Oregon college massacre gunman committed suicide

The gunman who killed his English professor and eight others at an Oregon community college committed suicide after a shootout with police who arrived within five minutes and exchanged fire with him almost immediately, authorities said. Investigators had previously said the 26-year-old shooter was killed by the officers who raced[…]

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Man dies after jump from Cavendish mall

A Muizenberg engineer who was at Cavendish Square Mall in Claremont on Tuesday evening wishes he had looked up from his car “10 seconds earlier” which may have given him time to stop a man who plunged to his death. Jean-Claude Malengret, 33, told News24 on Wednesday that he had[…]

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Suicide bomb kills 15 in Baghdad

A suicide bomber set off an explosive-laden vest in a busy Baghdad square crowded with rush-hour commuters early Monday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, officials said. The attack took place in Adan Square, in a predominantly Shiite part of the capital, and appeared to be the latest[…]

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Egging on of suicide victim saddening: SADAG

Friday’s shocking suicide of a man egged on by an unsympathetic crowd has brought to the fore concerns of the growing stigma, and lack of empathy suffered by those with mental illness. The incident, which took place in the heart of the Johannesburg CBD, has yielded much criticism for the[…]

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Palestinian death not suicide: expert

A medical expert says  a Palestinian who was found hanged on a bus near Jerusalem earlier Monday died by “hanging and strangulation,” and that preliminary tests suggest he was the victim of “an organized murder.” Earlier, bus driver Yousuf Hasan al-Ramouni, 32, was found hanged inside his bus at the[…]

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Suicide car bomb explodes in Kabul

A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a convoy carrying foreign troops in Kabul on Tuesday, triggering a massive blast that shook the city, causing an unknown number of casualties. At the side of the road, foreign troops gave first-aid to some blood-stained fellow soldiers from the convoy,[…]

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