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‘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...

‘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...

‘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...

‘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...

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...

Baghdad suicide bombing: dozens killed, scores injured in blast at packed Iraq market

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A suicide bomber has killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 60 in a crowded market in the Sadr City neighbourhood of Baghdad on Monday, the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival, security and hospital sources said....

Baloch women fear crackdown after Karachi suicide attack

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On 26 April, Pakistan’s first female suicide bomber killed three Chinese teachers and the driver of the minibus they were travelling in as she blew herself up in front of the Confucius Institute at the University of K...

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....

Can Hollywood ever find a way to handle suicide correctly?

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After the customary red band MPAA warning that only “appropriate audiences” have their approval to watch the following preview, the trailer for Jerrod Carmichael’s new film On the Count of Three has a second, unusual ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

If we all talked about suicide, wouldn’t that be better for everyone?

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Suicide is a topic that gets a lot of media airtime; however, not many people are able to talk about it in their personal lives with friends or family. This is not surprising, considering the nature of the topic and t...

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...

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