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Suicide rate among Iranian youth on the rise

Daily Sabah: Every day 11 people committed suicide in Iran, according to country's official statistics. Around 3,125 people committed suicide in Iran last eight months, among them 982 women and 2,143 men. Statistics show that in Iran suicide among young people aged 18-24 years is growing. 


Iran’s water crisis threatens its future

Voice of America: A looming water crisis in Iran has officials warning of water rationing for the capital Tehran.   The Mehr news agency quotes the head of Tehran’s regional water company as saying water levels at the four reservoirs that serve Tehran are at a critical level. 


Iranians avoid bad luck with outdoor festival

AP: Iranians flocked to parks rich with the smell of grilled kebabs on Wednesday to toss around
Frisbees, bat badminton birdies and battle one another in chess and backgammon - all to avoid being caught inside on the unlucky 13th day of the Persian New Year.


Its great lake shriveled, Iran confronts crisis of water supply

New York Times: After driving for 15 minutes over the bottom of what was once Iran’s largest lake, a local environmental official stepped out of his truck, pushed his hands deep into his pockets and silently wandered into the great dry plain.


Earthquake strikes southeast Iran; no injuries

Archive photoAP: A moderate earthquake has struck southeastern Iran. The official IRNA news agency reported no damage or injuries. However, even moderate quakes have killed thousands of people in the past in Iran's countryside.