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Family carries out suicide attacks on Indonesia churches

Family carries out suicide attacks on Indonesia churchesSURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — Coordinated suicide bombings carried out by members of the same family struck three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city on Sunday, police said, as the world's most populous Muslim nation recoiled in horror from one of its worst attacks since the 2002 Bali bombings.



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Australian centenarian commits assisted suicide in Switzerland

Australian centenarian commits assisted suicide in SwitzerlandA 104-year-old Australian scientist on Thursday committed assisted suicide in Switzerland where he went to die after his home country denied him the right to seek help in taking his own life. David Goodall did not have a terminal illness but said his quality of life had deteriorated significantly and that he wanted to end it. Goodall “died peacefully” in Basel, tweeted Philip Nitschke, founder of Exit International, the organisation which helped Goodall make the journey from Australia.



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Australian, 104, dies in assisted suicide in Switzerland

Australian, 104, dies in assisted suicide in SwitzerlandLIESTAL, Switzerland (AP) — A 104-year-old Australian biologist who drew international attention to his right-to-die case ended his life in Switzerland on Thursday, an advocacy group said.



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'This is taking an awfully long time!', says scientist before assisted suicide

'This is taking an awfully long time!', says scientist before assisted suicideBy Marina Depetris BASEL (Reuters) – A 104-year-old Australian scientist killed himself in Switzerland on Thursday by lethal injection in an assisted suicide he hoped would trigger more lenient euthanasia laws in his home country. British-born David Goodall, who was not terminally ill, personally triggered a lethal dose of a barbiturate and died at 1030 GMT in a clinic near Basel, the assisted suicide group Exit International said. Goodall, a member of the Order of Australia for work as a botanist that included publications on arid shrublands, said he had unsuccessfully tried to kill himself in Australia after his faculties including his hearing deteriorated.



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'Ode to Joy': 104-year-old sings cheerily on eve of suicide

'Ode to Joy': 104-year-old sings cheerily on eve of suicideBASEL, Switzerland (AP) — A 104-year-old Australian man who plans to end his life in Switzerland on Thursday cheerily sang a few bars of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as he told reporters that medically assisted suicide should be more widely available and not only viewed as a last resort for the terminally ill.



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Two suicide bomb attacks in Afghanistan’s capital kills dozens

Two suicide bomb attacks in Afghanistan’s capital kills dozensAt least 25 people, including nine journalists, were killed in two suicide bomb attacks in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Monday morning, officials said. Wahid Majroh, a spokesman for the public health ministry, said that 45 other people were injured in the attack. According to PTI, the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the blasts.



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13 semi truck drivers line up under bridge to stop man from committing suicide

13 semi truck drivers line up under bridge to stop man from committing suicideThe Michigan State Police, along with the help of 13 semi truck drivers,



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911 caller on father, daughter homicide, suicide: 'He killed his wife, he killed her father'

911 caller on father, daughter homicide, suicide: 'He killed his wife, he killed her father'Connecticut police said in a news conference Friday morning that the man who shot and killed his daughter he was having an incestuous relationship with used an AR-15 in the shooting.



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Massachusetts high court to take up suicide texting appeal

Massachusetts high court to take up suicide texting appealBOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts will hear the appeal of a young woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter for sending her suicidal boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers.



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Suicide bomber kills 9 in Kabul; Taliban kill 16 in province

Suicide bomber kills 9 in Kabul; Taliban kill 16 in provinceKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted Afghanistan's ethnic Hazaras on Friday, blowing himself up at a police checkpoint near a gathering of the minority Shiites in western Kabul, killing nine people and wounding 18, officials said.



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