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Loan interest forces 41 to commit suicide in Sindh

KARACHI: At least 41 people, including women, have committed suicide in interior Sindh within last three months after getting tired of interest on loan. Following this report, the provincial government has taken notice of the horrific incidents and directed the concerned authorities to get people rid of ones who charge interest from money borrowers. Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for Law Murtaza Wahab has apprised Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari about the suicide incidents. Read More: KP govt…

Minister seeks report on alleged suicides of women in Thar

KARACHI: Sindh Government has sought report about alleged suicide incidents of women being reported in drought-stricken district of Thar from the concerned authorities on Monday. Sindh's Minister for Women Development, Shehla Raza taking notice of the news related to women committing suicides in Thar, ordered SSP Tharparkar to submit detailed report into the incidents, being reported from the area. The minister has decided to visit Tharparkar by herself to see the on-ground situation and the root cause behind alleged…

Police team reaches Karachi school to probe student’s mysterious death

KARACHI: A police team led by SP Liaquatabad Shabbir Baloch on Wednesday reached a school located in Karachi's Samanabad area to launch a probe into the mysterious death of an 11-year-old student, ARY News reported.  An 11-year-old student named Habibullah fell to his death from the roof of his school building on Monday with police and school administration terming the death as suicide, a claim the boy’s parents strongly deny. SP Shabbir Baloch, who visited the school today, interviewed teachers, the school's owner…

Legless Venezuelan rapper, surfer, overcoming odds in Colombia

Venezuelan migrant Alfonso Mendoza was born without legs. Abandoned by his parents, he flirted with suicide. But everything about him shouts: "Believe in Yourself!"  His main mode of movement is on a shabby skateboard, which he kept close during a dangerous crossing into Colombia with his wife. "It was difficult because of the guerrillas and the Venezuelan National Guard; it is a very difficult journey." Lithe and muscular, Alca -- as he prefers to be known -- hoists himself into buses. With a boom box and…

Chronic pain may contribute to suicide, study warns

WASHINGTON: Nearly one in 10 suicide deaths in the U.S. occurs in people with chronic pain, a new study indicates. The finding suggests chronic pain may be a risk factor for suicide, the study authors say. While the study can’t prove that chronic pain contributed to people’s decisions to kill themselves, “we did see that mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety were more common among those with chronic pain,” said lead author Dr. Emiko Petrosky, a medical epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease…

Model Anam Tanoli ‘commits suicide’ in Lahore

LAHORE: Pakistani model and fashion designer Anam Tanoli was found dead in her house in Lahore's Defence area on Saturday.  According to details, the 26-year-old model was found hanging from the ceiling inside her room. Subsequently, she was shifted to the Lahore General Hospital for medico-legal formalities. Samples have been sent to a forensic lab to ascertain the cause of her death, said the local police. The forensic report will help determine whether she committed suicide or was murdered. Tanoli was said to…

Suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan kills 14: official

KABUL: A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 14 people and wounded 45, an official said, the second attack in as many days to mar an unprecedented ceasefire. The explosion happened outside the Nangarhar provincial governor's office in the capital Jalalabad, his spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP. It was also close to the Indian consulate. Read More: Afghanistan Eid car bomb, claimed by Islamic State, kills 26 Khogyani said 14 people had been killed and 45 wounded. An Afghan…