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Suicide bombing, shelling kill 14 in Baghdad: officials
Suicide bombing, shelling kill 14 in Baghdad: officials

A suicide bombing and shelling in the Shiite-majority Kadhimiyah district of north Baghdad killed at least 14 people on Thursday.

Suicide bombing, shelling kill 14 in Baghdad: officials
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British national fails suicide in Western Kazakhstan

A British national has attempted to commit suicide in Aksai, Western Kazakhstan Oblast.

British national fails suicide in Western Kazakhstan
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Alarming proportions of child and youth suicide in Kazakhstan

Suicide, especially among children and adolescents, is an alarming problem for Kazakhstani officials. Together with UNICEF Kazakh pscyhiatrists conducted a study into the causes of youth suicide, and the prelimitary results may help address the problem.

Alarming proportions of child and youth suicide in Kazakhstan
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'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland doubled: study

A total of 172 "suicide tourists" travelled to Switzerland in 2012, to die with medical assistance -- a practice prohibited in many countries.

'Suicide tourism' to Switzerland doubled: study
Real 'Patch Adams' pays tribute to Robin Williams
Real 'Patch Adams' pays tribute to Robin Williams

The doctor and clown whose life story formed the basis of the movie "Patch Adams" paid tribute to its star Robin Williams.

Real 'Patch Adams' pays tribute to Robin Williams
Actor Robin Williams dead from suspected suicide
Actor Robin Williams dead from suspected suicide

Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams died from suspected suicide on Monday after a battle with depression.

Actor Robin Williams dead from suspected suicide
Karzai cousin killed in Afghan suicide attack: officials
Karzai cousin killed in Afghan suicide attack: officials

A suicide attacker killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai near the volatile southern city of Kandahar, officials said, raising tensions during a struggle over the contested election result.

Karzai cousin killed in Afghan suicide attack: officials
Two frontline soldiers commit suicide in S. Korea
Two frontline soldiers commit suicide in S. Korea

South Korea's military confirmed the apparent suicides of two army privates, raising fresh questions over the deployment of young conscripts in frontline units after a deadly shooting spree last month.

Two frontline soldiers commit suicide in S. Korea
Australian Medical Board bans prominent euthanasia doctor
Australian Medical Board bans prominent euthanasia doctor

Prominent Australian right-to-die doctor Philip Nitschke on Thursday vowed to continue giving advice on how to end life after the Australian Medical Board used emergency powers to suspend him.

Australian Medical Board bans prominent euthanasia doctor
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. ©Reuters/Larry Downing
Asylum-seeker mothers 'attempt suicide' to get kids to Australia

A dozen mothers in an asylum-seeker camp have reportedly attempted suicide so their children can be settled in Australia, piling pressure on Prime Minister Tony Abbott who said Wednesday he would not be morally blackmailed.

Asylum-seeker mothers 'attempt suicide' to get kids to Australia
Taliban suicide attack on military bus kills 8 in Kabul
Taliban suicide attack on military bus kills 8 in Kabul

A Taliban suicide bomber in Kabul killed eight military officers Wednesday in an attack on an air force bus, Afghan officials said, in the latest strike against the national security forces as US troops withdraw.

Taliban suicide attack on military bus kills 8 in Kabul
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Golden Gate Bridge to get anti-suicide netting

Transportation authorities agreed to fund anti-suicide netting beneath the Golden Gate Bridge to prevent people jumping to their death from the iconic landmark, an official said.

Golden Gate Bridge to get anti-suicide netting
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China state copper firm chief jumps to his death: report

The head of a $2.0-billion Chinese copper producer fell to his death from a building, the firm announced Wednesday, and a state-run newspaper said he committed suicide following corruption allegations.

China state copper firm chief jumps to his death: report
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S. Korean soldier who killed comrades in 'stable condition'

A South Korean soldier who killed five comrades was in a stable condition Tuesday after an apparent suicide bid, doctors said, as details emerged of a final note he wrote regretting his actions.

S. Korean soldier who killed comrades in 'stable condition'
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Mother, three children jump to death: Japan police

Police in Japan are probing a possible family suicide after a mother and her three small children plunged to their deaths from an apartment complex, they said.

Mother, three children jump to death: Japan police
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Five Libyan police injured in suicide bombing

A car bomb exploded at a police station in Libya's second city Benghazi late Wednesday, leaving the suicide bomber dead and five police officers injured, security officials said.

Five Libyan police injured in suicide bombing
French state prosecutor Eric Maillaud. ©Reuters/Robert Pratta
Soldier quizzed over Alps murders dies in apparent suicide

A former French Legionnaire, questioned during the course of the investigation into the 2012 murder of four people in the French Alps, committed suicide on Tuesday, police said.

Soldier quizzed over Alps murders dies in apparent suicide
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Chinese elderly commit suicide to avoid coffin ban

Six elderly people in China are said to have committed suicide to ensure they died before new regulations banning coffin burials come into force, a newspaper reported.

Chinese elderly commit suicide to avoid coffin ban
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China youth suicides blamed on education system: study

China's high-pressure, exam-driven education system is responsible for the vast majority of suicides by schoolchildren in the country, state media said Wednesday, citing a study.

China youth suicides blamed on education system: study
Number of suicides in US military drops in 2013
Number of suicides in US military drops in 2013

The number of suicides in the US military dropped by 18 percent in 2013 but rose among part-time soldiers in the reserves, the Pentagon said.

Number of suicides in US military drops in 2013