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Zurich to vote on suicide tourism

Zurich to vote on suicide tourism May 15th, 2011 at 10:00AM: Zurich is set to vote on whether to continue allowing foreigners to seek assisted suicide in the city. Assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland, but the public has become increasingly concerned about the number of people coming to their country with the intention of killing themselves. Two proposals are on the table: one to ban assisted suicide for everyone, the other to limit it to city...

Flight attendants find dead Filipino passenger in Gulf Air lavatory

Flight attendants find dead Filipino passenger in Gulf Air lavatory Oct 20th, 2010 at 3:00PM: The cause of death – including suicide – still isn't clear, but the facts are. Gulf Air flight attendants found a 36-year-old Filipino passenger dead in the plane lav today; he was flying home to Manila from Bahrain. Attempts to revive him using CPR were unsuccessful. The event occurred on Gulf Air flight 154, and is the second strange lav event in as many months. In September,...

Man commits suicide in LAX bathroom, crime still down 6%

Man commits suicide in LAX bathroom, crime still down 6% Sep 16th, 2010 at 11:00AM: Can there be a worse way to go ... not to mention a worse place?! Some guy, who isn't being identified by the police, seems to have killed himself in a restroom at Los Angeles International Airport – Terminal 3, specifically. The unpleasantness happened just before 8 AM yesterday, and shortly after noon, the city's police said it looked like a suicide. The victim (and alleged perpetrator,...

Toilet bomber fails in Denmark

Toilet bomber fails in Denmark Sep 13th, 2010 at 11:00AM: A man has been detained in what's being called a suicide bombing attempt. Injured in the blast, the suspect is believed to have tried to ignite the bomb in the Jorgensens Hotel in Copenhagen, with the toilet being the scene of the (alleged) crime. He sustained injuries on his face and arms. Police picked him up in a park, where he's said to have run following the blast. The low-cost hotel is on...

Could global warming solve Greenland's problems?

Could global warming solve Greenland's problems? Nov 29th, 2009 at 8:00AM: Melting icecaps could turn Manhattan's streets and avenues into canals someday, but why focus on the negative? This could be a real perk for the 57,000 people who live in Greenland. For now, the Inuit are stuck hunting seals and freezing most of the year. As the permafrost recedes, though -- thoroughly screwing up their environment -- the locals are finding oil and mineral resources. So, the...

Pilot nightmare: Passenger flings open door and jumps out

Pilot nightmare: Passenger flings open door and jumps out Apr 18th, 2009 at 10:00AM: Here is a scene that I think would take one of the top spots of a pilot's worst nightmare. Right when you're flying 23,000 above one of the coldest places above Canada this time of year, one of your two passengers, the one who has been freaking out, totally loses his marbles, flings open the door and jumps out. That's what happened a couple days ago to two pilots who were taking two passengers...

Big in Japan: Why Japan leads the world in suicide

Big in Japan: Why Japan leads the world in suicide Nov 23rd, 2007 at 10:00AM: Before you read any further, please adhere to the following warning: Although it's the Holiday season, this post most likely is going to depress the hell out of you, especially if you're living in Japan. Are you still with me? Alright then, but don't say that I didn't warn you. This week, the Japanese government announced that the number of suicides in the country topped 30,000 for the ninth...

A Canadian in Beijing: Shannon's Wings

A Canadian in Beijing: Shannon's Wings Jun 13th, 2007 at 2:09AM: Today is the one-year anniversary of my friend's death. One year ago today my friend committed suicide and I had never before lost a loved one to the concept of choice. It was shocking, to say the least, and I struggled hard to work through the meanings, the messages, the learning, the processing, the feelings. And, that work is never truly over. She took to the sky and her wings were hers to...

High Seas: Prefer Murder or Suicide?

High Seas: Prefer Murder or Suicide? Jan 21st, 2007 at 9:00AM: We're not ones to fear-monger, but this story was surprising. Thursday's The Guardian ran a story about the numerous passenger disappearances from cruise ships over the past few years. It turns out that at least 30 people have simply vanished from cruise ships in the past four years. Considering the large numbers of passengers on cruises annually, and, while very regrettable,30 is not a large...

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