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  1. Business - China Business - SUICIDES

    Beijing banker jumps to his death

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com State-owned financial firm says the suicide of its chief supervisor not related to huge losses from trading gold and silver futures Beijing banker jumps to his ... confirmed with the South China Morning Post that the senior banker's unexpected death was suicide but subsequently denied speculation that the incident was related to substantial losses from ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese boy, 11, jumps in front of train over school closure plan

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Boy jumps in front of train over school plan An 11-year-old boy has died after throwing himself under a train in Japan, in an apparent suicide in protest ... police said. "We are investigating the case as a possible suicide, as eyewitnesses said the boy jumped on to the tracks by himself," a Daito police spokesman said by telephone. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY

    Second death in 4 days hits Hong Kong's rugby community

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay, Clifford Lo

    ... The 25-year-old British captain of Kowloon Rugby Football Club was found dead in an empty swimming pool at a Hung Hom residential block on Wednesday in an apparent suicide. Police believe David Tait ... will acknowledge the tragic loss of David Tait when we run out against Belgium." It is understood that Tait lived on Hong Kong Island. No suicide note was found but an initial investigation revealed ...

  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Right-to-die doctor Philip Nitschke suspended after Perth widower's suicide

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by AFP

    ... the Australian Medical Board used emergency powers to suspend him. Nitschke, who has campaigned on assisted suicide issues for more than a decade, was banned in a late-night sitting of the board on Wednesday. The ruling, an interim measure pending the outcome of an inquiry, follows the suicide of Perth man Nigel Brayley, 45, who died in May after communicating with Nitschke. Nitschke ...

  5. News - China - SUICIDE

    7 petitioners attempt suicide by drinking poison outside HQ of state-run newspaper

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:34pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com Petitioners attempt suicide at paper HQ Seven people attempted suicide by drinking a poisonous liquid outside the gates of the China Youth Daily in Beijing yesterday morning, the newspaper said on its social media account. Pictures circulated online showed five men and two women lying on the pavement outside the newspaper building. A stream of white ...

  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Suicide blast kills 89 in Afghanistan as politicians feud over election

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kabul Bomber blows up car near market, underscoring instability as foreign troops get ready to leave Suicide blast kills 89 as politicians feud over election A suicide ... buried under the rubble, said Mohammad Reza Kharoti, the administrative chief of Urgun district. "It was a very brutal suicide attack against poor civilians," he said. "There ...

  7. News - World - SOMALIA

    Al-Shabab suicide bombers attack presidential palace in Somalia

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mogadishu Prime minister and president absent as attackers penetrate fortified complex Al-Shabab suicide bombers hit palace Islamist al-Shabab rebels carried out ... believed to have been suicide vests. They detonated themselves." An al-Shabab spokesman confirmed that the group was behind the attack, and claimed their commandos had managed to seize ...

  8. News - World - MIGRATION

    Abbott defiant over report that asylum seeker mothers attempted suicide

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian PM defiant after report that mothers in asylum seeker camp tried to commit suicide so their babies could be settled in the country Abbott attacks ... suicide in the hope their children could be settled in the country. The Sydney Morning Herald said the women tried to kill themselves this week after being told they would be taken from ...

  9. News - China - CRIME

    Guangdong gunman arrested after 19-hour hostage-suicide drama

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 07:11pm by Anne Yi

    ... Anne Yi anne.yi@scmp.com 'Debt-strapped' man held kidnapped his alleged lenders before attempting to kill himself A kidnapping suspect in Zhongshan city has been sent to hospital after an unsuccessful suicide attempt towards the end of a 19-hour-long stand-off with police, according to local police in Guangdong. The suspect, surnamed Luo, went postal around 4.51 pm ...

  10. News - World - CONFLICT

    Global deaths from car bombs and suicide attacks rise by 70pc in three years

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:00pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Global civilian casualties from IEDs have risen 70pc in three years, says advocacy group report Deaths from car bombs and suicide attacks soar The number of civilian casualties from improvised explosive devices, including car bombs and suicide attacks, has increased by 70 per cent worldwide over the past three years, according to research published yesterday. ...




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