self-immolation

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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.
Mack Lamoureux
5.14.17
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump is expected to announce three cabinet-level appointments, a former Facebook editor says fake news could have been fixed, US astronaut Peggy Whitson becomes oldest woman in space, and more.
VICE Staff
11.18.16
Comics!

'Total Fuck Up,' Today's Comic by Johnny Sampson

We all went to school with this guy.
Johnny Sampson
11.16.16
Paranormal

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.
Diana Tourjée
11.5.15
News

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.
Royce Kurmelovs
10.20.15
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.
VICE News
8.12.15
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.
VICE News
7.7.15
politics

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.
VICE News
6.30.15
News

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...
Philip Kleinfeld
6.25.14
Oil

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.
Ryan Faith
5.23.14
News

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.
VICE Staff
8.15.13
Features

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.
Brian Anderson
6.11.13
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