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Posted in: Mother dies, 7-year-old daughter injured in leap from building See in context

So Sad. A desperate young woman with a belief that suicide was an only option.

I had a friend who knocked on my door recently. I was half asleep and didn't answer the door, a few minutes had passed and I went to the door and I saw him walking away down the street. A few days earlier he had told me he was suicidal. Later that night he jumped from a 30 story balcony. It haunts me still today. If only I had answered the door sooner.

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Posted in: Trump officials emphasize coronavirus was 'Made in China' See in context

These types of comments by officials and public leaders are nothing more than a racist slur and they should be ashamed of themselves.

To call this outbreak a "chinese virus" or anything similar I find quite disgusting.

“In recent years, several new human infectious diseases have emerged. The use of names such as ‘swine flu’ and ‘Middle East Respiratory Syndrome’ has had unintended negative impacts by stigmatizing certain communities or economic sectors,” says Dr Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director-General for Health Security, WHO.

“This may seem like a trivial issue to some, but disease names really do matter to the people who are directly affected. We’ve seen certain disease names provoke a backlash against members of particular religious or ethnic communities, create unjustified barriers to travel, commerce and trade, and trigger needless slaughtering of food animals. This can have serious consequences for peoples’ lives and livelihoods.”

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Posted in: Death of K-pop star Goo Hara stirs bullying debate See in context

How is this allowed to happen. A beautiful wealthy vibrant sassy young woman dead. One would think that after a previous suicide attempt she would have had constant support and help. Perhaps there is a darker story story to her death. Either way is is a tragic ending. RIP

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Posted in: Wreckage confirmed to be crashed Japanese F-35 stealth fighter; pilot still missing See in context

Each costs around $100 million, slightly more than the cost of buying a fully assembled plane.

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Posted in: Female imperial family members to be barred from key succession rite See in context

Don't the women look stunning in those beautiful silk Kimonos though.

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Posted in: Half-Indian elephant trainer crowned Miss Japan See in context

This saddens me that people are already debating her legitimacy, a win is a win, I was born in the UK, I have lived half my life in Australia but I feel like an outsider even here, My partner is from Japan and we met in Australia we have a son together but no one here calls him 'hafu', it is the reverse, he is a really popular boy at school because of his differences and he is fluent in 2 languages and he is also really popular with his female classmates because he is a bit different, he does get picked on by the 'western' Australian boys because of this but I am proud of his achievements. I hope one day that racism, prejudice and discrimination will be a thing of the past and we can all just accept each other for who they are not discriminate because of where we are from.

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