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Review: George F. Walker completes Bobby and Tina cycle on mixed note Special

Toronto - The third entry in a trilogy is often the weakest one. Think of “The Godfather Part III”, “Return of the Jedi”, “The Return of the King” – and now, if this rule counts for indie theatre too, add George F. Walker’s “The Damage Done”.

Rising suicide toll rings alarm bells in Tunisia

Tunis - Six years since a young Tunisian stallholder set himself on fire, triggering revolutions across the Arab world, his country's suicide rate is surging over economic and social woes, experts say.

German authorities under fire over bomb plot suspect suicide

Dresden - A Syrian bomb plot suspect found hanged in his cell had not been deemed an "acute" suicide risk, German officials said Thursday as outrage grew over the judicial "fiasco".

Syrian suspect in Germany bomb plot found dead in cell

Berlin - A Syrian man arrested on suspicion of plotting a jihadist bomb attack on a Berlin airport was found dead in his cell Wednesday after an apparent suicide, sparking outrage over a "judicial scandal".

Debate on China poverty after mother kills her 4 children

Bejing - The killing of four children by their poverty-stricken mother -- who then committed suicide, followed by her husband -- sparked online outrage and debate in China Tuesday over the gap between rich and poor.

Transgender youth show higher rates of suicide and self-harm

Young people who are defined or self-defined as transgender have greater rates of self-harm and a greater risk of suicide according to a new study.

Golden Gate Bridge officials commit to buy netting despite cost

San Francisco - Public officials in charge of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge plan to press ahead with installation of steel netting beneath the roadway to stymie the dozens of people who attempt suicide by jumping from the structure each year.

Van Gogh 'suicide gun' on display in Amsterdam

Den Haag - Amsterdam's renowned Van Gogh Museum unveiled a new exhibition Tuesday focusing on Vincent's final 18 months of mental anguish before he shot himself in 1890, including the suspected gun he used in his suicide.

Tajikistan in shock as mothers kill themselves, their babies

- Pointing to the leaden waters of the river, Manzura Borbieva recalls the horror of seeing her 21-year-old colleague commit suicide with her baby."That's where she jumped in," she said.

Dutch court grants Canada extradition in cyberbully case

Den Haag - An Amsterdam court on Tuesday ruled in favour of extraditing a Dutchman to Canada where he is wanted on charges linked to the cyberbullying of a teenager who committed suicide in 2012.

China party journal editor hangs himself: Report

Bejing - The deputy editor of the Chinese Communist party's top theoretical journal has committed suicide, reports said, sending speculation swirling over political infighting, freedom of thought and corruption.

Suicide risk lifted from Pfizer's smoking-cessation pill

Brussels - Europe's drug regulator has lifted a longstanding warning in relation to a anti-smoking medication made by the company Pfizer.

Dying with Dignity urges MPs to vote against assisted dying bill

Ottawa - Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC) is asking its supporters to contact their MPs and ask them to vote against Bill C-14 in the House of Commons this week.

French 19-year-old commits suicide live on Periscope

Paris - French prosecutors launched an investigation Wednesday after a 19-year-old woman committed suicide by throwing herself in front of a suburban train near Paris and streamed the act live on Periscope.

Canada drafts law to allow assisted suicide

Montreal - Canada seems set to allow people with certain illnesses to end their lives, with support from a registered medic. The draft law contains several excluded categories.

Brussels airport attack probably suicide bombing: Prosecutor

Brussels - The twin blasts at Brussels airport were probably caused by at least one suicide bomber, a Belgian prosecutor said on Tuesday.

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.
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BARRIER APPROVED: Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge approved construction of a $76 million suicide...
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.
Protesters against the suicide of Amaia Egaña due to eviction.
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The Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, California
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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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Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield committed suicide
Tea Party leader Mark Mayfield committed suicide
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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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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 mate...
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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An ad for Hyundai's iX35 Fuel Cell SUV showed a man attempting, but failing to kill himself
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French Lawyer Oliver Metzner
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The large pond is home to hundreds of crocodiles.
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Mark Henick reads Mike Richey's letter.
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Aaron Swartz  Internet activist and programmer played a key role in stopping a controversial online ...
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.