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Man Dies After Live-Streaming Self-Immolation Outside of Ex’s Bar
Jared McLemore streamed the act of igniting himself on Facebook Live and, while on fire, ran into the bar where his ex-girlfriend was working.
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Why a Woman in Germany Just Spontaneously Combusted
After a woman in Germany inexplicably burst in flames, we spoke with paranormal researcher Benjamin Radford to explain Spontaneous Human Combustion.
In a Bad Week for Australian Border Force, a Refugee Threatens Self-Immolation and Disappears
Last week a rape victim was returned to the Nauru detention center without an abortion. This week a 30-year-old refugee has probably set himself on fire.
asia & pacific
Man Sets Himself On Fire at 'Comfort Women' Protest in South Korea
The elderly South Korean was hospitalized with third degree burns and breathing difficulties, after he set himself ablaze outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul on Wednesday.
asia & pacific
Indian Woman Dies After Claiming Police Set Her on Fire
With 80 percent of her body burned, Nitu Dwivedi died Tuesday at a hospital in the Uttar Pradesh state capital of Lucknow.
Escape Footage Emerges After Man Sets Himself on Fire Aboard Bullet Train in Japan
The man doused himself in a liquid substance before setting himself on fire aboard the train, filling the car with smoke and killing himself and another woman in the process.
The British Government Faces the Prospect of 25 Men Burning Themselves on Its Doorstep Because of the Way It Enforces Its Borders
John Abdullah was sitting in a large tent with ten other men, migrants from Syria, Egypt, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Pakistan. They are in limbo, unable to reach Britain without risking their lives and denied even the most basic living standards by...
Woman's Self-Immolation Lights the Murky Fires of Sovereignty in the South China Sea
A 67-year-old woman set herself on fire in Ho Chi Minh City to protest China's oil rig movements near the disputed Paracel Islands.
Burning Men of Bulgaria
In the past six months, Bulgaria has experienced a wave of self-immolations. During one span in February and March alone, six Bulgarians killed themselves with fire, and at least ten people in total have done so in the past six months.
Is Whistleblowing the New Self Immolation?
To say that Thich Quang Duc is to Edward Snowden as firey religious protest is to leaking classified spy documents may come off as a bit of a stretch. And yet there are echoes of the one in the other.