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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.

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.

Abortion Recovery: How to continue Special

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.
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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
With permission by Reuters / Noah Berger
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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screen capture of Jonah
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US actor Robin Williams  shown November 15  2005  has died from suspected suicide after a battle wit...
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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This is so hard... I ve been in Bernard s life since 4yrs old... He was 22yrs old and gone too soon....
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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An unidentified man attempted to jump to his death on top of Steve s music shop on Queen Street West...
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.
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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Mark Henick reads Mike Richey s letter.
Mark Henick reads Mike Richey's letter.
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The large pond is home to hundreds of crocodiles.
The large pond is home to hundreds of crocodiles.
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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
With permission by Reuters / Noah Berger
Sawyer Sweeten
Sawyer Sweeten
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Kick-Ass movie stunt men save woman from suicide
Kick-Ass movie stunt men save woman from suicide
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China Bus Fire
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Rapper Earl Hayes
Rapper Earl Hayes
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The Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena  California
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
An ad for Hyundai's iX35 Fuel Cell SUV showed a man attempting, but failing to kill himself
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