Prime Minister Gordon Brown has apologised for Britain's treatment of mathematician Alan Turing, who cracked the Enigma code during World War II (code-breaking machine pictured). Turing committed suicide after he was convicted as a homosexual.
Dozens of France Telecom employees have staged protests in Paris and in the city of Troyes, where a 49-year-old technician employed there stabbed himself after a demotion. There have been a staggering 22 suicides at the company in just 18 months.
As French prisons experience a rise in suicides, French Justice Minister Michele Alliot-Marie has announced new preventive measures, including kits containing paper pyjamas to avoid hangings, and support for vulnerable inmates.
Two weeks after the death of one of its young employees, a little-known Taiwanese electronics manufacturer that makes Apple’s best-selling iPhones is struggling to deal with its aftermath. (Foxconn factory photo from China Labour Watch).
A Yemen national held since 2002 at the Guantanamo Bay prison was found dead in an apparent suicide, the US military said on Tuesday. He has been identified as Muhammad Ahmad Abdallah Salih, also known as Al-Hanashi.
Jacques Bouille, mayor of the French city Saint-Cyprien, close to the southernmost tip of the country, in the Eastern Pyrenees region, committed suicide in his prison cell in nearby Perpignan, police sources said on Sunday.