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  • Indonesia

    President orders thorough probe of Indonesia suicide attacks

    Indonesia's president has ordered a thorough investigation of the network behind two suicide bombings that targeted police in the capital and killed three police officers. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo offered deep condolences for the victims and their families on Thursday. The bombings on Wednesday night also injured five other police officers and five civilians. The two bombers were killed. Jokowi said he has ordered police to "thoroughly investigate the networks of the perpetrators and hunt them to the

    World | May 25, 2017
  • Lung cancer

    Lung cancer ups suicide risk in men

    Men diagnosed with lung cancer had a nine-fold increased risk of suicides, the highest compared to breast, prostate, colorectal cancer, researchers say. The study showed the overall suicide rate in patients with any kind of cancer, compared to the general population, was 60 per cent higher.  While the highest risk of suicide was seen in patients with lung cancer, the lowest risk was seen in patients with breast cancer and prostate cancer (20 per cent higher). For

    Science and Tech | May 24, 2017
  • Manchester terror attack

    ISIS claims Manchester suicide attack killing 22, police arrests 23-year-old man

    Hours after the horrifying Manchester Arena blast, a 23-year-old man was arrested on Monday by the British police in connection with the terror attack. Also, a news agency claimed that Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack. “With regard to the ongoing investigation into last night’s horrific attack at the Manchester arena, we can confirm we have arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester,” Greater Manchester Police said in a statement. The blast took

    World | May 23, 2017
  • Kalikho Pul

    HC rejects plea for FIR on Kalikho Pul’s suicide note; fines 11 petitioners Rs. 25K each

    The Delhi High Court on Monday rejected a plea filed by a group of lawyers for lodging an FIR on the allegations made in a purported suicide note of former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul and slapped a fine totalling Rs. 2.75 lakh on the petitioners. The high court said the petition filed by lawyers group ‘National Lawyers’ Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms’, some other lawyers and a law student “did not vouch for the authenticity” of

    India | May 22, 2017
  • Chris Cornell, Soundgarden, Suicide, Death

    Chris Cornell committed suicide, confirms medical examiner

    The medical examiner from Wayne County has confirmed Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell committed suicide by hanging. Cornell, 52, was found dead in his hotel's bathroom an hour after wrapping up his concert with the band in Detroit's Fox Theatre, reported The Telegraph. His representative, Brian Bumbery called the musician's death “sudden and unexpected” and said in a statement that the family would be “working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause”. The statement also read Cornell's wife and family are in

    Entertainment | May 19, 2017
  • Representational Image

    ‘Suicide top cause of death among youth’

      Best known for his work on child development and mental disability in low-resource settings, Indian psychiatrist and researcher Vikram Patel was recently involved with the launch of an online platform ~ It’s Ok To Talk ~ that deals with young people’s mental health. Currently Joint Director of the Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries at the Delhi-based Public Health Foundation of India, Dr Patel discusses with Ajita Singh depression, mental health and adolescence. Q: What is the status of mental health

    Opinion | May 13, 2017
  • Bangladesh suicide blasts,  Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh, Jhenidah

    Five killed in Bangladesh suicide blasts

     Four militants and a firefighter were killed in suicide blasts on Thursday during a security raid on a suspected militant hideout in Bangladesh's Rajshahi district, a police official said. The official said based on a tip-off, security forces surrounded a house early Thursday morning, Xinhua news agency reported. "Four militants blew themselves when the police tried to enter the house where members of the banned Neo-Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militant group were holed up," another police official said.

    World | May 11, 2017
  • Phone call

    Just a few phone calls could prevent suicide attempts

    A few phone calls to people who have suicidal tendencies could significantly reduce future suicide attempts and save many lives, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Brown University in the US found that phone calls to suicidal patients following discharge from Emergency Departments led to a 30 per cent reduction in future suicide attempts. The year-long trial, which involved 1,376 patients across US, provided suicidal patients with interventions that included specialised screening, safety

    Science and Tech | May 8, 2017
  • Mumbai, cops, live-stream, suicide

    Mumbai cops prevent woman from live-streaming suicide

    Barely a month after a youth live streamed his final moments on Facebook before jumping to death, a 32-year-old woman lawyer planned to commit suicide in a similar way but was stopped in time, police said on Saturday. Priyanka Jethalal Maru went to the 18th floor of an under-construction building in Sewri area yesterday morning. She had planned to jump off the building and was seen shooting her video, police said. After a resident of a nearby building called the control room, a

    Cities | May 6, 2017
  • Murder

    2 dead in suspected murder-suicide at Texas college

    Two people have died in an apparent murder-suicide at a Texas community college, prompting an active-shooter alert that instructed students and employees to barricade themselves in rooms. It was the second deadly attack on a Texas campus this week. Irving police spokesman James McLellan said it doesn't appear anyone else was hurt in the shooting at North Lake College, a two-year public school in suburban Dallas. The college said classes will not resume until Friday. Irving police said on Twitter :

    World | May 4, 2017


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