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New York: Two members of Iranian rock band murdered by former band member

The New York Times reports that the Yellow Dogs, as the four Iranian musicians were known, played in the shadows until 2009, when they appeared in a film about Iran’s underground music scene that garnered international attention. The next year, they left for America, finding their way to East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where their tidy house became a hub for fellow musicians and Iranians. Hailed as countercultural heroes in Iran, they were a few musicians among many in Brooklyn, working day and night to stay afloat, playing in basements and lofts until they scored better gigs. And then, suddenly, in the early hours of Monday morning, two of them and another musician were dead, shot by another Iranian musician who then killed himself. Read article

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Kuwait: Sir Lankan expat tries to commit suicide at her sponsor’s home

Arabtimesonline.com reported that, Sri Lankan woman tried to commit suicide by consuming a number of pills inside her sponsor’s house in Jabriya area. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information from a Kuwaiti woman that her housemaid was lying unconscious inside the kitchen, securitymen and paramedics rushed to [...]

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Malaysia: Indonesian couple found dead in field in possible suicide

According to thestar.com.my, an Indonesian couple who planned to get married was found dead in a plastic tent at a vegetable farm in Jalan Sungai Menson, Tringkap near Cameron Highlands on Sunday. Passers-by stumbled on the bodies of the 26-year-old man and the 22-year-old woman about noon and alerted the police. Read article

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Asian expat commits suicide in the Kuwait

Kuwaittimes.net reports that a female Asian expat ended her life by jumping from the fifth floor of a Salmiya building. Police went to the building and recovered the body after identification. Detectives summoned the deceased’s husband and took his testimony, who said his wife was volatile and he had attempted to convince her to calm [...]

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Bahrain: Indian expat kills wife, then himself

According to emirates247.com, an apparently stressed young Indian husband stabbed his newlywed wife to death and killed himself by slashing his own throat after stabbing another family member in the Salmania area of Manama, Bahrain. The violent crime followed by suicide, hardly two months after a pregnant Indian beautician hung herself in front of a [...]

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Spain: British man shoots wife and daughter before killing himself

According to dailymail.co.uk, the Brit believed to have gunned down his wife and disabled daughter before turning the gun on himself left a written confession apologising for his crimes, it was reported today. Police found the note by the murder weapon beside his body in the family’s rented Costa del Sol villa, respected local newspaper [...]

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Report shows that an Indian commits suicide in Oman every six days

Indianexpress.com reports that in a worrying sign, an Indian living in Oman has been found to commit suicide every sixth day, owing to financial stress or personal issues, official data shows. 23 Indians had committed suicide in different parts of the Sultanate till mid-April this year. In January and February, eight Indians committed suicide in [...]

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British national found dead in his French prison cell

Thelocal.fr reports that a British national, suspected of being the mastermind of €1.6 million bank fraud scam in France was found hanged in his cell in a French prison this week. The man, who has not been named by French authorities, was considered the mastermind of a swindle in which €1.66 million euros in loans [...]

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Singapore: American engineer dead in possible suicide

Cbsnews.com reports that the death of an American computer engineer, Shane Todd, in Singapore has created quite a stir. His parents contend he was murdered, but authorities say it was suicide. The mystery seems to have links to the dark world of cyber-spying and could possibly involve China. Rick and Mary Todd traveled from Montana [...]

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Pakistan: Expatriate from Dubai murders his family and then himself

As reported by 7daysindubai.com, “Five members of a family were found shot dead at their residence in Pakistan, two days after they arrived in Karachi from Dubai. It is suspected that the head of the family, Jawad Durrani, killed his wife and three children – and then committed suicide by putting a bullet in his [...]

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