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Suicide

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Top Suicide Articles

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  • Indian hunger striker freed after 14 years as suicide charges dropped

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian human rights activist who has been on hunger strike for the last 14 years in protest against alleged army atrocities walked free on Wednesday from a prison hospital where doctors had force-fed her to keep her alive. Irom...
  • Cerritos College police chief dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

    Cerritos College police chief dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound
    The police chief of Cerritos College was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a Westminster motel, authorities said Tuesday evening. Richard "Buk" Bukowiecki, 47, was found about 3:30 a.m. Monday in a room at a Super 8 motel in the 15000...
  • Boy's alleged abuse described in graphic grand jury testimony

    Boy's alleged abuse described in graphic grand jury testimony
    Before 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez was allegedly beaten to death by his mother and her boyfriend, they doused him with pepper spray, forced him to eat his own vomit and locked him in a cabinet with a sock stuffed in his mouth to muffle his screams,...
  • Body found near Laurel Canyon Park identified as fashion designer

    Body found near Laurel Canyon Park identified as fashion designer
    A body found on a remote trail near Laurel Canyon Park has been identified as the founder of a punk-Goth clothing company, authorities said Tuesday. Drew Bernstein, 51, of Los Angeles died from an apparent suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot wound,...
  • Migrant rape victim denied abortion in Ireland: paper

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A migrant who said she was raped in her homeland before traveling to Ireland gave birth by Caesarean section when she was 24 weeks pregnant after Irish doctors rejected her request for an abortion on the grounds of...
  • Hundreds of Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces near Kabul - officials

    LOGAR Afghanistan (Reuters) - As many as 700 heavily armed Taliban insurgents are battling Afghan security forces in Logar, a key province near the capital Kabul, local officials said on Tuesday, in a test of the Afghan military's strength as foreign...
  • Addiction, Not Suicide, Got Robin Williams

    Addiction, Not Suicide, Got Robin Williams
    We were standing and talking on my back porch. "I could never do this twice," Dave said. He was speaking about not having the courage to try sobriety a second time. Dave was my dearest friend. We were closer than brothers. He had been sober 10 years...
  • Unidentified stranger saves man from jumping off bridge onto highway

    A suicidal man who took numerous prescription pills and drank gasoline was preparing to jump to his death from a bridge over Interstate 380 last week when a passing motorist intervened and saved his life, police said. Pocono Mountain Regional police...
  • To be or not to be: Playwrights on the complex issue of suicide

    To be or not to be: Playwrights on the complex issue of suicide
    "There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide." Albert Camus' famous opening sentence from "The Myth of Sisyphus" is obviously directed to people who aren't standing on the window ledge. Those planning to kill themselves...
  • Body found on remote trail near Laurel Canyon Park

    Body found on remote trail near Laurel Canyon Park
    A body was discovered Monday on a remote trail near Laurel Canyon Park, officials said. The Los Angeles Fire Department received a call from a hiker about a person “down or injured” around 8:45 a.m., spokesman Brian Humphrey said. Air and...
  • We can't know what led to Robin Williams' suicide [Letter]

    We can't know what led to Robin Williams' suicide [Letter]
    The suicide of Robin Williams is front page news. It has prompted commentators, "experts" and even politicians to express their views about what Mr. Williams should have done rather than take his life. Some have also offered their views about how people...