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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.

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.
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