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French police officer kills three before committing suicide

A 31-year-old French police officer shot three people dead before turning the gun on himself, in a killing spree sparked by a row with his girlfriend, authorities said Sunday. The news comes with France already grappling with a surge in police suicides this year. The Paris officer, Arnaud Martin, finished his shift on Saturday evening…

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Increasing suicides among young Pakistanis

By Muniba Mahmood Parents need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the changing behavior of young children so that they can protect their loved ones. Recently, Bahawalpur’s University students M. Awais and Anoosha Mushtaq shot themselves in a hotel room after their families refused to fulfill their desire of getting married. Few…

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Mother-in-law’s taunts prompt woman to commit suicide with two daughters

FAISALABAD: A woman committed suicide on Saturday along with her two daughters in Faisalabad after her mother-in-law taunted her with harsh statements. According to the police, the woman committed suicide along with her two daughters by drinking poison. Police further disclosed that the woman’s mother-in-law taunted her by stating that she would get her son…

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She took her life, but he’s accused of helping her and filming it. Is it murder?

NEWS DESK: On May 5, 16-year-old Jchandra Brown hanged herself at a campground in Payson, Utah. Her friend Tyerell Przybycien is accused of helping her by buying the rope and tying the noose she put around her neck, and the compressed air she used to knock herself out before dying, reported CNN. Przybycien encouraged Brown…

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After spate of suicides, China targets predatory student lending

DENGZHOU, China: In the final hour of his life, Zheng Dexing, 21, checked into a hotel and told family and friends in a flurry of phone messages that he was about to kill himself, reported Reuters. “Don’t come collect my body – it’s too humiliating,” Zheng wrote to his father from Qingdao, the seaside city…

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Cut It Out

 By: Zara Maqbool Its been a year since I have started seeing clients and one feeling that pre-dominates all others after the sessions is a wave of helplessness and an overwhelming need to raise awareness on so many issues that I feel at a loss as to where to start from. Luckily I got this…

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Video: Five victims of Blue Whale Challenge treated in KP

Five people – who came under depression and were on the verge of committing suicide due to the notorious Blue Whale Challenge – were treated by psychiatrists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

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Police arrest teenage ‘masterminds’ of ‘Blue Whale Challenge’

Russian police has claimed to have arrested alleged several teenage masterminds of the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ which has incited several youngsters to commit suicide.

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‘Blue Whale’ challenge hits teenagers in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: ‘Blue Whale,’ the game of horrible suicide challenge, which has reportedly left several teenagers dead in Europe, seems to be hunting down Pakistani youngsters. The Blue Whale Game, also known as “Blue Whale Challenge”, is an Internet “game” that is claimed to exist in several countries, including India. In the game, a series of…

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Govt should block availability of ‘Blue Whale game’ on internet: IT experts

ISLAMABAD: Information Technology Experts here on Thursday stressed on the concerned authorities to block and take action against Online ‘ Blue Whale’ game available on internet, as it was linked to suicide among youngsters. According to a report, Games were a great source of joy and entertainment for teenagers in the past, however, in recent…

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Disturbing internet game gaining notoriety

People from all around the world have committed suicide by taking on the “Blue Whale Challenge”. A student of psychology in Russia named Philipp Budeikin, who was rusticated from a university, stated that he came up with the idea of creating such an “internet game” which will abet such people to commit suicide who “have…

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Mumbai boy becomes 1st Indian victim of ‘Blue Whale’ dare; police investigate

MUMBAI: The death of a 14-year-old student who apparently jumped off the terrace of the Andheri building in which he stayed has raised concerns over the popularity of a fatal online game called ‘The Blue Whale’, reported Times of India. Meghwadi police are probing messages circulating on social media that he was playing the game…

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Chester Bennington’s death causes a surge of gloom

LOS ANGELES: Chester Bennington, the lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, was reported to have committed suicide on Thursday at his southern California home. People were traumatized when they heard about Bennington’s death and the internet was flooded with posts hoping that this news was “just a hoax”. It was soon confirmed that the…

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Linkin Park lead singer reported dead in suicide -TMZ

LOS ANGELES: Chester Bennington, the lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, was reported to have committed suicide on Thursday at his southern California home. Celebrity website TMZ, citing law enforcement sources, said Bennington, 41, had hung himself at his Palos Verdes home near Los Angeles. A Palos Verdes police spokesman could not confirm the…

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Jagga Jasoos actress commits suicide

  NEWS DESK: Assamese actress and singer Bidisha Bezbaruah, who was last seen in Jagga Jasoos, committed suicide Monday night, reported Tribuneindia.com. The actress died as a result of allegedly hanging herself in her sector 43 Gurugram apartment. As per a complaint filed by her family, Bezbaruah was in an unhappy marriage. Bezbaruah had told…

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Indian actress ‘commits suicide’

A 29-year-old Indian actress allegedly committed suicide in Andheri West. The body was found by the police on Monday, reported Times of India. Anjali Shrivastav’s relatives took the help of her landlord when she did not pick up her phone for a stretch of time. When her landlord opened the door with a duplicate key,…

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Indian women sacrificing love due to parents’ pressure, note judges

Unsuccessful love stories have found a very vivid description in a Supreme Court observation wherein it has said that women sacrificing their relationship to accept parents’ decision is a common phenomenon in India, reported Times of India. The apex court noted this in a judgment that set aside the conviction and life sentence of a…

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German court denies parents access to dead daughter’s Facebook account

BERLIN: A German court on Wednesday backed online giant Facebook in its battle to reject a demand by the parents of a dead teenage girl for access to her account. The 15-year-old was killed by a Berlin underground train in 2012 and her parents have been trying since to establish if she committed suicide by…

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Wife of Chris Cornell calls suicide ‘inexplicable’

LOS ANGELES: The wife of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell said on Friday that she did not believe the singer meant to kill himself, suggesting anxiety drugs he was taking might have played a role in his death. Cornell, 52, was found dead in the bathroom of his Detroit hotel on Wednesday night after the grunge…

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Indian soldier commits suicide in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: An Indian soldier has committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Laam area of Rajouri district. According to KMS, the deceased was identified as Lance Naik Vishal Lohar of 54 Rashtriya Rifles. He belonged to the Karnataka state of India. This incident of suicide has raised the number of such deaths…

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Layyah: Man commits suicide after murdering five children

  LAYYAH: A man committed suicide after murdering his five children in Layyah city of Punjab province, Samaa reported. According to details, the man named Tariq Ismail poisoned his five children in Azam Chowk area of Layyah city. He then consumed poison after committing the heinous crime. Ismail was rushed to Nishtar Hospital where he…

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