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Police uncover teenage girl ‘suicide’ Instagram group

Police uncover teenage girl ‘suicide’ Instagram group

Technology
Getty ImagesSocial media groups involving teenage girls that led to "suicidal crises" and "serious self-harm" have been uncovered by police, BBC News has learned.Twelve girls, aged between 12 and 16 years old and from across southern England, were part of an Instagram chat group whose name refers to suicide.The group was discovered when three of the girls went missing and were found seriously unwell in London.Instagram says it found no suicide or self-harm related content in the group. 'Serious self-harm'BBC News has obtained a police briefing about the investigation which discovered the online groups.It says "peer-to-peer influence increased suicidal ideation amongst the children involved to the extent that several escalated to suicidal crises and serious self-harm."How can we protect soc...
Roman Kemp to front young male mental health and suicide documentary

Roman Kemp to front young male mental health and suicide documentary

Entertainment
Radio presenter Roman Kemp is to front a documentary exploring mental health issues and suicide in young men."There is a growing mental health crisis going on right now, and without the right support, the results can be tragic," said Kemp.Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency (working title) will be broadcast on BBC Three.It will explore what can be done to encourage people to seek help, and what preventative action can be taken.The programme will also look at the lasting impact that mental health issues and suicide can have on the friends and families of those involved.Kemp pays tearful tribute to 'genius' producer JoeIs the 'Man up' message costing men their lives?Kemp added that he wanted to "bring attention to a subject that is affecting thousands of young men across the country, and show t...
Warner Bros. to bring all 2021 films HBO Max including ‘The Suicide Squad,’ ‘Matrix 4’

Warner Bros. to bring all 2021 films HBO Max including ‘The Suicide Squad,’ ‘Matrix 4’

Entertainment
Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. announced Thursday that the company's entire 2021 film slate, which includes The Suicide Squad and Matrix 4, will premiere simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters, expecting the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to keep moviegoers at home. The new films will be available for one month on both HBO Max and in theaters. After that period, they'll be removed from the streaming platform, but will continue to screen theatrically in the United States and internationally. Advertisement "We're living in unprecedented times which call for creative solutions, including this new initiative for the Warner Bros. Pictures Group," said Ann Sarnoff, CEO and chairwoman of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group. "No one wants films back on the big screen more than we do. We know n...
Dozens killed in pair of suicide bombings in Afghanistan

Dozens killed in pair of suicide bombings in Afghanistan

World
Nov. 29 (UPI) -- At least 30 people were killed in a car bomb attack in Afghanistan's central province of Ghazni on Sunday. Afghanistan's Defense Ministry told Turkey's Anadolu Agency that the death toll included civilians and soldiers, adding that nine soldiers were killed and seven more were injured. The Ghazni public health department reported a higher total to CNN, saying 40 people were killed and 24 were injured. Advertisement Naseer Ahmad, head of the provincial council in Ghazni, said the bombing targeted security forces amid the morning rush hour. The Defense Ministry said the attacker attempted to drive a car packed with explosives inside a military base but was confronted by security forces. A second bombing took place in the neighboring province of Zabul, killing one person and...

Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings

World
Afghan officials say at least 34 people have been killed in two separate suicide bombingsBy TAMEEM AKHGAR Associated PressNovember 29, 2020, 9:15 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleKABUL, Afghanistan -- At least 34 people were killed on Sunday in two separate suicide bombings in Afghanistan that targeted a military base and a provincial chief, officials said.In eastern Ghazni province, 31 soldiers were killed and 24 others wounded when the attacker drove a military humvee full of explosives onto an army commando base before detonating the car bomb, according to an official in Afghanistan’s National Security Council, who spoke anonymously because he was not permitted to speak directly to the media.Ghazni provincial health department chief, Zahir Shah Nikmal, al...