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Family sues trading app Robinhood over suicide

San Francisco - The family of a college student who killed himself after thinking he'd lost a fortune using Robinhood sued the free trading app Monday.

Italy probes TikTok 'blackout challenge' death of 10-year-old girl

Rome - Italian prosecutors have opened a probe into the accidental death of a 10-year-old girl who allegedly took part in a "blackout challenge" on the video-sharing network TikTok.

Pandemic raises Japan suicide rate after decade of decline

Apo - The number of people taking their own lives in Japan rose for the first time in over a decade last year, as the pandemic reversed years of progress combatting a stubbornly high suicide rate.

Japan's 'Twitter killer' drops death sentence appeal

Apo - A Japanese man dubbed the "Twitter killer" has withdrawn an appeal of his guilty verdict and death sentence over the murder of nine people, a court official said Wednesday.

Transgender pupil's suicide unites France school

Lille - A school in northern France on Friday paid tribute to a 17-year-old transgender pupil who killed herself earlier in the week, with pupils calling for greater tolerance from officials.

Japan man probed over insults tied to Netflix star's suicide

Apo - Japanese police said Thursday they have referred a man to prosecutors over online abuse he directed at Hana Kimura, a reality television star who took her own life earlier this year.

Suicides rise in Malawi as virus debts compound misery

Lilongwe - Loud sobs echoed through a suburb of Malawi's capital Lilongwe in the middle of the night, jolting resident Paul Kaonga from his sleep.The cries came from a nearby house. Kaonga hastily pulled on some clothes and rushed over.

Indian TV anchor's arrest sparks outrage from government

Mumbai - A controversial Indian TV news anchor known for inflammatory right-wing rhetoric was arrested Wednesday in connection with the suicide of a designer who worked on his channel's offices, prompting outrage from Hindu nationalist government ministers.

Japan government warns on suicide after death of actress

Apo - Japan's government Monday urged people to seek help if they were struggling to cope, following the death at the weekend of a popular actress.

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone questioned in drugs probe

Mumbai - Indian police hauled in Bollywood megastar Deepika Padukone for questioning on Saturday in an escalating drugs probe following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

After Bollywood star's suicide, a TV 'witch hunt'

Mumbai - India has more than four million coronavirus cases and an explosive border stand-off with China, but the story dominating television news for months is how a Bollywood actress supposedly drove her ex-boyfriend to suicide with pot and black magic.

Key messages for World Suicide Prevention day 2020

World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on 10 September each year, to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities taking place around the world.

Facebook blocks terminally ill Frenchman from streaming his death

Dijon - Facebook said Saturday it would block the livestream of a Frenchman suffering from an incurable condition who wanted to broadcast his death on the social media platform.

Seoul mayor's funeral held despite #MeToo objections

Seoul - The funeral service for Seoul mayor Park Won-soon, who took his own life after being accused of sexual harassment, was held Monday despite a petition against the city-run ceremony signed by half a million people.

20 sumo wrestlers rescue drowning woman in Tokyo: reports

Apo - Twenty sumo wrestlers flexed their muscles outside the ring to rescue a woman from drowning in a Tokyo river on Thursday, according to local news reports.

Japan Netflix star's death sparks calls for cyberbullying rules

Apo - The death of a young Japanese reality TV star targeted by online abuse has sparked an outpouring of grief in the country and calls for stronger measures to tackle cyberbullying.

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.
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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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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 piracy bill in Congress, has died at age 26, an apparent suicide, New York authorities said January 13, 2013
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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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An ad for Hyundai's iX35 Fuel Cell SUV showed a man attempting, but failing to kill himself
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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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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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The Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, California
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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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