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Serbian Ambassador to NATO Commits Suicide

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Reports say Serbia’s ambassador to NATO committed suicide Tuesday by jumping to his death from an airport parking garage in Brussels. Officials say Branislav Milinkovic was laughing and chatting with a Serbian delegation before suddenly leaping off a wall, falling 10 meters to the ground below the garage. Airport officials confirmed that a man had […]

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Study: Female Owners of Cats More Prone to Suicide

Posted July 3rd, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Researchers have found that women who own cats have an increased risk of suicide and mental health problems due to a common parasite found in their pet’s litter bins. A study found that women infected with the feline parasite Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) were one-and-a-half times more likely to attempt suicide then those who are […]

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Study: Many Young People in India Committing Suicide

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A new study finds that suicide is the second-leading cause of death for young people in India, which has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. The study, published Friday in the British health journal The Lancet, indicates that 56 percent of women and 40 percent of men who committed suicide in India […]

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3 Dead, 4 Wounded in China Demolition Protest Bombing

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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China says three people have been killed and four others seriously wounded in an apparent suicide bombing, when a woman protesting the government-ordered demolition of her house detonated explosives at a local housing office in southwestern China. The official Xinhua news agency quotes a local report saying the woman, who died instantly, was attempting to […]

Greece Mourns Suicide of Pensioner Hit by Austerity Cuts

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A Greek pensioner who shot himself to death on Athens’ main square this week said he took his life because the government’s financial austerity measures left him virtually penniless. The retired pharmacist’s extreme action quickly made him a fateful symbol of the debt-ridden country’s economic plight. Greek newspapers published excerpts from a suicide note from […]

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South Korean Banker Jumps to Death Amid Probe

Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 3:46 am (UTC-5)
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Police say the head of a major South Korean savings bank jumped to his death Friday in an apparent suicide, amid an investigation into investment and lending irregularities. Authorities say Chung Gu-haeng jumped from the sixth floor of Seoul’s Jeil 2 Savings Bank, following a raid by prosecutors investigating irregularities at seven savings banks. Financial […]

Wife of Stockholm Suicide Bomber Arrested in Britain

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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British police have revealed that the wife of a suicide bomber who targeted Christmas shoppers in Sweden last year has been arrested on suspicion of making preparations for a terrorist attack. Police confirmed Wednesday that 28-year-old Mona Thwany was taken into custody on Tuesday. London police said officers detained the woman at her home in […]

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South Korea Has Highest Suicide Rate in OECD

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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South Korea has the highest suicide rate among the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). South Korean news reports say about 15,500 people in South Korea committed suicide in 2009. This represents about 28 deaths by suicide for every 100,000 people, or about 42 people on average daily. The country’s suicide […]

Former Yankees Pitcher Found Dead

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Former New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu has been found dead of an apparent suicide in California at age 42. A county sheriff said his body was found Wednesday at his home in the wealthy Los Angeles suburb of Rancho Palos Verdes. Other details were not immediately released as the investigation continues. After a notable […]

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US Olympic Medalist Commits Suicide

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Winter Olympics medalist Jeret “Speedy” Peterson has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police in Salt Lake City, Utah, said the 29-year-old Peterson called Monday night to tell them where he was and that he was going to commit suicide. He was found dead shortly thereafter in a mountainous area of Utah called Lambs […]

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