It is the deadliest attack since an ambulance packed with explosives detonated in a crowded street in the heart of Kabul in January
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'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'
(UPDATED) The explosion in the eastern city of Jalalabad also leaves at least 5 people wounded and sets a nearby gas station alight, provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani says
(3rd UPDATE) Further dampening hopes for peace after jubilant scenes during the ceasefire over the Muslim holiday, the Taliban says they will not be extending the truce beyond Sunday night
(UPDATED) The suspected Boko Haram jihadists also fire rocket-propelled grenades into the crowds that had gathered at the scene of the attacks, increasing the casualties
The attack comes as President Ashraf Ghani announced an extension of the government's week-long ceasefire with the Taliban
Countries torn apart by conflict, such as Sri Lanka, are among the most affected, while South Korea and Japan are on the top of the list of industrialized countries dealing with high suicide rates
'Our initial information shows that the suicide attack took place when guests were exiting the hall" where the meeting was taking place at around 11.30 am (0700 GMT),' police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai tells local broadcaster Tolo News
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The city has been on high alert since its own bombing incident in September 2016
Three separate locations were hit by bombings around Surabaya on Sunday
A medical source at the Mubi General Hospital says they had 'so far received 37 dead bodies and dozens of injured from the two blast scene'.
It comes after two suicide blasts ripped through Kabul in the morning and killed at least 25 people, including Agence France-Presse chief photographer for Afghanistan Shah Marai and 8 other journalists
Agence France-Presse's chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, was among the journalists killed in twin suicide blasts in the Afghan capital. One tribute to his commitment comes in his own words: an essay from 2016 that he wrote for the AFP Correspondent blog that also reveals his loss of hope for Afghanistan.
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(3rd UPDATE) Concerns about security grow in the lead-up to legislative elections scheduled for October 20
The suspected Boko Haram attack highlights the challenge the government faces in reaching a ceasefire agreement with the fractionalized insurgents
There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the deadly attack – the fifth suicide bombing in the Afghan capital in recent weeks – but the Taliban denies involvement on Twitter
'Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, who had been treated by a group of doctors for several months due to deep depression, took his life this morning,' Cuba's official newspaper Granma reports
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(3rd UPDATE) There are no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack
Logan Paul films the video in Aokigahara, known as 'the Japanese Suicide Forest' because of its reputation
(UPDATED) Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish says 6 civilians in a car were killed when the attacker blew himself up
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The attacks occur in the town of Biu, about 185 kilometers (115 miles) south of the Borno State capital, Maiduguri, which has been at the epicenter of Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency
The artificial intelligence technology uses 'pattern recognition to detect posts or live videos where someone might be expressing thoughts of suicide'
(UPDATED) It is the first attack targeting the Afghan capital's 'Green Zone' since a massive truck bomb ripped through the area on May 31
(UPDATED) The Taliban claims the more deadly of the two assaults, a coordinated attack on police in the southeast city of Gardez in Paktia province
'Had I known that someone was out there, willing to listen to me, to reason with me, would it have made a difference? Unfortunately, the answer is a resounding no.'
Syria's interior ministry says two suicide bombers had blown themselves up at the police station in the southern district of Midan
(UPDATED) The bomber was grazing a herd of sheep and before reaching his target he detonated himself 140 meters from Hussainia mosque," General Salim Almas, Kabul's criminal investigative director, explains
There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack the latest in a series of deadly assaults in the city
Overall only a fifth of 37 health related targets set under the UN s Sustainable Development Goals SDGs adopted in 2015 are likely to be met
Dian Yulia Novi was arrested at her boarding house with a 3 kilogram bomb encased in a pressure cooker the night before the planned attack on the presidential palace last December
You are not alone There is always a way forward Reach out share your thoughts do not give up the actor and singer also tells those with depression
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Overall suicide related queries were 19 higher than expected following the show researchers say