Fresh Violence Hits India’s Darjeeling Hills

Fresh Violence Hits India’s Darjeeling Hills

As fresh violence erupted in Darjeeling on Saturday, prompting the West Bengal government to call out the Army, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she was ready for talks with protesting Gorkha leaders if they “eschew violence”. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) – which has been spearheading protests – promptly rejected that offer, saying doors for talks with the state government are “closed forever”. Three people have died in the violence since Friday. The Chief Minister…

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An Alabama man live-streamed his suicide on Facebook

An Alabama man live-streamed his suicide on Facebook

James M. Jeffrey, 49, shot himself in the head Tuesday during the Facebook Live video, prompting horrified viewers to report the suicide to 911. Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office had already been contacted by Jeffrey’s ex-girlfriend, who said she was concerned he might harm himself following their breakup, according to AL.com. Deputies arrived on the scene in Robertsdale, Alabama, to find Jeffrey dead of a gunshot wound. The disturbing footage of Jeffrey’s suicide is the latest…

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