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Why Koreans are killing themselves in droves

SEOUL — The headlines are regular and morbid: a shamed celebrity takes her own life, a student leaps off a bridge after being rejected from a first-class university, and an ailing grandfather commits suicide to relieve the financial burden on the family. Still, the nation was shocked last week when a 29-year-old reality show contestant, in a bathroom at the guesthouse where filming was taking place, hanged herself by a hairdryer cord.

Why are so many elderly Asians killing themselves?

SINGAPORE — Health workers are grappling with soaring numbers, particularly in economically successful countries.

US military suicides rise to almost one a day in 2012

Military suicides have been rising alarmingly among both active-duty troops and veterans for most of the past decade, despite the efforts of official prevention programs.

US military suicides high even as wars wind down

Senior commanders concede that during recent years, more American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have died of their own hand than through contact with the enemy.

Don Cornelius: Love, peace and soul train

A look back at the life of Soul Train emcee Don Cornelius who was found shot dead in an apparent suicide in his Los Angeles home earlier today.

Foxconn resolves pay dispute with Chinese workers

Foxconn Technology, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, said it has resolved a pay dispute with Chinese workers at one of its factories in central China

Suicide suspected in death of Japanese ex-New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu

Irabu earned World Series rings with the Yankees in 1998 and 1999, but his pitching fell far short of expectations.

Irish suicide deaths skyrocket

Almost everyone in Ireland it seems — and even some visitors like Bill Clinton — knows of a family where a member has committed or attempted suicide.
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