Dec 5, 2014

Boy, 12, told of school bullying before apparent suicidal leap

A 12-year-old Filipino boy in Isesaki, Gunma Prefecture, was found dead Monday in an apparent suicide, the Gunma Prefectural Police said Thursday. They said the boy, whose name was not disclosed, must have jumped from the seventh floor of his apartment building because a ...

Autopsy of Robin Williams found no illegal drugs

Nov 8, 2014

Autopsy of Robin Williams found no illegal drugs

The autopsy of Robin Williams found no alcohol or illegal drugs were in his body when he killed himself at his Northern California home in August, sheriff’s officials said Friday. The results, released by the Marin County sheriff’s office, found that the actor had ...

Nov 6, 2014

Canada ends search for missing Kumamoto doctor after she is presumed dead

Canadian police have ended their search for a Japanese woman who went missing in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, late last month, believing she is dead. After a “thorough” police investigation, Atsumi Yoshikubo, from Uto, Kumamoto Prefecture, “is now considered to be a missing person, presumed ...

Nov 4, 2014

Steak chain ordered to pay damages for employee's suicide

The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday ordered a steak restaurant chain and two company personnel to pay ¥57.9 million in damages to the parents of an employee who killed himself due to overwork and harassment. The court determined there was no comparable negligence on ...

Oct 29, 2014

'Let him jump,' Chinese say over scam involving suicide

A Chinese man has staged repeated suicide attempts to extort cash, reports said Wednesday, provoking some online commentators to applaud his business acumen, while others called on him to jump to his death. The 47-year-old, surnamed Li, was pictured on different sets of scaffolding ...