Foxconn increases the wages of the workers in its Shenzhen factory, where several employees have committed suicide, increases wages, by 20 per cent in an effort to boost morale.
At least 36 people, including 24 children, are killed and 10 others injured when a dismissed policeman open fire in a mass shooting, which started at a daycare centre in Na Klang district, Thailand. The perpetrator later commits suicide after killing his family at his home.
A mass shooting occurs in a lecture hall at the New Campus of the University of Heidelberg in Neuenheimer Feld, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. A woman is killed and three other people are injured before the gunman commits suicide.
A judge in the United Kingdom blocks the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, citing that it would be "oppressive" to his mental health and also cites the likelihood of Assange committing suicide if he is sent to the United States. If convicted in the United States, Assange could face up to 175 years in prison. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says that his country is willing to provide political asylum to Assange.
Two men, aged 17 and 25 years, attack a school in the Brazilian city of Suzano, São Paulo, with a revolver and a knife, killing eight and wounding 23 people, among students and staff. The two shooters committed suicide after the attack. Police have found a crossbow, Molotov cocktails and a "suitcase with wires" at the scene.
Israel confirms that in 2010 it secretly imprisoned an Australian–Israeli man, known as Prisoner X, and that he committed suicide in custody.
Foxconn states its intention to hire more workers following a rash of suicides among its workforce.
Foxconn holds employee rallies in a bid to stem the recent huge increase in suicides by its employees.
Romanian pop singer Mădălina Manole commits suicide by poisoning.
Iris Robinson, the wife of Northern Ireland's First Minister, admits having previously attempted suicide. Her husband Peter Robinson gives an emotional interview in which he speaks of being "deeply hurt" after learning of her extramarital affair.
A study suggests that teenagers who go to bed late are more likely to develop depression and to have suicidal thoughts.