Jun 16, 2016

U.S. man commits suicide in Taiwan court room

An American man fatally stabbed himself with a pair of scissors in a Taiwan courtroom Thursday during his sentencing on drug possession charges, raising questions over security failings. The man, named as 41-year-old Tyrel Martin Marhanka, is thought to have hidden the dismantled scissors ...

Jun 14, 2016

Leading Chinese provincial official apparently kills himself

A leading official in China’s southern manufacturing powerhouse of Guangdong province apparently took his own life, state media said Tuesday, underscoring the extreme pressure some local leaders are under over job stress and an ongoing crackdown on corruption. Liu Xiaohua apparently hanged himself at ...

Murder-suicide forces lockdown at UCLA

Jun 2, 2016

Murder-suicide forces lockdown at UCLA

Hundreds of heavily armed officers swarmed the sprawling UCLA campus Wednesday following a shooting that forced thousands to barricade themselves in classrooms and offices, some using belts and chairs to secure doors, until authorities determined the gunman and the professor he shot were dead. ...

May 26, 2016

Otsu city manager disciplined over 'harassed' worker's death

The city of Otsu in Shiga Prefecture has taken disciplinary action against a 53-year-old male manager for harassing a male subordinate in his 40s who subsequently overdosed on tranquilizer pills and died three days later. The city cut the pay of the official, who ...

May 22, 2016

Chile zoo kills lions to protect suicidal man in their cage

A zoo in Chile was forced to kill two lions on Saturday to protect a suicidal man who had entered their cage in front of aghast visitors. Security protocols kicked in immediately when staffers saw the man climb down with a rope into the ...

May 12, 2016

French teen's streamed suicide on Periscope leads to inquiry

French authorities have opened an investigation after a teenager allegedly live-streamed video of her suicide on the popular app Periscope. The local prosecutor said Wednesday the young woman threw herself under a commuter train in the suburban Egly station, south of Paris, after claiming ...