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Suicide bomber kills at least six in eastern Congo on Christmas Day

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A suicide bomber attacked a restaurant and bar in Beni on Christmas Day, killing at least six people in the eastern Congolese town where Islamic extremists are known to be active. Heavy gunfire rang out shortly after ...

Bereaved families demand investigation of every UK gambling-linked suicide

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On a summer’s day in 2015, Joshua Jones put on his suit and headed to his gleaming office block overlooking the Thames in London. It was the trainee accountant’s day off, but he was in turmoil after gambling away most...

Brian Laundrie died by suicide, autopsy report reveals

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Brian Laundrie, whose disappearance sparked a nationwide manhunt in September after his fiancee, Gabby Petito, went missing and was later found murdered, killed himself, an autopsy report released on Tuesday revealed....

A teenager was a suicide risk – and then the pandemic happened

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Well before the pandemic upended his world, Antonio Luna struck his new therapist Paul Jamison as a challenge. At his intake appointment in late October of 2019, Luna, a skinny, shy 16-year-old with dark, wavy hair an...

Uganda police kill five men after suicide bombings, including Muslim cleric

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Ugandan authorities have killed at least five people, including a Muslim cleric, accused of having ties to the extremist group responsible for Tuesday’s suicide bombings in the capital. Four men were killed in a shoot...

‘People should be helped, not punished’: could Pakistan’s suicide law be about to change?

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It was when the police knocked on Aatifa Farooqui’s* door and threatened to send her to prison that she first realised suicide was illegal in Pakistan. Farooqui’s father pleaded with the officers to be lenient, explai...

Sean Wainui: death of New Zealand rugby player treated as suspected suicide

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The death of New Zealand rugby union player Sean Wainui is being treated as a suspected suicide, according to a coroner. The 25-year-old, who played for Super Rugby team the Chiefs, Bay of Plenty and the Māori All Bla...

Redemption of a Rogue review – dark Irish humour in a suicide denied

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Jimmy (Aaron Monaghan) wants to kill himself, but he keeps being interrupted. There are only so many grim jokes to be wrung from a noose, but Irish writer-director Philip Doherty has a good go with this gloomy comedy....

Suicide still treated as a crime in at least 20 countries, report finds

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Suicide is still considered a crime in 20 countries, punishable by fines of thousands of pounds and up to three years in prison, research has revealed. In many nations children can be prosecuted for attempted suicide ...

Isis affiliate is prime suspect for Kabul airport suicide bomb

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The prime suspect for the suicide bombing at Kabul airport is the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan known as Islamic State Khorasan Province, Isis-K or ISKP. Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s national security...

‘I don’t intend to let my son down twice’: the bereaved father trying to end suicide

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Not long before Christmas in 2014, Steve Mallen began to worry about the eldest of his three children. Edward, who had just turned 18, was good at everything. A gifted pianist, a talented sportsman and a nurturing big...

Concern grows in Kenya after alarming rise in suicide cases

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There is growing alarm in Kenya over a shocking rise in the number of suicides in the country. Almost 500 people are reported to have killed themselves in the three months to June this year, more than the whole of 202...

Is The Suicide Squad the beginning of the end for the superhero movie?

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The Suicide Squad begins roughly how you’d expect. En route to the island nation of Corto Maltese, we’re introduced to the members of a revamped Task Force X, a motley crew of super(anti)heroes assembled for a covert ...

Fourth officer who responded to US Capitol attack dies by suicide

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A fourth police officer who defended the US Capitol during the 6 January insurrection by extremist supporters of Donald Trump is now confirmed to have taken his own life. Washington DC’s Metropolitan police department...

The Suicide Squad review – a slick meeting of sick minds

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After one botched attempt to bring The Suicide Squad to the big screen, with the dourly competent David Ayer at the helm, this time DC Comics stumbled upon a more successful formula. The key: a director with a taste f...

The Suicide Squad review – eyeball-blitzing supervillain reboot

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DC’s new Suicide Squad movie announces itself as different from the coolly received first film from 2016 simply by adding “The” to the title, maybe sneakily trying for an unacknowledged rebrand or reboot. James Gunn, ...

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