question in the largely Roman Catholic country.

Indian coffee king's body found

Bangalore - The body of billionaire Indian coffee magnate V.G. Siddhartha was found by a river in southern India on Wednesday, a day after a letter revealed his concerns over deep financial problems and perceived harassment from tax authorities.

Manila says first Filipino 'suicide bomber' behind last month's attack

Manila - Philippine security forces confirmed Wednesday the first Filipino "suicide bomber" attack in the Asian country, warning Islamic militants were grooming other local prospects for more such actions in the future.

France Telecom suicides: 'Nothing I could have done' ex-CEO says

Paris - France Telecom's former CEO on Tuesday rejected any responsibility for a string of suicides as he pushed through a wrenching restructuring plan that cost thousands of employees their jobs a decade ago.

France Telecom ex-bosses go on trial over suicide wave

Paris - The former chief executive of France Telecom and other ex-bosses went on trial Monday facing unprecedented charges of moral harassment that allegedly prompted 35 employees to take their own lives a decade ago.

Spike in US teen suicides after Netflix '13 Reasons Why' release: study

Los Angeles - The suicide rate among US teenagers spiked in the months after the release of the controversial Netflix drama "13 Reasons Why", which follows the story of a high school girl who kills herself, a new study has found.

France moves to stem surge in police suicides

Paris - The French government on Monday opened a suicide prevention unit for police officers after a sharp rise in the number taking their own lives since the start of this year.

Paris prosecutors probe 'suicide' taunts targeting police at protest

Paris - Paris prosecutors have launched an investigation after French anti-government protesters in the latest of a series of demonstrations shouted slogans mocking police over a spate of recent suicides in the force, judicial sources said Sunday.

Sri Lanka bomber queued at hotel buffet then unleashed devastation

Colombo - The suicide bomber waited patiently in a queue for the Easter Sunday breakfast buffet at Sri Lanka's Cinnamon Grand hotel before setting off explosives strapped to his back.

Finland: from suicide hotspot to world's happiest country

Vantaa - When the UN crowned Finland the world's happiest nation last month for the second year running, there were still quite a few eyebrows raised.

Britain urges others to join Instagram's self-harm curbs

London - Britain on Friday urged all social media platforms to join Instagram and curb self-harm posts after a UK teen who went online to read about suicide took her own life.

Instagram curbs self-harm posts after teen suicide

San Francisco - Instagram has announced a clampdown on images of self-injury after a British teen who went online to read about suicide took her own life.

Instagram tightens rules on self-injury images

San Francisco - Instagram late Thursday announced it is clamping down on images related to self-injury such as cutting.

Suicide rate falls by a third globally, data shows

Paris - Suicides have fallen globally by more than a third since 1990, according to a far-reaching analysis released Thursday that highlighted profound differences in the number of men and women taking their own lives.

Two drowned Saudi sisters committed suicide: US medical examiner

New York - Two Saudi sisters whose bodies were found taped together on the banks of a New York river committed suicide, the city's medical examiner said on Tuesday.

Tokyo policeman commits suicide after New Year car attack

Apo - Tokyo police are investigating the suicide of an officer in charge of traffic control near the scene of a New Year's Eve car ramming attack that injured nine people, police and media said.

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.
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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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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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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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This is so hard... I've been in Bernard's life since 4yrs old... He was 22yrs old and gone too soon. All I can do is sit back and ask myself is there more I could've done, could I have been there more to talk to him or something. (His stepfather's words).
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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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Kick-Ass movie stunt men save woman from suicide
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French Lawyer Oliver Metzner
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