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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 ...

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...

‘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...

Reaching vulnerable people earlier the focus of national suicide prevention report

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Many people who kill themselves or who experience suicidal thoughts are not reaching out for help, including from the mental health system, the federal assistant minister for suicide prevention, David Coleman, has sai...

Why are Frito-Lays workers working suicide shifts on the job?

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Since 5 July, hundreds of striking workers at a Frito-Lay plant in Topeka, Kansas, have drawn attention to the Dickensian conditions workers have been subjected to in order to produce some of the biggest brand name ch...

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 ...

Indianapolis shooting: FBI questioned killer last year after ‘suicide by cop’ report

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The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis was interviewed by FBI agents last year, after his mother called police to say that her son might commit “suicide by cop”, the b...

Four killed by female suicide bomber near China institute in Pakistan

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A suicide bomber from a Pakistani separatist group has killed four people, including three Chinese nationals, in an attack on a minibus carrying staff from the Confucius Institute at Karachi University. The Baloch Lib...

‘When you stop fighting, that’s when you start grieving’: the parents battling to prevent student suicide

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Days after their daughter died in April 2018, Robert and Margaret Abrahart turned detective. “It’s a survival mechanism – we will be matter of fact, we will organise,” says Robert. “It seems the only way to cope.” The...

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...

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....

Suicide attempts among Australia’s live performers rose over last two years, survey reveals

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Levels of extreme psychological distress and suicidal ideation among Australians working in live performance and music are significantly higher than the national average, a new survey of more than 1,300 respondents ha...

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....

Françoise Hardy, ‘close to the end’ of her life, argues for assisted suicide

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Françoise Hardy, the French pop songwriter who found fame in the 60s yé-yé movement, has said she feels “close to the end” of her life in a new interview. Hardy, 77, told Femme Actuelle that in 2018 she was diagnosed ...

‘Forgotten’ Syrian interpreter attempts suicide after UK asylum delays

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A Syrian interpreter who has worked for the British government and the White Helmets has tried to kill himself after waiting nearly two years for a decision on his asylum claim. Ali [not his real name] worked as an in...

‘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...

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