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A day after World Suicide Prevention Day, the actor talks about his own mental health struggles and attempts at taking his own life
The military says Nanz Sawadjaan, nephew of ISIS' leader in the Philippines, would have become a suicide bomber if he had not been killed in a raid on Tuesday, September 10
(UPDATED) Nanz Sawadjaan, nephew of Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan, is killed in a firefight with government troops. His death is a 'great loss' to the Abu Sayyaf Group, says the military.
Traffic and monitoring analyst Leo Bacus says the team prevented 17 suicide attempts, with 3 others surviving their attempts. Four others, meanwhile, died.
'Despite progress, one person still dies every 40 seconds from suicide,' says the World Health Organization, insisting that 'every death is a tragedy for family, friends and colleagues'
The chief of the military’s Western Mindanao Command says terror groups in Mindanao could be weakening, while an analyst says they are evolving and could launch devastating attacks in the future
Salah Abdeslam, a Belgian-born French national who hails from the Brussels Molenbeek neighborhood, is charged with 'participating in the activities of a terrorist group'
The country's defense chief confirms an earlier report that the suspects may be training suicide bombers for an ISIS-linked faction of the Abu Sayyaf
ISIS terrorists looking to carve out a territory in Southeast Asia present a challenge to the region's security forces, especially in the Philippines
President Duterte's framing of the Marawi siege as rooted in illegal drugs distracts from the real causes of terrorism, which are extremist ideology and social injustice
The commander of the Armed Forces in Western Mindanao says the 7 suspects are grooming suicide bombers among local extremist groups
The attack occurs at the entrance of a hospital in Kotlan Saidan village on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Dera Ismail Khan
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The Taliban, who have pledged to try to reduce civilian casualties, denies responsibility for the blast in Nangarhar province
This is the first officially confirmed case of a suicide bombing in the Philippines perpetrated by a Filipino, and marks an escalation in terror tactics by local extremists
Tunisian interior ministry say police tracked the suspect down to the working class suburb of Intilaka where he detonated a suicide vest
Security analysts say the apparent suicide bombings in the country over the past 12 months are a worrying escalation of militancy driven by the influence of the Islamic State in Southeast Asia
(UPDATED) Investigators have also yet to determine whether any of the attackers were Filipino
The military identifies Abu Sayyaf Group leader Hatib Sawadjaan as the mastermind of the attacks. He pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.
(UPDATED) The violence revives fears for the stability of the North African state, which is seen as a rare democratic success story of the Arab Spring uprisings but has been hit by repeated Islamist attacks
The Department of Health says it will continue to support advocacies upholding the rights of Filipinos living with mental health conditions, despite its withdrawal of support to Hopeline
Three bombers detonate their explosives outside a hall in Konduga, 38 kilometers from the Borno state capital Maiduguri, where football fans were watching a match on TV
The blast, claimed by the Taliban, occurs around 8:40 am (0410 GMT) when an explosives-laden vehicle drives into the convoy travelling in eastern Kabul, according to interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi
A Sri Lanka police spokesman says the government's main forensic laboratory matched Hashim's daughter's DNA with the remains of one of the bombers at the hotel
Police probing the initial triple death say they found the last wills of two of the victims in a hotel room, and no signs of a struggle or involvement of other people
'A suicide bomber drove a car loaded with explosives into the entrance of Wardhigley District offices,' says security official Mohamed Samow
According to the new study, researchers estimate there were an additional 195 suicide deaths – an increase of nearly 29% – among 10 to 17 year-olds in the 9 months after its release
The promise comes as fallout from a suicide bomb attack that India has blamed on Pakistan overshadows the latest leg of the crown prince's tour aiming to boost his country's image
'The prime minister of Pakistan has offered to investigate the matter if India provides proof. This is a lame excuse,' says an Indian foreign ministry statement
An Iranian official at the ministry calls on Pakistan to quickly take the necessary steps for the identification and arrest of the attack's perpetrators
'The government of Pakistan must pay the price of harboring these terrorist groups and this price will undoubtedly be very high,' says Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, referring to jihadist outfit Jaish al-Adl (Army of Justice)
While welcoming the overall downwards trend, the team behind the paper warns that in several regions of the world suicide was still among the leading causes of years of lives lost
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President Rodrigo Duterte says a woman wearing a cross blew herself up inside the Jolo Cathedral while her husband was behind the second blast in the church's entrance
(3rd UPDATE) The website of SITE Intelligence Group says the Islamic State's East Asia province issued a formal communique for the dual suicide bombing
The man surrenders at a shopping center after hours of negotiations with police
Some 40 people are killed and 60 wounded in the blast in Kabul which targeted a gathering of religious leaders to mark the Prophet Mohammad's birthday
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It is the deadliest attack since an ambulance packed with explosives detonated in a crowded street in the heart of Kabul in January
Rappler speaks to psychiatrists, psychologists, and life coaches who say mental health illnesses and suicide cases among the youth have drastically increased
'The Philippines joins the international community in the call for all parties in Afghanistan to 'adhere to and respect humanitarian principles,' says the Department of Foreign Affairs
Police Spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai: 'In the explosion 37 people were killed, more than 40 injured.' Most, he added, were students.
Roz McGregor, 28, from London, took her own life earlier this summer, following the May 26 death of Gaetan Mootoo, a well-known researcher for West Africa.
'Ms Kidder's family urges those suffering from mental illnesses, addiction and/or suicidal thoughts to seek appropriate counseling and treatment,' says Montana's Park County coroner's office
(4th UPDATE) The first reported suicide bombing in the Philippines occurred in Cotabato City in 1997
The victim, 65, whose name was not made public, 'was quickly identified as a local resident and a former career soldier,' a statement from the public prosecutor's office says
Samaritans of Singapore (SOS), which focuses on preventing suicides, says fear of becoming a burden to family, social disconnection, physical impairment, and deteriorating mental health are the most common challenges faced by the elderly
(UPDATED) '[The bomber] was trying to enter the polling station. When police tried to stop him he blew himself up,' says a local administration official
At least 107 others are wounded in Sunday's powerful explosion
(UPDATED) Newspapers brand the blast – one of the deadliest in Pakistan's history – a 'massacre'