An unemployed Italian man committed suicide by dousing himself with a flammable liquid and setting himself on fire. His suicide note said that he had become despondent after he lost his job and failed to find another one.
In other news, a gunman in Yemen celebrated Eid al-Fitr by opening fire inside a mosque, killing nine worshippers and wounding ten others.
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